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    Alabama newspaper editor calls for KKK to 'clean out' Washington

    The editor of a weekly Alabama newspaper published an editorial suggesting that it was “Time for the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again” to “clean out” Washington, D.C., the Montgomery Advertiser reported.

    Goodloe Sutton, the publisher of the Democrat-Reporter in the west-central Alabama town of Linden, confirmed to the Advertiser he wrote the Feb. 14 editorial that suggested the Klan “would be welcome to raid the gated communities up there.”

    "If we could get the Klan to go up there and clean out D.C., we'd all been better off," Sutton told the Advertiser.

    Asked to clarify what he meant about “cleaning up” Washington, Sutton told the Advertiser, "We'll get the hemp ropes out, loop them over a tall limb and hang all of them."

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    The Democrat-Reporter back at it again with things you’d never thought you’d see published anymore. pic.twitter.com/i5b7gKD1SC
    — Mikayla Burns (@mikaylasburns) February 18, 2019

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    The weekly newspaper’s editorial suggested the white supremacist hate group should return because “Democrats in the Republican Party and Democrats are plotting to raise taxes in Alabama,” the Advertiser reported.

    Several legislators, including U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., and Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., called for Sutton’s resignation, AL.com reported.

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    OMG! What rock did this guy crawl out from under? This editorial is absolutely disgusting & he should resign -NOW!

    I have seen what happens when we stand by while people-especially those with influence- publish racist, hateful views.

    Words matter. Actions matter. Resign now! https://t.co/V1V1vxDBKH
    — Doug Jones (@DougJones) February 19, 2019

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    “These comments are deeply offensive and inappropriate, especially in 2019,” Sewell tweeted. “Mr. Sutton should apologize and resign.”

    For the millions of people of color who have been terrorized by white supremacy, this kind of “editorializing” about lynching is not a joke – it is a threat. These comments are deeply offensive and inappropriate, especially in 2019. Mr. Sutton should apologize and resign. https://t.co/AOYYGINEdh
    — Rep. Terri A. Sewell (@RepTerriSewell) February 19, 2019

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    The Sutton family has owned Democrat-Reporter since 1917, and Goodloe Sutton has worked at the newspaper since 1964, AL.com reported.

    The newspaper has received several journalism awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine Award and the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award, the website reported. The newspaper’s stories on corruption at the Marengo County Sheriff’s Department led to an FBI investigation that resulted in the conviction of Sheriff Roger Davis.

    A congressional citation read on the floor of the House of Representatives in 1998 lauded Sutton’s “truly American heroism and dedication to the truth” and called him “one of Alabama’s finest and most ethical journalists,” The Washington Post reported.

    In 2007, Sutton and his wife, Jean Sutton, who died in 2003, were inducted into the University of Southern Mississippi Mass Communications and Journalism Hall of Fame, AL.com reported. Two years later, the Suttons received the Distinguished Alabama Community Journalist award from Auburn University, the website reported.

    Sutton refuted the notion that the KKK was a racist and violent organization, comparing it to the NAACP, the Advertiser reported.

    "A violent organization? Well, they didn't kill but a few people," Sutton told the newspaper. "The Klan wasn't violent until they needed to be."

    Sutton said he welcomed any letters or telephone calls and said people were free to boycott him, the Advertiser reported.
    "whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness"

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    I am not sure if he is ahead of his time or behind!

    Note: not once does he single out people of color or race, just politicians that we would be better off without.
    Seems to me the wrong folks are upset by a noble idea.

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    https://newsok.com/article/feed/9597...ment-just-quit

    Remember that newspaper owner who wanted the KKK to 'ride again?' His black replacement just quit
    rss@dailykos.com (Jessica Sutherland)
    Published: Sat, March 16, 2019 1:09 PM

    Well, she tried. The new editor of a tiny Alabama newspaper that made headlines after publishing an op-ed celebrating the Ku Klux Klan has stepped down, after little more than three weeks in the position. In an interview with the New York Times, Elecia R. Dexter explained Friday that the author of the infamously racist op-ed (and myriad others like it), owner-publisher and former editor, Goodloe Sutton, never quite let go.

    Her departure this week, which she attributed to continuing interference from the editor she was meant to replace, complicates the future of the weekly newspaper, which was once hailed for its journalism, and reflects the thorny reality that healing from racially hurtful acts is rarely a once-and-done process.

