Friday, May 27, 2005

Delay: Law & Order Wrong

From Reuters:
Tom Delay is pissed at the TV show Law & Order: CI for slurring his name. This occurred on Wednesday's episode about the killing of judges when a frustrated cop having trouble finding a suspect says, "Maybe we should put out an APB for somebody in a Tom DeLay T-shirt."
Delay wrote a letter to NBC complaining but NBC doesn't seem to be cowering. Their statement of reply included:
"It's not unusual for 'Law & Order' to mention real names in its fictional stories. We're confident in our viewers' ability to distinguish between the two."

I think Delay has done enough to "slur" his name on his own. But he wrote this to NBC:
"This manipulation of my name and trivialization of the sensitive issue of judicial security represents a reckless disregard for the suffering initiated by recent tragedies and a great disservice to public discourse."

That is pretty audacious after saying this of judges following the Schiavo case:
"The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior."

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