And Allah has some questions:
1. Is it possible to do some sort of ad buy across a whole swath of online bulletin boards such that any mention of Ron Paul on one of those boards will automatically trigger placement of the ad? If so, it would absolve the November 5th people from the charge of deliberately advertising on Stormfront.
2. If it is possible, is it also possible to designate certain bulletin boards as no-go areas where the ad shouldnâ€™t appear, even if Paul is mentioned? That would point back towards deliberation, which, letâ€™s face it, isnâ€™t all that unlikely from a site predisposed to â€œV for Vendettaâ€ metaphors.
Is the Ron Paul campaign involved?
This e-mail from a Flapsblog commenter Gregor has been forwarded to them:
It was brought to my attention through a blog post that the “Ron Paul 2008 – Raising to Win” online widget appears on the Stormfront web site.
“a white pride Internet forum with the motto “White Pride World Wide”. Many organizations describe it as a neo-Nazi organization, and accuse it of promoting racism, hate speech, and violence.
2) What is the campaign’s policy towards hate sites (such as Stormfront) advertising for Ron Paul’s campaign?
3) Will the campaign repudiate Stormfront and ask them to remove the ad?The blog post I referred to above can be found at: http://flapsblog.com/?p=5758Thank you for your time,
Well, the widget has changed and now there is a disclaimer on the November 5 site.
*note: This event is a grassroots effort and is not associated with the Official Ron Paul campaign. Donations are to be made ONLY at the Official Ron Paul website at RonPaul2008.com.
At whose direction was this done, anyone knows. Was it the Ron Paul campaign? Or was it the Stormfront folks who wanted to diffuse the flap?
Accordingly, Flap’s original post headline was changed.
So, what is the Flap here?
Is it that Ron Paul is sucking up to the Neo-Nazis to raise campaign cash?
Or is it as a commenter at Hot Air ( Keljeck on October 23, 2007 at 10:18 AM) asks:
The story isnâ€™t that there is a Ron Paul ad on Stormfront, itâ€™s that Stormfront is ghey to Ron Paul.
Flap awaits the Ron Paul campaign’s response.
The Lone Star Times has already asked the same questions of the Ron Paul Campaign days ago and is continuing to wait for an answer.
And there are ads on other sites: â€˜White World Newsâ€
Will the Ron Paul Campaign continue to stonewall?
Almost two weeks ago Stormfront Radio endorsed Ron Paul:
Now, what say you Ron Paul Campaign? Do you support this reprehensible organization?
Will you demand Stormfront.org take down your ads?
Or is the money too good?
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