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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:01 PM
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Siegelman story will be Sunday on 60 Minutes!
Just got this in my e-mail:

CBS 60 Minutes Siegelman Story to Air on Sunday
Scott Horton http://www.harpers.org/archive/2008/02/hbc-90002458

I am advised by CBS News that their long-awaited feature dealing with the trial of former Alabama Governor Don E. Siegelman will air on the next 60 Minutes program, on Sunday, February 24. I am told by people who have seen it that this is one of the best pieces of domestic expos journalism the 60 Minutes team has put together in the last several years. Mark your calendar and if youre out, this is the time to master the Tivo or the VCR record function.

Here's hoping...

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Mister Ed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:06 PM
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1. Yess! Keep this one kicked. n/t
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:06 PM
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2. Good news!! I'll Hope right along with you.
I'd like very much to know more about that case too.
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lolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:07 PM
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3. Worth watching
This story really needs to get exposure.

Isn't there something similar going on, with college admins in Mississippi or someplace getting put in jail for the "crime" of being Democrats, essentially?
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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:11 PM
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4. One of those rare occasions I wish I had TV
I'd love to see this. I hope they do the subject justice.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:14 PM
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5. Isn't February 24 Don's birthday?
Nice gift.

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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 10:45 AM
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19. Yes it is. I'm so curious to see this piece of journalism....
I sure hope they present this Man some justice.
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druidity33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:18 PM
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6. one more rec please!
This needs to be on the Greatest page. This story will explode if it hits the majority of people.

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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:32 PM
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7. And here's hoping it explodes in Rove's ugly fat face.
:argh:
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:34 PM
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8. Yay! They read my letter! Yay! nT
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:44 PM
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9. Kick this one
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:46 PM
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10. K&R
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Cheney Killed Bambi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:47 PM
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11. Great news!!!
I was worried CBS corporate would kill it.
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Usrename Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:50 PM
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12. k&r
for justice
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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:52 PM
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13. YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY!
This is SUCH good news!
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 11:13 PM
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14. That's going on the DVR then to DVD for sure. n/t
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AikidoSoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 11:18 PM
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15. K & R
even though I have my own thread that I'm worried about. ;-)


Really, this is great news. This is a story that just HAS to be told.
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 11:37 PM
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16. YEA!
Great Birthday gift!
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lisainmilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 12:00 AM
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17. Good....I hope the truth is presented! n/t
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RedEarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 09:21 AM
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18. Outstanding
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 11:19 AM
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20. Kick
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hvn_nbr_2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 12:20 PM
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21. Hopeful, but I'll believe it when they actually broadcast it.
No doubt that a lot of people are receiving KKKarrots and KKSticks, mostly sticks.
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SleeplessinSoCal Donating Member (710 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 01:02 PM
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22. Oscars Night of course.... Got a note from Siegelman yesterday...
I came across his address, possibly at DU, and sent him a hand written letter of encouragement. I'm curious as to how many people are writing. I got this from the link below. Does anybody know if this is definitely his address? Whether it is or not, I suspect I've made it up a couple levels on the Karl Rove watch list.

Don Siegelman
24775-001
FPC P O Box 5010
Oakdale La 71463

http://www.opednews.com/articles/genera_paula_hu_080208...
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Cherchez la Femme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 03:07 PM
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33. Is that pathetic
or what?

The MsM is finally forced to cover it, so they pick a time where there is the most interest in another subject on another channel.
It's just too bad they couldn't wait for the series finale of Lost

What a joke our titular "Free Press" has become ;(
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japple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:19 PM
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41. 60 Minutes runs from 7:00 - 8:00 ET and the Oscars
start at 8:00 ET, so one could watch both. I don't know what times these shows air on the west coast.
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Cherchez la Femme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 04:28 AM
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49. Pre-Oscar shows
such as Ba-Ba Wa-Wa's special that is going head to head with 60 Minutes
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 10:02 PM
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45. I got a note from him recently and he asked me to write some letters which
Edited on Thu Feb-21-08 10:03 PM by defendandprotect
I've been unable to do because my printer is out and I'm waiting for a new one!!!

At some point, I hope to catch up with that for him ---
and contribute some more to his defense fund!

Glad to hear the program is a go for Sunday!

If they can do this to him they can do this to anyone --- including any Democrat in office --- !!!

I agree 100% with Randi Rhodes . . . it's the AGs who weren't fired by Bush who we have to worry
about and what they've been doing all this time!!!




