Hightower Is Right.

AuthorTan, Ed

I was an opinion columnist for the Athens Banner-Herald daily newspaper for twenty-seven years until my columns were "discontinued" early this year. In 2017, the GateHouse Media company mentioned by Jim Hightower in "Free the Press from Wall St. Plunderers" (February/March issue) bought the Banner-Herald and other newspapers owned by the Morris Publishing Group. The paper's staff and resources had already been gutted, and its print circulation had plummeted. And some readers were angered when the Morris corporation mandated that its newspapers, including the Banner-Herald, endorse Donald Trump for President in 2016.

In 2011, when Jim Hightower spoke here in Athens I reported the event and quoted his warning that...

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