No big deal right?A Federal Communications Commission investigation of on-air military analysts is providing a glimpse of what Democrats and an Obama administration will do to critics once they capture Washington.
The FCC has sent letters to some of the nation's most prominent military analysts -- some of them pro-President Bush and pro-war -- suggesting they may have broken the law when they appeared on television stations to comment on and explain the war on terrorism.
The FCC investigation raises the question of whether a Democrat-controlled Congress and White House next year will investigate -- and perhaps criminalize -- all sorts of actions taken by the Bush administration. Obama is leading in all presidential polls, while Democrats are set to greatly increase their hold on the House and Senate.
Meanwhile the investigation of Joe the Plumber by Ohio STATE AGENCIES is now being JUSTIFIED right in our face by :
Helen Jones-Kelley, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, disclosed today that computer inquiries on Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher were not restricted to a child-support system.
The agency also checked Wurzelbacher in its computer systems to determine whether he was receiving welfare assistance or owed unemployment compensation taxes, she wrote.
Jones-Kelley made the revelations in a letter to Ohio Senate President Bill M. Harris, R-Ashland, who demanded answers on why state officials checked out Wurzelbacher.
Bald faced entitlement of government intimidation and and abuse of power. BALD FACED. They are entitled to investigate anyone they damn well please, essentially, IF THEY feel justified in doing so, and then sneaking the results out to a press eager to satisfy the new hypnotic cult leader(s)? . I get that no one wants to have criticism, but this well oiled, well organized program they have in place is not intimidating, it is enraging. Even more insane is the assumption that since they are on the side of right, they HAVE the right to proceed in any way that wins.
Think this is on CNN?
I have been watching CNN for about 2 hours today, and there has been no mention of Khalidi or the LA Times.
Pathetic ...back to military analysts who MIGHT be critical of THE BOSS and his NKVD apparatchik clones and guardian of 'truth' and right thinking..
The FCC letters came at the behest of two House Democrats, who say the analysts parroted on air the private briefings they received at the Pentagon. This may have broken the law, the lawmakers said.
The probe is sending chills through the ranks of military commentators, some of them decorated war heroes who share their expertise with millions of lay viewers. They see it as one in a series of moves the Left is making to intimidate and shut up its critics.
"We are seeing the dawn of a new era of the current Democratic leadership trying to muzzle free speech and the First Amendment," retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney, a Fox News analyst, told HUMAN EVENTS. "It may be the most invasive intrusion that we have seen in our history. There will be more of these tactics to follow."
Said retired Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, one of Fox's first defense analysts, "It's an affront to freedom of speech. As retired officers, we're private citizens and can say anything we want under the First Amendment. The whole thing was to explain to the American people what was going on in war and analyzing it."
Even Jimmy Carter did not attempt to muzzle free speech in his crazy reign of stupidity
If the polls are correct, get ready for at least 4 unbelievably bitter and divisive years.
And wide swings of action and reaction