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Re: “Randy Weston celebrates his roots, the Post and Courier ignores theirs

What makes you think you can take your assigned story about a musician (I think... Your writing is painfully boring) and twist it to include Eric Brantley? You are a disgusting human being to grasp straws to this point just to be heard. Your opinion doesn't matter. And this article is shit.

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Posted by Ella Belair on June 4, 2016 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Randy Weston celebrates his roots, the Post and Courier ignores theirs

You are an idiot sir. To compare my friend's misdemeanour charge for posession of marijuana to the criminal records of the scumbag low lives that murdered him in cold blood is highly offensive, which i can only guess is your intention. Both of those guys have charges for weapons distribution, aggravated assault and one has attempted murder. Eric was worth a million of them. Hopefully they will rot in jail for the rest of their miserable lives.

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Posted by Bill 1 on June 4, 2016 at 7:44 PM

Re: “How to defeat the Post and Courier's paywall

Probably shouldn't use the Hunter defense, since he was both your employee and your friend.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on June 4, 2016 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Randy Weston celebrates his roots, the Post and Courier ignores theirs

Excellent, excellent piece, Mr. Haire!

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Posted by DebC on June 4, 2016 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Randy Weston celebrates his roots, the Post and Courier ignores theirs

Now, what about Charles Waring's Charleston Mercury? That rag still promotes the 1950s white mindset.

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Posted by ImFromHere on June 4, 2016 at 12:46 PM

Re: “How to defeat the Post and Courier's paywall

Hey Emily. I see you're a long-time fan. Since we're on the subject of ethics, I do find it curious that your dear friend and bandmate Jack Hunter wrote a profile of you for the Post and Courier without disclosing those things.

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Posted by chrishaire on June 4, 2016 at 12:38 PM

Re: “How to defeat the Post and Courier's paywall

We knew Chris Haire was a liar, spineless coward, and unethical editor, why not a thief too? Fitting!

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Posted by Emily Richards on June 4, 2016 at 10:10 AM

Re: “How to defeat the Post and Courier's paywall

"Hey!!! I went fishing the other & caught a couple of little minnows...without bait & but with some common sense. The libs bit & reputed with their practiced script. It's so apparent that their thought pattern is like a mental disorder. Common sense dialogue is not recognized."

Translation: "I have absolutely nothing to back up my ridiculous assertions from the previous post, nor with which to counter the information presented to counter my ridiculous assertions. So I will resort to some half-formed sentences and patented right-wing tripe replies about 'liberals' and their thought patterns and congratulate myself on 'winning' another one for the power elite."

Nice work, sir. Totally sick burn on your part. You absolutely demolished me with your nuanced and well-researched comeback. I can absolutely see why you were in circulation and not editorial.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on June 3, 2016 at 1:37 PM

Re: “How to defeat the Post and Courier's paywall

Hey!!! I went fishing the other & caught a couple of little minnows...without bait & but with some common sense. The libs bit & reputed with their practiced script. It's so apparent that their thought pattern is like a mental disorder. Common sense dialogue is not recognized.

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Posted by fantonuc on June 3, 2016 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Cornering a Spoleto performer on an elevator is what SCENE parties are all about

I usually ride elevators without any confidence whatsoever, so congrats on that.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on June 3, 2016 at 12:40 PM

Re: “How to defeat the Post and Courier's paywall

As bflosue noted, you can bypass the Post and Courier's paywall by using the P&C's very own app.

I mean, that's cruel. What kind of sick monster steals from their own?

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Posted by chrishaire on June 3, 2016 at 10:02 AM

Re: “How to defeat the Post and Courier's paywall

Next : How to shoplift at Wally World.
Since stealing seems to be OK here

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on June 3, 2016 at 9:20 AM

Re: “How to defeat the Post and Courier's paywall

'I would guess this author likes Bernie Sanders...you know free stuff!'

Hey dipshit, the things Bernie wants to provide aren't 'free,' they would paid for by properly taxing the richest Americans at pre-Reagan rates.

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Posted by leemajors on June 3, 2016 at 9:02 AM

Re: “How to defeat the Post and Courier's paywall

"I've been a circulation director for a national newspaper for 23 years. Newspaper revenue has been on the decline since 2008. The Post & Courier pays their employees to write articles.They need to charge their readers in order to meet their expenses.I would guess this author likes Bernie Sanders...you know free stuff! To take this authors intended logic a step forward, I imagine he wouldn't mind if his readers visited his publication's office & helped themselves to office supplies.
Sort of like redistribution."

This is such a load of crap, it isn't even funny.

Revenue from newspaper subscriptions largely pay for production and delivery costs. Subscription revenue does not pay for reporters.

What pays for reporters (and editors, and publishers) is ad revenue.

