Silly, Silly MSM

REPORTER’S “PLEA DEAL” STORY PROMPTS REBUKE, DERISION WIS TV 10 (NBC – Columbia, S.C.) reporter P.J. Randhawa may be easy on the eyes, but you should probably take her reporting on the ongoing Bobby Harrell scandal with an ocean of salt .. This week, Randhawa and the ethically challenged Associated…


WIS TV 10 (NBC – Columbia, S.C.) reporter P.J. Randhawa may be easy on the eyes, but you should probably take her reporting on the ongoing Bobby Harrell scandal with an ocean of salt ..

This week, Randhawa and the ethically challenged Associated Press teamed up to file a report on the latest developments in the public corruption case against the powerful S.C. Speaker of the House.

From their story: “Some political experts even go so far as to predict Harrell could step down within 60 days and accept a plea agreement from Wilson although we can’t confirm that one has been offered.”

Whoa.  That’s seismic stuff, right? Sure it is … or at least it would be if there were even a shred of validity to any of it.

Far be it from us to tell “real” journalists how to do their jobs, but Randhawa and the Associated Press might want to consider finding themselves some new “political experts.” Or brush up on their knowledge of the prosecutorial process.

“I about fell out of my chair when I heard that,” a source intimately familiar with the Harrell investigation told FITS. “The phrase ‘plea deal’ has never been mentioned in any private conversation. Somebody out there is running their mouth – and whoever it is that’s running their mouth is running it about something they have no idea on.”

Sources close to S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson say the state’s top prosecutor was “flabbergasted” by Randhawa’s report, although Wilson’s office did not immediately respond to our request for comment on the matter.

“How can you offer someone a plea deal when no one has been charged with anything?” one legal expert asked us incredulously. “The investigation is still underway. No one’s been charged with anything.”

Exactly. Don’t tell that to the state’s intellectually incurious mainstream media, though …

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Whatever May 23, 2014 at 8:06 am Reply
GrandTango May 23, 2014 at 8:08 am


If you have a lot of baggage of your own….you look like a D*#n fool calling out others for the same offenses…

euwe max May 23, 2014 at 8:16 am

Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader whom self-proclaimed spokesmen for the Tea Party have loudly denounced, almost certainly won most Kentucky Republicans who consider themselves Tea Partiers in his re-election primary this week. Some of the denouncers are warning that McConnell will lose in November unless he gets his challenger’s Tea Party supporters to turn his way. Some of those supporters tell pollsters they’re so disgusted with McConnell that they’ll back his Democratic opponent. They won’t.

That’s not because the Tea Party movement is dead. It’s because the movement the pundits imagined – a bitter enemy of the existing, pretty conservative Republican Party – was never truly alive.

SCBlues May 23, 2014 at 8:38 am


euwe max May 23, 2014 at 8:45 am

Aren’t you hitting the booze a little early today?

SCBlues May 23, 2014 at 8:50 am

It’s Happy Hour somewhere in the world, right?

euwe max May 23, 2014 at 9:10 am

It’s always Happy Hour at Damned Tango’s house!

TontoBubbaGoldstein May 23, 2014 at 9:56 am

Aren’t you hitting the booze a little early today?

It’s FRIDAY, for Pete’s sake!!!

euwe max May 23, 2014 at 9:58 am

I know… but she’s a *lady*!

TontoBubbaGoldstein May 23, 2014 at 10:53 am


Now you’ve got TBG belting out Tom Jones….

Mike at the Beach May 23, 2014 at 11:26 pm

You know, the whole “Five o’clock” thing is *really* more of a guideline than a rule…

GrandTango May 23, 2014 at 9:26 am

You liberal idiots give me a belly laugh…

I’ve watched you go from worshiping your lord-god Obama for a Nobel Peace Prize winner and a new post-modern, messiah of ‘hope and change’ diversity…to siding w/ one group of Republicans over another…LMAO…

Second-Amendment, Cap and Trade, Obamacare, Sequester, immigration voter integrity, Unions….. Republicans have beaten you….

And that’s w/ just w/ the House, while you have a corrupt liberal deity, who will do anything to feed his Greed and Power…and the Senate…

When we get the Senate, and the Conservatives BURN up the phone lines and e-mails…the GOP will HAVE TO do what we tell them.

