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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND … By FITSNEWS || So welcome back to “The Wire” – our sporadically published interactive feature in which our founding editor takes tips, comments, criticisms, questions and other incoming communications from you, our beloved readers. The point of “The Wire” is to get our readers more directly…

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND …

By FITSNEWS || So welcome back to “The Wire” – our sporadically published interactive feature in which our founding editor takes tips, comments, criticisms, questions and other incoming communications from you, our beloved readers.

The point of “The Wire” is to get our readers more directly involved … via happy- or nasty-gram. And yes, the last time we did a “Wire” the nasty-grams won. Like, by a landslide.

Today’s edition – published six days before voters in South Carolina (and across the country) go to the polls – comes as the gubernatorial campaign of Democratic nominee Vincent Sheheen continues to deal with the fallout from an ill-advised (inadvertent?) gaffe in which he referred to incumbent “Republican” Nikki Haley as a “whore.”

Anyway … wanna play?  Share a tip? Send a link? Ask a question? Submit a comment?

Reach out (anonymously or otherwise) via our tip wire … and remember, in addition to confidentially investigating your leads we also publish letters to the editor and guest editorials (even anonymous ones) in the event you’ve got more to say on a subject.  Also feel free to reach out to our founding editor directly at w@fitsnews.com.

To the wire!

NO MORE “WHORE” PLEASE …

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RE: Nikki Haley Addresses Vincent Sheheen’s “Whore” Comment

Dear Editor,

Enough with “Whore-gate.” (Vincent) Sheheen misspoke. He apologized. The only reason it became a story is you kept writing about. I am no fan of Nikki Haley but we have much more important issues to focus on as a state. The longer you drag this out the less these issues receive attention. Oh and you are HELPING NIKKI HALEY!

Please stop.

-Eliza G.

SIC SEZ

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Eliza, It’s news. I don’t know what else to say about it. That’s why FITS wrote about it when other South Carolina outlets wouldn’t – knowing full well it would help Haley. Oh, and I write about those “much more important issues” all the time – don’t see you commenting on them, though.

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MORE “WHORE”

Dear Editor,

I see you’ve written about the accuracy of Vincent Sheheen’s “whore” comment but what of its impact? Seems to be hurting him but I’d love your professional view on the impact it will have on the race.

Thanks,

-T.K.

SIC SEZ

will folks david asiamah

T.K. – I think it hurts him. I think it is not only a bad story for him, but a bad process story on media bias – one that has compelled the legacy media to pick it up.

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HAIL TO WHICH CHIEF?

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RE: “More Bush”: Jeb Comes To South Carolina

Dear Editor,

I’ve seen you run down just about every one of the 2016 presidential candidates. Answer me this , please? Is there any one of them you like? You have criticized Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and (Mitt) Romney which I expect but also you have gone after Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio which I thought were the sort of “Republicans” that you liked?

Are you trying to marginalize your web site? Imposing impossible standards will only lead to irrelevant endorsements and readers leaving for the opinions of those who matter.

-Berkeley Republican

SIC SEZ

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B.R. – You neglected to mention all the Democratic candidates we have run down – including Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Andrew Cuomo and Martin O’Malley. Just calling it straight. Can’t help it.

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NIKKI HALEY’S FUTURE

Dear Editor,

If re-elected, will Nikki Haley serve the entire four years? Or if a Republican is elected president in 2016 will she get a position?

-J.S.

SIC SEZ

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J.S. – Good question. Most believe that given her scandals, Haley is unable to survive the vetting process associated with either the vice presidential post or a major cabinet-level position.

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EBOLAPALOOZA

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Dear Editor,

Just saw where Pennsylvania is monitoring 105 persons who arrived from the Ebola Hot Zone of Western Africa. How many if any is South Carolina monitoring?

-S.E.

SIC SEZ

will folks david asiamah

S.E. – Good question. We’ll put it to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) and let you know.

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BOBBY HARRELL QUESTION (FROM TWITTER)

SIC SEZ

will folks david asiamah

David: No, he will not.

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MORE “MORE BUSH”

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Dear Editor,

Good evening. I wanted to let you know that Ambassador David Wilkins is supporting former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s son George P. Bush in his Texas land commissioner campaign. I was enlisted by George P.’s brother to do occasional youth organizing and social media outreach last year. I am sure this will be a fantastic endorsement to support George P.’s pro-technology and pro-science views. In addition to this it could expand Ambassador Wilkins’ sway in American politics by exhibiting his political choices that transcend cultural background. It also would bring potentially more advocacy for development of the Keystone pipeline and other energy sources across America. These values would continue to push the fairly conservative and staunchly Republican policies that Ambassador Wilkins put into place while he was in the General Assembly. Nevertheless, I am honored that Ambassador Wilkins could endorse the campaign. I wish that you share this with your readers and give your feedback on it on your website.

Sincerely,

Jordan Cooper

SIC SEZ

sic

Jordan: No double entendre intended, but we find your love of “Bush” to be … dated. And a bit disgusting.

