Dayton v. Kennedy

Returning Senator Mark Dayton to the Ranks of the Idle Rich in 2006

10/13/2004

Free Speech for the Dumb

Inquiring minds want to know if Senator Dayton was one of 3 unidentified senators among a group of 20 to ask the Federal Election Commission to block Sinclair Broadcast Group's plans to air the documentary "Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal". The 1 hour broadcast will proportedly chronicle Kerry's 1971 testimony before Congress and links him to activist and actress Jane Fonda. It also includes interviews with Vietnam POWs and their wives who claim that Kerry's testimony maligned them and led their captors to hold them longer.

Dayton v. Kennedy will be the first to applaud Dayton if he refused, on principle, to participate in this attempt to suppress free speech. We suspect a more likely explanation would be that Sen. Dayton was simply unavailable to join due to his panicked escape from the nation's capital yesterday afternoon.

It should be noted that local KMWB -- aka WB 23 -- is part of the Sinclair Broadcast Group. As of this posting calls have gone unreturned as to channel 23's plans on whether or not to follow the lead of the parent company.

Question: Does Lake Minnetonka count as an "undisclosed location"?

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