Friday, January 13, 2006

Demand stations run our ad just released its analysis of our ad that is sitting gathering dust at Houston TV stations as station managers remain cowed by Tom DeLay's bullying.

Guess what? It's factual:

DeLay's primary complaint is that the ad refers to "one million dollars from Russian tycoons to allegedly influence his vote." In fact, The Washington Post has reported just such an allegation. It quoted the former president of an advocacy group as saying DeLay's former chief of staff told him that Russians contributed $1 million to the group in 1998 specifically to influence DeLay's vote on legislation.

We've faxed the analysis to the stations, and we're urging that people email or call:

Jim Jossolyn, General Manager
(713) 222-2222

Peter Diaz, General Manager
(713) 526-1111

Henry Florsheim, General Manager
(713) 666-0713

D’Artagnan Bebel, General Manager
(713) 479-2600

You know what to do. Report what you hear on this thread.

Update: The Houston Chronicle's Samantha Levine, again, covers the controversy.


  • This is really amusing. Do these TV stations really believe that Mr. Delay, who has fought tooth and nail to avoid being put under oath about ANYTHING, would really be willing to take the stand as a plaintiff in a libel case and explain why he wasn't actually a crook? Has anyone ever heard of a libel case where a plaintiff won without having to take the stand? You know, I would love to be a lawyer defending a libel suit filed by Mr. Delay..... He'd have committed multiple counts of perjury by the time he got off the stand.

    Anyone game for taking up a collection to find an obscure cable channel willing to put some commercials on the air and call Mr. Delay's bluff so all the other TV stations will see he's full of hot air? Lets face it.. with all his legal troubles, theres never been a better time than now to say something bad about the man. That man is doing everything he can to stay out of a courtroom.

    Actually... what about this... does anyone have any contacts in these stations that are being threatened? How about some of our members offer to represent one of the stations and seek a declaratory judgement that the commercials are in fact not libelous? Since they've been threatened with legal action and they were planning on running the ads, it seems like it could potentially be a valid course of action to seek a declaratory judgement. Turn the tables on them.. Or would the station actually have to air the ads before a declaratory injunction could be sought?

    hmmm.. inquiring minds..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:06 PM  

  • Nice! This proves he's full of hot air, get a few lawyers and go to work on the TV stations.

    Lets get every single one of these ADS run shall we? After all, if its not true there's nothing to hide is there?

    But the fact that he took the 1 million dollars from russian mafia executives is undisputed, makes the case, not in fact libel related....


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:36 PM  

  • More coverage from columnist Rick Casey of the Houston Chronicle here

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:01 PM  

  • Here's an idea: Run those ads in Austin...where his attack dog ads ran against Earle. See how quickly Delay would do something to the Austin tv stations. I doubt Austin would be as cowed as the Houston stations.

    By Blogger Progressive Texas Chicano, at 10:08 PM  

  • After all, his trials are going to be in Austin. Let's see Delay try to fight a two-prong media campaign. THAT should dry up his funds quickly!

    By Blogger Progressive Texas Chicano, at 10:09 PM  

  • Keep it up guys...I alreay put in my phone calls and emails. It's really been a red-letter kind of week for out side. BTW, this site should have a new motto: Taking on Tom DeLay since before taking on Tom DeLay was cool. All the work is starting to pay dividends.

    By Blogger Mark, at 11:40 PM  

  • And now with Delay, its Roy Blunt's turn......What a lying SLEAZEbucket...

    Beyond Delay yet again

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:26 AM  

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