James Kirchick is a tweezerheadSubmitted by Cirocco on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 05:33
From Wikipedia -
In 2008, Kirchick wrote about newsletters published under the name of Texas Congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul. The story, which said the newsletters contained racist and anti-homosexual material, became prominent in the 2012 presidential election. It was later claimed by television station Fox19 that Ron Paul was not the author of the newsletters, although they were published under his name and he has taken moral responsibility for them. A number of other freelance writers were stated by Fox19 to have written the newsletters. The report stated that Kirchick had not responded to inquiries on the matter. However, Sam Stein of the Huffington Post wrote in an article on the newsletters that there is evidence from old interviews with Ron Paul that Paul did write some of the newsletters during this time period, as stated by Ron Paul himself.
In addition, Erik Wemple for The Washington Post wrote an article that included Kirchick's response to Fox19, where Kirchick implied that the writer of the Fox19 article, Ben Swann, was incorrect in his naming of the supposed writer of the "Special Edition on Racial Terrorism". Kirchick also linked to a copy of the newsletter that had Ron Paul's name as the byline.