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APRIL 23 2008

1. Special Report: Siegelman and the Media
2. Siegelman lauds pair who helped get him out of jail
3. Journalist Criticizes media coverage of Siegelman Case
4. Horton and History in Huntsville
5. Siegleman [sic] Complains Of Lack of Press Coverage Then
Refuses To Talk To Press
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Special Report: Siegelman and the Media
by Reporter Greg Privett of the WHNT-TV

























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Siegelman lauds pair who helped get him out
of jail
by Patricia C. McCarter of the Huntsville Times

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At a North Alabama Media Reform meeting Tuesday night,
Siegelman - free on an appeals bond after serving nine months on
federal bribery and corruption charges - called Rainsville
attorney/Republican whistle-blower Dana Jill Simpson a "true
American hero" and gave Columbia University law professor/Harper's
journalist Scott Horton a public "thank you."

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Journalist criticizes media's coverage of
Siegelman case
by Nancy Glasscock -  McClatchy-Tribune Information Services - for the Decatur
Daily

What was advertised as a media talk on politics and the Alabama
press turned into a pep rally against print news media Tuesday at The
University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Scott Horton, a Lawrence County native, writer for Harper's Magazine
and adjunct professor at Columbia Law School, gave a presentation
at the Shelby Center on the shortcomings of newspapers in providing
fair and accurate coverage....

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Horton and History in Huntsville
by Roger Schuler of Legal Schauzer

...Curran's statements at the event give the same impression. Curran
rattled on about warehouse deals and motorcycle deals etc., but
never provides any context. And neither did his stories. Were these
alleged actions by Siegelman actually corrupt and unlawful? Did the
Mobile paper make any attempt to understand the relevant statutory
and case law? Did the paper ever make an attempt to explain how
Siegelman's actions differed from those of previous governors--or
those of current governor, Republican Bob Riley? Did the paper make
any effort to educate itself--or its readers--about honest-services mail
fraud, which made up roughly two-thirds of the charges against
Siegelman and five of the seven counts on which he was convicted?
Has the paper made any effort to report on U.S. Judge Mark Fuller's
unsavory background and his clear conflicts in the case? Has the
paper made any effort to determine if the jury instructions Fuller
presented coincided with actual law?

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Siegleman [sic] Complains Of Lack of Press
Coverage Then Refuses To Talk To Press
from WAAY 31

Former Alabama Governor charged with corruption stopped in
Huntsville Tuesday.
Don Siegelman was one of more than 200 people at an event at
UAHuntsville.

The event speaker Scott Horton talked about the media coverage
surrounding Siegelman's case. Horton argues some journalist never
reported the the whole story.

Siegelman didn't speak and wouldn't take questions from WAAY 31.

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image captured from WHNT video feed

Greg Privett reports that Scott
Horton accuses Alabama press of
"becoming" a lapdog
Gregg Privett Reports that Scott Horton, holding nothing back,
accuses the Alabama Press of "becoming" a lapdog....

<Link to source: video-Special Report: Siegelman and the Media
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image captured from WHNT video feed

Scott Horton claims that "the
Siegelman story was not the saga
of a corrupt politician...it was a
story of an investigation,
prosecution and trial conducted in
an unlawful and highly unethical
fashion....
further off the charts than
most of the cases that I am used
to studying in the former Soviet
Union."

<link to: Prepared Remarks for
the North Alabama Media Reform
by Scott Horton>