Brian Williams, Meet Cameron Todd Willingham

Pretty much everyone seems to have waken up this morning still aghast at the wild applause Rick Perry got last night for his boast about the number of people he has executed.

It is disgusting.

But Brian Williams, who otherwise did a decent job as moderator, failed miserably here. How do you ask this question and not mention Cameron Todd Willingham?

Not only did Governor Perry deny Willingham’s appeal for clemency even though an expert arson investigator had rebutted all the solid evidence in the case, Perry fired investigators who were about to provide Willingham’s innocence.

Perry killed an innocent man and then engaged in a cover-up to hide that fact. The story of Cameron Todd Willingham deserves to be a central issue in Perry’s campaign.

Yet Williams–even while he exposed Republicans as blood-thirsty kooks–failed to even mention Willingham’s name.

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Reddit0Share on Facebook0Google+0Email to someone

33 Responses to Brian Williams, Meet Cameron Todd Willingham

Emptywheel Twitterverse
emptywheel RT @scotusreporter: Former Alabama governor Don Siegelman sent to solitary confinemen, his son says https://t.co/aUrv0cgcQD
16mreplyretweetfavorite
JimWhiteGNV @shenebraskan Second most lethal venom among snakes.
16mreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel @peter_donnelly Secret, um, something.
43mreplyretweetfavorite
JimWhiteGNV I am SO ready for a margarita and some guacamole. #CoralSnakeDay
2hreplyretweetfavorite
bmaz @BlanksSlate Yeah, but they are all getting a check by that point. Is asinine to the players AND fans
2hreplyretweetfavorite
bmaz @WALLACHLEGAL hahaha, does here as well!
2hreplyretweetfavorite
bmaz @StephStradley @evyllsummer ...Brady/NFLPA should have brought Olson in. Fight big fire with big fire.
2hreplyretweetfavorite
bmaz @StephStradley @evyllsummer Yeah. Think this right. Kessler had kicked ass+taken names up until then, but second Clement brought in....
2hreplyretweetfavorite
bmaz RT @StephStradley: Nah. My view then and now https://t.co/7dbW1kwQ5A MT @evyllsummer I definitely felt that Kessler seemed ill-prepared htt…
3hreplyretweetfavorite
bmaz Screw this BS. Go back to having first two rounds on the first night. https://t.co/pjDfOCZKpm
3hreplyretweetfavorite
bmaz @kentsomers @PaolaBoivin FWIW, kid seemed far more squared away than I expected last night. I love this pick, especially w/Cards lockerroom.
3hreplyretweetfavorite
September 2011
S M T W T F S
« Aug   Oct »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930