[guest post by Dana]
Not quite clear on the concept of free speech, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is reportedly using intimidation tactics on Jamie Masada, founder of the renowned Laugh Factory comedy club, to take down a three-minute video entitled “Hillary Clinton vs. The First Amendment,” which showcases five comedians mocking and ridiculing Clinton. You know, the sort of stuff that every Republican candidate ever has had to shrug off. Except, the imperious Clinton doesn’t “shrug off” being ridiculed – even if it’s a black comedienne doing the ridiculing.
A video of the short performance, which is less than three minutes, is posted on the website of the renowned club, Laugh Factory, and the Clinton campaign has tried to censor it. Besides demanding that the video be taken down, the Clinton campaign has demanded the personal contact information of the performers that appear in the recording.
Personal contact information? Why? Are they going to make them turn over their comedian cards, or make them swear to never, ever make fun of
presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (and those pesky issues of age, Bill and Monica, ubiquitous pantsuits, and sexual identity)?
As absurd as this all sounds, Masada isn’t laughing, especially as the campaign has also threatened to put him out of business if he doesn’t cut the video.
It’s remarkable that Clinton feels threatened by a few previously unknown comedians. After all, this is the same woman who demonstrated raw courage and boldness when she dodged that sniper fire in Bosnia.
Further, it’s disturbing that her campaign goons would go after an innocent American in the business of providing a platform for other Americans to exercise their rights to speech. Even funny speech.
Just think, if Clinton is elected our next president, she will take the oath of office like every other president, except she will adjust it accordingly to suit her reign:
“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, well, except that annoying First Amendment part…”