Sanford's local paper follows a new version of the old dictum: It issues screeds, it leads.
The degree to which showy idiots can attention is a source of local consternation. The "threat" of boycotts, for example, emanated from one Al Sharpton comment and an obscure local religious figure. Immediately, it got Drudged.
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