commented on Glenn Beck Gives Ken Hutcherson His Big Break
@1 Technically, it was always going to be a Frontline documentary, but in partnership with ESPN. After the doc was completed, ESPN basically asked PBS to take their name off the project, because of the completely bogus reason that ESPN realized they had no editorial control.
Of course, everyone knows the real reason: ESPN is the NFL's bitch (Fox, CBS and NBC don't have nearly as much to lose), and the NFL knows it. The NFL forced ESPN to disassociate itself with the project. ESPN pulling out only brought way more attention to the doc.
commented on Bar Owners and Nightlife Advocates Endorse Murray
McGinn's failure in pursuing later bar hours wasn't his fault. There was no chance the liquor board was going to approve that, especially after they'd just handed over control of their precious liquor monopoly. Maintaining bar hours and other strict regulations (ask ANY nightclub owner with bottle service how much of a hassle and business-killer those rules are) is all they have left.