Who would've thunk it?
A UNC-Chapel Hill professor says John Edwards' presidential campaign tried to kill a student's video story about the campaign's headquarters. In an interview with State Government Radio, Associate Professor C.A. Tuggle said that he received phone calls from two top staffers for the former North Carolina senator.
The journalism professor said the staffers threatened to cut off access to Edwards to all UNC student groups if the student-run television program aired a segment critical of the location of the Chapel Hill headquarters.
"I'm dumbfounded by it," Tuggle told the radio station. "I can't imagine that a national campaign would spend this much time and effort trying to squash a story that's on a campus newscast that will be seen by, at most, a couple of thousand viewers."