Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday afternoon news dump

Posted By on Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 6:48 PM

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POW!: Rep. Charlie Melancon, way behind in the polls for the 2010 Senate race, comes out swinging against Sen. David Vitter:

If a company wants to receive taxpayer dollars, they should not be able to force victims to give up their constitutional rights as a condition of employment.

David Vitter has refused to explain why he voted to allow taxpayer-funded companies to sweep rape charges under the rug. We can only guess what his reasons were.

Vitter punches back:

If Charlie Melancon is truly 'shocked' that David Vitter would vote against this amendment, one can only imagine his thoughts on President Obama and Obama's Department of Defense having the exact same position on this amendment as the Republicans - which they do.

OUR MAN IN HAVANA: More blowback on C. Ray in C.U.B.A.

THE NEW K-VILLE?: NBC is developing a new show set (but not shot?) in New Orleans:

"Nola," from writer Diane Ademu-John ("Medium"), revolves around a down-on-his-luck private investigator and a charismatic ex-con capable of being inhabited by ghosts who become unlikely partners to help solve the problems of New Orleans citizens, living or dead.

Yeah, well, good luck with that.

MEDIA AT WORK: The CNN crew stinks on ice when it comes to Celebrity Jeopardy!; top anchors Wolf Blitzer and Soledad O'Brien managed to lose to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and one of the Desperate Housewives. (Blitzer's final total: $-4,600.)

A CNN flack explains

:

"They are reporters, not trivia experts. And the buzzer is complicated."

Have a nice day.

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