Traficant explains why he doesn’t buy The Vindicator


BOARDMAN — Former U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. says he doesn’t buy The Vindicator because it is “too negative at times.”

A female supporter of the former congressman told him on air during a radio show he’s hosting on WKBN 570 AM that unless Bertram DeSouza, a Vindicator columnist, stops attacking Traficant, she would stop buying the newspaper.

“We don’t buy the local Youngstown paper,” he said. “It’s my little objection.” But it’s apparent that Traficant reads the newspaper online at Vindy.com. Traficant told the caller, “You really don’t have to spend the money,” to buy the paper, because you can read it online.

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