Obama Campaign Thuggery

Sebastian and Bitter obtained a copy of a letter sent by the Obama campaign trying to get radio stations to pull an NRA ad on the grounds that they contain false statements.  First of all the statements are correct.

Second, the letter contains a not too subtle threat:

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).

Think there’s a message being sent?  Drop the NRA ad or we’ll yank your license when we get elected.  It would be nice if the media would expose this thuggery but that would be asking too much I suppose.

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