This is good because I have witnessed major media shut down the small voice on repeated occasion, since I came from editing a weekly and being a reporter at a daily and have worked with media as a Civil Rights Lawyer over the years. We relished our minor victories when we got coverage by an understanding reporter who convinced an editor to air the truth. You have to stay progressive, as Mr. O'Brien notes at manuscript p.40, more in comments.
"People in the community did view me as the Man," King continued. "If you had a Civil Rights issue, you came to holler at me. If you didn't have any money, you came to me. I specialized in cases where their income was well under $100,000. Some only made minimum wage. Other lawyers wouldn't take their cases. They'd tell them to come back another day. I didn't do that. I said give me $500 and we'll ride it out. I never wrote contracts. Never. We'll just get on this bus and we'll ride this [M-F], you know? Like a Freedom Rider."
Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Mike Royko understood. Twice.
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