Not At All What He Said

And now the most intriguing two minutes in television, the latest from the political grapevine:

Not At All What He Said

The L.A. Times reports today that in response to a question from NBC's Tom Brokaw (search) over whether Arnold Schwarzenegger (search) denies accusations of sexual misconduct, Schwarzenegger responded, "Not at all."

But in fact what Schwarzenegger clearly said was that he denied, "no, not all" the allegations, which goes along with his earlier remark to Brokaw that, "a lot of these are made-up stories."

What apparently happened was that the L.A. Times relied on a faulty transcript on the NBC web site rather than check tape or the sound and video readily available on the Internet.

Meanwhile, a new report says that well before the L.A. Times ran last week's story accusing Schwarzenegger of sexual misconduct, senior Democratic strategists were informed of the particulars of the story and what day it would run.

The L.A. Weekly says this would have certainly helped Gov. Gray Davis (search) plan his no-on-recall campaign.

But an L.A. Times spokesman says the story was closely held and was not shared with, "anyone outside the building."

Rubber Readings

The Health Education web site at Michigan State University has a section called the "Condom Connection," which features an array of information about condoms.

It tells you their history, and a section called "Fun Facts" tells you how many quarts of milk a condom will hold.

The site also tells you where to get condoms…Indeed the university health center dispenses them, six for $1.25.

The web site also tells you how to put on a condom, which includes instructions…and illustrations on how to put one on with your mouth.

Honorary Citizen?

The city of Paris has named its newest honorary citizen: Mumia Abu-Jamal…the former Black Panther (search) member who was convicted of killing a white Philadelphia police officer in 1981.

The mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoe told a crowd of 200, "Mumia is a Parisian," and the crowd cheered and applauded.

Delanoe says he is trying to bring attention to the, "barbarity called the death penalty." Abu-Jamal's death sentence was overturned in 2001.