Sultan Knish reports about intimidation and attempts at suppression of free speech by Obama supporters.
“Call it Scenes from the Obama Revolution Part 2. It’s happening quietly and under the radar but there is a pattern to it is a bit similar for it to be completely random. Editors and staff working for local Jewish papers that have run articles critical of Obama have been receiving hostile phone calls.
While critical phone calls are not unusual when you’re working on a newspaper, these phone calls are not from random readers, they are coming from lawyers and sometimes doctors who wield influence in the community and may often be advertisers. Typical talking points for these phone calls typically warn against running any further critical articles of Obama “now that he is President”, emphasize that most Jews voted for Obama and emphasize that “we must unite behind him” or there may be “consequences to our community.”
The phone calls are conducted with a brashness and rudeness that smack of Rahm Emanuel. A not atypical closing section from a phone call received by the editor of a Jewish newspaper not too far away from Obama’s home base ran like this.”
Caller: Who the hell does he think is writing things like this about Obama?
Editor: He is a respected journalist who is a Holocaust survivor and has been appearing with us for many years.
Caller: As far as I’m concerned he’s garbage! You can’t run any articles by him again, not until he moderates his position.
Editor: This is a free country, you can have your opinion and he can have his opinion.
Caller: No he can’t!
I am wondering when my phone call is going to come?