Monday, January 29, 2007

Update on Seale Case

After taking such a prominent role in reporting the initial arrest of James Ford Seale last week on federal charges of kidnapping and conspiracy, looks like the Clarion-Ledger has buried the breaking developments on its Web site.

As of 8:30pm central time tonight, the Clarion-Ledger still had a story from Sunday's newspaper prominently displayed in its section of the site on "the Forgotten killings."

But, Jackson's historic NBC affiliate WLBT-TV, reports that Seale was denied bond Monday by a federal magistrate in Jackson as its lead story.

Granted, the hearing happened earlier this morning, but the issue of bond seems to be important enough play it ahead of the Miss Mississippi story that leads the Web site this evening.

Channel 3 actually included a video clip from its 6pm newscast with its story.

Prosecutors said Charles Eddie Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee, both 19, were seized and beaten by Klansmen, then thrown into the Mississippi River to drown.

Defense attorneys have filed a motion to get the case dismissed.

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