And lord knows, it’s complicated:
“If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations,” Palin told host Chris Plante, “then I don’t know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media.”
Well, gosh darnit. There ya go, ho, ya done it again. The media discussing you is an example of them exercising their right to free speech, not limiting your own. Now, candidates for president suggesting the media should not contradict them, that’s a threat to free speech.
But then, she is a Republican. I think our last Republican President got used to the idea that “Freedom of Speech” had nothing to do with whether or not the president is supposed to listen to the public’s opinion. Let’s not let another president so benighted occupy the White House.