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Giverney Donating Member (61 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-08-03 02:56 PM
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Leo Terrell quits the NAACP?
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Can someone conrirm this?
I was (stupidly) browsing the first page of the Fox News site (man it's so horridly laid out) and saw on the front page this:

'Civil Rights Leader Quits NAACP over Judical Nominee'

WASHINGTON A Democratic champion of the left has resigned as a member of the NAACP, saying officials tried to strong-arm him into dropping his endorsement of a controversial Bush judicial nominee.

Los Angeles civil rights attorney and radio talk show host Leo Terrell (search), who has made headlines in recent years for defending friend O.J. Simpson, and speaking out against the Bush administration, accused the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (search) of "an old-fashioned backdoor power-play," and vowed to use his weekly radio show to incriminate the 94-year-old civil rights organization.

"How dare the NAACP tell me who I can or cannot endorse on an individual basis. That is the part that makes this so outrageous," Terrell told Foxnews.com. "I am going to tell the whole world what the NAACP did to me."

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,94175,00.html

Is this story true? I searched on my usual sites of CNN, ABCNews, CBSNews, Reuters and Associated Press and can find nothing... what's the deal?

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