September 26, 2008
PATTERICO sees a pattern of intimidation leading up to the Obama campaign's latest threats: "In 2006, when ABC ran 'The Path to 9/11,' Harry Reid & Co. wrote a mafia-style letter threatening ABC’s broadcast license. In 2004, a group of Democrat lawmakers wrote Rupert Murdoch and threatened Fox News’s broadcast license over what they believed was skewed reporting. And the DNC threatened Sinclair Broadcasting’s broadcast license over an anti-Kerry documentary called 'Stolen Honor.' Kerry spokesthug Chad Clanton was quoted as saying: 'I think they’re going to regret doing this, and they better hope we don’t win.' He hastened to add that it wasn’t a threat."
Meanwhile, Ted Stevens is doing the same kind of thing. An old-fashioned corrupt politician using lawyers to silence critics? Is that the kind of image Obama wants to foster?