Tuesday, October 18, 2011
WFAA, Tom Leppert get razzed on TV by Stephen Colbert and Keith Olbermann
Big night for Dallas among TV pundits.
Two Dallas institutions got razzed on national TV Monday night: WFAA-TV and ex-Mayor Tom Leppert.
WFAA was the subject of a piece by Stephen Colbert, who complained that the Dallas TV station would not air an ad cheering on the NBA owners including Mark Cuban for the lockout that was paid for by his SuperPAC.
"WFAA, you have [bleeped] with the wrong people. We are Colbert superPAC. Our rage tonight is big and bright. What’s WFAA's excuse? According to this letter I received from their sales manager, quote, ‘Here’s an explanation of what happened,’ followed by, ‘I can’t explain what happened.’ WFAA, I call on you to air our ad on tomorrow on a prime spot like Good Morning America."
According to WFAA VP Dave Muscari, the only reason the station didn't air the show was "human error."
"This would-be nominee has launched first political campaign centered on opposition to Occupy Wall Street exhibits the same flawed values that got our country in this economic mess. Leppert was chairman of audit committee at Washington Mutual Bank, lost 63 bill and got sold to chase and we had – so if anybody knows about the same flawed values that got our contry into this economic mix, it’s Tom Leppert cuz it looks like he invented most of them."
His other worst person nominees were Rick Perry’s wife Anita, and the winner, Glenn Beck.