The Drudge Report is posting a jump/title to a Missouri TV station site that suggests that the Obama Campaign and its anti-smear efforts are enlisting law enforcement officials to threaten McCain supporters with possible criminal prosecution. Absolutely wrong, sleazy and .... wrong.
Tonight (September 26th), Drudge Report's first page has a title of a report that suggests that the Obama Campaign and its anti-smear efforts are enlisting law enforcement officials to threaten McCain supporters with possible criminal prosecution. Here's the title: "OBAMA 'TRUTH SQUADS': Campaign asks Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies, runs misleading TV ads..."
Sounds like guys with handcuffs are coming around to put the silver bracelets on anyone who questions whether Obama in fact will reduce taxes for 95% of Americans, right?
The truth as shown in the actual news report cited by Drudge -- at http://www.kmov.com/... -- is far different. Several local political officials in Missouri in their role as politicians are stating that they will stand up and correct (presumably in local media) false statements about Obama, citing as a specific issue the canard that Obama is Muslim. This is what campaign surrogates do, right? No one in any way has suggested that the speaker of such falsehoods will be identified in any way, much less "targeted". The TV report mentions the role these politicians will play, and then moves on to another issue without comment here.
Is it sleazy to suggest that Obama is enlisting law enforcement to target people's constitutional rights (particularly where he doesn't even include a news article but requires people to watch a full news clip to understand that the title of the link is at best grotesquely misleading)? You betcha!