Alabama Newspaper Editor Troy Turner: “The moral argument outweighs the legal argument” in Roy Moore’s mind

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FILE – In this Nov. 27 2017 file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally, in Henagar, Ala. When sexual-misconduct allegations surface in the private sector, a boss really can say “You’re fired” – as Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose and others can attest. In the political world, it’s never that simple. Moore is pressing ahead with his U.S. Senate candidacy in Alabama despite allegations he sexually assaulted two teenage girls decades ago. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

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Opelika-Auburn News Editor Troy Turner explains why  he told another publication that if his outlet endorsed Roy Moore’s opponent, that there would be bullet holes in his building. He then rationalizes why Roy Moore’s campaign is still in the lead, in spite of several sexual assault allegations. Plus, he highlights the triumph of journalism in this time in history, as he gives one point of evidence that those allegations might be true.


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