Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Campaign Ads about Ayers

Here's the anti-Obama ad that Obama doesn't want shown on the air:

The AP reported yesterday (HT: Michelle Malkin) that Obama's campaign is trying to use strong-arm tactics to keep the ad from playing.

Barack Obama is striking back fiercely and swiftly to stamp out an ad that links him to a 1960s radical, eager to demonstrate a far more aggressive response to attacks than John Kerry did when faced with the 2004 "Swift Boat" campaign.

Obama not only aired a response ad to the spot linking him to William Ayers, but he sought to block stations the commercial by warning station managers and asking the Justice Department to intervene. The campaign also planned to compel advertisers to pressure stations that continue to air the anti-Obama commercial.

It's the type of going-for-the-jugular approach to politics many Democrats complain that Kerry lacked and that Republicans exploit.

Click here for Obama's powerful response ad.

It never ceases to amaze me when the Left proves yet again that their devotion to "free speech" extends only to themselves. If Obama gets elected and the Democrats control Congress, it won't be long before they resurrect the Fairness Doctrine to shut down conservative talk radio. And they won't stop there. They'll go after Fox News next.

Dennis Prager talked to Mike Gallagher, another talk-show host, at the Democratic Convention in Denver. Gallagher said that when he went to the Fox News desk to pick up his press credentials, he was verbally assaulted by Democrats for his association with Fox News ("You f---ing Fox News neocon!"). The college student who was working the desk was distraught over the abuse she'd been taking that day, and she couldn't understand why they were treating her that way.

Here's the audio of Gallagher describing the incident (starting 31:30 into Hour 2)
Here's where Dennis explained what they really said (2 minutes into Hour 3 for 2 or 3 minutes).

NObama 2008! Or ever.

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