Barbour takes it on the chin

Gov. Haley Barbour‘s recent remarks to The Weekly Standard about the White Citizens’ Council touched off not only a number of rebukes from political opponents but squarely focused the glare of the national media square upon his shoulders. And probably a lot sooner and much more harshly than the Governor had intended…

  • Commercial Appeal guest columnists call the White Citizens’ Council a racist creed.
  • Despite Barbour’s comments, a childhood friend of the governor says, yeah, Yazoo City was pretty bad back in the day.
  • Politico takes the opportunity to pick at the wounds and excoriate Barbour’s preferred method of travel.
  • And, from the American Spectator, a writer posits Barbour wasn’t entirely off-base.


Don Hudson, most recently managing editor of The Clarion-Ledger, has been named executive editor of The Decatur Daily in Alabama… Justin Purdy has been named editor of the Holmes County Herald in Lexington. He is a 2010 journalism graduate from the University of Southern Mississippi.