We’re controlling the House now…The Senate will be no different.

Rocky May 23, 2014 at 10:06 am

A – what does your silly rant have to do with Harrell.
B – You’re a fool. The GOP will court your support and then turn around and give illegals anmensty, NOT do anything on Obamacare but try and get credit for some “fix”, extend the debt limit, increase spending and find new “fees” to increase revenue. And then lose the Senate in 2016. The GOP has been playing you for an idiot your whole life and all you ever say to them is – “hit me again Master. Give me another, Sir.”

GrandTango May 23, 2014 at 11:18 am

I’m responding to one of your comrades. I don’t march to Obama’s lockstep drumbeat like you and FITS…

Also: Your commentary makes you sound like a Tea Party member. I thought you HATED them???

Rockin' Rocky May 23, 2014 at 11:29 am

I feel sorry for them.

Sandi Morals May 23, 2014 at 8:51 pm

You are a fucking idiot.If the Tea Party never existed why did Obama tell the IRS to cut their money off?

euwe max May 23, 2014 at 10:03 pm

The Greys were behind that one.

Will Folks aka Sic May 23, 2014 at 10:26 am

Not my baggage … that’s the baggage of a blog that has since gone the way of the dodo.

WFSD May 23, 2014 at 11:13 am

You reported a BS story (what’s new right?) and added to it that you had “amazing sources.” Is this the same source that told you about a book coming out in the fall of 2010 about Nikki Haley? Where can I find that book? Haven’t seen it yet.
Its completely your baggage just like the 95% of other BS you litter this site with.

Mr. Ron Cobb May 28, 2014 at 8:07 am

That was a great read Mr. Whatever, Will ought to have some type of index or contents page.

GrandTango May 23, 2014 at 8:06 am

FITS: you told us forfeiting the CWS Championship was a possibility for the USC baseball team…So STFU…

No problem w/ pointing out this air-head’s shallow understanding of the possibilities. That’s typical for media, especially TV. But FITS’ bias and agenda makes your credibility just as suspect as hers, if not more.

Native Ink May 23, 2014 at 8:35 am

Maybe “plea deal” was just an incorrect way of putting it. Maybe Wilson has offered to indict on lesser charges if Harrell agrees to plead guilty. Yes, I’m probably just dreaming…

SCBlues May 23, 2014 at 8:38 am

And sources close to the flabbergasted SC Attorney General Alan Wilson also say that General Wilson has requested that folks address him as “Little Joe” to pay homage to Daddy as Father’s Day approaches . . . . these same sources also report that he requests that the Theme from Bonanza be played when he enters the room . . . although Wilson’s office will not confirm either.

CNSYD May 23, 2014 at 8:51 am

“a source intimately familiar with the Harrell investigation told FITS”

Sic Willie is busy talking to his mirror again.

west_rhino May 23, 2014 at 9:43 am

Poor ol’ WLTX, Stanley and the Stooges fromteh 1960’s was more informative, kinda like Mr. Knozit at WIS, ere’ that Lynn Nevius affair. But time passes like so much run-off down Gill’s Creek from Lake Katherine homes.

Robert May 23, 2014 at 10:03 am

I watched her story. She did not say that. A man she interviewed (can’t remember his name) said it.

Robert May 23, 2014 at 10:10 am

I’m wrong…after watching it again, she did report that but was merely stating what the interviewed man had told her. She did say she could not confirm it.

Tom May 23, 2014 at 10:11 am

I love it when media sources with no ethics at all, like this site and the Fake News Network, label other media sources as ethically challenged. One must have ethics to be able to identify them in others. Of course if you are unethical, you can simply make up stuff about others. That is certainly the easier path..

Hooper Humpertillshedrops May 23, 2014 at 10:25 am

I don’t care what she says or is saying, if she gets annoying enough I’d just wear earplugs while humping the shit out of her.

That said, I noticed on the earlier link that she puts some pasty white shit on her fact to lighten her natural skin color.

I saw this shit while eating at an Indian restaurant off of St. Andrews a few weeks back. A stunning Indian girl that has somehow been conditioned to try to “lighten” her skin a little.(and I don’t mean Haley ‘stunning’, I mean an actual beautiful young women)

I don’t get it, oh well.

TontoBubbaGoldstein May 23, 2014 at 10:47 am

I don’t get it, oh well.

