Travel along with the most feared man in Southern Maryland. So notorious even the mob backed down. Cops who went after him found themselves in federal court on the losing side. His name is Ken Rossignol and he packs a fully loaded Smith & Corona (or at least the digital equivalent).
Ken's ammo: words. He's a champion of the First Amendment and an old fashioned pain in the ass. The story of St. Mary's today is one about advocacy journalism coming to a community where the press wasn't known for acting this way. No more go-along to get along. There wasn't a hand providing nourishment that Rossignol wouldn't take a little flesh and muscle from. At one point or another Ken pissed off just about everyone, including a couple governors of Maryland and me.
©2011 Kenneth C. Rossignol (P)2013 Kenneth C. Rossignol
This book drives home the importance of journalism. Every small town has corruption and our front-line of defense is the local newspaper. The history of the St. Mary's Today paper is a cautionary tale every community should know about.
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