House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has fired off an angry letter to NBC, saying a character on Wednesday's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" "slurred" him.
In the episode, Detectives Goren and Eames were investigating a right-wing group's connection to the murder of an appellate judge.
"Maybe we should put out an APB [all-points bulletin] for somebody in a Tom DeLay T-shirt," said Eames.
In his letter to NBC entertainment chief Jeff Zucker (search), 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."
"Law & Order" creator/executive producer Dick Wolf fired back, "Up until today, it was my impression that all of our viewers understood that these shows are works of fiction . . . "but I do congratulate Congressman DeLay for switching the spotlight from his own problems to an episode of a TV show."
Friday, May 27, 2005
Bolt Down Delay
Poor Tom Delay (R-Bugman) has been doing his crap in the dark for so long that he doesn't know how to handle it when the spotlight is on him.