BROOKE GLADSTONE: And now for a few of your letters. Our interview with Marc Schultz who was reported to the FBI when he was seen reading an apparently suspicious article in a coffee shop prompted this from Daniel-Pierre Antoine of Ottawa, Canada. "This seems to demonstrate the efficiency of the government's roundabout attempts to discipline critics. There's nothing like getting your citizens to discipline themselves and to discipline one another."
BOB GARFIELD:And on L.A. Times cartoonist Michael Ramirez's encounter with the Secret Service after he drew a cartoon depicting President Bush with a gun to his head, Peter Tatiner of Highland Park, New Jersey had this to say: "Ramirez is a Republican shill who drew some decidedly vicious cartoons about Clinton. Ironic, isn't it, that his own people should find him offensive. To paraphrase James Joyce, 'The GOP, like the Irish, eat their young.'"
BROOKE GLADSTONE:William Porto wrote in to remind us that Democrats also quash inconvenient speech. He notes that, quote, "Ms. Pat Mendoza of Chicago in 1996 told Bill Clinton 'You suck' at a political rally. Ms. Mendoza and her husband were arrested -- not visited -- arrested, by the Secret Service. Their case went to trial, and the judge threw out the charges."
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