The husband of convicted child killer Andrea Yates is suing to block release of crime scene videos to two TV station that requested it. Under Texas law the district attorney’s office must release them.
“The only legitimate public interest in the contents of the videotape was served when it was played for the jury at the criminal trial,” Parnham [lawyer for the husband] said in the lawsuit against Cornyn [Texas Attorney General now running for the Senate]. “To now disseminate that video for commercial, public broadcast can only serve the improper purpose of supporting sensationalism and pandering to voyeuristic interests.”
No shit! It’s unfortunate we have a bunch of fucked up people in this country who get off on pictures and videos of death and destruction. And we also have some equally fucked folks who’ll broadcast anything for ratings and the almighty dollar that comes with them. Remember the P*arl vid?
Gawd, I hate TV…
I love the NYPost headline: DOCS LOOKING UP BUSH. Find any gerbils?
Why all this hoopla and media coverage about this guy’s ass? Enough already! Yeah, so this is only the second time that a veep has become the prez for a little while:
“Ronald Reagan transferred power to Bush’s dad during his eight-hour colon-cancer surgery in July 1987 – but not in March 1987 when Reagan had the colonoscopy checkup that ultimately led to cancer surgery.”
Well, if it’s already happened before, then it’s not NEWS anymore! WHO CARES! And what is it about being president that gives you colon trouble? Hmmm…
Read the report at the Guardian on how Saddam ’staged’ fake baby funerals with the use of freezer and taxi’s. I found the story to be very detailed, factual and a little grisly. Then I found this little piece, presumably the personal opinions of the writer, John Sweeney:
“The dead babies are blamed by Saddam’s regime on cancers and birth defects which first appeared in 1991 and were, it says, caused by depleted uranium weapons. While no one should underestimate the lethality of these weapons and the stupidity of the US military machine, the claim does not make radiological sense. According to Dr Nick Plowman, head of clinical oncology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, the claim ’is ridiculous. It flies in the face of everything learnt from Hiroshima and Nagasaki.’”
I’ve never read this guy before, but I don’t like him much. As always, “unbiased” reporting from those fine folks across the pond…