At the Fox Forum, Peter Roff – ‘Senior Fellow, Institute for Liberty/former Senior Political Writer, United Press International’ – writes a scathing piece on the WH’s efforts to demonize Rush Limbaugh – and via extension the GOP. The money quotes:
A political operative, based inside the White House, employed by the president of the United States and receiving a salary from the American taxpayer, goes to work every day to help direct a strategy against a broadcaster whose opinions are supposed to be covered by every protection the First Amendment can provide. To quote Shakespeare, “Something is rotten.”
For the White House to employ an operative whose responsibility is, fundamentally, to direct a political strategy aimed, not at shaping is response to criticism but to take down a single media figure goes well beyond of the pale of an acceptable response.
The American people have a right to know who this person is, what their duties are and how much they are paid. And the White House press corps has the responsibility to ask the questions that will get us the answers to these questions. This is not a matter of idle curiosity; it is a question of power, and tax dollars, being abused.
Read the whole thing.
Hat tip: Jim Treacher
Related: Make sure to read Howie Kurtz’s column today on how the GOP are fighting back against the WH’s campaign to destroy Rush – and the GOP along with him.