Wednesday, May 03, 2006

What was with KK?

Why did KKTV bury the Zacarias Moussaoui story tonight? It ran the story second in its 4:30 newscast and like fifth in the 5:30. I get that the water main break was kind of a interesting visual, but I thought the sentencing was the clearly the story of the day -- even without the local connection (he's probably going to SuperMax down south, which I think they missed). KRDO got it right. Anyone see how KOAA played it?

UPDATE: Second story again at 10 on 11, although they did emphasize the Florence angle. KRDO led with it -- I missed KOAA again.

Just to spread the criticism around, KRDO kept asking people in Florence if they would feel less safe with Moussaoui in the prison. Escape is not the first thing that comes to my mind: He's a deranged fanatic, not MacGuyver. There's a reason they didn't call it AdequateMax. If you want to play the fear game, why not ask about terrorist reprisals? Personally, I'd have asked locals what they thought about him dodging the death penalty.


At 10:44 PM, May 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asking residents if they are afraid of Moussaoui? There are way worse people in SuperMax, people that eat babies, their mothers...

At 6:48 AM, May 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a list of current or former prisoners at ADX Florence:

Omar Abdel-Rahman - leader of the New York City landmark bomb plot
Mahmud Abouhalima - involved in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
Ahmad Mohammed Ajaj - involved in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing
Mohamed Rashed Daoud Al-'Owhali - involved in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings
Mohammed Ali Hassan Al-Moayad - helped to finance al-Qaeda and Hamas
Mirssa Araiza-Reyes - drug smuggler and undocumented alien; killed inmate Frank Melendez
Nidal Ayyad - involved in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing
Tyler Davis Bingham - Aryan Brotherhood member
Maynard Campell - a 55 year old white separatist with ties to militia groups; was stabbed to death.
Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso - Lucchese Crime Family figure and killer of at least 35 people
Ibrahim Elgabrowny - involved in the New York City landmark bomb plot
Wadih El Hage - involved in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings
Joey Estrella - convicted bank robber, killed in ADX Florence.
Luis Felipe (a.k.a. King Blood) - Latin Kings gang leader
Ronald Griesacker- Fraudster, passed $2 million in worthless checks. Released in 2002.
Matthew F. Hale - White supremacist, (unsuccessfully) solicited the murder of federal judge Joan Lefkow
Rodney Hambrick - serving a 68-year sentence on bomb charges
Clement Rodney Hampton-Ell (a.k.a. Dr. Rashid) - involved in the New York City landmark bomb plot
Robert Haney - bank robber
Robert Hanssen- a former FBI agent serving life for spying for the U.S.S.R. for two decades
Charles Harrelson - Mobster, father of actor Woody Harrelson
Larry Hoover - Gangster Disciples gang leader
Eyad Ismoil - involved in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing
Anthony Jones - Multiple murderer
Theodore Kaczynski - The Unabomber
Yu Kikumura - member of the Japanese Red Army
David Lane - Neo-Nazi leader, racketeering, conspiracy and violating the civil rights of radio talk show host Alan Berg
Joseph Leissler - robber, murderer
Raymond Luc Levasseur - American domestic bomber
Tom Manning - Killed a New Jersey state trooper.
Joseph Bryant McGee - bank robber
Timothy James McVeigh (April 23, 1968 – June 11, 2001), executed for Oklahoma City bombing
Frank Melendez - a cocaine dealer from California killed in ADX Florence by Mirssa Araiza-Reyes.
Andrew Mickel - murdered a police officer to "bring attention to, and halt, the police-state tactics that have come to be used throughout the U.S.A."
Barry Byron Mill - Aryan Brotherhood member
Khalfan Khamis Mohamed - involved in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings
Dandeny Munoz-Mosquera - chief assassin for Pablo Escobar, responsible for the bombing of Avianca Flight 203
Zacarias Moussaoui - conspirator in September 11, 2001 attacks presumably
Abdul Hakim Murad - involved in Operation Bojinka
Terry Nichols - involved in the Oklahoma City bombing
El Sayyid Nosair - involved in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing
Raymond Oechsle - was incarcerated with Casso from 2001 to 2002 at ADX.
Richard Reid - The "Shoe Bomber"
Ahmed Ressam - serving 23 years for attempting to blow up Los Angeles International Airport
Omar Mohammed Rezaq - Hijacked an Air Egypt flight in Greece in 1985.
Oscar Rivera - leader of the Armed Forces of National Liberation, a Puerto Rican terrorist group, for bombing 28 targets in the Chicago area. Received an additional 15-year sentence for an escape attempt (from another prison).
Eric Robert Rudolph - Olympic Park Bomber
Mohammed A. Salameh - involved in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing
Thomas Silverstein -- Bank robber and murderer; killed guard Merle Clutts in another facility.
Mutulu Shakur- an acupuncturist turned self-professed freedom fighter for the group Republic of New Afrika, sentenced to 60 years for bank robbery, conspiracy and murder (during the robbery, a policeman and two guards were killed.) Stepfather of late rapper Tupac Shakur, brother of Assata Shakur
Douglas Taylor - Leader of the 88 Skinheads
Saxon Taylor - Skinhead Leader
Manuel Torrez - 64 year old inmate killed at the hands of other inmates, the first in Supermax history.[1][2]
Earnest James Ujaama - tried to develop an al-Qaeda camp in Oregon
David Vargas - Convicted Of - Drugs & Voluntary Manslaughter.
Danny Weeks - kidnapper
Ramzi Ahmed Yousef - terrorist, involved in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and Operation Bojinka
Moussaoui is just another ruffian! If they don't feel safe now, they never will!

At 6:55 AM, May 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The heck with those in the facility! What about all the wackjobs still running around free. That's who the people of Florence and everywhere else should fear. What a stupid question for a TV news person to ask. Oh I forgot, most of them are.


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