Nothing but sensationalism and a poorly disguised attempt to sell a few papers. Don't tell the public what it "needs" to do. We're smarter than that. If there has to be a trial, the public wants it done once. The public doesn't want to spend its tax dollars on a second trial after Jesse Mathews argues the jurors were improperly influenced by this interview. Why not interview someone else in custody? It's not sensational enough. Don't hide behind the First Amendment when your real motivation is your own perceived self importance and dollars.
I have no problem with Scottie Mayfield not debating. The media has raised cain that Mayfield will not go to THEIR event. Debates are full of one-line zingers and talking points. They really provide the voters with nothing useful. Look at the three main candidates' track records. Scottie Mayfield is a successful businessman. Chuck has had two years in Congress -- look at what he has done. Weston Wamp has a college degree and needs a job.
Come on, Harry. You cannot have it both ways. Just months ago you blasted the appointment of David Norton to Sessions Court by the county commission, stating that the voters needed to decide. Now you're saying that the voters need a poll to make their decision. The fact is that the CBA poll represents a very small percentage of that organization's membership, and not all lawyers are even members of the CBA. Not all voters may be in court, but they do read news coverage of what goes on in the courts (when your paper actually gets around to covering the courts). Give the voters some credit. They are competent to decide without your or the CBA's influence.