When In Doubt, Add Terry Jones

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April 6 2012 4:51 PM

When In Doubt, Add Terry Jones

Sanford's local paper follows a new version of the old dictum: It issues screeds, it leads.

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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.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.