Anyone familiar with Ron Paul will note how the Telegraph's claims that this is in any way a new story is utterly untrue. It begins:
Ron Paul, the fringe Republican hopeful (sic) who is threatening an upset victory in Iowa, was today engulfed in a political storm following the emergence of a series of racist newsletters that he published.Following the emergence? This clearly implies that this is news, and yet this is exactly the same smear they used against him in 2008, as evidenced in this CCN post from January of that year, stating:
A series of newsletters in the name of GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul contain several racist remarks -- including one that says order was restored to Los Angeles after the 1992 riots when blacks went "to pick up their welfare checks."
CNN recently obtained the newsletters -- written in the 1990s and one from the late 1980s -- after a report was published about their existence in The New Republic.
None of the newsletters CNN found says who wrote them, but each was published under Paul's name between his stints as a U.S. congressman from Texas.