Trendolizer Pick: 'Onion' Mocks Atticus Finch Racist Controversy

  • by: Alan Duke
Trendolizer Pick: 'Onion' Mocks Atticus Finch Racist Controversy

The decision to publish the novel Harper Lee wrote before her "To Kill A Mockingbird" made fictional character Atticus Finch into a southern hero and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1960 has raised skepticism about the motives of Lee's trustees.

"Go Set a Watchman," which paints Finch as a segregationist and racists, was never published because Lee's publisher asked her to rewrite it, resulting in the 1960 version that won a Pulitzer Prize.

The Onion posted a satirical (yes, that's what they do) article titled: "Harper Lee Announces Third Novel, 'My Excellent Caretaker Deserves My Entire Fortune'"

Lead Stories' Trendolizer is constantly scouring social networks for the latest trending stories about Harper Lee and Atticus Finch. Scroll down to see what we've recently found. But remember: Just because it's trending, doesn't mean it's true!


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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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