Sunday, February 19, 2006

Minnesota Politics

Power Line continues its coverage of the Democratic Party's efforts to suppress two advertisements supporting the Iraq War, which John Hinderaker first wrote on here.

Basically, prominent Dems in Minnesota are stricly oppposed to the message of the ads (you can watch the two ads here), and so they attempted to keep the ads from ever reaching the air. When a massive email campaign urging Democratic Party members to tell the networks not to air the ads failed, and the ads made it to television, the Dems quickly decried the ads and attacked their legitimacy.

Case in point: Brian Melendez, chairman of the Minnesota Democratic Party:

[On] Thursday Melendez called a press conference and condemned the first of the two advertisements -- the one featuring the veterans -- as "un-American, untruthful and a lie."

I hope that Mr. Melendez doesn't represent the views of his party. Anyone calling war veterans "un-American" clearly does not have his head on straight. It is an outrage not for these ads to be published, but for the Minnesota Democrats to disgrace war veterans and seek to oppress opposing views.

This story should be regarded as one of the most important stories of the past week, and it deserves to be widely reported. However, the MSM agenda journalists might have a problem covering a story that puts their party in a bad light.