The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has called for Republican party leaders to boycott The Daily Caller in an attempt to suppress the First Amendment rights of this news organization.
The DNC called for the Republican National Committee (RNC) to block The Daily Caller from interviewing Republican leaders and also called for a boycott of radio legend Rush Limbaugh, who cited a recent Daily Caller piece defending the constitutional right for men to be able to look at attractive women in public places.
The Daily Caller refuses to be intimidated.
“Earlier this week, Limbaugh mocked ‘liberals’ for criticizing men who stare at women’s breasts, encouraging them to instead approach women and say, ‘Will you please ask your breasts to stop staring at my eyes?,’” according to an email that DNC deputy communications director Lily Adams sent to supporters at 1:42 PM Thursday.
“This Sunday, the Daily Caller — the Rush Limbaugh of websites— piled on with a full-throated defense of sexual harassment,” according to Adams’ email, which quoted two paragraphs from my December 8 piece “Liberals want to stop men from checking out women.”
“And if you happen to be a woman who isn’t employed by the Democratic National Committee or the New York Times, maybe you’re really not all that offended by these sorts of things,” I wrote on December 8, referring to the constant attempts by the DNC and pressure groups like Media Matters for America to censor the free speech of conservative icons like Rush Limbaugh and Pat Buchanan based on trumped-claims of political incorrectness.
Adams made clear in her email that she does, in fact, work for the Democratic National Committee, and she is, in fact, offended by our comments.
“And frankly, the RNC has the ability to reduce the influence held by Rush Limbaugh and the writers of the Daily Caller. All they need to do is encourage their fellow Republican leaders to stop making time for interviews with outlets like these,” according to Adams’ email. “We are going to be in a lot of big fights with Republicans during the election year that starts in just a few days. But surely we can come together in the meantime to put an end to disgusting rhetoric like Limbaugh’s that encourages sexual harassment.”
The Daily Caller attempted to speak with Ms. Adams for this report, but she did not call us back.
The Democratic Party has also launched an organizing drive entitled “Tell Republicans: Stop Enabling Rhetoric That Condones Sexual Harassment,” which requires supporters to type in their email addresses and zip codes so that they can receive future Democratic boycotts ahead of the 2014 midterm elections.