Glenn Spencer's Lawyer John Munger Calls Me a "Wacko" as He Mainstreams a Racist Anti-Semite

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Munger, practitioner of willful ignorance

You'd think a practicing lawyer, former president of the Arizona Board of Regents, and erstwhile GOP gubernatorial candidate would possess a lick of sense. But Tucson attorney John Munger is proof positive that possession of a swell resume is no guarantee of intelligence.

Munger is the fella who recently threatened legal action against Luis Heredia, Executive Director of the Arizona Democratic Party, because Heredia called nativist hatemonger Glenn Spencer a "purported racist" and an "anti-Semite." 

This, after Spencer was allowed to speak as an "expert" on border security matters before a state Senate committee stacked with Republican wingnuts. Munger accused Heredia of defamation and demanded a retraction, suggesting a lawsuit might be forthcoming if he did not. 

Heredia, to his credit, told Munger to take a hike.

Interestingly, Munger did not threaten the Anti-Defamation League, the Southern Poverty Law Center, or myself with legal action. I mean, the ADL, the SPLC, and yours truly (along with many others), have been correctly labeling Spencer a bigot and an anti-Semite for years. Also, the ADL denounced Spencer's visit to the Arizona Legislature in even stronger terms than Heredia.

So why go after Heredia? Well, my surmise is that the letter was a cheap publicity stunt and Munger has no intention of suing anyone. When I called Munger to discuss the letter, which had been released by Spencer himself, the big-shot corporate lawyer displayed a breathtaking ignorance about his own client and about recent Arizona history.

He claimed to know nothing of the ADL's multiple denunciations of Spencer, and also pulled a Sgt. Schultz when it came to Spencer's connection to convicted kid-killer and minutewoman Shawna Forde, who was sentenced to death last year for the murders of a 9 year-old and her father in Arivaca. In fact, Munger didn't even know who Forde was. Or so he said.

Maybe Munger's just acting the idiot, but when it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, etc. 

On Monday, Munger doubled down on his apparent cluelessness during an appearance on Tucson journalist Bill Buckmaster's radio show in a square off with former Democratic candidate for Arizona Attorney General Vince Rabago.

The Spencer flap came up and Rabago savaged Spencer for his activities on the border and for his Mexican-bashing statements. Munger, of course, defended his client, and, strangely, gave me credit for creating the whole brouhaha over Spencer.

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Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Mr. Lemons, with the content and context of the myriad of stories you write and incidents you report on, I think you should be thankful this dunderhead referred to you as simply a wacko. Not much harm in that, from what I can see.

I seem to recall in days past much worse allegations about you being posted on these very pages.

Hey, if you aren't stirring the pot no one will wonder what you're cooking.

Keep them coming.

wherewasi
wherewasi

Shane over at Snorin' Alliance referred to those of us of a different political mindset than himself and his followers as "liberal leftist zombies" in a recent "article".  LOL.

wherewasi
wherewasi

LOL - yes, Tommy.  I was going to point out that considering things others have said, "Wacko" is something of a compliment.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

John Munger needs to be disbarred. He is a racist and a bigot. He is unfit to provide people quality legal advice or represent people due to his hatred of Hispanics.   

As for Glenn Spencer, I hope his ass rots in hell.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

Spenser and this lawyer seem to be the most UNAMERICAN "patriots" you'll every meet.  Too bad we can't send them back to the 1950's as blacks.

Chem Trail Karen
Chem Trail Karen

I hope The filthy Bird STEPHIN LEMMONS GETS SUED FOR HIS LIES. 
Just because I hate the filthy jews and dirty criminal illegals shooting up my neighborhood
doesnt make me a racist.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Do me and everyone else on this forum a favor and take a hike.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Speak for yourself. Noone designated you thread monitor.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

A lot of people dislike Chem Trail Karen and what she has to say. I'm sure I speak for a lot of people when I told CTK to take a hike. 

Clarrity
Clarrity

Your vile words are evidence or your inability to properly express yourself.
A weak mind, lazy attitude and lack of ability to think for yourself are prime
indicators of your ignorance. Go back to your tea party room and leave the
rest of the planet alone already.

Truth to Power
Truth to Power

Various PhDs from Vanderbilt University, from Harvard, spoke at this same thing."

Andy Thomas and Tom Horne went to Harvard. So Munger saying speakers were from there isn't saying much.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

And don't leave out Spencer's two convictions in Cochise County courts for violent acts - Endangerment in 2005 and Threatening/Intimidating in 2011. AND of course, let us not forget his inciting of death threats against Cochise County Planning and Zoning staff in 2005 when they fined one of the Minutemen hosts for not putting porta-potties on his property in 2005 so the minutemen wouldn't have to act like coyotes and shit in the desert..

That's right - death threats over porta-potties. That's one short-fused "patriot."

Not Surprised, Again
Not Surprised, Again

This Munger guy seems to have complete capability to bury not only himself, but his "client" as well, with his incompetence and ignorance.

Dogbiter
Dogbiter

Give' em hell, Lemons! What an idiot! Hope nobody ever hires this legal nitwit again! Fucking fool!

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

You should be referring to Munger as "Mungo" based on the Blazing Saddles character!  The writing in that movie seems to fit the situation here, bigots and all, perfectly!

BTW - The Southern Poverty Law Center reports in its latest publication (Spril 2012) of an explosion in the number of hate-groups.  Check out their "Hate Map" at

http://www.splcenter.org/get-i...

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