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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 01:03 PM
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From Larisa Alexandrovna:

Horton, Me and others to be attacked...

Folks, I have gotten yet another heads up - a third in a two day period - which is why I am now taking this seriously, that some sort of attack piece is coming against me, Scott Horton, and anyone else writing about Siegelman and the Riley camp. I am hearing various versions of what the attack will look like and two publications have already been named as getting the hit ready.
My understanding is that the whistle-blower, Dana Jill Simpson, Scott Horton of Harper's, Glyn Wilson of Locust Fork, and possibly (this I have only heard from one person) 60 Minutes are going to be smeared from here to eternity. I don't know the exact form the slander will take, but what I do know is that this will constitute an act of political war using an Alabama publication, possibly two - willingly I might add - to attack reporters.
I am not going to name the publication(s) at this point. I am hoping that they have some sense of ethics and refuse to run the hit piece. But, I will say this and openly, any publication that acts as the personal attack dog of a group of corrupt politicians needs to be run out of business. Or let me put it another way, none of us are going to stand by and allow slander as intimidation.
I ask that everyone - who believes in a free press; who depends on publications like Harper's, Raw Story, and TV shows like 60 Minutes for truth; everyone who believes in whistle-blower protection; everyone who does not want Soviet style justice in this country; and everyone who believes that this is still a country of laws - to please be ready to shame any publication that prints this hist piece into non-existence. Defend your reporters people, because they are all you have standing between you and an all-powerful authoritarian state. You want a free press? Fight for it. So, I ask you to ready yourselves for this assault. If any Alabama publication runs this hit piece, I want to know you will stand with me - with us really.
I will keep everyone posted on what happens. Let's hope there is still some integrity left in the two major newspapers in Alabama. Certainly the citizens of Alabama deserve honest brokers in the news business.
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  -Don Siegelman's birthday is on Sunday. Please send him a note. sfexpat2000  Feb-20-08 05:26 PM   #0 
  - K and R  coffeenap   Feb-20-08 05:38 PM   #1 
  - coffeenap! I haven't read you in so long!  sfexpat2000   Feb-20-08 05:44 PM   #2 
  - Kick and thank you.  sfexpat2000   Feb-20-08 06:06 PM   #3 
  - K&R Every time I read about Siegelman, my skin just crawls  electprogdems   Feb-20-08 06:17 PM   #4 
  - K&R -- Truly outrageous!  IMModerate   Feb-20-08 06:20 PM   #5 
  - kick  sfexpat2000   Feb-20-08 06:50 PM   #6 
  - K&R. (nt)  Kurovski   Feb-20-08 07:05 PM   #7 
  - Kick  sfexpat2000   Feb-20-08 07:47 PM   #8 
  - k&r -- This is just so unbelievably Kafkaesque! Thanks for keeping us informed! (nt)  scarletwoman   Feb-20-08 07:51 PM   #9 
  - Thanks for this reminder.  myrna minx   Feb-20-08 07:55 PM   #10 
  - Sent a B'Day card and a letter  Pastiche423   Feb-20-08 07:57 PM   #11 
  - Thank you. I'll go fish.  sfexpat2000   Feb-20-08 08:59 PM   #12 
     - I just caught a fish...  Pastiche423   Feb-20-08 09:06 PM   #13 
        - Super! Thanks, I got tied up with work.  sfexpat2000   Feb-21-08 05:19 AM   #18 
  - done. Thank you for reminding us. I appreciate it very much.  roguevalley   Feb-20-08 09:22 PM   #14 
  - K&R!  DeepModem Mom   Feb-20-08 09:39 PM   #15 
  - Seigelman story on 60 Minutes on his birthday?  RuleOfNah   Feb-21-08 01:09 AM   #16 
  - Good news. Thanks!  sfexpat2000   Feb-21-08 03:38 AM   #17 
  - Sorry I'm late (flu) but I got my card out! Hope others will do the same.  mod mom   Feb-21-08 07:03 AM   #19 
  - Feel better, mod mom. My card went out on Monday.  sfexpat2000   Feb-21-08 12:01 PM   #26 
  - Thanks for keeping us updated.  livvy   Feb-21-08 08:30 AM   #20 
  - What's Sattelite Prison Camp?  bluesmail   Feb-21-08 09:11 AM   #21 
  - I think that means the facility is not one of the main ones. Link:  sfexpat2000   Feb-21-08 12:03 PM   #27 
  - another mid morning kick-THANKS Sfexpat!  mod mom   Feb-21-08 09:11 AM   #22 
  - Please consider reminding Chairman John Conyers of this injustice-link:  mod mom   Feb-21-08 09:52 AM   #23 
  - We can tell him about the 60 Minutes piece coming up on Sunday.  sfexpat2000   Feb-21-08 12:07 PM   #28 
     - My card has been sent. Let's hope this 60 Minutes changes the situation.  mod mom   Feb-21-08 12:30 PM   #29 
  - The story will be on *60 MINUTES* this Sunday the 24th!  annabanana   Feb-21-08 09:54 AM   #24 
  - I'm happy about that! Maybe we can put up a thread reminding people  sfexpat2000   Feb-21-08 12:01 PM   #25 
     - AB-SO-LUTE-LY!  mod mom   Feb-21-08 12:31 PM   #30 
  - New from Larisa: SIEGELMAN SUPPORTERS ABOUT TO BE SMEARED!  mod mom   Feb-21-08 01:03 PM   #31 
  - "Defend your reporters"  RuleOfNah   Feb-21-08 01:19 PM   #32 
  - My card to Governor Siegelman:  Mister Ed   Feb-21-08 09:38 PM   #33 
     - That's perfect!  sfexpat2000   Feb-21-08 09:40 PM   #34 

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