Normally, I’d like to keep this as more of a blog utilizing critical thinking as opposed to one detailing bits of news as they happen, but I feel like I should make an exception in this case. This is a story that hasn’t gotten a lot of attention, and it deserves to.
Apparently, during the airing of 60 Minutes on CBS, a piece detailing the relationship between Karl Rove and former Alabama Governor Don Siegleman was suspiciously blacked out. Specifically, only that story was blocked out, and was only blocked out in Alabama markets. Even more fascinating is an article now being published by The Raw Story. Basically, it details how the blackout could have only been an editorial call, and also runs down how WHNT was purchased by Oak Hill Capital Partners, who was a large fundraiser for both Bush / Cheney campaigns.If you are in the same market as I am, I urge you to call WHNT and present them with the facts in both articles. Their number is (256) 535-9330. This type of censorship should not be allowed in our day and age. Especially in our backyard.
Feb 26 Update: This post has gotten far more involved and lengthy than I initially would have cared for it to, so I’ve moved the rest of the updates to this page. If there’s any further updates to it, I’ll post a notification on this post.