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The Smear Progresses


As Harry Stein said in the story I posted below, and as Bill McGurn underlines today in the Wall Street Journal, the real target of the Stein smear was not Stein but Bob McTeer, the man responsible for inviting Stein to speak. McTeer has been mentioned as a potential replacement for Alan Greenspan. But now that Howell Raines’ New York Times has joined in the smear campaign, poor McTeer may be considered too politically tainted to be considered for the job. I hope not. This is a good fight for conservatives to have. Stein said nothing wrong. We have got to end this damnable situation, aided and abetted by the media, whereby a man may be adjudged guilty of racism simply because someone, somewhere, decided to be offended by his words, regardless of their actual content.


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