Sr., Doug Jones, D-Ala., the name of the publisher of a small newspaper to resign after the execution of a column is calling for the Klan to ride again.
Sr., Doug Jones, D-Ala., the editor of a small, Alabama-newspaper called for the resignation Monday after the publication of an editorial last week that called for the Ku Klux Klan, “night ride” and “clean out DC”
Goodloe Sutton, editor and publisher at the 3000-cycle-Democrat-Reporter, told The Montgomery Advertiser that he is from the spring of the Feb. 14 column. The report said that he doubled down on the piece and said, “We are the hemp ropes, loop them over a high limb and hang all of them.”
Jones is the editorial in the weekly newspaper and called it “absolutely disgusting” and called for Sutton to resign.
“I’ve seen what happens when we stand by while people-especially those who publish the influence of racist, hate-filled views. Words mean. Actions. Resign now!!”, he tweeted. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., joined Jones joined in calling for Sutton.
“For the millions of people of color have been terrorized by white supremacy, this type of “editorializing” about lynching is not a joke – it is a threat tweeted,” Sewell. “These comments are deeply offensive and inappropriate, especially in the year 2019. Mr. Sutton, should apologize and resign.”
The editorial Board first came to light after a student at Auburn University posted a photo of the brief articles on Twitter, with the caption that read in part, “wow.”
The column “clan Must Go,” calling the Democrats and Republicans, to increase the “plotting control in Alabama.” The publisher said it is a call to lynch Americans. He said that the column is aimed at the “socialist-Communists.”
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The publisher went on to deny that the KKK was a racist and said “the Klan was violent, until they are needed.”
“A violent organization? Well, she didn’t want to kill, but a few people,” he allegedly said.
Fox News by E-Mail the paper on Tuesday early in the morning and did not immediately receive a reply.
The report said, Sutton—who worked at the newspaper since 1964– has little to be concerned about public backlash and welcomes a boycott, according to the report.
The Alabama Press Association, told the Register that it “does not agree with the opinion.”
“But the APA is not a factor. We simply have no authority over what you publish our member Newspapers,” the paper.