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So This Happened …




By FITSNEWS  ||  So there’s a story in The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier this week involving the founding editor of this website – Will Folks – and independent U.S. Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel (a guy this website has spent a lot of ink supporting).

According to the report, Ravenel allegedly sent a series of threatening text messages to Folks on Sunday evening after the blogger refused to return his phone calls.  In one of the messages, the Lowcountry businessman reportedly vowed to put Folks and his family “in a trailer within a year.”

Wow …

Never a dull moment in this state, huh?

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department (LCSD) deputies followed up an incident report related to the harassement with a phone call to Ravenel advising him that he was to refrain from further contact with Folks.

“It hurts me that his message threatened to put me in a single-wide trailer,” Folks said in a statement. “I’ve got a big family. The considerate thing would have been to threaten to put me in a double-wide.”

Folks played Ravenel’s political consultant in a cameo appearance on the reality television show Southern Charm.

“I’m not a consultant but I play one on TV,” Folks is fond of saying. “And I’m not a reporter but I play one on the Internet.”

For those of you keeping score at home, our most recent story on Ravenel’s Senate bid can be found HERE.

Ravenel told the Associated Press on Sunday he was “reassessing” his candidacy – wondering whether it was a “good investment.”

That’s a legitimate question.  After polling as high as 15 percent in multiple internal surveys two months ago, Ravenel registered only eight percent support in a Winthrop University poll released this week.