The Arizona Republic’s endorsement of candidate Hillary Clinton subjected the paper’s staff to death threats, as well as what might be described as shaming and peer pressure against them.
The Republic’s president and many others have properly rejected such efforts to suppress free speech. The irony is that the most prominent proponent of using “old fashioned techniques of shaming and peer pressure” to suppress “offensive” expression is none other than the woman they endorsed.
Indeed, as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton engineered Washington’s support for U.N. Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18, which called for what amounts to the global prohibition of criticism of Islam. She led the so-called “Istanbul Process” to facilitate its implementation. And she succeeded in punishing an American video-maker she falsely blamed for the attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi.
Will the Arizona Republic repudiate Mrs. Clinton, too?
Frank Gaffney, Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy, a columnist for The Washington Times, and host of the nationally syndicated program, Secure Freedom Radio. Read more reports from Frank Gaffney, Jr. — Click Here Now.
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