Irony Is In The Corner, Coughing Up Blood

ABC, the network that brought us two nights of a GOPumentary they claimed was somehow based on the 9/11 Commission Report, isresisting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.

Lobbyists for farmers, retailers and television station owners are fighting a wide range of proposed laws to improve security and recommendations from the 9/ll Commission.


The 9/ll Commission recommended a portion of the broadcast frequency used by television stations be turned over to emergency first responders next year. The broadcasters, including ABC, want to stick to a previously planned date of 2009.

“Why are we waiting to save lives?” asked McCain in a report to be broadcast on a special ABC News program this evening. The broadcasters are literally “putting lives at risk,” [grandstanding Sen. John] McCain said.