Ad revenue was declining well before 2008 and for a number of reasons not related to the economy. First, lots of newspapers were slow to figure out the internet - and once they did, they found out that their advertisers had found out a lot more and quicker. It was no longer good enough for the paper to say, "Well, we have 50,000 subscribers and we sell about 10,000 a day out of boxes, so your ad might be seen by 60,000 - 100,000 people a day" because advertisers could now get an idea of not only how many people saw their ads, but how many people clicked on those ads. Why pay for the chance your ad will be seen when you can just pay for how many times it is seen?

Guess what? People weren't clicking on ads. So, a lot of papers (and most sites, honestly) started making those ads bigger, or animated, and later as pop-ups and pop-unders, and all sorts of other ways of annoying the crap out of the consumer.

And revenues still fell. And ad-blocking software became a thing (largely because, surprise, surprise, sites realized that even if they couldn't get people to click on ads, they could still find ways to gather data from their visitors and sell it to third-parties).

Worse, in the early days newspapers weren't charging people to visit their websites, so if people oddly enough might feel slightly frustrated having to suddenly pay to access these sites, it wouldn't be surprising. Now, Mr. fantonuc wants to compare the notion of bypassing a paywall to the utterly fatuous idea that Senator Sanders is in favor of "free stuff" (which, if you'd like, I'd gladly point out how that's also a load of crap) - and that's fine, even if it's nonsense. I'd actually compare the newspapers suddenly charging for admission to the corner drug dealer: "Here, kids, try this for free. Yea, that's right, now you're hooked, so pay me."

Basically, the notion that bypassing the Post and Courier's paywall is somehow stealing food from the mouths of reporters is absolute poppycock.

It's only a matter of time before the for-profit press collapses (anyone else get daily pleading emails from the New York Times, for instance?) and we get around to establishing proper non-profit news outlets that aren't reliant on ad revenue in the first place.

Oh, and speaking of ad-blockers, if you have one installed and no how to use it properly you don't have to go through all of the steps listed in this piece to read the Post and Courier.

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"Currently the mobile app is still free with no paywall."

That's true enough, and I haven't looked into this fully to be certain, but I'll bet you a dollar that they're using that app to track you and either target ads toward you, or sell your data to a third-party.

See, the thing is, even a grumpy anti-capitalist like me knows there's no such thing as a free lunch, and there's no such thing as free access to a paid site just because you have their app.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on June 2, 2016 at 10:48 PM

Re: “Southern Charm S3 E8: Craig becomes Kathryn's drama queen proxy

They sounded like little kids in middle school venting their bad behavior. Just don't look good to listen too on old-er people. Whitney sounds like babbling drunk who is too old to be trashing any person he formally slept with and then lied about it. I would have balked at that story line and wrote my own lines. Makes Whitney sound like he is not carrying a torch for Kathryn but instead carrying a torch for Thomas and seems to get infuriated with any time spent with Kathryn and being in a father role.

I only found it disturbing that Kathryn threw her life away with having children with Thomas. A smart attractive girl who I do not get would look at the old man twice. Plus he looks like the former governor --you know the one that said he was going for a hike

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Posted by matt2 on June 2, 2016 at 9:53 PM

Re: “How to defeat the Post and Courier's paywall

The paywall puts a sign-in box in the center of the screen and obscures the rest of the screen with gray but you can still read the article thru the gray. It disables scrolling in Chrome but you can still scroll in Firefox using the up/down arrow keys. You can read the entire article this way but you can't click links or copy text or images.

Currently the mobile app is still free with no paywall.

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Posted by bflosue on June 2, 2016 at 4:33 PM

Re: “How to defeat the Post and Courier's paywall

I've been a circulation director for a national newspaper for 23 years. Newspaper revenue has been on the decline since 2008. The Post & Courier pays their employees to write articles.They need to charge their readers in order to meet their expenses.I would guess this author likes Bernie Sanders...you know free stuff! To take this authors intended logic a step forward, I imagine he wouldn't mind if his readers visited his publication's office & helped themselves to office supplies.
Sort of like redistribution.

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Posted by fantonuc on June 2, 2016 at 3:14 PM

Re: “How to defeat the Post and Courier's paywall

Sweet! Works with the Opera browser too, just open a new private window.

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Posted by The Super Saturn on June 2, 2016 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Check out these exhibitions for all things 'Porgy and Bess'

Beautiful!

There is also a new book out, Porgy & Bess A Charleston Story edited by Harlan Greene. It's available in book shops around town and at Home House Press.

Posted by Thomas Tisdale on June 1, 2016 at 4:13 PM

Re: “A brief report on last night's Marion Square 'Porgy and Bess' simulcast

Nothing ventured, nothing gained...that was our attitude as we packed a picnic basket and headed out for the Free "Porgy and Bess" simulcast in Marion Square Monday evening. Thanks to large tents provided and our umbrellas, we stayed dry and enjoyed a wonderful evening and performance.

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Posted by Susan Petty on June 1, 2016 at 12:37 PM
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