Tom DeLay is a Big Crybaby

NBC clashes with Tom DeLay on Law & Order

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representative Majority Leader Tom DeLay accused NBC on Thursday of slurring his name by including an unflattering reference to him on the NBC police drama "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."

DeLay's name surfaced on Wednesday night on the show's season finale, which centered on the fictional slayings of two judges by suspected right-wing extremists.

In the episode, police are frustrated by a lack of clues, leading one officer to quip, "Maybe we should put out an APB (all-points-bulletin) for somebody in a Tom DeLay T-shirt."

In a letter to NBC Universal Television Group President Jeff Zucker, DeLay wrote: "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."

But, of course, all the slimy rhetoric he spouted to actually put more judges in danger is just fine.

The Texas Republican went on to suggest the "slur" against him was intended as a jab at comments he had made about "the need for Congress to closely monitor the federal judiciary."


"The script line involved an exasperated detective bedeviled by a lack of clues, making a sarcastic comment about the futility of looking for a suspect when no specific description existed," Reilly said.

He added: "It's not unusual for 'Law & Order' to mention real names in its fictional stories. We're confident in our viewers' ability to distinguish between the two."

Unless, of course, you're a complete moron. Or Tom DeLay. I always get those confused. I love how he calls it a "slur." Apparently, he's not familiar with Jerry Orbach. (Rest in Peace, Jerry.) Quips like this were a regular part of his dialogue. And ever heard the phrase "ripped from the headlines," Tom? Moron.

Some leading Republicans used harsh terms to condemn judges earlier this year after courts failed to intervene to save the life of Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged Florida woman who died after her feeding tube was removed at her husband's request but against her parents' wishes.

At the time, DeLay said, "The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior."

Producer Dick Wolf, creator of the "Law & Order" franchise, took a swipe at DeLay in his own statement on Thursday, saying, "I ... congratulate Congressman DeLay for switching the spotlight from his own problems to an episode of a TV show."


The show's season finale drew 14.5 million viewers, but DeLay wasn't one of them. An aide said he heard about the show through his wife, who learned of it from someone else who saw the episode.

At the time, DeLay was actually trying on panties, which apparently got in a twist.

I love these Republican Extremists. They can spout whatever foul, vile lies they want... they can sputter unctious innuendo to put Americans in danger, but if someone says something about them personally, well... it's temper-tantrum time.

Yet more proof that our country is being run by eight-year-old schoolyard bullies.

UPDATE: As usual, Crooks & Liars has video.

All bolding mine.

(Cross-posting in the night...exchanging glances...)

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