The So-Called Glass Palace on the Prairie: Mid-America Airport Called "A Special Outrage" By NBC's Brian Williams


NBC Nightly News revived its "Fleecing of America" series last night with a report on a St. Louis boondoggle: the $321 million Mid-America Airport, "a lovely airport with no scheduled flghts," in Mascoutah, Illinois. 

And St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern refuses to be even be interviewed inside the sparkling -- but empty -- terminal. 

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