Radio interview with Sen. Dodd goes viral on internet
- Appearance Clear Channel tried to protect a liberal democrat, for scorekeepers over at Media Matters for Millionaires. The internet is viral for good or ill, especially if you're a Connecticut senator:
(NY Times): "A striking example came last week, when Clear Channel Communications tried to force a Web site in Connecticut to take down an audio recording, only to have the recording pop up on dozens — if not hundreds — of other sites within days.
- On Oct. 28, Tom Scott, a talk radio host at a Clear Channel station, WELI-AM in New Haven, recorded a heated interview with Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Democrat of Connecticut. Mr. Scott, a former Republican state senator, accused
Mr. Dodd of misconduct in getting a mortgage, which Mr. Dodd vehemently denied.
- The station did not broadcast the interview as scheduled. Mr. Scott said the station had withheld the recording because of repeated clashes between him and a producer."...
- And Scott says "the producer wanted to be easier on Mr. Dodd.
Clear Channel confirms the dispute with the producer, and says
- WELI did not broadcast the interview because Mr. Scott quit. Mr. Scott said he left by mutual agreement,
- but after the station held up the broadcast.
- (Sen. Dodd's actions with Countrywide are a matter of sad but apparently limited public record.) sm