Correction, Clarification, Apology

By WILL FOLKS || There’s something to be said for the tenth step … which for those of you unfamiliar with Alcoholics Anonymous reads as follows … “We continue to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.” As a recovering alcoholic for the last eight-and-a-half years,…

By WILL FOLKS || There’s something to be said for the tenth step … which for those of you unfamiliar with Alcoholics Anonymous reads as follows …

“We continue to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.”

As a recovering alcoholic for the last eight-and-a-half years, I try to live that step daily – at home and in the office.  Some say admitting error impugns credibility, but I think the opposite is true: I think it builds credibility.  After all, people spend so much time trying to wiggle out of things when it would have been much easier to simply say “I was wrong.”

People respect that, I think …

To wit: Earlier today FITS published a story regarding U.S. Senate Candidate Thomas Ravenel based upon sources who observed him and another individual at a restaurant in Edisto Beach, S.C.

Upon further investigation – namely the account of the bartender who served Ravenel – FITS has learned that the information provided by the source regarding Ravenel and his colleague “taking shots” of alcohol was not credible.  No inappropriate behavior on Ravenel’s part was confirmed – nor was any romantic interest between Ravenel and the woman who was with him.

According to the bartender, Ravenel had one mixed drink – and the woman had a Diet Coke.

We also received a message from a local newspaperman confirming the bartender’s account.

On behalf of FITS, I apologize to Ravenel for our source’s apparent mistake.

As FITS readers are aware, this website has had plenty of ups and downs with Ravenel – but he deserves accurate coverage from us.  And when FITS falls short of providing such coverage, you deserve to know about it.


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Same ol' Same ol' October 29, 2014 at 5:33 pm

translated: “keeping lawsuits at bay” (one hopes)

E Norma Scok October 29, 2014 at 5:36 pm

I think I’ll go have a beer.

TontoBubbaGoldstein October 29, 2014 at 10:05 pm

I think I’ll go have a beer.

So wrong.
Yet, so funny.

Timmy Tebow October 29, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Does this mean you never use this source again?

lewerj October 30, 2014 at 11:57 am

Of course. We all know that FITS uses ONLY the most credible info.

Crooner October 29, 2014 at 5:54 pm

So now taking shots is inappropriate behavior??!! You need to apologize for that, too.

1689 October 29, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Sure looked like doing oyster “shooters” to me. Based on the season and the location, I’d put a small wager on it.

Maybe a bushel of oysters, FITS?

Coed Likes Sex On The Beach October 29, 2014 at 5:55 pm

That woman looked waaay too old to be slinging shots with Rav…

TyroneMamaCollards October 29, 2014 at 6:55 pm

I did not know you were a recovering alcoholic. I admire your saying so. Best wishes for continued recovery, one day at a time. It is a tough road, and only the strong survive it.

Uh Huh October 29, 2014 at 7:17 pm

You managed to make the “correction” all about yourself. Nice work. Go crawl back under your rock.

lewerj October 29, 2014 at 7:27 pm

“On behalf of FITS” you’d like to apologize? Don’t you mean on behalf of yourself?

Thomas October 29, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Fuck you, Fits. And fuck you, Karl for implying you take and investigate personal information from visitors to this site including IP look ups. I own a web store. Visitor information/site stats from just one second on my site is captured for marketing purposes. I know your operating system, your browser, your IP, your IP provider, your Java version, your time zone, your page visits, how long you spent on a page. I would never look up a customer’s IP location. And then use that info stating so and so lives in a trailor in Irmo.

CorruptionInColumbia October 29, 2014 at 7:36 pm

Actually, GT has kind of been asking for that for a while now.

Thomas October 29, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Fuck you. GT has been targeted by you creeps. You release his personal info as if it is some fucking game. You sick bastards have a come uppance coming your way if you keep fucking with visitors to this web site. T-Rav and Grand Tango are entitled to their privacy. We all are entitled to our privacy. Well, I am outta here. BTW, thanks for showing us all how fucked up our law enforcement and elected officials are. That much you deserve.

CorruptionInColumbia October 29, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Naaa, I don’t think you’d enjoy it. I’m not your type and I doubt you are mine. GT is like the kid who goes to the playground and screws with other kids till he gets his ass beat, but come the next day, he’s back for more.

Dave Chappelle I'm Rick James October 30, 2014 at 9:33 am

I am so confused right now. What in the world does any of this mean?

CorruptionInColumbia October 31, 2014 at 6:22 am

Apparently that Thomas is pissed and has left the building.

Jack's righteous indignation October 30, 2014 at 9:39 am

What in the world is this guy going on about. What’s we miss? Cliffs notes version, please.

CorruptionInColumbia October 31, 2014 at 6:21 am

One of the Fits staffers called out Grand Tango aka SC somethingorother Blog a day or two ago by his name. Thomas got his drawers in a wad about it as you can see in the above few comments and is telling Fits, me, and whoever will listen, “fuck you”. That is about it as far as I can tell. Hope this helps.

