Monday, February 25, 2008

Helping BushCo Hide The Truth

Alabama station drops broadcast of 60 Minutes expose on political prosecution scandal

Larisa Alexandrovna

Oh Boy, where to start with this one.
This whole deal is a glaring example of Karl Rove arm twisting to get done through trumped up charges and the Justice department what he couldn't get done by rigging elections.
Trumped up charges and prosecutorial misconduct and misrepresentation.
The former Governor of Alabama,Democrat Dan Siegelman is curently in prison because of these alleged crimes.
Larisa deserves huge credit for continuing to expose the seemingly unlimited corruption Bush and Company have perpetrated on the American political scene.
From the article,

CBS's 60 Minutes broadcast Sunday regarding the alleged political prosecution of Democratic Alabama governor Don Siegelman went dark in the northern third of Alabama last night. According to WHNT-TV, the local CBS affiliate, the issue was caused by a technical malfunction.

"We apologize that you missed the first segment of 60 Minutes tonight featuring a report titled, 'The Prosecution of Don Siegelman,'" a WHNT story said.

CBS News – which owns 60 Minutes – denied any problem on their end.

Scott Horton of Harper’s magazine reported late last night that CBS was directly pointing back at the local outlets as the cause of the problem.

"I contacted CBS News in New York and was told that 'there is no delicate way to put this: the WHNT claim is not true. There were no transmission difficulties. The problems were peculiar to Channel 19, which had the signal and had functioning transmitters.' I was told that the decision to blacken screens across Northern Alabama 'could only have been an editorial call.'"


Heh, SOMEBODY got BULLSHIT called on 'em.

WHNT, Channel 19 of Huntsville, Alabama, issued a press release shortly after the broadcast.

We apologize that you missed the first segment of 60 Minutes tonight featuring "The Prosecution of Don Siegelman."

It was a techincal (sic) problem with CBS out of New York. We are working (click to read rest) with them right now to see if we can re-broadcast the segment.

Please be patient with us during this time. We are doing our best to correct the problem.

After Horton's report, Channel 19 issued another account of the problem:

We apologize that you missed the first segment of 60 Minutes tonight featuring a report titled, "The Prosecution of Don Siegelman."

NewsChannel 19 lost our program feed from CBS. Upon investigation, WHNT has learned that the CBS receiver that allows us to receive programming from CBS failed. WHNT engineers responded as quickly as possible to restore the feed at 6:12 p.m.

Our sincere apologies to our viewers across the Tennessee Valley.

The network re-aired the broadcast during their 10pm news.

The interview is available on the CBS website.

The White House has put pressure on CBS to kill the show, those close to the case say. Journalists covering the story have been attacked. The case's most prominent whistleblower, Dana Jill Simpson, recently testified to Congress, under oath, about Rove's involvement in politicizing the Bush Justice Department.


Of all the people that DO belong in jail, Karl Rove is far and away the leading candidate in my book.