Of course that was before the DNC started issuing C&D orders to people who have ran with it:
Good Lord are those Democrats touchy!
Yesterday afternoon, I posted about allegations that Howard Dean had manipulated KS Governor Sebelius into criticizing the White House about federal response to the Greensburg tornado, as did others (a Technorati search should enlighten you as to how viral the story has become in the blogosphere).
The offended souls at the DNC have whittled down the reaction time to a very impressive overnight. Their lawyers sent a letter to both XM Satellite Radio (the ones who originally got the purported information) and to our buddies over at Free Republic. Both letters are not only denials of the facts as I mentioned them yesterday, but they also contain injuctions to cease and desist any further dissemination of allegations relating to this matter.
Did I just witness the 1st Amendment take a pick axe to the head?(link)
This is from Stop the ACLU and he links through to Michelle and others. Of course the story didn't originate from the blogosphere, merely grew wings there.
I have received a comment from Coffee260, the Free Republic poster who is the subject of one of the above mentioned letters. I think it is definitive enough in its affirmation of the facts to pull it out of the dark recesses of the comment gallery and give it the exposure it belongs:
May 11th, 2007 at 12:32 pm e
RagingAnura–I posted the original post over at freerepublic, Howard Dean told Kansas Gov. Sebelius to Lie. I’ve since had correspondence with Jim Quinn of the Quinn & Rose show. He’s standing by the whole thing and had this to say about his source:
“i just got off the phone with my source. solid.”
And this about the C&D order by the KGB…oops…I mean the DNC:
“FUNNY. THEY HAVEN’T CONTACTED US”
So the stories specificity is so detailed that I think intimidation is their only defense.
This is the update over at StA. Seems this story has legs of its own. Still don't expect the MSM to run with it, probably get a b-2 mention or something in the big papers.
Read more at Gateway Pundit.
Reason to doubt a democrat talking