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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Harry Reid steps in it...

Found at http://www.lvrj.com/ , via Drudge;
SHERMAN FREDERICK: Enough is enough, Harry

Stop the childish bullying

This newspaper traces its roots to before Las Vegas was Las Vegas.

We've seen cattle ranches give way to railroads. We chronicled the construction of Hoover Dam. We reported on the first day of legalized gambling. The first hospital. The first school. The first church. We survived the mob, Howard Hughes, the Great Depression, several recessions, two world wars, dozens of news competitors and any number of two-bit politicians who couldn't stand scrutiny, much less criticism.

We're still here doing what we do for the people of Las Vegas and Nevada. So, let me assure you, if we weathered all of that, we can damn sure outlast the bully threats of Sen. Harry Reid.

On Wednesday, before he addressed a Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Reid joined the chamber's board members for a meet-'n'-greet and a photo. One of the last in line was the Review-Journal's director of advertising, Bob Brown, a hard-working Nevadan who toils every day on behalf of advertisers. He has nothing to do with news coverage or the opinion pages of the Review-Journal.

Yet, as Bob shook hands with our senior U.S. senator in what should have been nothing but a gracious business setting, Reid said: "I hope you go out of business."

Later, in his public speech, Reid said he wanted to let everyone know that he wants the Review-Journal to continue selling advertising because the Las Vegas Sun is delivered inside the Review-Journal.

Such behavior cannot go unchallenged.

You could call Reid's remark ugly and be right. It certainly was boorish. Asinine? That goes without saying.

But to fully capture the magnitude of Reid's remark (and to stop him from doing the same thing to others) it must be called what it was -- a full-on threat perpetrated by a bully who has forgotten that he was elected to office to protect Nevadans, not sound like he's shaking them down.

No citizen should expect this kind of behavior from a U.S. senator. It is certainly not becoming of a man who is the majority leader in the U.S. Senate. And it absolutely is not what anyone would expect from a man who now asks Nevadans to send him back to the Senate for a fifth term.

If he thinks he can push the state's largest newspaper around by exacting some kind of economic punishment in retaliation for not seeing eye to eye with him on matters of politics, I can only imagine how he pressures businesses and individuals who don't have the wherewithal of the Review-Journal.

For the sake of all who live and work in Nevada, we can't let this bully behavior pass without calling out Sen. Reid. If he'll try it with the Review-Journal, you can bet that he's tried it with others. So today, we serve notice on Sen. Reid that this creepy tactic will not be tolerated.

We won't allow you to bully us. And if you try it with anyone else, count on going through us first.
That's a promise, not a threat.

And it's a promise to our readers, not to you, Sen. Reid.

Sherman Frederick (sfrederick@reviewjournal.com) is publisher of the Review-Journal and president of Stephens Media.

Are some members of the MSM growing disenchanted with the Democrats and by extension, B.O. ?

3 comments:

Nereus said...

Not only are members of the MSM growing disenchanted with the congress and the Zero, But some(most) of the Congress critters feel that they are members of an oligarchy and are unaccountable for their actions.

I pray for our nation and that starting this election cycle we start sending these clowns a pink slip and clean our house and senate.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

Harry Reid is just the tip of the iceberg. His dirt just gets out there more because he is Senate majority leader. There are far too many senators just like him who act like their s#@t don't stink.

Sen. Schumer (D.NY)is one just like that. These scum bags forget that they work for us. They refuse to listen to We the People weather we attend town hall meetings, send letters, faxes, emails or make phone calls. Then they have the gall to complain because their constituents shout them down. No matter what the majority of people say, these elitist swine insist that they will do as they damn well please. Once they are elected they think the government is theirs to do with as they want. This crap has got to end, and as Nereus stated, it is time we clean house and start handing out pink slips starting in November 2009, and continue handing out pink slips in 2010 and onward until all of the entrenched Representatives and Senators are out.

SonarMan said...

Isn't there something unethical, or even illegal for an elected official to make threatening statements? Who will look into this? Where is the outrage from the left that someone is trying to stifle free speech??

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