Matters related to organized and actual attempts to derail the lawfully appointed head of a public institution are, in fact, news. I don't get "outraged", though. I'll leave that to the dramatic types.
Matters related to anonymous online chatter about whether or not some college students leave their rooms on a certain evening are not (all the more so since it seems they didn't actually leave their rooms). Let me give you some insight in The Citadel - there are a lot of rules, grumbling and bitching about them is part of the game. That's not news. Now, if an elite Nude Platoon ran to the president's home to present demands after the end of ESP, THAT would be news. And, given the now mixed gender nature of the SCCC, a much more interesting sight than during my cadet career, but I digress.
I know it's hard for you, but can you seen any difference? Any at all?
"College stupidness is irrelevant as news."
Then why were you so outraged when the CofC kids were protesting McConnell?
Oh, that's right, intellectual inconsistency.
@ Andy Paras: please accept my sincere apology. It was your colleague Andrew Knapp I was referring to. My mistake.
Mark: I said it's irresponsible to accuse someone who has not been charged of a crime based on 'social media posts from the hood.' If you're wrong there can be serious legal implications.
Jaxx, I write about how local people are using social media. While I often share what people are saying on public social media platforms, the rest of your post is incorrect.
CTL really wins here.
The P&C is attempting to imitate them, and failing.
Hint: CTL uses social media AND court records to report on/break stories about something people care about (local crime / criminal justice system).
College stupidness is irrelevant as news.
And now CCP is in on the act, reporting online chatter. See the hint above.
Speaking of Charleston Thug Life, I look forward to their exposing these thugs that planned a riot in an online forum....
Oh, wait. These thugs are the "acceptable" ones, right? Just "blowing off steam"?
I'm with the Kid on this one.
This story is INSANE.
Nineteen cents for laminate????
Just to be clear, The Citadel is still considered "higher education", correct? This sounds like a gang of 8th graders flinging insults on the school playground. If I'm understanding this, these kids applied to, were accepted at and now attend a military style institution and now don't approve of the disclipline required. That can't be right. ANYBODY knows that The Citadel isn't a country club. If you don't want to submit to authority, this is not the place for you.
Andy Paras cites Facebook posts on a regular basis in his "reporting", even quoting a post from the grieving mother of a young girl killed in a single car accident on Johns Island earlier this year the day after the accident. He makes Haire look like a journalist.
What is funny is that the Paste & Copy (as the P&C stands for now) refused to even acknowledge the Charleston Thug Life tip of who the Chuckie Cheese Shooter was. When people posted the link Andy Paras'ite said that social meida was irresponsible and stated that it was a poor source. Guess he didn't heed his own advice. Funny enough the person the CTL post named was arrested and charged for the shooting 72 hours later. More proof Print copy is useless for daily news and is an outdated Business model.
They need a banned for political life law in this State. You steal or "Creatively" use (see Mark Sanford) taxpayer money - even once. Bam - you're out. Go sit on the sideline bench for the rest of the eternity. We just do not have strong enough punishment against this type of nonsense. Geez if I did this in the private sector my ass would be behind bars for a little stretch.
He'll probably be re-elected. Yesterday's "Yellow Dog Democrats"; today's "Red Dog Republicans".
I appreciate Ravenel's use of the phrase "Moral Imperative" in his latest senatorial campaign ad. It rhymes with "Baby Daddy".
I guess the old "I didn't know I couldn't do that" defense isn't as ironclad as Dave Chappelle implied. See you in three years, Mr. Harrell... perhaps you can take on a position more suited to scoundrels, like US House Rep, SC-1.
He is not allowed to serve in an elected position for three years as part of his punishment. So on the ballot or not, he will not be serving again anytime soon.
"Why do people feel the need to persecute this man?"
History of disregard for the law. Millionaire playboy antics. Elitist narcissistic mindset. Generally jack-assery. Shall I go on?
I mean, I like to party. However, I don't have a kid to care for, and I am not running for public office. Also, most of us know how to have fun and make intelligent decisions to avoid confrontations with the law.
It's amazing how everyone so easily and quickly jumps to judgment about people they don't know. With T Rav we know a lot more because of his history and his being in the public spotlight. With the case of Lauren Moser most of the people commenting about her have no idea who this person is and yet are so quick to cast aspersions on her casting stereotypes and calling her hateful names. If I were her I would cover my ass around TRav as well.
I would start by questioning anyone by the name of Grinch or Scrooge.
What happens if you resign your office and then get re-elected?
Since he is a Republican, he would be.
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