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Pay-To-Say “Conservative” Site Attacks Nancy Mace

Erick Erickson – the editor of “conservative” website RedState.com – says there is “no way in hell” he will endorse the candidacy of Lowcountry businesswoman Nancy Mace in her bid against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.). Erickson’s beef? Mace’s “relationship with Will Folks,” the founding editor of this website. That’s…

Erick Erickson – the editor of “conservative” website RedState.com – says there is “no way in hell” he will endorse the candidacy of Lowcountry businesswoman Nancy Mace in her bid against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.). Erickson’s beef? Mace’s “relationship with Will Folks,” the founding editor of this website.

That’s very interesting … last time we checked RedState.com‘s endorsement policy was dictated exclusively by the cash it was receiving from its advertisers. In fact Erickson’s personal “video endorsement” of organizations and/or candidates was explicitly offered as part of a package deal for prospective advertising clients.

How’s that for new media ethics? Anyway, Erickson writes in his “diary” that Mace should “not so easily be given a pass for her role in smearing not just Nikki Haley, but the Haley family.”

Really?

That’s funny. Mace has never written a word against Haley on this website. And last time we checked we weren’t smearing Haley or her family – we were simply pointing out the facts about her various adventures in nepotism.

Moreover, if we were “smearing” Haley or her family – the governor would be well within her rights to sue us (as she has done with other blogs).

But we all know that’s not going to happen … 

Anyway, RedState.com has been carrying Haley’s water for years – despite the fact South Carolina’s first-term governor has approved rampant government growth and numerous crony capitalist economic development deals (hardly “conservative” positions). In fact RedState.com was one of the only “news outlets” in the country to make excuses for Haley’s “Savannah River Sellout” – the most flagrant economic betrayal we’ve ever witnessed by an elected official.

How did these damage control efforts go over? Not well. In fact RedState.com‘s effort to cover for Haley has been – like everything in the governor’s first term – a fiasco.

Erickson’s reflexive support for Haley is cute, though. Like “lost puppy” cute. And he’s been with her from the beginning, so there’s something to be said for his loyalty – misguided as it may be.

In fact in May 2010 – three days after our founding editor Will Folks was pressured by Haley’s enemies into acknowledging his previous “inappropriate physical relationship” with the former state lawmaker – Erickson put up an article claiming that Folks had been paid to smear her.

“We know who paid Will Folks to push this story out there,” he wrote.

Within 24 hours, however, Erickson had backed down from his accusation completely. In fact he published a follow-up post saying “I have no clue if anyone is behind Will Folks doing this,” and later admitted that he was merely stringing the media along “like Folks has done.”

Despite all this history, we have nothing against Erickson personally. We’re glad he continues to give us ink. And if his website’s ongoing support for a big-spending crony capitalist “Republicans in Name Only” like Haley is going to color its endorsement in South Carolina’s 2014 U.S. Senate race – that’s entirely his prerogative.

But around these parts, an Erickson endorsement isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on … no matter how much one has to pay for it.

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44 comments

GreenvilleLwyr August 14, 2013 at 12:07 pm

So Erickson is banging Haley, too?

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energydonk August 14, 2013 at 2:10 pm

i just shot water out of my nose, you owe me a new monitor!! hahaha, NICE!!

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Polyphemos August 15, 2013 at 12:41 am

If you keep pumping hot air up his butt, we’ll be seeing him above the Greenville skyline. Heyyyy.. Wait a minute. I’ve always wondered who he was. Keep pumping! Keeeeeeep Puuuuummmmppppiinnnggggg!!

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GreenvilleLwyr August 14, 2013 at 12:07 pm

So Erickson is banging Haley, too?

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energydonk August 14, 2013 at 2:10 pm

i just shot water out of my nose, you owe me a new monitor!! hahaha, NICE!!

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Slartibartfast August 15, 2013 at 12:41 am

If you keep pumping hot air up his butt, we’ll be seeing him above the Greenville skyline. Heyyyy.. Wait a minute. I’ve always wondered who he was. Keep pumping! Keeeeeeep Puuuuummmmppppiinnnggggg!!

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Frank Pytel August 14, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Wow. Sounds like libel to me. I been around since before Haley. I can’t say I’ve ever seen an article by Mace. Hmm?

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Frank Pytel August 14, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Wow. Sounds like libel to me. I been around since before Haley. I can’t say I’ve ever seen an article by Mace. Hmm?

EDIT: Why didn’t you peg him in the article as CNN. Crop. Would’ve saved me plenty o’ reading. CNN, Conservative. BBBWWwaaaahahaahhahahahahaahah

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Peter Oute August 14, 2013 at 12:20 pm

It’s hilarious that this site would accuse anybody of “pay-to-say”

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Will Folks aka Sic August 14, 2013 at 12:40 pm Reply
CNSYD August 14, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Howie Rich says Hi!

