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Curt Guyette in News Hits and Jack Lessenberry in Politics and Prejudices take on a local story that went nationwide last week: the overnight jailing of billionaire Manuel 'Matty' Moroun and his bridge company president, Dan Stamper.
News Hits dissects the Moroun claim that the jailing was capricious and unexpected: "Nothing could be further from the truth." Politics and Prejudices considers the moment when: "Our worst citizen went to jail, despite his wealth and connections."
Politics and Prejudices
by Jack Lessenberry
A shining moment The billionaire miscalculates and justice is done
Whatever happens next, remember this: For years, an arrogant, squat little billionaire has bought our politicians, sneered with contempt at our laws and our courts, and held our economy hostage.
But on the morning of Friday the 13th, he woke up in the Wayne County Jail, dressed in a green jump suit. Yes, yes, I know, it was only for one night; the court of appeals let him out the next day. ...