PHOENIX -- Richard Ducote, a right-wing former business editor and columnist for the Arizona Daily Star since 1986, this spring joined giant mining corporation Freeport McMorRan / Phelps Dodge as a press flak.
Ducote was recently seen on Tucson TV news at the explosion of an old PD stack in Ajo. He also was talking last month about expanding mining in and around Bisbee.
Ducote is an example of the revolving door between industry and the conservative media.
At least now Ducote's being paid directly by the mining industry to spout their reckless excesses.