Via the Jackson Free Press:
At the beginning of the meeting, just after asking God in the opening prayer to “be violent against” the GOP establishment, Mississippi Tea Party Chairman Roy Nicholson thanked [right wing journalist Charles] Johnson for getting “down in that dirty, muddy trench and exposing a lot of truth” in Mississippi politics. Coming from California, Johnson made a splash in Mississippi this election cycle with the launch of his online news outlet, GotNews.com, which exposed the allegedly corrupt election practices of the Cochran-McDaniel U.S. Senate race. Only, he didn’t just cover the controversy, he became it. By paying a Meridian preacher for text messages possibly implicating Sen. Thad Cochran’s campaign staffers in a vote-buying scheme, Johnson made the public and other media question his journalistic integrity.
(Via Alan Colmes)