Video Commentary | An historic election in Alexandria should not be hijacked by hatred

Fair warning: This video is an hour and fourteen minutes long, and chances are that if you’re not from Central Louisiana, you may doze off within the first ten minutes. But if  you are from CenLa, I encourage you to watch this, because the vitriol expressed against my reporting reveals a lot of uncomfortable but important truths about the state of the region’s toxic politics.

Celeta McCall (pictured above, photo source: Facebook) and her son Tavares Swafford have spent the better part of the past week on their online radio show smearing me as a racist for publishing a series of reports about the Alexandria mayor’s race, reports that exclusively concerned campaign finance disclosures, polling data, and a potentially illegal sample ballot. 

This is my response (best viewed in full screen mode): 



The original videos can be located via Facebook.  

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Lamar White, Jr.
Lamar is the publisher and founder of the Bayou Brief; a native of Alexandria, Louisiana; a graduate of Alexandria Senior High School, Rice University in Houston, and SMU’s Dedman School of Law in Dallas, and an award-winning muckraker. He was the last person Andrew Breitbart ever insulted (and apologized to), and he’s responsible for breaking a series of national news stories about racism and political corruption in Texas, Mississippi, and his beloved Louisiana. He lives in Gert Town in New Orleans along with his vicious golden retrievers, Lucy Ana and Ruby Bridges.