Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Michael Winters of the National Catholic Reporter doesn't take kindly to my recent post poking fun at him and Grant Gallicho of Commonweal for their aggressively partisan efforts to smear Paul Ryan as a Randian enemy of Catholic social thought. No surprise there. I was surprised, however, to find him claiming that he had "never called Paul Ryan a Randian." See here: http://ncronline.org/blogs/distinctly-catholic/professor-georges-tantrum#disqus_thread. ("First, I have never called Paul Ryan a Randian. I have said that Ryan called himself a Randian.")
It was less than five weeks ago that Winters was calling Ryan precisely what he now says he never called him. In this September 19th post he calls Ryan a Randian in the very title, and describes him as a Randian in the text following it: http://ncronline.org/blogs/distinctly-catholic/wow-ryan-randian-full-throttle
Title: WOW: Ryan the Randian at Full Throttle
Text: "Ryan shows just how ideologically motivated he is. And his ideology is not Thomistic, it is Randian."
(Tip of the hat to Mike Fragoso for noticing and pointing this out.)