As expected Scott Horton took a much closer look at the details behind the suspicious Alabama blackout of a 60 Minutes broadcast on the Don Siegelman prosecution. Unexpectedly, Horton disproved his hypothesis.
The key figure in the Oak Hill group is Robert M. Bass. His campaign donation profile shows that he has supported both Democrats and Republicans, but that his donations to Democrats far exceed those to Republicans. The complete five-year search can be examined here. Note specifically that he has never supported George W. Bush–either in his races for governor of Texas or president. Sid, Edward and Lee Bass, who have been heavy Bush supporters, do not appear to have any interest in Oak Hill Capital Partners. Consequently, the supposition that the blackout at WHNT was politically driven censorship on the part of the ultimate owners has no merit.
You don’t see that very often.