Anthony Trott

Ultra-right wing extremist politician, rabble-rouser and zealot editor and publisher of the Far Right newspaper, the Jeffersonian. He is a Jew-hater and helps to spur on the witch-hunt for Leo Frank.

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SONGS
“Watson’s Lullaby” Part 1 & 2            PLAY
“Trial Part I: Hammer of Justice” – with Townspeople                    PLAY
“Where Will You Stand When the Flood Comes?” – with Hugh Dorsey and Townspeople                     PLAY

Please note: I want Tom Watson to start the last number …

“Finale/The Old Red Hills of Home – Reprise” – with Townspeople

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Tom Watson was known as “the Voice of the People” and iIn his publications, Watson’s taste for sensationalism was fully expressed in the coverage accorded the Leo Frank murder trial with comments such as …

Frank belongs to the Jewish aristocracy, and it was determined by the rich Jews that no aristocrat of their race should die for the death of a working-class Gentile

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The Hebrew rapist paedophile reptile, Leo Frank

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Hugh Dorsey was not fooled by the slippery Jew’s oily demeanour. He took one look at Leo Frank’s bulging satyr eyes and protruding sensual lips and nailed him for the pervert sodomite he is

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the Jewnited Snakes of America

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Leo Frank is guilty of the foulest crime ever committed on a Georgia girl, and he should not be allowed to escape. RISE PEOPLE OF GEORGIA!

Steve Oney believes that Leo Frank would not have been lynched without the Watson’s fulminations. He thinks Frank would have served a long portion of his sentence and at some point there would have been a move to exonerate him, as Lucille says in the show.

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Tom Watson was also a vigorous anti-Catholic crusader, and advocated reorganizing the Ku Klux Klan.

Like Hugh Dorsey, he profited mightily from his bigoted editorializing against Frank. His increasing political power won him a seat in the U.S. Senate. When he died in 1922, the Ku Klux Klan sent a cross of roses eight feet high to his funeral.

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To me, he is the archetype of Southern prejudice and intolerance and, subsequently, is the show’s villain.

I think we might have some fun with his costumes.

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