Art Robinson is the Republican nominee challenging 12-term Democratic Congressman Pete DeFazio for his seat in Oregon's 4th district. Mr. Robinson has the endorsement of Rep. Ron Paul (R-OR) and a secretive PAC has already spent more than $150,000 running an ad in the district against Mr. DeFazio and promoting Mr. Robinson's campaign. In other words, Art Robinson is not an inconsequential figure.
But he is an unknown figure in American politics. And so tonight, in an effort to get to know the man who would like to be the next member of Congress from Oregon's 4th district, Rachel asked him to explain statements he wrote and published in his very own newsletter, "Access to Energy." Mr. Robinson accused Rachel of taking his words out of context and of being sarcastic. (For the record, this is the dictionary definition of sarcasm.)
We do not think we took the candidate's words out of context nor do we think we were unfair in our line of questioning. We stand by tonight's show. Below are those statements written and edited by Art Robinson. You be the judge.
1. AIDS is a myth: "[T]he arguments presented against the HIV hypothesis are sound... "LINK
2. Just being gay causes AIDS: " ...median age at death for homosexual men dying of AIDS is 39 years and... for homosexual men who do not die of AIDS is 42. By comparison, the value for heterosexual married men is 75. This is evidence in support of the hypothesis that AIDS may be little more than a general classification of deaths resulting from exposure to homosexual behavior." LINK
3. AIDS is a government conspiracy: "Only government reclassification of more and more disease types as AIDS cases has kept the numbers of victims at politically necessary levels." LINK
4. Low-level radiation is good for us: "All we need do with nuclear waste is dilute it to a low radiation level and sprinkle it over the ocean - or even over America after hor-mesis is better understood and verified with respect to more diseases." LINK
Comb the "Access to Energy" archives and let us know what you find!