Barack Obama’s campaign is trying to silence the National Rifle Association’s latest ad campaign using strong arm tactics by threatening them with possible legal action if they run the ads:
Failure to prevent the airing of “false and misleading advertising” may be “probative of an underlying abdication of licensee responsibility” Cosmopolitan Broad. Corp v. FCC, 581 F.2d 917, 927 (D.C. Cir. 1978).
So basically, stop running NRA’s ads, or your broadcast license could be in jeopardy.Â They detail the WaPo’s FactCheck.org repetition as proof.Â This is Chicago politics at its finest folks.Â If you can’t win fair, win dirty.Â This is not how a free society is supposed to function.Â This is not the kind of man I want leading my country.
Besides, every bit of what NRA claimed is true.Â It’s the Obama campaign and the news media that’s lying.
UPDATE: Bitter has more.
UPDATE: Instapundit links with a lot more.Â In other news, I really need to upgrade my server hardware.Â Turns out my little wireless router can’t handle an instalaunch too well.
UPDATE: Want to help defeat Putinesque tactics like this, I would encourage folks reading to join the NRA, and contact your local NRA Election Volunteer Coordinator.Â We EVCs are working very hard to find people to help us defeat Barack Obama in November.