CBS Blasts Contractors with Expert … I Mean, Democratic Candidate

October 18th, 2007 3:04 PM

Maybe it just slipped his mind, but maybe not.

CBS Chief Investigative Correspondent Armen Keteyian neglected to mention that the “attorney” he interviewed for the October 17 “Evening News” was also running as a Democrat for Congress.

Keteyian piled on military food contractors by relying on a Democratic Congressional Candidate Alan Grayson as an expert when he reported on a federal fraud probe in the military's food-supply operations.

Grayson has “filed dozens of lawsuits against military contractors,” including one against the company Public Warehousing – a company Keteyian focused on for overcharging the Army.

The interview setting looked more like a campaign commercial, with a waterfall in the background that should include the disclaimer “My Name is Alan Grayson and I approved this message.”

Grayson ran for Congress in Florida’s 8th Congressional District as a Democrat in 2006 and his Web site now states that “we are in the process of re-vamping our website for the 2008 race,” a key element that would have given the viewer a sense of his motives.