Believe it or not, you can see it in 2019 too. The publisher and publisher from a newspaper in a small town in Alabama just wrote one just last week.
"It's time for the Ku Klux Klan to come back in the night," begins the editorial, written by Goodloe Sutton. "Democrats from the Republican Party and Democrats plan to raise taxes in Alabama."
Sutton confirmed to CNN that he had drafted the editorial but had refused to provide additional information.
He stressed that he did not call for the hanging of all Americans, but simply "socialist communists".
"It looks like the Klan would be welcome to attack the closed communities up there," Sutton wrote in the editorial.
Beginning in the late 19th century, Klan members used nocturnal rides to terrorize blacks and their white allies with violence, including lynchings and bombs.
His comments prompted calls for his resignation
When the announcer asked him if he recognized the Klan as a group of white supremacists, Sutton compared this project to that of the NAACP and said, "The Klan was not violent until it was necessary."
His comments prompted rapid indignation.
Alabama Democrat Senator Doug Jones called for Sutton's resignation.
Representative Terri Sewell, another Democratic MP from Alabama, also urged Sutton to resign and remind people of the horrors of the Klan.
The Alabama Press Association also condemned this editorial, saying it does not tolerate any form of violence.
"Although we do not share this view, the APA is not a police agency and we simply have no authority over the publications of our member newspapers," CNN said. Executive Director, Felicia Mason.
The school added that she "strongly condemns Mr. Sutton's comments because they go against everything we believe to be the specialists in journalism, media and human communication ".
This is not the first time his journal has been courting controversy
Klan's play is not the first controversial editorial to adorn the newspaper's pages.
In October 2017, the paper published an editorial on the controversy surrounding the national anthem between NFL players at the same name to protest police brutality and racial injustice.
CNN's Paul Murphy contributed to this report.