Roger Clemens' triumphal performance on America's Got Perjurers should end doubts about judicial bias on NBC's top rated show.
Since America's Got Perjurers first season, when O.J. Simpson was selected over Bill Clinton, viewers have wondered if AGP judges are prejudiced against whites. These questions continued as AGP judges gave three X's to audience favorites Martha Stewart in 2004 and Scooter Libby in 2007. Many claimed Stewart and Libby were better perjurers than the lesser-known people of color ultimately selected as winners.
Complaints reached a crescendo last year when Barry Bonds was awarded AGP's one million dollar first prize, while the white males who caused the economic meltdown were never even asked to appear on AGP.
"Dick Fuld, James Cayne, Charles Prince, Kerry Killinger, John Tain, and Ken Lewis, respectively the CEO's of Lehman, Bear Stearns, Citibank, WaMu, Merrill, and B of A, would have been superb perjurers," said Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly. "Each would have bested Barry Bonds at perjury. But they never got the chance? And they're all white guys. Co-incidence? I don't think so."
America's Got Perjurers denied that the show favored people of color. "This year's winner, Roger Clemens, is white," said Simon Cowell, AGP's creator and executive producer. "John Edwards, the first runner up, is white. Two prominent contestants of color, Rajat Gupta and Raj Rajaratnam, did not even make the finals.
"America's Got Perjurers will continue to find, celebrate, and reward the nation's premier perjurers regardless of race, creed, color, sexual preference, competence, taste, and merit," Cowell concluded.
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