CBS's Early Show ignores federal raid on Democratic congressman

<p>Political news often lacks the sizzle and spice that morning shows desire. It's hard to hold good ratings if you dwell on the meat and potatoes of public policy that is fairly complex. But everyone understands an <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/03/AR200508... corrupt Democratic congressman</a> getting busted by the feds.</p><blockquote><p><nitf>FBI agents raided the Washington and New Orleans homes of Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) yesterday as part of an ongoing public corruption probe, law enforcement authorities said.<br /><br />Agents conducted early-morning raids at Jefferson's homes in the 1300 block of F Street in Northeast Washington and in the 1900 block of Marengo Street in New Orleans, authorities said. His car on Capitol Hill was also searched.</nitf></p></blockquote><p>So why did <i>The Early Show</i> ignore this story?</p><p>Perhaps producers had their fill of political news after giving network airtime to <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml?channel=earlysh...$@$On$@$Iraq$@$Casualties&hitboxMLC=national">Democratic Senator Joseph Biden</a> to criticize the Bush administration on the Iraq war.</p><p>After all, we couldn't cut out time needed to air co-host Hannah Storm working on some <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/07/21/earlyshow/living/williams_sono... &quot;stone fruit&quot; recipes.</a></p><p /><p /><p>
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Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is the Managing Editor for NewsBusters