‘Openly racist’ late newsman tossed from hall of fame

‘Openly racist’ late newsman tossed from hall of fame

An “openly racist” Maryland newsman has been posthumously removed from a press association’s Hall of Fame following a review of his writing — including commentary that promoted lynching, officials said.

Edward J. Clarke, the late owner and editor of the Worcester Democrat, was ousted Monday from the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association’s Hall of Fame after a journalist unearthed editorials written by Clarke containing “horrible, angry rants and racial attacks” against three black suspects in a 1940 homicide in Pocomoke City.

“Clarke was vicious and dehumanizing in his opinion writing, likening the accused to ‘a rabid dog’ and ‘savages’ and ‘brutes’ and a ‘disease-spreading germ’ and ‘garbage,’” the press association said in a statement Thursday.

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Clarke, whose paper existed from 1921 through 1953, suggested a

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