TBG doesn’t understand why dark meat chicken costs less than white meat chicken, either.

Hooper Humpertillshedrops May 23, 2014 at 11:14 am

Dark meat is usually more moist, which is helpful.

TontoBubbaGoldstein May 23, 2014 at 8:16 pm

“Don’t matter to me. I eats ’em both.”
–Joe Louis “Jose” Brown responding to which he preferred in the GREATEST BASEBALL MOVIE OF ALL TIME : Long Gone.

euwe max May 24, 2014 at 11:41 am

consumers unconsciously perceive dark meat as dirty when compared to the breast, perhaps because it’s situated at the back and bottom of the animal… it’s not “kosher.”

scotty May 23, 2014 at 10:28 am

Wow some one remembers the Joe and Lynn event the falling down the stairs and the rest of the Joe BS since she was dead the Joe story stuck.

Bill May 23, 2014 at 10:31 am

While I doubt there is a plea deal on the table, whoever said you can’t have a plea deal until someone is charged with something sounds like a moron. Even people who watch tv crime shows know the deal is frequently “plea guilty to x and we won’t charge you with y.”

idiotwind May 23, 2014 at 11:26 am

yeah. not sure what Fits calls a ‘legal expert’.

Squishy123 May 23, 2014 at 10:38 am

WIS has become the Jr. high school reporting team in Columbia. Tune in on weekends or holidays and it’s a handful of 20-somethings who think they’re auditioning for CNN and ESPN. The rest of the week it’s staffed by aging before out eyes Dawndee and EEOA salamander Judy. They still have Napoleon complex Rick Henry and creepy ol’ “papa Joe” who wears more makeup than Tammy Fay Baker.

Squishy123 May 23, 2014 at 10:44 am

The only team worse than WIS is WACH where everything just doesn’t work or flow… and the moron who signs off every night with “have a fantabulous night”. It’s interesting to watch former Miss South Carolina and fat girl Bree Boyce starting to pack the pounds back on. She’ll be back above 200 by the end of the year… hope she didn’t throw out those fat jeans she used to show off.

well-i-am into it May 23, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Rafael James (live 5 news) cannot say Shinseki (Japanese origin) if his life depended on it. He keeps saying Chizinski (polish origin) with a straight face. I die laughing. But that’s the quality of people we have manning the MSM outlets these days. Just reading teleprompters with dramatic voice without actually an intellectual connection with the news (TV anchors) and serving as a mere conduit for all kind of trash that politicians, government officials and local leaders put out without actually bothering to question basic facts (newspaper reporters). The only reliable things that MSM puts out these days seem to be the sports section. Everything else seems to be spin..spin..spin..spin baby spin.

Gregory Geddings May 24, 2014 at 9:32 am

My favorite Lowcountry idiot reporter is Harve Jacobs, also of TV-5. They stopped calling him an “investigative” reporter and now refer to him as their “police” reporter. Whenever he ventures out of the station it is usually to a mobile home park to cover a drunken brawl that erupted in gunfire the previous night.
The guy is a joke. He would be hard pressed to initiate an investigation of one of his own bloody stools.

well-i-am into it May 25, 2014 at 5:59 am

LOL…yep, he takes on the worst of the worst assignments (or is interested in that kind of sleaze) that no one wants to touch, probably. One time he was covering a story of a lady providing adult services in Mt.P in the guise of massage services in the privacy of her home, and this guy was camped out in front of her house and the only footage he thought appropriate for this story was her dragging trash can back into her garage on a trash pick-up day. In his mind he thinks that’s kind of Sherlock Holmes stuff. I usually switch channels when I see good ole Harve on the screen, cannot stand his level of thinking.

pot this is kettle May 23, 2014 at 5:03 pm

FITS usually I’d be all with you on this, but frankly you are the ONLY one II can’t go with on it. Your site almost exclusively sites nobody but “sources” and ‘people close to…’ so seriously how can you of all people throw stones? Her story is just as well supported as anything you’ve written on this and likely just as accurate, and I really hate Harrell.

Mr. Ron Cobb May 28, 2014 at 8:11 am

Alan calls him on the phone, thats reliable. J. P. Strom is probably his number one source and probably the one who writes most of the intros to his articles and thats from a reliable source, people close to sicness.


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