News Roundup for 2/24/11

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Wow, they just lie to everybody, don't they?

-Headline of the day-
"Records Say Fox News Chief Told Employee to Lie."

OK, this one gets a little complicated right off the bat. Turns out that Fox News big Roger Ailes wanted to a keep secret that would've hurt a buddy. See former bigtime publisher lady Judith Regan was having an affair with corrupt Bush Homeland Security appointee Bernie Kerik. Bernie Kerik got busted and Ailes told Regan to lie to investigators, because it would've embarrassed then-presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of NYC and current Nosferatu impersonator. See, Rudy had suggested Kerik to Bush, because he was trying to set him up as a hero of 9/11.

This all unraveled pretty quickly and the only real question was who the Fox exec was who was ordering Regan to lie. Now, affidavits show it was Ailes. Now, Roger's in trouble because this is a legal technicality commonly known as a "crime."

But don't worry, Ailes is a really, really rich guy and the only time a really, really rich guy goes to jail is if he pisses everyone off -- like Bernie Madoff. Ailes has only pissed off little people, like you and me, so he ought to be fine.

He can go back to doing what he does best -- lying to everyone else. (New York Times)

-Well that worked out well...-
Lisa Fitzgerald works as a counselor in the Hustisford school district. It's a nice area, kids are little pricks -- nice job, actually. So you can imagine how she must've felt when she received a layoff notice from the district.

Seems that uncertainty about the budget is forcing schools to drastic extremes -- everyone in Hustisford got the notice because, without a new budget, they aren't going to have any money. This school will have to shut its doors. And, since Wisconsin Republicans refuse to negotiate anything, the fault for these layoffs can be laid at their feet.

This is especially bad news for one of the players in the standoff. Senate majority leader Scott Fitzgerald is Lisa's husband. That's right, Scott just basically canned his own wife.

I'm guessing he's sleeping in the garage for a while. (Talking Points Memo)

-Bonus HotD-
"Texas Resident Arrested on Charge of Attempted Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction."

Surprisingly, it's not George W. Bush. (US Dept. of Justice)

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