Sunday, April 13, 2008

Pressure building to fire Village Voice-New Times editor Lacey

As Red State Arizona has noted, the blogosphere is heating up with calls for Michael Lacey to step down. Arizona Political Heat revealed that New Times has referred to white rap artists as "wiggers" and that there may be more racist writing within its pages. The Village Voice has been deafening silent on this. So has the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. They came out with a statement defending Lacey when was arrested for publishing Sheriff Arpaio's home address, but other than a ferocious letter to the editor from another weekly publisher, there's been no response.

Here is some of the better coverage out there in the blogosphere (there are now too many articles out there to list all of them) - (just click on "enter Salon")

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