Remember Frank Ancona? He was that Ku Klux Klan guy whose group distributed recruiting fliers around New Lenox last month.
Then, after a rival KKK outfit heard about Ancona muscling in on a town they
flooded with fliers not even six months ago, a whole Klan beef started with
one side questioning Ancona's racist bona fides and Ancona calling his detractors
drunken, drug-abusing "
white trash Hoosier types" fixated on hatred.
Well, Ancona's at it again, this time bemoaning the damage done to his cause by the
murderous rampage allegedly carried out by former Klan leader Frazier Glenn Cross.
"What this guy just did set back everything I've been trying to do for years," Ancona says in a
Deadspin got ahold of the
CNN piece and
had this to say: "When CNN wrote the
worst Kurt Cobain lede ever, we figured that they had done something on which they couldn't improve. Here, though, is a
long article ("Can This KKK Leader Rebrand?") from the once-respected news organization suggesting that the true victims of the recent Overland Park shootings may actually have been moderate Ku Klux Klan leaders."
Ancona may be trying to soften the Klan's image but CNN doesn't hold out much hope for his success.
"The Klan could change its name, get a smooth-talking spokesperson, replace the robes with suits and take off those ridiculous hats, but underneath, people would recognize its message is the same," the story said.
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