April 18th, 2005

monk john

Now THIS is how you deal with a threat

Life Decisions International, an anti-abortion group recently threatened the Portland Mercury with a boycott of the paper by placing it on LDI's "Boycott List" a list of every company that supports Planned Parenthood publicly.

This of course is extortion, plain and simple.

The Mercury's response?

Simply Perfect.

It's very hard to intimidate someone when they refuse to acknowledge that you have any power over them.

I bet LDI wasn't expecting that reaction. But if you read this, and live in Portland, subscribe to the Mercury. Hell, subscribe if you DON'T live in Portland. Independent Media with a spine is rare enough these days, and it should be rewarded.