Monday, February 25, 2008

Worth A Link

  • Sunday's "60 Minutes" piece about the incarceration of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, a Democrat, didn't air on WHNT-TV in Huntsville, Alabama. The story alleged that the prosecution was political, with involvement by former Bush advisor Karl Rove. What a coincidence that the CBS affiliate just happens to be owned by two brothers who were huge fundraisers for Bush/Cheney in '00 and '04 (at the "Pioneer" level), and that their "technical difficulty" lasted exactly the length of the "60 Minutes" piece. As broadcasters, it's their absolute right to pick and choose what they want to air, but if that's the case, they should be honest about it. Raw Story has more, and here's the "60 Minutes" story.
  • A "West Wing" writer says Barack Obama was the model for Matt Santos (they got it right on the McCain character, too)
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel urges Ralph Nader to give up his quest for the presidency -- like it matters