Sunday, March 21, 2010

Harpooning the Media Show

The drama and sensational prosecution of a sushi restaurant that served whale in Santa Monica, California has been harpooned.

Obama-appointed U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte, Jr. who sought the national spotlight and boosted his ego on the Sei Whale controversy is now walking on worn out soles and a semi-deflated ego.

The Los Angeles Times reports:
A Santa Monica sushi restaurant facing federal charges for serving endangered whale meat appears set to close its doors Saturday, according to a statement posted to The Hump's website Friday which called the decision a "self-imposed punishment."

"The Hump hopes that by closing its doors, it will help bring awareness to the detrimental effect that illegal whaling has on the preservation of our ocean ecosystems and species," read the statement on the restaurant's longstanding website.
All that is left is a simple press release about what plea bargain and fine is dealt out. The media show is dead, suffering a quick and bloody death.