Two dozen members of congress, led by Dennis Kucinich, write a letter to the publisher of the LA Times objecting to the dismissal of columnist Robert Sheer. If they were just readers writing to a paper complaining about something the paper had done, fine. Wonderful, in fact. But they don’t write as readers. The letter starts: “We, as Members of Congress, object to the dismissal…” What does being a Member of Congress (capitalized) have to do with this? Is this an effort to intimidate the press from an official position? Remember, people, we don’t do that here. In fact, you are sworn to protect against just that.
Next time, folks, write as readers.
: I posted a different version of this at Huffington here (I spared you the FCC/PTC rant).