Ron Paul and the Jews

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"Ron Paul and the Jews"

An important proviso regarding the Jamie Kirchick item I linked to yesterday is that it seems to be false. JTA DC Bureau Chief Ron Kampeas emails Andrew:

This is kind of sensitive for me. My colleague, Daniel Sieradski, posted the “takes money from Nazis, won’t take calls from Jews” comment on his personal blog. On the other hand, he describes his exchanges with the Paul campaign in his capacity as a JTA staffer.

The problem with all this, is that the Paul campaign WAS responsive, giving my intern here, Beth Young, an exclusive statement on where Paul stands on Israel for a story we posted yesterday (the day Dan posted his blog item.) (I have no idea why Dan was pursuing his own story when he should have known DC was pursuing a story, but that’s a boring internal JTA matter.)

I pointed this out to my boss, asking her the best way to address the anomaly; she suggested (and I think this is wisest), that I simply point out that Dan’s blog posting is wrong, Paul does talk to the JTA – and point out Beth’s story.

Which is what I’m doing.

I probably should have known better than to take the original at face value.

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