Bush-friendly station blocks “60 Minutes” Rove report – Machinist – Salon.com
The above video (click here to see the video ) is from last night’s “60 Minutes,” in which a Republican lawyer charged Bush operative Karl Rove with planning a campaign to ruin Don Siegelman, the former Democratic governor of Alabama, who was convicted in 2006 of federal bribery charges, and is now serving a seven-year sentence.
Among other nefarious things, the lawyer, Jill Simpson, says Rove asked her to try to get pictures of Siegelman cheating on his wife.
Grant Woods, another Republican attorney — he’s Arizona’s former attorney general and a co-chair of the John McCain campaign — tells “60 Minutes,” “I personally believe that what happened here is that they targeted Don Siegelman because they could not beat him fair and square. This was a Republican state and he was the one Democrat they could never get rid of.”
It’s a damning charge, one that must have folks in Alabama wondering if their former governor was given a fair shake. Except for one thing: As Scott Horton of Harper’s reports, WHNT, the CBS affiliate that broadcasts “60 Minutes” to Northern Alabama, did not run the segment. click here to read the whole article