Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Vanity Fair Has a Big Story Brewing

Acclaimed investigative journalist Craig Unger is working on a major piece about the Don Siegelman prosecution and related issues in Alabama. Glynn Wilson, of Locust Fork News, writes that the piece is due to run in the September or October issue of Vanity Fair.

Unger recently spent a week in Alabama, interviewing people from one end of the state to the other. Your humble blogger is among the folks Unger has interviewed, and it looks like our Legal Schnauzer tale will play some role in the Vanity Fair piece.

Is Vanity Fair taking this project seriously? Consider Unger's resume and check out his Web site.
He is the author of two highly regarded books on the George W. Bush administration: House of Bush, House of Saud and Fall of the House of Bush.

In November 2007, Scott Horton of Harper's presented an excellent interview with Unger. You can check that out here.

If you are interested in the many ills plaguing America's justice system, ills that sprang roots here in Alabama, you won't want to miss Unger's piece.

A seminal moment in the evolving Bush Justice Department scandal came when 60 Minutes reported on the Siegelman case. It appears the upcoming Vanity Fair piece, coming just before the November presidential election, could have an impact that is just as strong--maybe stronger.

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