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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: The Battery

Re: “Disgruntled Yik Yak users are pissed at the Post and Courier for writing about them

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?

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Posted by Cid95 on October 25, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Re: “Disgruntled Yik Yak users are pissed at the Post and Courier for writing about them

"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.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on October 25, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Disgruntled Yik Yak users are pissed at the Post and Courier for writing about them

@ Andy Paras: please accept my sincere apology. It was your colleague Andrew Knapp I was referring to. My mistake.

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Posted by Jaxx on October 25, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Disgruntled Yik Yak users are pissed at the Post and Courier for writing about them

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.

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Posted by Andy Paras on October 25, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Disgruntled Yik Yak users are pissed at the Post and Courier for writing about them

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.

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Posted by Cid95 on October 24, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Disgruntled Yik Yak users are pissed at the Post and Courier for writing about them

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"?

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Posted by mat catastrophe on October 24, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Despite guilty plea and pending resignation, Bobby Harrell's name will be on November ballot

I'm with the Kid on this one.

Posted by TROLLSLAYER on October 24, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Re: “A look at S.C. front pages the day after Harrell pleads guilty, resigns

This story is INSANE.

Nineteen cents for laminate????

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Posted by Matthew O'Leary on October 24, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Disgruntled Yik Yak users are pissed at the Post and Courier for writing about them

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.

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Posted by Niki Greer Davis on October 24, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Disgruntled Yik Yak users are pissed at the Post and Courier for writing about them

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.

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Posted by Jaxx on October 24, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Disgruntled Yik Yak users are pissed at the Post and Courier for writing about them

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.

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Posted by markfullercot on October 24, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Despite guilty plea and pending resignation, Bobby Harrell's name will be on November ballot

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.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on October 24, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Despite guilty plea and pending resignation, Bobby Harrell's name will be on November ballot

He'll probably be re-elected. Yesterday's "Yellow Dog Democrats"; today's "Red Dog Republicans".

Posted by mcrg00 on October 24, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Thomas Ravenel accused of assaulting woman at his house

I appreciate Ravenel's use of the phrase "Moral Imperative" in his latest senatorial campaign ad. It rhymes with "Baby Daddy".

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Posted by mcrg00 on October 24, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Despite guilty plea and pending resignation, Bobby Harrell's name will be on November ballot

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.

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Posted by factoryconnection on October 24, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Despite guilty plea and pending resignation, Bobby Harrell's name will be on November ballot

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.

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Posted by nofaith on October 24, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Thomas Ravenel accused of assaulting woman at his house

"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.

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Posted by brewengineer on October 24, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Re: “Thomas Ravenel accused of assaulting woman at his house

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.

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Posted by Geoffrey Michael Richardson on October 23, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Re: “1,900 feet of power cord stolen from Festival of Lights display

I would start by questioning anyone by the name of Grinch or Scrooge.

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Posted by docsarvis on October 23, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Despite guilty plea and pending resignation, Bobby Harrell's name will be on November ballot

What happens if you resign your office and then get re-elected?
Since he is a Republican, he would be.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on October 23, 2014 at 4:08 PM
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