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Don Siegelman: The Man in the Iron Mask

Posted by MEC on December 18, 2007

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As Charles as previously reported, former Alabama governor Don Siegelman was very likely railroaded into a conviction on corruption charges because he got in the way of Karl Rove’s agenda.

Mark Crispin Miller has more: In September 2004, Gov. Siegelman spoke out about his narrow “loss” in his 2002 re-election campaign, describing the election as outright theft by the GOP machine (pun intended).

Adam Cohen of the New York Times has noted the peculiar coincidences in Siegelman’s case, from the “late-night change in the tallies in Republican Baldwin County” that shifted the 2002 election from Siegelman to his Republican opponent, through the partisan nature of the prosecution for corruption charges to the connection with the Bushevik subversion of the Department of Justice. But for the most part, the so-called mainstream media have ignored Siegelman’s story and its implications for our democracy.

Governor Siegelman cannot speak out on his own behalf. As Miller says,

He’s locked away inside a federal prison cell, and, for good measure, has been silenced by the Alabama courts. As Scott Horton has so aptly put it, Don Siegelman is the Man in the Iron Mask.

So we in the blogosphere will have to spread the word ourselves. Watch the videos in Miller’s blog post, and send the link to everyone you know.


4 Responses to “Don Siegelman: The Man in the Iron Mask”

  1. Yes. He’s been silenced as utterly as any Gitmo prisoner, and is likely as innocent as most of them. One hopes that he hasn’t been actively tortured, but there’s no way of knowing.

  2. Rev. Bob Richards said


    The three largest newspapers plus the Internet site in Alabama are owned by Advance Publications Inc. Newhouse Newspapers is the newspaper publishing division. Advance Publications is owned by billionaires Samuel Irving Newhouse Jr. and his brother Donald Newhouse.

    They literally print nothing but lies about all Democrats in the state. They will not allow their investigative reporters any access to these cases. If they would have investigated and printed the truth about Don Siegelman (Jewish wife and family) like the locally own papers done the Canary’s would have been run out of the state by its citizens before now.
    It has taken a few months, but most Alabamians now know the truth about their good friend Don Siegelman, about the conspiracy that removed the most popular Democrat in Alabama by Bush’s appointees and how his elections were taken from him.

    These three newspaper instruct their writers to start every article that they write about Siegelman with this statement, “Our newspapers endorsed Riley and we believe Siegelman to be a crook.” Then they twist every sentence after that to sound negative.

    Many of us are dropping our subscriptions and are switching to locally owned newspapers

  3. MEC said

    “Many of us are dropping our subscriptions and are switching to locally owned newspapers”

    That’s a good practice in any case, to support local newspapers instead of big corporate conglomerates. Alas, local newspapers are becoming rarer and rarer. Even my “hometown weekly” has been absorbed by a big corporation.

  4. Nathan Hale said

    if this is not proof that the system is ‘irrevocably broken’ and that the GOP has become so untouchable and criminal in nature, that it can do anything it wants anywhere on the globe, then I don’t know what is..

    it’s time for people to resist and not pay another dime in taxes. not another dime. nothing!

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