The Press: The Sooner Scrouge

He has been denounced on the floor of the Oklahoma legislature, been called "bastard" by state officials and a "lying s.o.b." by a newspaper publisher. A fellow editor once threatened to "slap his teeth out," while another stormed that he was not fit to lick boots. To such aspersions "Frosty" Troy retorts: "I'm a zealot." Then he returns to making more enemies in his job as the publisher, editor and principal reporter of the Oklahoma Observer (circ. 4,164), a twice-monthly tabloid that hits wealthy and powerful Sooners like a dust storm. Says Ed Hardy, press secretary to Oklahoma Governor David Hall:...

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