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The editor of an Alabama newspaper is calling for the return of the Ku Klux Klan's infamous night rides

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Mockingbird    2,523

(CNN) -- An editorial written in support of the Ku Klux Klan. That's something you might expect to see in 1919.

 

Believe it or not, you can see it in 2019, too. The editor and publisher of a small-town newspaper in Alabama wrote one just last week.

 

The editorial, with the shock headline "The Klan Needs to Ride Again," appeared in the February 14 edition of the Democrat-Reporter, based in Linden, Alabama.

 

"Time for the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again," begins the editorial, written by Goodloe Sutton. "Democrats in the Republican Party and Democrats are plotting to raise taxes in Alabama."

 

Sutton confirmed to CNN that he wrote the editorial but declined to provide any additional information.

 

He told the Montgomery Advertiser he urged the white supremacist group to "clean out D.C." via lynchings. "We'll get the hemp ropes out, loop them over a tall limb and hang all of them," Sutton told the newspaper.

 

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https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/19/media/alabama-newspaper-klan-trnd/index.html

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FloatingFatMan    17,166

Small town in Alabama, in Trump's America?  Not even remotely surprised...

 

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DocM    15,945

That attitude has been around pretty much since Lee surrendered at Appomattox.  Doesn't mean it's widely held.

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Mockingbird    2,523
7 hours ago, FloatingFatMan said:

Small town in Alabama, in Trump's America?  Not even remotely surprised...

  

My mother is from Alabama.

 

She has family there and they are, well...

 

very strange

 

Every time I go there, I thought I time traveled.

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DocM    15,945

Have you ever considered that Californian's aversion to other how outsiders think says more about CA than the other way around, and not necessarily in a good way?

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FloatingFatMan    17,166
23 hours ago, DocM said:

Have you ever considered that Californian's aversion to other how outsiders think says more about CA than the other way around, and not necessarily in a good way?

California has its own special kind of weird...

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Zagadka    3,878

Failing media is enemy of the people. Sad!

 

Anyway, as long as we have to do our own environmental and social legislation because the federal level is a complete failure, yea. Arizona, Nevada, and Idaho will basically be buffers between the West coast states and the muck in 100 years.

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