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FCC wants probe of 60 Minutes blackout in Alabama

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  1. PressCoverage

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    I love this. ... More evidence the "liberal media bias" mantra is laughable.

    FCC official wants probe of "60 Minutes" black-out

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Federal Communications Commission official is seeking an inquiry into the blacking out of a politically charged segment of the CBS News magazine "60 Minutes" by a local television station in Alabama.

    FCC Commissioner Michael Copps said he had asked the chairman of the FCC to open an inquiry into the February 24 incident at WHNT, a CBS affiliate in Huntsville, Alabama, in which civil rights footage from the 1960s was blacked out.

    "The FCC now needs to find out if something analogous is going on here," Copps said at a luncheon with media watchdog groups. "Was this an attempt to suppress information on the public airwaves, or was it really just a technical problem?"

    The "60 Minutes" segment centered on the prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, who was convicted in 2006 on charges of corruption.
    The program made the case that Siegelman had been wrongly convicted on the basis of a politically motivated case built by Republican prosecutors and White House political advisor Karl Rove.
     
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    I hate conspiracy theories, but this just seems way too coincidental.
     
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    So if this is a big plot by Rove to frame this guy, why would the Bush appointee as FCC chairman investigate the segment not being shown in Al ????

    Think about it bush hater
     
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    Why don't you actually read the headline and the story before frothing at the mouth for the 374th time this calendar year? My gawd, are you ever clueless.

    The commissioner is not mentioned as initiating the investigation. It says "AN OFFICIAL is seeking an investigation" and "asked the chairman of the FCC to open an inquiry."

    Run along now, Bush lover.

    But next time, slow down and reprogram. Otherwise, you expose yourself badly.
     
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    probably for the same reason that the prosecuting attorneys have since had a crisis of conscience, not everyone wants to be part of Rove and Bush's crimes just because they are part of the same party.

    And Michael Copps is a democrat.
     
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    Where are you GOP lovers?
     
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    I honestly believe this is just starting right now but it's going to be a huge deal. If this is true, it's very bad news for Bush and Co.
     

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