Monday, November 1, 2010

On Eve Of Election, O'Donnell Cries Foul

During a speech she made on Sunday, O'Donnell announced that her 24 minute mega-ad would run on Channel 28 in Delaware, and Delmarva's WBOC-TV at 11:30pm Sunday evening, and again on Monday. The campaign ad never ran, and the O'Donnell camp spent all day today alleging bias.

I have to admit that when I first read about the story, and how O'Donnell was tweeting that Channel 28 "forgot" to air the ad, I actually felt sorry for her for the first time.  I mean, I really don't think she's good for much more than a good laugh, but it really sounded like she was being stiffed and silenced.  But unlike O'Donnell herself, there's more to this story than meets the eye.  Tim Qualls, executive producer at Channel 28 claims that the O'Donnell camp didn't deliver the video in enough time to be aired on Sunday, and that he was with his wife in Baltimore on Sunday tending to her personal medical matters.  According to Fox news, The O'Donnell camp has since apologized for causing any "added stress to his family situation"

And as for rumors of WBOC-TV being involved, they claim that the station was approached by O'Donnell's campaign manager, but a deal was never reached.  Just to clear the air, I haven't read of O'Donnell complaining about any station other than Delaware 28.

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