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Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune would make Goebbels proud

Addressing us from his bully pulpit, Chicago Tribune writer Eric Zorn condescends with an arrogance so smug he puts most of his colleagues to shame.

Here he vents his being dumbfounded by reactions to his latest piece from Ron Paul supporters, and media skeptics the world over: http://blogs.chicagotribune.com/news_columnists_ezorn/2011/0...

Here's a batch of hate mail, most likely selected for publication based on their poor grammar and spelling: http://blogs.chicagotribune.com/news_columnists_ezorn/2011/0...

He calls them "Letters to entertain you".

Here's the original piece that got the initial reaction: http://blogs.chicagotribune.com/news_columnists_ezorn/2011/0...

Truly one of the most pretentious pieces on the media blackout yet written.

He claims that "Years of writing about controversial topics and fielding readers responses has left me with skin as thick as a very thick object." Not only is this a very bad analogy, it's bad journalism.

Zorn is one of the worst kind of "journalists" because he seems to take pleasure in being condescending. He seems to enjoy getting the types of responses he's been getting. Knowing that his job is safe and secure, and that it will continue to allow him to spread false memes with no accountability for their consequences is all he needs to know. Mr. Zorn is a very dangerous man indeed.

I guess my point is the following: How can we directly counteract his influence? There's got to be a legal/peaceful way that is effective in discrediting him and further exposing his malicious intent.

His articles come up near the top in Google News searches, so he's spreading his vitriol pretty widely.



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reedr3v's picture

Tough problem, and we likely will face

a lot more of this type of underhanded character-assassination. this is why it's important for all true Ron Paul supporters to stay on the high road and reflect RP's gentlemanly manners.

But there will be loose cannons and poseurs intentionally trying to make RP and supporters look bad. We must constantly refer back to Ron Paul himself, his words, his positions, his humanity and kindness.

Perhaps someone with some public heft can answer these attacks from guys with a following. And always remember, Ron Paul can only lead a citizenry that wants truth, freedom, and peace. If they prefer phoney snark circuses, he would not be able to effect change anyway, not matter his title.