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    Alquedacrats trying to intimidate free speech....Culture of Hypocrisy strikes again!!

    [QUOTE][B]Mr. Broder Goes to Washington
    New York Sun Editorial
    May 2, 2007[/B]

    So the entire Democratic caucus in the United States Senate — 50 senators — has sent a letter to the Washington Post attacking the dean of the Washington press corps, David Broder, for a column in which Mr. Broder dared to criticize their leader for his preemptive surrender to the terrorists in Iraq. "We, the members of the Senate Democratic Caucus, contest the attack on Sen. Harry Reid's leadership by David S. Broder in his April 26 column," the letter says. "In contrast to Mr. Broder's insinuations, we believe Mr. Reid is an extraordinary leader who has effectively guided the new Democratic majority through these first few months with skill and aplomb."

    Mr. Broder's offense? The Pulitzer-prize winning columnist and reporter, 77, wrote a column criticizing the Democratic leader in the Senate, Mr. Reid, for Mr. Reid's comment that the Iraq war "is lost." Mr. Reid, Mr. Broder wrote "is assuredly not a man who misses many opportunities to put his foot in his mouth. In 2005, he attacked Alan Greenspan, then chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, as ‘one of the biggest political hacks we have here in Washington.'" Wrote Mr. Broder, " Reid's verbal wanderings on the war in Iraq are consequential — not just for his party and the Senate but for the more important question of what happens to U.S. policy in that violent country and to the men and women whose lives are at stake." The New York Sun publishes the column today on the adjacent page.

    For this Mr. Broder won a rebuke not only from the senators but from the New York Times's Frank Rich, who ridiculed Mr. Broder in his column Sunday and who defended as "obvious" Mr. Reid's assessment that the war is lost. The episode illuminates how thin-skinned and intolerant the left is in this country of a press corps that is anything less than completely pliant. It began with the Democratic presidential candidates refusing to participate in a presidential debate that would be aired on the Fox News Channel, a network so reflexively right-wing that its regular paid contributors include Michael Dukakis's campaign manager Susan Estrich, National Public Radio's Mara Liasson, and the 2006 Democratic candidate for Senate in Tennessee, Harold Ford Jr. First they came for Fox News Channel, then they came for David Broder.

    One starts to get the feeling here that some of the divides in the rift between Mr. Broder and the Democratic caucus are not so much political but cultural. The chairman of the Washington Post Company, Donald Graham, served in Vietnam, and Mr. Broder himself is an army veteran. The notion of a Washington politician declaring a war lost even as American GIs are appearing in arms on the field of battle in the cause of freedom abroad, well it has a way of grating on those who have worn the uniform, a fact that many of Mr. Broder's readers, if not the 50 senators, understand.

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    [url]http://www.nysun.com/article/53616[/url]

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    Anyone who disagress with Pelosi/Reid is attacked.

    Reid should be tried for Treason!

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    responding to something you disagree with is now intimidating free speech

    you jackass republicans and democrats keep up your infighting so you have excuses not to actually deal with any issues

    it has taken us this far so why not, huh?

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    [QUOTE=Mean Bro Green]responding to something you disagree with is now intimidating free speech

    you jackass republicans and democrats keep up your infighting so you have excuses not to actually deal with any issues

    it has taken us this far so why not, huh?[/QUOTE]
    As opposed to classifying disagreeing with a position as an 'attack'?

    And are there any answers coming out of any political parties that you don't classify as jackasses, or do you just sit on the fence and take potshots at each side?

    'Cause I'm looking for someone with a position on issues, and I don't see any just yet

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    [QUOTE=Mean Bro Green]responding to something you disagree with is now intimidating free speech

    you jackass republicans and democrats keep up your infighting so you have excuses not to actually deal with any issues

    it has taken us this far so why not, huh?[/QUOTE]


    they can disagree all they want- and I'd expect them to...

    yet a letter from 50 senator's to one writer is intimidating and stalinistic strategy....this is nothing new to the rats who did a similar thing threatening ABC when they ran a mini-series on 9-11 not too long ago as it put the clintonistas in bad light....

    let's turn this around...what would happen if 50 GOP members of congress or the senate sent a letter to 60 minutes every time they ran a hot piece against the president???

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