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KKK comments taint editor's legacy

Feb 28, 2019 - The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio)

Decades before his violent and racist rhetoric, an Alabama editor helped expose a corrupt sheriff.

Goodloe Sutton drew widespread condemnation this past week after calling for the Ku Klux Klan to "night ride again." Sutton also suggested lynchings were needed in Washington, D.C., in an interview with the Montgomery Advertiser.

"I'm appalled," said George Rodman, a television writing professor at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York who had previously written about Sutt...