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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 01:06 PM
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23. New from Larissa: SIEGELMAN SUPPORTERS ABOUT TO BE SMEARED!
From Larisa Alexandrovna:

Horton, Me and others to be attacked...
http://www.atlargely.com/2008/02/horton-me-and-o.html

Folks, I have gotten yet another heads up - a third in a two day period - which is why I am now taking this seriously, that some sort of attack piece is coming against me, Scott Horton, and anyone else writing about Siegelman and the Riley camp. I am hearing various versions of what the attack will look like and two publications have already been named as getting the hit ready.
My understanding is that the whistle-blower, Dana Jill Simpson, Scott Horton of Harper's, Glyn Wilson of Locust Fork, and possibly (this I have only heard from one person) 60 Minutes are going to be smeared from here to eternity. I don't know the exact form the slander will take, but what I do know is that this will constitute an act of political war using an Alabama publication, possibly two - willingly I might add - to attack reporters.
I am not going to name the publication(s) at this point. I am hoping that they have some sense of ethics and refuse to run the hit piece. But, I will say this and openly, any publication that acts as the personal attack dog of a group of corrupt politicians needs to be run out of business. Or let me put it another way, none of us are going to stand by and allow slander as intimidation.
I ask that everyone - who believes in a free press; who depends on publications like Harper's, Raw Story, and TV shows like 60 Minutes for truth; everyone who believes in whistle-blower protection; everyone who does not want Soviet style justice in this country; and everyone who believes that this is still a country of laws - to please be ready to shame any publication that prints this hist piece into non-existence. Defend your reporters people, because they are all you have standing between you and an all-powerful authoritarian state. You want a free press? Fight for it. So, I ask you to ready yourselves for this assault. If any Alabama publication runs this hit piece, I want to know you will stand with me - with us really.
I will keep everyone posted on what happens. Let's hope there is still some integrity left in the two major newspapers in Alabama. Certainly the citizens of Alabama deserve honest brokers in the news business.

I'M GOIng to post this seperately so those you have already commited won't miss it!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 01:08 PM
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24. Good luck to the bad guys. There's an awful lot of us. n/t
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 01:33 PM
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29. here's a link to the thread on the smear:
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 10:06 PM
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46. From what I hear, everything in Alabama is corrupt--- !!!
The internet does give us a way to fight for and support a free press ---
I think we should be more concentrated on that opportunity --- !!!

I'm always amazed at the luck which seems to be with Bush and the right-wing ---
there seems to be no piece of crap they can't pick up and use to their advantage!!

And the FATES seems to love them --- !!!!




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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 10:48 PM
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48. Alabama is a beacon of virtue compared to Louisiana
and I don't think you'll find too many Louisianans who disagree, unfortunately.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 01:10 PM
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25. Has It Been Edited? (nt)
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balantz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 01:18 PM
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26. Hurray!!!
K&R!!!
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 01:21 PM
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27. all govt agencies politicized
I wonder what all bush has on members of congress that they didn't have the guts
to impeach him all of these years?

Maybe that domestic spying gave him the ammo he needed.
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H8fascistcons Donating Member (172 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 01:25 PM
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28. Hey Nancy Pelosi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you sick, twisted criminal Fascist enabler, are you going to watch this and protect us and our constitution for a change?
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cadaverdog Donating Member (111 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 09:06 PM
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43. Nahhh,
She'll be watching the Oscars, like every other deadhead in this country. The Oscars will be on the air live when Sixty Minutes airs on both coasts. Perfect. CBS couldn't have buried this piece any better if they had stuck it in a time capsule.
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 01:48 PM
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30. Yes! Kick R and kick again!
:kick:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 02:05 PM
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31. Finally.
As you said, 'here's hoping...'
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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 02:44 PM
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32. About freakin' time! n/t
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johan helge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 03:48 PM
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34. Those Repubs have no integrity
at all. This people should know.
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 04:17 PM
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35. Will Rove go to jail? Sorry to be so cynical, but I doubt it will do anything
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:16 PM
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40. The idea is to get Don out of jail first.
:)
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bonito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 06:05 PM
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36. KicK!
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 06:24 PM
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37. "Don Siegelman" CBS 60 Minutes Preview VIDEO is online now. Link
Thanks lala_rawraw for spotting this.

http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtm...

Preview: Don Siegelman
Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman is serving time after being convicted on charges of corruption. Now, as Scott Pelley reports, allegations of a Washington-based conspiracy against him have emerged. Sunday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. ET/PT
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 10:08 PM
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47. "Conspiracy" . . . wow --- taking off the dunce caps and putting on the tin foil --- !!! ????
"Washington-based conspiracy against him" ---
quite an encouraging note . . . !!!

I'll try to watch some of it now . . .

Thank you !!


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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 06:52 PM
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38. i will actually turn on my TV for that
isn't that his birthday? that's gotta be a good birthday present.
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muyojoe Donating Member (276 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:01 PM
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39. I'M IN ALABAMA
And the repuke jerks I work with actually celebrated when Siegelman got imprisoned. I'm tempted to tell them to watch the show.
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Dob Bole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:22 PM
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42. Yes!!!
I hope the whole lot of them go to jail. Isn't Jeff Sessions up for reelection?
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Iwillnevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 09:22 PM
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44. Rec #61
Is it me or are quite a few rocks being overturned lately to reveal the maggots underneath? This story is going to come as a huge shock to masses of people who don't yet know about it.
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