- When Senators and their aides tune in to Channel 5 on the chamber’s internal television system each morning, they normally get a replay of the previous night’s edition of ”Nightline” or a dry tutorial on parliamentary procedure conducted by the Congressional Research Service.
But on the morning of December 6, two Capitol Police officers noticed something quite different emanating from Channel 5 and making its way to all Senate offices: a pornographic movie.
Officials at the office of the Architect of the Capitol office were alerted to the situation and quickly determined that an employee in the Senate Recording Studio had been dubbing a pornographic tape on taxpayer time.
”To add insult to injury, he pushed the wrong button and [the porn movie] went out over Channel 5,” Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Alfonso Lenhardt confirmed in an interview.
Lenhardt said Architect officials ”quickly pulled the plug” on the movie and apparently very few people made it into their offices early enough to catch the show. ”To be exact, it was 7:05,” he noted. ”Suffice it to say, there were not a lot of people who saw it.”
Suuurrre, sounds like scapegoating to me: what else are the Privileged 100 pirating and sharing amongst themselves?? What’s on the tube in the hot tub room at 5AM?? You can bet it isn’t CSPAN.