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FEBRUARY 27 2008

1.Bush League Justice: Alabama Injustice: Political Prosecution Part II
2. Vince Kilborne's Request to Mukasey to appoint an outside Specail
Council
3. The Alternate Reality of the 'Birmingham News'
4. The Smear Job - Round Four - Birmingham News is the latest
attack dog...
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Political Prosecution in Alabama
Dan Abrams of MSNBC


























Bush League Justice: Interviews Scott Horton, Dana Jill Simpson, and  
the Governor's daughter, Dana Siegelman

....................................................................................................................................................Vince
Kilborne's Request to Mukasey to appoint an outside
Special Council

Governor Siegelman's attorney request Mukasey appoint an outside
Special Council to investigate the irregularities in the Governor
Siegelman's prosecution.

<link to .PDF document (291 K) of the request>
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The Alternate Reality of the ‘Birmingham
News’
by Scott Horton of Harper's

Yesterday I had a conversation with a prominent former federal
prosecutor in Birmingham, and in the course of the discussion he
turned to the Birmingham News. “I still remember the Civil Rights
movement days, when you simply couldn’t trust the Birmingham News.
Hell, they were worse than Bull Connor,” he said, referring to the
Birmingham police chief famous for brutal tactics, including turning fire
hoses on civil rights protestors. “Those times are back.”

...The Birmingham News did not “report on” the vendetta against
Governor Siegelman. Rather, it was a principal vehicle of the
vendetta, and its coverage is likely to be studied by journalism
students of the future as a reprise of the paper’s hideous and
reprehensible coverage of the Civil Rights era. And more to the point,
if a special prosecutor is appointed, then the very curious special
relationship between the News, certain backroom political forces and
the prosecutors who led the charge is likely to be right in its
crosshairs.

<link to source>

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The Smear Job - Round Four - Birmingham
News is the latest attack dog...
by Larisa Alexandrovna:of At-Largely

    ....In her later testimony to a congressional committee, she went
    a little further, claiming she'd heard Rove went to the Justice
    Department about the Siegelman case and "had it taken care
    of." Yet until now, she never revealed the interesting tidbit that
    Rove had personally asked her to get some dirt on Siegelman.
    How can that be?"

This is a blatant lie. Not a mistake, but a lie. Simpson had in fact told
these and other allegations not yet made public to Scott Horton at
Harper's, to me, to Time magazine reporters, and to Glynn Wilson of
Locust Fork journal.

Because Ms. Simpson had an agreement with 60 Minutes, she asked
us to honor that agreement, and not write about the information she
had provided to them. We honored that agreement. All of us. I have
said this over and over for days now. Horton has said this over and
over for days now. Why is the Birmingham News insisting on omitting
what we have said? Or let me put it in their own words, "how can that
be?"

<link to source>
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