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Larenzo1 August 15, 2013 at 6:42 am

First time I have ever been on this site and comments and the last what gutter trash.

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Peter Oute August 14, 2013 at 12:20 pm

It’s hilarious that this site would accuse anybody of “pay-to-say”

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Will Folks aka Sic August 14, 2013 at 12:40 pm Reply
CNSYD August 14, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Howie Rich says Hi!

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Larenzo1 August 15, 2013 at 6:42 am

First time I have ever been on this site and comments and the last what gutter trash.

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Smirks August 14, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Running against Graham? Check. Used to tinker with a site that Haley doesn’t like? Check. Isn’t paying Erickson under the table? Check.

RedState VIP club membership denied.

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Smirks August 14, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Running against Graham? Check. Used to tinker with a site that Haley doesn’t like? Check. Isn’t paying Erickson under the table? Check.

RedState VIP club membership denied.

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wildfire August 14, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Can we expect to see Will’s name in Mace’s FEC filings? Or is it a sub-contracted agreement?

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Will Folks aka Sic August 14, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Nope. I haven’t even decided yet if we’re going to endorse her. So far – as much as I hate to say it – Lee Bright has looked like the more credible challenger.

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wildfire August 14, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Hard to explain this, then: https://www.fitsnews.com/2013/08/08/nancy-mace-ready-for-prime-time/

Beck is a loon, but saying she did ‘fairly well’ was very generous.

Anyway, I suppose your name won’t have to be in filings. Mace has already paid FITS for advertising and will continue to do so.

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Walter-White August 14, 2013 at 12:48 pm

So will you “not” be endorsing Mace as in “not” endorsing Sanford or “not” endorsing Haley ?

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Scooter August 14, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Then you have two losers to choose from.

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Gregory Geddings August 16, 2013 at 9:32 am

Any endorsement by Fits will be preceded by deep thought and reflection…mostly centered around the theme: “What’s in it for me?”

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wildfire August 14, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Can we expect to see Will’s name in Mace’s FEC filings? Or is it a sub-contracted agreement?

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Will Folks aka Sic August 14, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Nope. I haven’t even decided yet if we’re going to endorse her. So far – as much as I hate to say it – Lee Bright has looked like the more credible challenger.

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wildfire August 14, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Hard to explain this, then: https://www.fitsnews.com/2013/08/08/nancy-mace-ready-for-prime-time/

Beck is a loon, but saying she did ‘fairly well’ was very generous.

Anyway, I suppose your name won’t have to be in filings. Mace has already paid FITS for advertising and will continue to do so.

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Walter-White August 14, 2013 at 12:48 pm

So will you “not” be endorsing Mace as in “not” endorsing Sanford or “not” endorsing Haley ?

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Scooter August 14, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Then you have two losers to choose from.

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Gregory Geddings August 16, 2013 at 9:32 am

Any endorsement by Fits will be preceded by deep thought and reflection…mostly centered around the theme: “What’s in it for me?”

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Cooter August 14, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Proximitie t’ Mista Willie iz th’ only thing I like about da woman. Well, she’s kinda cute. That makes two thangs…

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Frank Pytel August 14, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Dat. Dat. Whoz learnt youz, youz letters.

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GreenvilleLwyr August 14, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Cooter’s back!

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Cooter August 14, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Proximitie t’ Mista Willie iz th’ only thing I like about da woman. Well, she’s kinda cute. That makes two thangs…

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Frank Pytel August 14, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Dat. Dat. Whoz learnt youz, youz letters.

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GreenvilleLwyr August 14, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Cooter’s back!

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Hypocrit August 14, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Hell candidates pays mace as a consultant and she pays you to write a positive story about them.
Hypocrit

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Hypocrit August 14, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Hell candidates pays mace as a consultant and she pays you to write a positive story about them.
Hypocrit

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Jan August 14, 2013 at 3:38 pm

I know of no “conservative media outlet” that is not “pay to say.”

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Polyphemos August 15, 2013 at 12:49 am

http://www.swampfoxnews.com/welcome.html It is absolutely free. He refuses all advertising. ALL. His news is clearly marked “News” He has the latest Weather maps and a link to Weatherbell and Sports talk. He also has clearly marked opinion. Lots and Lots and Lots and Lots.. So, there’s one.

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Jan August 14, 2013 at 3:38 pm

I know of no “conservative media outlet” that is not “pay to say.”

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Slartibartfast August 15, 2013 at 12:49 am

http://www.swampfoxnews.com/welcome.html It is absolutely free. He refuses all advertising. ALL. His news is clearly marked “News” He has the latest Weather maps and a link to Weatherbell and Sports talk. He also has clearly marked opinion. Lots and Lots and Lots and Lots.. So, there’s one.

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? August 14, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Every single damned site on the internet is “pay to say”.

Only morons like myself say stuff for free.

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? August 14, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Every single damned site on the internet is “pay to say”.

Only morons like myself say stuff for free.

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