If the IRS threatens or intimidates any one of us to limit free speech, the media can report it, dog it and shine the brightest light on it until the IRS behaves. If the media instead is the group that is intimidated or shut down, who, then, pushes back? Who calls national or worldwide attention to the intimidation? The notion of the public as boss is often forgotten. We hold officials accountable for decisions and actions, we remind them they report to all of us, and that they serve at the pleasure of the public.