[quote] They've gone after Glenn Beck.

Rush Limbaugh is in their crosshairs.

They want Sean Hannity off the air.

Salem Communications, Townhall's parent company, has a bull's-eye on it.

They've attempted to marginalize Fox News.

The Obama administration hates those in the media who would dare to question their agenda -- especially talk radio.

The Left has declared war on conservative talk radio because they know the influence it has in thwarting the progressive agenda. So it comes as no surprise that the liberal media have labeled it everything from "hate speech" to "sedition."

But talk radio is exactly the type of First Amendment speech the Founding Fathers had in mind when they wrote the Bill of Rights. In fact, talk radio more closely resembles the Founders' vision of the guarantee for a free press than the mainstream media: Like the colonial press, talk radio seeks to stir the public to action, while the MSM is perceived as talking down to its readers, viewers and listeners.

It is power of and the attack on conservative media, specifically talk radio, that drove us to publish June's powerful cover story, "Trashing Talk," by Townhall contributing editor Fred Lucas.

The only thing endangered by talk radio is public apathy. That most certainly is not seditious.

As Michael Harrison, editor of Talkers magazine, told Lucas: "To say any kind of criticism of the government is sedition is not understanding what the First Amendment is all about. It fundamentally misses the depth of the First Amendment."

Here's a sampling of Lucas' important story, "Trashing Talk":

During a television talk show discussion on tea parties and talk radio, Time’s Joe Klein showcased his crack investigative prowess when reflecting upon what he wrote on a napkin.

“I did a little bit of research just before the show on this little napkin here,