The National Mood of Intimidation

High School Journalist Faces Firing:

“When high school journalist Ann Long sent a recent edition of her school’s newspaper to the printer, she hoped her profile of three gay students would generate some discussion in the hallways.

But she didn’t expect to be punished for writing the article.”

The national mood of intimidation is getting worse. If you write pro-Bush stuff, you get government money. If you oppose Bush and the Right, you get fired, arrested, refused service, beat up, canceled, taken off airplanes, etc. It doesn’t have to happen every time for the “message” to be clear.