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State Department Attacks Free Speech With Taxpayer Dollars in Pakistan

Egonm206 Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 5:11 PM
Now I call that a "federal CYA" and, of course, the normal MO for this administration :" Always blame someone else for your own screw-ups".

The State Department has spent $70,000 in taxpayer funds to purchase advertisements on seven different Pakistani television stations. No, the ads don't defend the First Amendment, or the right for a private American citizen to make a film about whatever they want, instead the ads essentially apologize to radical Islamists for the actions of an American filmmaker who insulted their Prophet Muhammed.

Seven Pakistani television stations broadcast U.S. government public service messages Thursday featuring President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denouncing a film clip insulting Mohammed. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland confirmed the ads were...