Sandi Morals October 31, 2014 at 6:51 am

lol…uwe max and sparklecity had some fun with me…posting my IP address at the time, an airline I was flying on and a destination I was headed to.Don’t know if they are “Fits” or not and don’t care. Turned the matter over to my “cousin”.
Called em out on it and they sure have been quiet lately. :-)

NO big deal. I take “screen shots” of things of interest on any forum I blog on. If my family or I were ever harmed by an invasion of my privacy or “hacking” I would deal with it.

Until then, no harm, no foul. Also, be fair to GT. He did not complain about apparently being “outed” by Fits-he even invited them over to his “domain”.

Me? Like Thomas I am out in a few days-but for different reasons and will miss a few of the really good Americans on here.

You didn’t make the list however I only wish you the best! :-)

CorruptionInColumbia October 31, 2014 at 12:54 pm

I know, Nikki will no longer be paying you to troll on here. Best to you and see you in a year or so when the next election cycles up.

Oddity October 29, 2014 at 10:00 pm

“Releasing that info in the comment section is fucked up. I have had enough.”

Didn’t that happen a long time ago? You’ve been hanging around for some time since that occurrence, why all the indignation now?

Anyone wanna take bets on Thomas’s eventual return here?

yomamasodumbandfat October 29, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Why you burying this apology, brah? T-Rav story was in the top scroll, but you put this down below? Man up.

Yep October 29, 2014 at 9:31 pm

Because Will doesn’t want to admit that T-Rav and his lawyer made him
crap his sissy pants.

Maybe October 29, 2014 at 10:02 pm

If T-Rav will drop $900K on a failed campaign to stroke his own ego, using $50K to try to put Will into a double wide seems a possibility given the acrimony that’s developed.

Richmond Walker October 29, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Mr. Folks, trying to live up to the tenth step “daily- at home and in the office” is admirable. I would think you would also apply the 10th, 11th, and 12th traditions as well.

TontoBubbaGoldstein October 29, 2014 at 10:11 pm

On behalf of FITS, I apologize to Ravenel for our source’s apparent mistake.

On behalf of TBG…


“If you love something…

Let it go.

If it comes back to you…

It’s yours.

If it doesn’t…

Hunt that sucka down…

It never was.”

FastEddy23 October 29, 2014 at 11:11 pm

My Daddt said “It takes a real man to admit it when he is wrong.”

Bible Thumper October 29, 2014 at 11:29 pm

Not if caught red handed.

Bible Thumper October 29, 2014 at 11:26 pm

Even if the story was completely true, it wasn’t worthy of being published.
I believe this has more to do with liability or being caught red handed than sincere regret.
I revealed that one of the “customers” asked to leave the Haley/Christie event at Moe’s had a motive for causing embarrassment being a known for illegal protest against Republicans. Yet you never clarified the situation for your readers.

SC Political Digest October 30, 2014 at 9:12 am

Do you think it really matters (to paraphrase Hillary.) All the other Bull-$#!* you attack innocent people with, unfairly…why do you mea culpa this one? It makes it look like you are getting paid off to say it.

yomamasodumbandfat October 30, 2014 at 9:43 am

It’s pretty clear he got spooked by T-Rav and his lawyer. FITS publishes fake shit all the time, but when someone actually calls him on it, he backs down cuz he can’t afford a lawyer for the fight. Where are all your big time lawyer friends you keep bragging about now, FITS?

SC Political Digest October 30, 2014 at 10:12 am

Good point. But there is a lot of protection FITS has on this one. Public figure and all. And is he accusing Felonious Punk of a crime? But Ravenel does have the means to drag his @$$ to court, even if Ravenel lost, it would be costly, as you say.

Philip Branton October 30, 2014 at 11:12 am

***….meanwhile, over in the “Syria-Fitznews” IT closet….*****

Abdullah Folks: ” Praise Allah that brother Wil follows the ten toes …..”

Mullah Tango: ” Abdullah, I don’t follow what you mean…..I think Allah has a better grasp upon the “3” points of correction, clarification, and apology…!”

Colonel Ka-daffeh: ” I think this stunt is quite brilliant. I wish I had thought of it. Just look at how Wil has learned from the fiasco that Nancy McGinley pulled in Charleston County. Mr. Wil Folks makes a great supreme leader of the FITSNEWS armada…he is quick to apologize and capitalize on the media sentiment….!”

Emir Ravenutta: ” We should name a pipeline after Wil Folks once the ISIS rebels are defeated……he sure has gone a great job keeping OIL Slavery out of the news. Its great for our future business interests…”

lewerj October 30, 2014 at 11:58 am

Uh, what? How much did you pack that bowl with before you posted this comment?

Tradition Police October 30, 2014 at 5:07 pm

I understand that AA has a tradition that a member should maintain his anonymity in the press. It appears that Mr. Folks has violated that tradition.

Friend of Bill October 30, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Your understanding is correct.
AA’s Tradition Eleven says:
“Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion;
we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films.”


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