PISSED OFF AT COVERAGE OF COASTAL INSURANCE SCANDAL, SANFORDâ€™S OFFICE SHUTS DOWN PRESS RELEASES TO TWO POPULAR BLOGS
FITSNews â€“ February 21, 2007 â€“ Stung by criticism of its mishandling of a coastal insurance crisis (and subsequent scapegoating of Insurance Director Eleanor Kitzman), Gov. Mark Sanfordâ€™s office recently removed both FITSNews and SC Hotline from its media distribution lists. So much for all that sunshine in government.
Fortunately, not much news comes from the governorâ€™s office these days. Unless of course you count the whole â€œpick up a wrench for changeâ€ thing as news.
SC Hotline encountered additional attempted reprisals when Sanfordâ€™s Director of Strategery Jason Miller called at least one of the websiteâ€™s advertisers and urged them to terminate their business dealings with the website.
â€œMr. Miller informed us that the governorâ€™s office did not want us doing business with the website any longer,â€ one SC Hotline advertiser told FITSNews.
You know, thereâ€™s a word weâ€™re looking for here that describes this kind of reaction. Wait a second â€¦ itâ€™ll come to us. Oh yeah, itâ€™s â€œpussy.â€
Grow up, governor. All that time in the tanning booth should have thickened the oleâ€™ skin a little more than this.
Oh, and maybe the B-team currently running your press shop didnâ€™t realize this, but all those press releases and media advisories you think youâ€™re depriving us of?
Yeah, theyâ€™re all posted on your website.
So nice work, geniuses.