Monday, October 8, 2007

This Is Getting Scary

Glenn Reynolds frequently adds a remark like this one to some posts:
They told me that if George W. Bush were re-elected, we'd see enemies lists, dossiers, and naked abuse of political and regulatory power in order to silence criticism and secure an unfair electoral advantage. And they were right!
Glenn is being mildly sarcastic about Democratic behavior since they won control of Congress in the mid term elections. In the linked post Glenn is pointing to efforts by Congress to stifle free speech because they do not agree with the opinions. Every citizen should be outraged by these tactics. Democrat or Republican, or Independent, none of us can sit back and accept behavior like this by our elected representatives. Here is the article Glenn linked:
Others on the Democrat side are pushing ahead with other plans. Rep. Henry Waxman has asked his investigative staff to begin compiling reports on Limbaugh, and fellow radio hosts Sean Hannity and Mark Levin based on transcripts from their shows, and to call in Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin to discuss the so-called "Fairness Doctrine."

"Limbaugh isn't the only one who needs to be made uncomfortable about what he says on the radio," says a House leadership source. "We don't have as big a megaphone as these guys, but this all political, and we'll do what we can to gain the advantage. If we can take them off their game for a while, it will help our folks out there on the campaign trail."

There are other links in Glenn's post I recommend.

1 comment:

bajohnson000 said...

I would love to throw Limbaugh into a room with a hungry bear, but this type of government regulation of our air waves is never acceptable. The really amusing part is that they actually are helping these "journalists" when they try to muzzle them. Guys like Stearn and Limbaugh look at it as free advertising! Even Don Imus-t speak my mind would agree with that.