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ABC News' Steven Portnoy reports: In a conservative radio interview that aired in Washington, D.C. Friday morning, Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin said she fears her First Amendment rights may be threatened by "attacks" from reporters who suggest she is engaging in a negative campaign against Barack Obama.
Palin told WMAL-AM that her criticism of Obama's associations, like those with 1960s radical Bill Ayers and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, should not be considered negative attacks. Rather, for reporters or columnists to suggest that it is going negative may constitute an attack that threatens a candidate's free speech rights under the Constitution, Palin said.
Freedom of speech goes both ways and she obviously does not understand that.
Well she needs to understand that when she became a Public figure and a political one at last she is to be scrutinized by no only the media but the America people as well
Originally posted by asmeone2
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
It is a horrible way to campaign. If she's going to cry foul when the media calls her out on what she says, I can only imagine what will happen if and when coverage begins of her "mistakes" in office.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
As Keith Olbermann said, "The First Amendment protects free speech BY the media and the people from interference BY the government. It does NOT protect the government from the media..."
Palin's Right to Avoid Criticism
She really should cozy down by the fire (with a dictionary) and read the Constitution some time.