Media Blog on National Review Online: "The experience was surreal, amusing, and chilling. In a matter of hours, a major national campaign had called on its legions to bully a radio show out of airing an interview with a legitimate scholar asking legitimate political questions. Coupled with the Obama campaign's recent attempts to sic the DOJ on the creators of a truthful political advertisement —which also happened to feature Obama's relationship with an unrepentant terrorist— last night's call to action represents an emerging pattern. Any criticism of Obama's unknown past is to be immediately denounced as a 'smear,' and the messenger is to be shut down at all costs."
This is an account of what happened when Milt Rosenberg had the temerity to put Stanley Kurtz on the air for 2 hours, on WGN. The Obama campaign refused to send a speaker to debate Kurtz. Instead, the campaign sent out an email urging their followers to shut down the broadcast. And many of them tried to do just that. Tactics like these are reminiscent of 1930s Germany.