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Back when our founding editor Will Folks (a.k.a. Sic Willie) lived in Charleston, S.C., the joke among the local media elite was that WCIV TV 4 – the market’s ABC affiliate – was a little bit slow on the uptake.

“Live, local and late,” one veteran newsman used to quip.

Hmmmm … or maybe Sic just perceived a bias against the station because he was banging the morning anchor at WCBD TV 2 – the market’s NBC affiliate – while trying to bang the longtime anchor of WCSC TV 5, the CBS affiliate and market leader.

Who knows …

Anyway, WCIV (for once) got the jump on its competitors this week when it broke the news of an illicit rendevous at a local museum. From its report:

Charleston Police officers responded to an alarm going off at the Charleston Museum around (3:00) am October 14th. They found a door to the Round Room open and found a young couple having sex on the floor.

According to an incident report, officers then asked 29-year old Michael Miller, who was completely nude and 22-year-old Nicole Huss, who was partially nude, to get dressed. Officers said, a strong odor of alcohol was noted as well as slurred speech and stumbling. The woman reportedly did not observe that her unde(r)wear was stuck to the bottom of her shoe.

Damn. Hate it when that happens …

So … are we talking Ben Stiller and Carla Gugini here?

Um … no.

Of course poor WCIV neglected to point out that the male star of this sexcapade is already famous – for being former S.C. Treasurer Thomas Ravenel’s cocaine supplier.

Only in South Carolina, right? And in what we’re already calling as the runner-up to 2011’s S.C. political “quote of the year,” Miller had this to say to The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier.

“What can I say, I get around,” he said.

Damn … keep that pimp hand strong, dude.

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