“I believe there is an actual smear campaign here,” said Rita Hunter. “They (The Globe) have absolute power to ruin anyone in local government with their unethical reporting. What is the personal vendetta this paper has against me to allow this type of reporting?”
A copy of the letter, Mrs. Hunter's attorney, Sen. Rob Mayer, R-Dexter, sent to Joplin Globe Publisher Dan Chiodo announcing the intention to file the lawsuit can be found in the July 30 Turner Report.