Numerous links at Glenn Reynolds blog. :eek:
September 26, 2008
MORE THUGGISHNESS: Obama threatening the licenses of TV stations that run NRA ads.
Haven't we had about enough of this? Related item here. They told me that if George W. Bush were re-elected there would be brazen efforts to suppress free speech on political grounds -- and they were right!
UPDATE: Still more on the ad-silencing effort here.
ANOTHER UPDATE: "I fear that under the Obama administration, the lawyers sending these letters will be government employees."
Plus, from Jacob Sullum at Reason, Why Obama is Vulnerable On the Second Amendment.
MORE: Prosecutors and sheriffs threatening to prosecute Obama critics?
Check out this TV news report from St. Louis, too, which makes clear that the Obama campaign is behind this.
Thugs on parade. Will the U.S. Department of Justice investigate? Or are they compromised?
STILL MORE: This is the ad that's got the Obama campaign so upset. You can make up your own mind, but it doesn't seem especially unusual for a political ad, though it's certainly likely to hurt Obama in the bitter-clinger demographic. Of course, more people will see it now because of this controversly. And here, at Politico, is the NRA response. (Bumped).
MORE STILL: Reader Carolyn Gockel writes: "Why Obama is Vulnerable On the First Amendment: The whole NRA flap is going beyond gun rights advocates...I'm not as pro-gun as you and I am furious." Yeah, and the bit with state law enforcement officials threatening critics is even worse. I wonder if the ACLU will weigh in on this one? Seems like a good opportunity for them to show their nonpartisan nature.
posted at 07:32 AM by Glenn Reynolds