“Every time the government starts attacking the messenger as opposed to the message, it can have a chilling effect,” said Barry C. Scheck, a pioneer of the Innocence Project in New York, who said he had never seen a similar demand from prosecutors.This is the "Chicago Way" of politics. If you don't like what someone is saying about you politically, then you stigmatize them, drive them out. This is what Mr. Obama is doing to Fox News. Exactly the same thing.
If you begin to hound and organization, to name them as "enemies" then they are no longer legitimate and thus must be ignored. It's not a huge leap, from ignoring groups...to eliminating in a final solution. The National Socialist thought that way, so too did Mao Tse Dung in China. Mao eliminated at least 100 million "enemies of the state". Hugo Chavez is well on the way to doing this as he is imprisoning all who have vocally opposed his dictatorship.
My question is, who is next? What group, organization will be named, stigmatized and delegitimated? Who is next? That's an important question to ponder upon in the next few months as we watch this Chicago-bred politician's administration unfold.