Alabama Newspaper Editor Calls On KKK For Mass Lynchings To ‘Clean Out D.C.’

Alabama Newspaper Editor Calls On KKK For Mass Lynchings To ‘Clean Out D.C.’ February 19, 2019

A small town newspaper editor in Alabama is calling on the KKK to “ride again” and conduct a campaign of mass lynchings and terror to exterminate Democrats living in Washington D.C.

Goodloe Sutton, publisher and editor of the Democrat-Reporter newspaper in Linden, Alabama, called for a return of the KKK in a February 14 editorial earlier this month.

Montgomery Advertiser reports:

The editor of a small-town Alabama newspaper published an editorial calling for “the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again” against “Democrats in the Republican Party and Democrats [who] are plotting to raise taxes in Alabama.”

Goodloe Sutton — who is the publisher of the Democrat-Reporter newspaper in Linden, Alabama — confirmed to the Montgomery Advertiser on Monday that he authored the Feb. 14 editorial calling for the return of a white supremacist hate group.

In the editorial under the headline “Klan Needs To Ride Again” Sutton declares:

Time for the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again.

Arguing in support of his hideous editorial Sutton told the Montgomery Advertiser:

If we could get the Klan to go up there and clean out D.C., we’d all be better off.

When asked what “clean out” meant, Sutton responded that he meant lynchings, telling the newspaper:

We’ll get the hemp ropes out, loop them over a tall limb and hang all of them.

In his editorial Sutton advocates for the Klan to kill Democrats because he believes Democrats are plotting to raise taxes on the citizens of Alabama.

As one might expect, Sutton’s remarks were widely condemned. For example, U.S. Senator Doug Jones, a Democrat representing the state of Alabama, declared:

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.

And Rep. Terri Sewell, a congresswoman and a Democrat representing Alabama opined:

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.

Bottom line: Goodloe Sutton, publisher and editor of the Democrat-Reporter newspaper in Linden, Alabama, wrote and published an editorial calling on the KKK to kill Democrats living in the Washington D.C. area.

Alabama Newspaper Editor Calls On KKK For Mass Lynchings To ‘Clean Out D.C.’ (Image via Twitter)
Alabama Newspaper Editor Calls On KKK For Mass Lynchings To ‘Clean Out D.C.’ (Image via Twitter)
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