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USA Today published the November 24, 2006 report from the AP.
On their web-site, USA Today titled it,
"Polygamists say criminal case against Jeffs paints distorted picture."
The article also includes a large AP photo of Mark Henkel himself.
Although that was USA Today's first report directly involving (and including a photo of) Mr. Henkel, USA Today had long known about him previously. On October 3, 2004, USA Today published an op-ed by Constitutional Law Professor, Jonathan Turley, titled, "Polygamy laws expose our own hypocrisy." In the op-ed, the Professor used the identical argument of a known sound-bite of TruthBearer.org's Mark Henkel. On October 14, 2004, the TruthBearer.org organization responded by issuing a press release through Pro-Polygamy.com, the media distribution site. It was titled, "USA TODAY Op-Ed Copies Pro-Polygamy Organization's Arguments." (Internet URLs and evidence were further provided there, too.) Later on that very same day that it was released to the media, USA Today rightly sought out and contacted Mr. Henkel by telephone about the issue. Mr. Henkel indicated to USA Today that neither he nor the organzation had any desire to pursue legal action as it was appreciated that the organization's arguments were being vindicated by a renowned Constitutional Law Professor. Four days later, on October 18, 2004, an article appeared in the Wall Street Journal, referencing both the media distribution site, Pro-Polygamy.com, and Jonathan Turley's op-ed. Grateful, the TruthBearer.org organization immediately issued another press release that same day, through Pro-Polygamy.com, titled, "WSJ Helps End Polygamy Controversy of 'Turley's Arguments.'" The matter was resolved. But a year and a half after that, Mr. Turley did it again. On April 2, 2006, USA Today published a new Turley op-ed, titled, "How to end the same-sex marriage debate." In it, Mr. Turley used the exact same argument from Mr. Henkel's well-established and renowned sound-bite about how polygamy rights can end the marriage debate altogether. A "special report" about the entire sequence of events (with evidentiary URLs, etc.) was distributed to the media through Pro-Polygamy.com on May 2, 2006. It was titled, "Again, Jonathan Turley Repeats Polygamy Organization's Arguments." The report concluded with gratitude to Professor Turley for repeating and advocating Mr. Henkel's well-established arguments. Throughout, USA Today has received all the distributions of articles and reports to the media from Pro-Polygamy.com. So, long before USA Today published the November 24, 2006 report from the AP, that newspaper, USA Today, had already known about the TruthBearer.org organization and its founder, Mark Henkel.
Media [Directory] Polygamy in the Media
Mark Henkel Interview Example - Important Questions & Media Credibility
ABC - 20/20
NBC - Today Show
February 14, 2007 - Bloom & Politan: OPEN COURT [Entire Transcript]
September 20, 2007 - Bloom & Politan: OPEN COURT [Members, Hear it online]
September 20, 2007 - Jami Floyd: BEST DEFENSE [Members, Hear it online]
September 21, 2007 - Jami Floyd: BEST DEFENSE [Members, Hear it online]
September 24, 2007 - CourtTV.com Online Chat Guest
September 26, 2007 - Jami Floyd: BEST DEFENSE [Members, Hear it online]
700 Club / CBN
The Washington Times
Portland Press Herald [INFORMATIVE ABOUT MARK HENKEL]
Journal Tribune [INFORMATIVE ABOUT MARK HENKEL]
April 30, 2009, Maine Public Hearing on Same-sex Marriage
May 13, 2009, Where will same-sex marriage be in 2010?
March 16, 2006, Report - Polygamy rights is the next civil rights battle
August 31, 2006, Pro-polygamists respond to Warren Jeffs capture
May 10, 2007, Polygamy Leader Compares Gun Control to Marriage Control
AP (Associated Press)
September 06, 2006 - Polygamists Glad Warren Jeffs Caught
November 24, 2006 - Polygamists say Jeffs case paints distorted picture
November 21, 2007 - Polygamists Glad Warren Jeffs is going to prison
Jacob Sullum - Senior Editor NEW!
April 03, 2006, One Man, Many Wives, Big Problems (syndicated article) NEW!
Focus on the Family
MSNBC - Scarborough Country
National Geographic Television
London Daily Mail
Las Vegas Weekly
Metro Source Radio News Wire
The Intelligencer [Published OP-ED]
Culture Shocks with Barry Lynn
Court TV Morning with Vinnie Politan
March 28, 2006 - Response to "Big Love"
September 05, 2006 - Response to Warren Jeffs Capture
November 22, 2006 - Jeffs Hearing Proves Not about Polygamy
December 22, 2006 - How Polygamists Manage Christmas
August 08, 2007 - Michel Bryant, Trial Correspondent (filling in)
November 13, 2007 - Michel Bryant, Trial Correspondent (filling in) [Members, Hear it online]
WGAN Morning News with Ken and Mike
KGOW 1560 The Game [Members, Hear it online]
The Michael Medved Show [Members, Hear it online]
The Kevin and Bean Show, on KROQ
The Michael Baisden Show
The Tom Barberi Show
Richmond Morning News with Jimmy Barrett
The Mancow Muller Show
The Dom Giordano Show
The Stirling Show
The Dave Show on KUCI
Hong Kong Radio Television - Backchat
Charlie Wolf's TalkSPORT
Dr. Toni Cook's "Howling at the Moon"
Concerned Women For America
Patri Friedman NEW!
Christian Civic League [INFORMATIVE CONTENT]
Bible Answer Man
Traditional Values Coalition
Family Research Council
Polygamy in the Media
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