- The Washington Times - Monday, November 3, 2008

Journalists from The Washington Times, along with two other newspapers, who have dared ask penetrating questions have been barred from Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign plane. Local television news affiliates in Pennsylvania and Florida have been ostracized recently from covering Mr. Obama after they dared asked serious questions of his vice-presidential candidate, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., about Mr. Obama’s candidacy. Of course, everyone knows that private citizen “Joe the Plumber” has been criticized openly and mocked by the Obama campaign for daring to question Mr. Obama’s plan of wealth redistribution.

Are these censorships just a glimpse of what life will be like under an Obama presidency? Will other media outlets such as Fox TV News and talk radio be targeted for censorship by a President Obama? Will a private citizen expressing his opinion in the newspaper have Obama goon squads knocking on his door for questioning or have his taxes audited by the Internal Revenue Service?

JOHN A. MALAGRIN

Baltimore

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