UPDATE: KMOV's Larry Connors Told to Shut Up

Here's a story that just keeps getting creepier:

KMOV anchorman Larry Conners has been “advised” by KMOV’s parent company Belo Corp. to not make statements, post on Facebook, or participate in interviews concerning a recent controversy over Facebook comments he made about the Internal Revenue Service.

Conners has hired St. Louis attorney Merle Silverstein. Silverstein issued a letter to media outlets claiming that the corporate order “is the only reason for his silence.”

Bullying -- official, unofficial, or just plain illegal -- of reporters is the norm for this administration. When will one of them shout, "ENOUGH!" and blow the lid off?