One wonders why this happened during 60 Minutes’ story on the
trial railroading of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman.
At least one CBS affiliate in Alabama, Scott Horton and Larisa Alexandrovna report, went dark during the broadcast. Just went dark. The station claimed that there was a technical difficulty which lasted only for the segment on Siegelman (“NewsChannel 19 lost our program feed from CBS”). Boy, is that bad luck. But not to worry — they got the problem worked out and rebroadcast the segment that night at 10. During the Oscars.
Except by now we all know that fascism is as fascism does.
Congress tiptoed around the US Attorney scandal to our collective peril.
They finally have held Meiers and Bolton in contempt, months after they blew Congress off. Odds are the US Attorney’s office in DC will do nothing, as everyone knew.
Alberto Gonzalez resigned, but is doing “just fine,” as
John Edwards Hillary Clinton might say.
“Waterboard” Mukasey shows himself to have given the same kind of stand up assurances of being a nonideological professional as, say, John Roberts did.
Don Siegelman, like Joe Nacchio, happened to be on the wrong side of the Bushies and finds himself doing long and hard time. Yet Siegelman’s case appears even more blatantly trumped up.
Fascism is as fascism does. And fascism requires a supine and fretful legislature.
You can also get the transcript and watch the video at the 60 Minutes site here.