January 21, 2006
Anti-DeLay ads will finally air in Houston

And to think, their run might have ended by now.

At least one Houston television station has agreed to air a reworked television ad linking Rep. Tom DeLay to disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff after refusing to air the first version of the commercial made by two liberal groups last week.

Fox station KRIV (Channel 26) has agreed to air the spot, though Vice President and General Manager D'Artagnan Bebel declined to explain the decision.

The Campaign for America's Future and the Public Campaign Action Fund said KPRC (Channel 2) will run the ad, but station representatives declined requests for confirmation.

The new 30-second ad contains more detailed information about the connections between the two Washington insiders, said David Donnelly, national campaigns director of the Public Campaign Action Fund in Washington.


Peter Diaz, president and general manager of KHOU, said he will review the ad and its supporting material over the weekend and make a decision as early as Monday.

Representatives from KTRK said they had not made a decision as of Friday night.

And I'm sure you give that kind of zealous attention to detail and accuracy on every third-party political or other advocacy ad you're paid to run. Real sure.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 21, 2006 to Scandalized! | TrackBack

South Texas Chisme has a couple posts on the media today, including one on the DeLay ad.

See Ad against DeLay to air and Correcting Media Malfeance

Posted by: Could Be True on January 21, 2006 5:52 PM

Molly Ivins wrote that DeLay is going down in November; and today in watching the McLaughlin Group out of the District of Columbia, some pundit (I can't remember which one) said that he predicted Republicans would attempt to talk DeLay out of running for reelection before he loses his seat to a Democrat.

Gosh, I hope DeLay stands tall and then gets the bejesus beat out of him in the polls.

Posted by: Mmi Schaeffer on January 21, 2006 8:36 PM

Well, hasn't DeLay just crowbarred more GOP owned and operated non-evidentiary touchscreen voting machines into one or more of his preceints? What does that tell you?

Posted by: Prove Our Democracy with Paper Ballots on January 21, 2006 11:26 PM

I remember Molly Ivins was confident before the 2004 election also.

Perhaps as a mea culpa her writings are available at a very interesting site: http://www.freepress.org/index2.php

Check out what Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman say about confidence with non-evidentiary Republican voting machines.

Posted by: Prove Our Democracy with Paper Ballots on January 28, 2006 10:40 AM