Sunday, October 28, 2007

Edwards campaign tries to kill student's video

John Edwards' presidential campaign has allegedly tried to scuttle a University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill student's video story about his campaign headquarters, according to an article in The News and Observer.

UNC Associate Professor C.A. Tuggle told the newspaper that aides to the former North Carolina senator demanded that the school drop the segment by graduate student Carla Babb from the student-run television program "Carolina Week" and remove it from YouTube.

The video report picks up on a point made earlier this fall by James Edward Dillard, a columnist for the UNC student newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel. Both question Edwards' decision to open his campaign headquarters in the affluent Southern Village neighborhood of Chapel Hill while trying to claim he's a man of the people.

"...for a man who's positioning himself as the president to unite poor America with rich America, Southern Village seems to be an odd place to start," Dillard wrote in the Sept. 4 column. "It's hard to imagine a more white-bread place outside of Disney World (or perhaps Meadowmont)."

You can view the video, which is scheduled to air on Monday, at YouTube. As of this writing, nearly 150,000 people have watched the video on YouTube.

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