Obama's campaign describes the system as a grass-roots truth squad that arms supporters with information. But others see an attempt to stifle free speech.Blasting campaign ads as false has a rich tradition in our polity, but flooding radio call in shows with emails and telephone calls to denounce a guest with a point of view the host considers important is just little more than jackboot tactics.
"If Barack Obama demonstrates this little regard for free speech from his opponents during the campaign, what could the American people expect from him as a president?" Ed Martin, president of American Issues Project, said in a statement.
With the Democrats support of the Fairness Doctrine because of the conservative dominance of talk radio, it seems odd that the Democrats use of the internet is not being denounced by Republicans.
Now who is the party for free speech?