FDL Cutting Room Roundup: Hidden Easter Eggs

Our team gathered some great video which didn’t get paired up with featured articles this week, but they’re excellent Easter evening treats. Here’s a second chance for some videos we couldn’t squeeze into this week’s lineup.

First up: The Nation’s Chris Hayes appeared on MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann to talk about hedge fund managers’ ridiculous compensation of $25 billion dollars in total.

Twenty. Five. Billion. Dollars. Compensation.

That’s obscene, it’s contemporary obscenity. How have our lives been enriched, if at all, by these guys we’ll never see and never meet, who make such extraordinary earnings for something we can’t see or touch?

Next up, David Corn on Countdown, talking about the clueless wingnut ranting against the Constitutionally mandated Census.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) doesn’t seem to realize that discouraging the conservative base from completing the Census will hurt their chances at equitable apportionment in terms of Congressional seats and federal funds.

Shhh…don’t clue her in.

Our third clip is MSNBCs Rachel Maddow covering the domestic terrorist Scott Roeder; Roeder was sentenced to life in prison for for the murder of Dr. George Tiller, with eligibility for parole in 50 years. In sentencing Roeder, District Judge Warren Wilbert took into consideration the deliberate stalking of Tiller and his murder in a place of worship; Roeder might otherwise have been eligible for parole in 25 years had not these circumstances been factored into sentencing.

Considering Roeder’s age of 52, it’s virtually certain he will never leave prison for the rest of his life and will pose no further threat to doctors providing reproductive health care services to women.

We’ve got one more clip coming for you as soon as our illustrious video team gets done combing through the cutting room. Stay tuned! My bad, I think we’ve now pulled all our video Easter eggs out of hiding.

What other video have you seen this week which might be of interest to the rest of the community? Please share in comments — oh, and let us know what the Easter Bunny brought you. Unfortunately the rascal left not only an overlarge heap of jelly beans but a rather large ham at my house; we’ll be eating ham-this and ham-that all week.

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