Comment: We wrote earlier about the American Federation of Teachers blacklist here. They want state pension funds to fire financial firms that advocate pension reform the union doesn’t like. In other words, they want public pensions to trash First Amendment rights of their opponents. They’ve gotten results. Targets include Chicago’s Civic Committee, The Aon Corp. and GTCR.
It’s a First Amendment scandal that’s been ignored by the media, which is a scandal unto itself. If the media don’t stand up for free speech, who will?