Friday, July 19, 2013

Another Hit on Jack Hunter

Chris Haire of the Charleston City Paper writes:
Long before last’s week Washington Free Beacon story kicked up a two-day media storm, Jack Hunter knew that the Republican establishment was working to out him as a neo-Confederate and a racist, a move he believed could hurt the one-time City Paper columnist’s boss, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. He’d even sent me an e-mail asking me to remove dozens of posts, ones that he said no longer reflected his current worldview.

While I told him that I would have removed one or two posts — it’s not uncommon for writers to hastily pen a column they later regret — I found the breadth of the request to be excessive, and to be honest, quite cowardly. Doing so, I told Jack, was a repudiation of the very persona he had created as a writer and radio personality. It was a denial of the very views that had made him a local media celebrity and a rising star in the so-called liberty movement, and as such, a slap in the face to all those who had ever supported him. It was best, I said, that if those points of views no longer applied to him, Jack should pen a column detailing how he had changed his mind, but he declined. And frankly, that told me all I needed to know about Jack’s conversion. It was solely for appearances only. It was not heartfelt. It was not true. It was simply to protect his boss, Rand Paul, as he plots a path to the White House in 2016[...]

For now, it looks as if both Jack Hunter and Rand Paul have managed to escape from this controversy relatively unscathed. But make no mistake, it will return once again when the 2016 presidential campaign begins in earnest, and this time, the truth that Rand Paul has a neo-Confederate on his staff will not be limited to a virtually unknown right-wing news site and the more liberal media outlets in the American mediascape. It will be picked up by the big guys, and Paul and Hunter will be lucky if they can pull themselves out of this tar baby with their political hides intact.


  1. I've never heard Hunter say or write anything outrageous. Anyone have some really bad stuff I've missed?

  2. Hunter is outrageous here:

    He said he no longer thinks the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were terrorist attacks [racialist genocide?] and does not believe that neoconservative foreign policy is driven PURELY by oil and Israel [there's also Christian Zionism?]

    1. lmao! You are so right Roddis...the outrageous thing is the back tracking in the name of attempting to grab the ring of power.

      Seriously, I liked a lot of his stuff before he hooked up with I've mentioned here before I put him in touch with a local radio station morning show host here in Columbia on the even of the GOP primary in the hopes of giving Ron Paul ideas some more ear time to the local public and Jack got his ass handed to him by a call in on the

      He really had some great things to say when he was outside of the establishment...not so much now.

      I think he's compromised himself in a futile attempt to "win" a more libertarian candidate in a doomed political system. He should just take his lumps, tell everyone, "Ya know, I haven't changed any of my can all kiss my ass." and then resign from being any part of the machine.

      Only then would my respect be restored for him.