Sarah Palin thrilled the conservative crowd at the RightOnline conference in Las Vegas last night by joining the chorus of voices defending the freedom to blog. In her keynote address, the former Alaska governor called for an end to the vicious harassment and SWAT-ting of conservative bloggers.
— RightOnline (@rightonline) June 16, 2012
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 16, 2012
— Tim Wells (@RoninNerd) June 16, 2012
Palin on SWATting and #BrettKimberlin "The SWATting must stop and those responsible for the SWATting must be held respo by the law'
— Joe Brooks (@joebrooks) June 16, 2012
— Ali A. Akbar (@ali) June 16, 2012
— Prudence Paine (@PruPaine) June 16, 2012
After mocking the progressive campaign to silence Rush Limbaugh, Palin told the audience:
These are futile efforts, though, to get constitutional conservatives to sit down and shut up. And I know that some of you bloggers, oh, especially recently, are experiencing terrible harassment just because you dared report accurately about a convicted criminal who’s now funded by left-wing organizations. And you’re not alone, and the SWAT-ting must stop, and those responsible for the SWAT-ting must be held accountable by the law.
Twitchy founder/CEO Michelle Malkin also spoke about the dangerous tactics aimed at silencing bloggers who tell the truth about convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin.
— Ginny (@ginthegin) June 16, 2012
— Rachel Alexander (@Rach_IC) June 16, 2012