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Master of a Lost Art: Interview with Newspaperman Glynn Wilson, Part Two

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Welcome back for the second half of my interview with The Locust Fork News-Journal's editor and publisher, Glynn Wilson. So, Glynn, if, according to you, it takes a huge investment of time and energy to understand a story, that explains why the mainstream press has not done its job on many important stories. You, on the other hand,are eminently qualified to discuss the Siegelman/DoJ case. So, if Rip Van Winkle* approached you and said, "Ever since I woke up, I keep hearing the name Siegelman. What's up with this guy?" could you walk him through it so he would grasp why the Siegelman case is so significant?

Hmmm. Well, as you know from researching the case yourself, it is a complicated deal. It's hard to boil it down to a sound bite for TV, but this is what I can say.

Like any politician, Don Siegelman is certainly no perfect human being. This may be hard for people who live in so-called blue states to grasp, but just identifying yourself as a Democrat in a red state like Alabama invites irrational attacks from the right. And in what I like to call "the Bush years," they really didn't care about the Constitution or the abstract concept called "the rule of law."

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People who believe the Bible fundamentally and get their news from Fox and Rush Limbaugh and conservative Big Mule rags like The Birmingham News don't care about facts or the truth. Many of them still believe George Bush was "the man." They didn't get the OpEdNews memo.

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Here's what you need to keep in mind.

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)

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