In the last ten days we have seen heavy pressure put to bear against anyone involved in the making of the “Innocence of Muslims”, a 14-minute trailer of which appears on the website. The Joint Chiefs of Staff even called one of those thought to be involved to pressure him to remove it. Celebrities and others have called for the filmmakers to be arrested or even charged with murder. Much of the liberal media in the United States sided with the administration against the film.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, said the filmmakers had abused their freedom of expression while Egypt issued arrest warrants for 8 people thought to be involved. The Obama administration also ran paid television ads in Pakistan apologizing for the "offensive" video.
A unified front against free speech has been waged for more than a week for the sole purpose of giving President Barack Obama a scapegoat to distract the public from his foreign policy failures, including having little-if any- security at the consulate in Libya.
The most frightening aspect of this is that while the President knew this was all political cover, most of those who took his side actually mean it. The “liberal” side in American politics are more than willing to void the greatest freedoms this country has, for some political points.