Friday, May 27, 2005

Uh-Oh... Don't Anger the Hammer

DeLay is P.O'd at Law and order making a reference to DeLay's call to make judges "answer for their behavior." last night Law & Order made reference to DeLay when a judge had been killed, but suspects were few.

"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

2 comments:

Michele said...

Of course Will and Grace are not co-anchors of television news. I think everyone knows the difference between fictional and real news.

The former being Newsweek and the latter being The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

But what do I know, I am still in shock that Law and Order is not real?

Sigmund, Carl and Alfred said...

Delay is on the Forrest Gump plan. Stupid is as stupid does.

Law and Order should be the least of his worries. Even if he is exonerated, the appearance of impropriety was harmful.

As for L&O- well, it's entertainment. No one is going to make the mistake of giving it more credence than that. If they do, well, as we like to say, idiots abound.