Word: Cynthia vs. Cynthia
Feisty former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney has picked yet another fight â€” this time with Pulitzer-winning AJC editorial page editor Cynthia Tucker. McKinney has sued Tucker, the newspaper and its owners, Cox Enterprises, for libel, alleging that she suffered â€œpermanent impairment to her ability to continue her livelihoodâ€ as a result of two of Tuckerâ€™s opinion pieces and another article.
â€œWhat changes to the â€˜stinking systemâ€™ has McKinney wrought? She doesn't have the prestige or power to pass a resolution in support of sweetened ice tea.â€
â€” From Tuckerâ€™s July 30, 2006, editorial
"Tucker knew that the Power Rankings by Congress.org rated Cynthia McKinney 277 of 435 Congresspersons in legislative effectiveness."
â€” From McKinneyâ€™s July 2007 lawsuit, in an attempt to prove Tucker downplayed McKinneyâ€™s power and prestige
â€œThis is a set-up for the catfight of the century.â€
â€” Posted by â€œWings-n-Windâ€ on the conservative website www.freepublic.com