"Maybe we should put out an APB [all points bulletin] for somebody in a Tom DeLay T-shirt," says Detective Alexandra Eames, played by Kathryn Erbe, after a black appellate court judge is killed.
Maybe DeLay should have thought a little longer before calling for the reckoning in the first place.
"I can only assume last night's slur was in response to comments I have made in the past about the need for Congress to closely monitor the federal judiciary, as prescribed in our constitutional system of checks and balances. I have explained all such comments — even those inartfully made and taken out of context — on numerous occasions, including with representatives of your network."
If that was what DeLay had actually said, I could see how he could be mad, but what he did say was, "The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior." I saw the live news conference. It sounded even worse live, then it does in print.
But, DeLay is sure to try to use this as a diversion from the fact that a judge just found his PAC to be violating the law.
DeLay Blasts 'Law & Order'
But wait, there's more:
DeLay wrote Thursday to NBC president Jeff Zucker, accusing them "of reckless and irresponsible behavior." Maybe Delay should have called the behavior "inartfull" instead:
"Last night's brazen lack of judgment represents a failure of stewardship of our public airwaves and as much evidence as anyone needs for the embarrassing state of the mainstream media's credibility,"
Are you freaking kidding me. I now understand why conservatives think there is such a problem with the main stream media... They can't tell the difference between a fictional TV show and news. Listen up people, Will & Grace are not co-anchors of the evening news. Ray Ramono is not a White House correspondent.
The producer of Law & Order did have a nice comeback letter though
"Up until today, it was my impression that all of our viewers understood that these shows are works of fiction," he said. "But I do congratulate Congressman DeLay for switching the spotlight from his own problems to an episode of a TV show."
DeLay mad over NBC drama that mentions him