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?
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.
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."
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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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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