    “I would have liked it to turn out a different way, but it didn’t,” Ms. Dexter, 46, said in an interview Friday. “This is a hard one because it’s sad — so much good could have come out of this.”

    Dexter had pledged in February to bring the Marengo County newspaper, the Democrat-Reporter, into an era more reflective of the community it serves, which is 59% white and 41% black. As reported last month, the notorious Valentine’s Day op-ed was just the latest in a decades-long string of offensive content written by Sutton, then 79, who inherited the paper from his father in the 1950s.

    As Chip Brownlee, who first surfaced the story on Twitter, wrote for the Alabama Political Reporter, the depth of racist content in the paper’s archives seem to be “more the racist ramblings of a single man rather than the thought-out opinion pieces that normally grace the columns of newspaper editorial pages.”

    Racism is not the only content that has made its way into the Democrat-Reporter over the years, Sutton has called for public hangings and bombing Muslims, written anti-Semitic tropes and advocated for a return to the times when women weren’t allowed to speak in church.

    The Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser confirmed Brownlee’s analysis of the paper’s bigoted history.

    A review of archived print editions reveal headlines such as "Homosexuals take black spotlight" and an editorial which stated "Slavery was a good lesson for Jews."
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    Does it matter that the Klan was started and primarily populated by Democrats?
    "...Cry 'Havoc' and let slip the cats of war..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Profit of Doom View Post
    Does it matter that the Klan was started and primarily populated by Democrats?
    Noticed the name of the paper and had the same thought process.

    Sorry politicks need something to fear like the K^3

    Just a version that focuses on those seeking to destroy white normal humans. That would be almost all if not all politicks, their fake stream medis pravda hand maidens.

    People are moving into

    Arm up
    tribe up
    fort up

    Mode.

    Who is john Galt?
    Dosadi

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    My family & clan are my country.

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    Good to see some honest reporting for a change. People may not like it but the editor is brutally honest. And correct. Refreshingly correct.

    And no, it doesn't matter the Klan was started by people predominatly Democrats-because of a little thing called Reconstruction. And the Republicans were pushing that plane crash on Southern people. Remember, Lincoln (may he burn in hell) wasn't cold in the ground yet when reconstruction started.

    Sometimes people are just Southern, not necessarily defined by D or R. And when the klan was started, it was a matter of survival, not hatred. The south was inundated by Yankee trash speculators and carpetbaggers. They needed cleaning out too.

    And the original "boys in da hood" is exactly what DC needs. Tall trees, short ropes and men that do what they say.




    Quote Originally Posted by imaginative View Post
    The editor of a weekly Alabama newspaper published an editorial suggesting that it was “Time for the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again” to “clean out” Washington, D.C., the Montgomery Advertiser reported.

    Goodloe Sutton, the publisher of the Democrat-Reporter in the west-central Alabama town of Linden, confirmed to the Advertiser he wrote the Feb. 14 editorial that suggested the Klan “would be welcome to raid the gated communities up there.”

    "If we could get the Klan to go up there and clean out D.C., we'd all been better off," Sutton told the Advertiser.

    Asked to clarify what he meant about “cleaning up” Washington, Sutton told the Advertiser, "We'll get the hemp ropes out, loop them over a tall limb and hang all of them."

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    The Democrat-Reporter back at it again with things you’d never thought you’d see published anymore. pic.twitter.com/i5b7gKD1SC
    — Mikayla Burns (@mikaylasburns) February 18, 2019

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    The weekly newspaper’s editorial suggested the white supremacist hate group should return because “Democrats in the Republican Party and Democrats are plotting to raise taxes in Alabama,” the Advertiser reported.

    Several legislators, including U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., and Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., called for Sutton’s resignation, AL.com reported.

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    OMG! What rock did this guy crawl out from under? This editorial is absolutely disgusting & he should resign -NOW!

    I have seen what happens when we stand by while people-especially those with influence- publish racist, hateful views.

    Words matter. Actions matter. Resign now! https://t.co/V1V1vxDBKH
    — Doug Jones (@DougJones) February 19, 2019

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    “These comments are deeply offensive and inappropriate, especially in 2019,” Sewell tweeted. “Mr. Sutton should apologize and resign.”

