Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Return of Gannon/Guckert?

Sinclair Broadcast Group's new Washington Bureau Chief chaffed the staffs of a pair of US Senators. fishbowlDC details a day on Capitol Hill for former Dayton TV guy Don Hammond. The folks at fishbowlDC cite a Roll Call article saying Mr Hammond repeatedly referred to Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) as "ma'am" -- instead of "Senator" -- and kept asking Sen John Kerry (D-MA) about his war record at a news conference. This was Tuesday -- not back a year or so ago when the war record was a story in the Presidential campaign.

Staffers demanded to see his credentials after the news conference. He had none, but there is an application pending.

Sinclair fired it's last Washington Bureau Chief for questioning the company -- rather than Sen Kerry -- about a documentary critical of the Democratic Presidential nominee right before last year's election. (fishbowlDC)

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