In an unprecedented turn of events, just as Rand Paul is selling out to Big Evangelical, Reason Magazine is finally showing its true colors.
It comes as no surprise to true libertarians like you and me. Or maybe just me (you can never know who to trust anymore). All I know is that I can’t trust Reason Magazine.
I first suspected something was up when contributing editor, Peter Bagge, answered to: “Who are you voting for in November?” with “If the polls in my home state are close: Obama.”
It’s not just him, this entire twenty page article is filled to the brim with endorsements for Barack Obama. At least in the first dozen endorsements I don’t see a single mention of Gary Johnson, the only true libertarian candidate.
So it comes as no surprise to me that Reason Magazine is now officially taking bribes from the Obama Administration. Don’t believe me? Listen to the following I heard while interviewing a Mr. John Voluntaryist Galt at a local Ron Paul meetup:
“I was invited to a quiet, secret luncheon with some of the most leftist elements of the libertarian movement. I didn’t mind, because I’m all about free pot and fighting the system.
Anyway, Reason Magazine was hosting the event, and several of the editors were participating on a panel. When I asked Editor in Chief, Nick Gillespie, what he thought of the Non-Aggression Principle, he said he thought it was ‘childish’ and ‘foolish,’ and that libertarians need to get behind the global circumcision agenda.
Just when I was beginning to suspect Mr. Gillespie was a part of the New World Order, my suspicions were immediately confirmed by the special guest of honor, President Barack Hussein Obama.
President Obama then handed a giant novelty cardboard check to Mr. Gillespie, thanking him for his work. He said he appreciated Reason Magazine for ‘leading the disinfo movement’ and pacifying the masses. The check was redeemable for 1 million, count ’em, 1 MILLION Bitcoins, equivalent to $10 billion in Statist dollars.”
Mr. Voluntaryist Galt even managed to capture a picture of the event here:
So what does Reason Magazine have to say about this? Besides pushing it all under the rug, they’ve sheepishly defended themselves by insisting Obama is the real choice for the majority of libertarians.
“Obama’s success among America’s millennial generation is not entirely due to its liberal constituency, but also its growing libertarian counterpart,” and “Nevertheless, even fiscally conservative millennials voted Democratic in 2012. ”
It’s obvious Reason Magazine is just a bunch of statists, and cannot be trusted. I trust you’ll come to the same conclusion.
Before I get sued for slander by Reason Magazine, the above is satire. I actually love Reason, and overall I think they do a great job.
This is just a demonstration of how terrible journalism can get when you decide that taking quotes out of context, interviewing random spectators at an event, presenting said spectator’s statements as fact, and ridiculous infighting over ‘true libertarianism,’ is fair game.
The fact that so many self-proclaimed libertarian news outlets engage in this sort of bad journalism is why we can’t have nice things. Raise the bar, friends.