The publisher and editor of a small town Alabama newspaper wrote an editorial calling for the return of the KKK and lynchings to clean up Washington, DC of all those dirty rotten commie pinko Democrats — and Republicans. When called out for it, he doubled down on his demand.
Goodloe Sutton, who is the publisher of the Democrat-Reporter newspaper in Linden, confirmed to the Montgomery Advertiser on Monday that he authored the Feb. 14 editorial calling for the return of a white supremacist hate group.“If we could get the Klan to go up there and clean out D.C., we’d all been better off,” Sutton said.
Asked to elaborate what he meant by “cleaning up D.C.,” Sutton suggested lynching.
“We’ll get the hemp ropes out, loop them over a tall limb and hang all of them,” Sutton said.
When asked if he felt it was appropriate for the publisher of a newspaper to call for the lynching of Americans, Sutton doubled down on his position.
“… It’s not calling for the lynchings of Americans. These are socialist-communists we’re talking about. Do you know what socialism and communism is?” Sutton said.
To the far right, anyone to the left of Hitler is a communist. One can only hope his newspaper will suffer enormously for his position, but this is small town Alabama we’re talking about. He might get a boost in readership.