Earlier, we noted how Noel Sheppard is feeling Tom DeLay's pain at being convicted of campaign finance crimes. Now fellow Media Research Center employee Tim Graham is joining in DeLay's pity party.
In a Nov. 26 NewsBusters post, Graham complained that no network news broadcast that reported DeLay's conviction "allowed DeLay air time to defend himself." Of course, if you've been convicted by a jury of your peers, the time for defense has passed. Does Graham think every person who claims they've been wrongly convicted should have the chance to say so on national television?
Also, Graham seems to have decided that only the I've-been-framed words straight from DeLay's mouth count. His own transcript shows that CBS noted that "His [DeLay's] lawyer called the verdict a miscarriage of justice and vowed to appeal." Graham doesn't explain why that's not good enough.