While the Democrats still have a majority in Congress, they are doing what they can to use their government power against their critics in the press. A release today from Rep. Anthony Weiner begins, "Rep. Anthony Weiner (D – Queens & Brooklyn) and House Commerce Subcommittee Chairman Bobby Rush (D – Chicago) formally announced a hearing of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection to investigate the business practices of Goldline International, a precious metals dealer that uses aggressive sales tactics and conservative spokespeople such as Fox News' Glenn Beck to sell overpriced gold coins." The release goes on, "Goldline Plays off Public Fears of Government Takeover and Has Formed an Unholy Alliance with Conservative Pundits to Drive a False Narrative...Goldline employs several conservative pundits to act as shills for its' precious metal business, including Glenn Beck, Mike Huckabee, Laura Ingraham, and Fred Thompson. By drumming up public fears during financially uncertain times, conservative pundits are able to drive a false narrative." Beck answers back at WeinerFacts.com.
Congress Investigates Beck, Ingraham Advertisers