Abernathy working Alabama 60 Minutes controversy

NEW YORK: Abernathy MacGregor Group is helping Huntsville, AL-based CBS affiliate WHNT-TV respond to allegations that it “blacked out” a February 60 Minutes report because of pro-Republican bias. Abernathy MD Michael Pascale said that his firm has a previous business relationship with WHNT parent company Oak Hill Capital Partners and was not hired as a response to accusations that the station intentionally took the report off the air. The report claimed former White House political guru Karl Rove was instrumental in political dirty tricks against a former Democratic governor. Pascale told The New York Times last month that Oak Hill chief Robert M. Bass did not contribute to any of President Bush’s campaigns, but has donated to a number of Democrats, including Sen. John Kerry (D-MA).

NEW YORK: Abernathy MacGregor Group is helping Huntsville, AL-based CBS affiliate WHNT-TV respond to allegations that it “blacked out” a February 60 Minutes report because of pro-Republican bias. Abernathy MD Michael Pascale said that his firm has a previous business relationship with WHNT parent company Oak Hill Capital Partners and was not hired as a response to accusations that the station intentionally took the report off the air. The report claimed former White House political guru Karl Rove was instrumental in political dirty tricks against a former Democratic governor. Pascale told The New York Times last month that Oak Hill chief Robert M. Bass did not contribute to any of President Bush’s campaigns, but has donated to a number of Democrats, including Sen. John Kerry (D-MA).

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