I refer to their constant use of the term “Goat Hill” and “Goat Hill politics” when discussing the government of the state of Alabama. Their usage of this term, over and over again, is an obvious attempt to cast disparaging views on an honorable body of people who are elected by the people of Alabama and, by extrapolation, the people themselves.
The state Capitol was erected in 1847 on an area of pasture land dubbed “Goat Hill” by the people in the area and, since the area was largely rural in nature, it was not unique to build the Capitol or any other building on former pasture land.
The Anniston Star wastes no opportunity to use this antiquated term in its amateurish attempts to abase the state and its people, simply because the editors don’t always have their way in Montgomery politics.
It would seem to me that “The Red Star” would do well to remember the fate of Pravda. This same fate could become its own.
Jerry W. Brown