    For the millions of people of color who have been terrorized by white supremacy, this kind of “editorializing” about lynching is not a joke – it is a threat. These comments are deeply offensive and inappropriate, especially in 2019. Mr. Sutton should apologize and resign. https://t.co/AOYYGINEdh
    — Rep. Terri A. Sewell (@RepTerriSewell) February 19, 2019

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    The Sutton family has owned Democrat-Reporter since 1917, and Goodloe Sutton has worked at the newspaper since 1964, AL.com reported.

    The newspaper has received several journalism awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine Award and the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award, the website reported. The newspaper’s stories on corruption at the Marengo County Sheriff’s Department led to an FBI investigation that resulted in the conviction of Sheriff Roger Davis.

    A congressional citation read on the floor of the House of Representatives in 1998 lauded Sutton’s “truly American heroism and dedication to the truth” and called him “one of Alabama’s finest and most ethical journalists,” The Washington Post reported.

    In 2007, Sutton and his wife, Jean Sutton, who died in 2003, were inducted into the University of Southern Mississippi Mass Communications and Journalism Hall of Fame, AL.com reported. Two years later, the Suttons received the Distinguished Alabama Community Journalist award from Auburn University, the website reported.

    Sutton refuted the notion that the KKK was a racist and violent organization, comparing it to the NAACP, the Advertiser reported.

    "A violent organization? Well, they didn't kill but a few people," Sutton told the newspaper. "The Klan wasn't violent until they needed to be."

    Sutton said he welcomed any letters or telephone calls and said people were free to boycott him, the Advertiser reported.

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    Much like the New Zealand shooter... You know, the white supremacist who hates "invaders" overtaking his population but then says Candace Owens was one of his biggest influences, I see this as an effort in trolling. Making sensational claims to get a reaction but if people could stamp down their emotions for a hot second, they would see how ludicrous the statements are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlfaMan View Post
    Good to see some honest reporting for a change. People may not like it but the editor is brutally honest. And correct. Refreshingly correct.

    And no, it doesn't matter the Klan was started by people predominatly Democrats-because of a little thing called Reconstruction. And the Republicans were pushing that plane crash on Southern people. Remember, Lincoln (may he burn in hell) wasn't cold in the ground yet when reconstruction started.

    Sometimes people are just Southern, not necessarily defined by D or R. And when the klan was started, it was a matter of survival, not hatred. The south was inundated by Yankee trash speculators and carpetbaggers. They needed cleaning out too.

    And the original "boys in da hood" is exactly what DC needs. Tall trees, short ropes and men that do what they say.
    RTFO
    Don't start nuthin', then won't be nuthin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlfaMan View Post
    Good to see some honest reporting for a change. People may not like it but the editor is brutally honest. And correct. Refreshingly correct.

    And no, it doesn't matter the Klan was started by people predominatly Democrats-because of a little thing called Reconstruction. And the Republicans were pushing that plane crash on Southern people. Remember, Lincoln (may he burn in hell) wasn't cold in the ground yet when reconstruction started.

    Sometimes people are just Southern, not necessarily defined by D or R. And when the klan was started, it was a matter of survival, not hatred. The south was inundated by Yankee trash speculators and carpetbaggers. They needed cleaning out too.

    And the original "boys in da hood" is exactly what DC needs. Tall trees, short ropes and men that do what they say.
    The Democrats absolutely loved Klansman Sen Robert Byrd (D) West Virginia. Just like the "N word", "Klan" and "Racist" is only reserved for Democrats private use.

    Its a wonder the Democrats haven't tried to copyright protect those words for their own use.

    Democrat: I'm a Klansman and hate ******s
    Other: So how long have you been a Klansman and hated ******s?
    Democrat: You can't say that, you are a racist! I'm going to make sure you go to prison for being such a vile offensive person.
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    It's long been said that the third rail of American politics is Social Security - but that's not true. The real third rail is any honest discussion of differences, biological, cultural and intellectual, amongst the races.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Profit of Doom View Post
    Does it matter that the Klan was started and primarily populated by Democrats?
    The irony of that statement regarding the KKK's historic origins is simply beyond the imagination and any level of sanity.

    I'm becoming absolutely convinced that we are in fact living in BIZARRO WORLD!!
    We have done so much, with so little, for so long....We can now do anything, with nothing, forever.

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