Tom DeLay versus Law and Order

“Ted Kennedy” has the punchline to every fucking joke that even tangentially mentions booze for the past three decades, and you can’t take one fucking quip on a TV police drama? Fucking pussies the whole lot of them. GODDAMNIT, WHY CAN’T WE BEAT THEM? JESUS CHRIST, WHY DO THE THIN-SKINNED, PRUDISH NANCYBOYS KEEP WINNING?

Because a lot of people who vote for them are themselves thin-skinned, prudish nancyboys. As Exhibit A, I cite the ratio of eligible enlistees to Bush voters: it should be a lot closer than 1:1 than it actually is.

The Tom DeLay reference from Law and Order is as follows:

“Maybe we should put out an APB (all-points-bulletin) for somebody in a Tom DeLay T-shirt.”

The court case involved the murder of a judge and his family, suspects being perhaps right-wing extremists.

I rather like Law and Order. Occasionally. The stories are “ripped from today’s headlines” and all that “riveting” fling into “relevance”. The last episode I saw involved the lawyer having to go against his conscience and his attorney general’s politics to get the courts to define marriage away from gays so as to get a murder conviction. Another episode played on the Jayson Blair case.

In this case, Tom DeLay knows full well what prompted the jab… his comments following the Terri Schiavo case. He says so in his letter:

This manipulation of my name and trivialization of the sensitive issue of judicial security represents a reckless disregard for the suffering initiated by recent tragedies and a great disservice to public discourse.
I can only assume last night’s slur was in response to comments I have made in the past about the need for Congress to closely monitor the federal judiciary, as prescribed in our constitutional system of checks and balances. I have explained all such comments – even those inartfully made and taken out of context – on numerous occasions, including with representatives of your network. When a responsible journalist like Brit Hume made an inquiry into such comments, he quickly understood them to be limited to Congress’s oversight responsibilities and nothing more.

There’s a lot there. Brit Hume (and by extension) Fox News as emempliers of fair and balanced journalism. I will note that the White House’s new liason to PBS (who spent a while reaching the conclusion that PBS is liberally biased because Bill Moyer’s show is liberally biased) wanted Brit Hume to come in to teach public broadcasting how to be (ahem) “Fair and Balanced”.

And I must note the curious signs of RNC identifiers that Fox News really can’t help themselves to avoid.

Other than that, I must remind everyone of the rhetoric that was flying around after the Terri Schiavo Affair.:

Exemplified by Senator John Cornyn, of (naturally) Texas musing in a speech: “I wonder whether there may be the some connection in some quarters on some occasions where judges are making political decisions but are unaccountable to the public that it builds up and builds up to the point where some people engage in violence.”

Actually, if Tom DeLay wants to remind everyone of the Terri Schiavo Political Circus, he’s more than welcome to. It wasn’t terribly popular.

Tom DeLay finished his letter with:

Last night’s brazen lack of judgment represents a failure of stewardship of our public airwaves and as much evidence as anyone needs for the embarrassing state of the mainstream media’s credibility.

There’s a politically charged psychosis at work here. It’s a defensive mechanism. But it does look pathetic.

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