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.

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bmaz @Popehat @adamsteinbaugh I maybe knew that, but that isn't me. Just looking for some creative ways to defend. Hell, theyve to be out there!
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bmaz @Popehat @adamsteinbaugh You laugh, but this is a very nice teacher trying to help students, and neither she nor her dog did anything wrong.
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bmaz @adamsteinbaugh No duty to not have dog there, in fact was approved program by the school over years that won awards.
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bmaz @adamsteinbaugh ...the teacher/owner of the dog because the kid stumbled over it and fell. I think this is horseshit, but need some help.
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bmaz @adamsteinbaugh No, kid was pretty much, by his own admission, running w/o looking+stumbled+fell over innocent dog. Parents fucking sue...
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bmaz @adamsteinbaugh Now she is being sued by the parents of some kid who negligently stumbled over the dog+hurt wrist in an enclosed playground.
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bmaz Owner is teacher who brought dog to school to help struggling kids have something to read to. Won awards over years. https://t.co/jJqaKw42y6
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bmaz Owner is award winning teacher, and incident happened on school grounds in enclosed area (i.e. not at large) https://t.co/BN1escm4R6
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bmaz Okay Legal Hive Mind: Need help as to defenses for innocent dog (and owner) tripped over in enclosed area by negligent kid w/greedy parents.
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