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TUNEAGE

Marilyn Manson: “This is Halloween.”

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41 comments

John October 29, 2014 at 4:35 pm

“Or if a Republican is elected president in 2016 will she get a position?”

More like “Will she get her favorite position while sleeping her way to the top?” Amirite???

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shifty henry October 29, 2014 at 5:53 pm

I’m still committed to the expectation that she has been using the Governor’s Office only as a means of getting out of and away from South Carolina. She won’t serve out her term if she can get anything that she considers prestigious enough to support her ego. She would never be seriously considered for anything like a cabinet post or the v-p. Her record as governor is one of neglect, lies, corruption, secrecy, and ignorance.

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Sandi Morals October 29, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Shifty, I don’t agree with a damn thing you just posted HOWEVER you are entitled to your opinion and you always do it in away that encourages debate. Even your ‘humorous’ side.

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Deo Vindice SC October 29, 2014 at 9:05 pm

I can almost feel her ass dripping on me, I just got here.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein October 29, 2014 at 10:36 pm

Her record as governor is one of neglect, lies, corruption, secrecy, and ignorance.

Yet you don’t think she would ever be considered for anything like a cabinet post or the v-p?

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Touche' October 29, 2014 at 7:50 pm

“Down on all fours” is a position.

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Deo Vindice SC October 29, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Rommel has done hit it dude !

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easterndumbfuckistan October 29, 2014 at 4:47 pm

Nikki will get a “position” on her hands and knees blowing Jeb Bush.

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No October 29, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Clever?

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Deo Vindice SC October 29, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Not so true, depends on Jeb, Ron, Mike, Jerry, Nidal,, Mark, what is the guys name in Jersey ?

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Deo Vindice SC October 29, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Sandi will be there for clean up. LOL.

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aikencounty October 29, 2014 at 10:50 pm

DAMN, that’s one helluva train she be pullin”.

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aikencounty October 30, 2014 at 7:23 pm

And Mitt, and Christie, And Jindal, the list goes on and on.

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Bye October 29, 2014 at 5:10 pm

I think I’m gonna go visit SC Political Digest. Will I be able to tell a difference?

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Smirks October 29, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Yeah, you’ll be the only one there.

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Bye October 29, 2014 at 5:50 pm

How would you know?

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GTFO October 29, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Because no one in their right mind will pay attention to that garbage. Kinda like Faux News.

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Bye October 29, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Yet you pay attention the garbage here. What’s the difference?

Harrell is a crook October 29, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Bobby Harrell zoomed past us on Lockwood Blvd. today in his $65,000 BMW XW.

We could tell because it’s still got “Speaker of the House” — “No. 1” on the license tag.

The son of a bitch needs to return that to the state, too.

And may he shove up his ass his prescription pharmacy company, PrimaryRX.

http://thenerve.org/news/2014/01/14/Harrell-ethics/

Good riddance, motherfucker.

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G.O.B. October 29, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Probably was heading to or coming from the Federal Courthouse on Broad St. He’s gotta abide by that “cooperation agreement” you know!

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Makes Sense October 29, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Hwy 17 to Lockwood to Broad. Straight to Nettles’ office!

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Pat October 29, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Wilkins will go where the power and money is. Nothing honorable or pleasant about that.

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Ugly girl October 29, 2014 at 5:49 pm

Dam she’s ugly, she looks like she’s been in a boxing match.

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ThreePalms October 29, 2014 at 6:25 pm

Saying that Sheheen called her a whore is not quite accurate, but it sure is easier for everyone to talk about rather than real issues about the Governor. The average voter in SC can not grasp the complexities of selling out the Savannah River port site, arresting protestors, demanding legislature action, or unqualified appointments. Much less understand how much money was wasted defending some of these actions in court. Republicans will vote for her in droves. Talk about low information voters.

As far as the 2016 Republican presidential candidate selection process goes. I am predicting another clown of the month show like we experienced in 2012, although there is no way to top the sheer ridiculousness of that fiasco. Sequels are rarely as funny as the original. Besides, Jeb isn’t anyone’s fool. Not like Cruz, Paul, Walker, Brownback, et. al. Here’s to hoping Trump starts talking about running. Or better yet, Graham declares that they are all unfit and he will just have to run!

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Don't WACH FOX. October 29, 2014 at 7:03 pm

Every time I hear the term “low information voters” uttered by Limbaugh or the Faux News numbnuts I simply shake my head.

It gives new meaning to the term “Wach FOX” much?

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9" October 29, 2014 at 6:43 pm

I like Marilyn Manson,but wouldn’t buy his music.It’s a shame,America’s only original art form,jazz,is mostly ignored in this country.One of the true greats,Ornette Coleman,played two dates in the USA;probably on his last tour-2008;NYC,and Chapel Hill,but many,many concerts in Europe,to sold out venues.America’s greatest export is entertainment.It’s too bad Americans don’t realize what they’ve got.

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Squishy123 October 29, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Jazz… if I wanted to listen to people playing scales at different speeds I’d go listen to a high school band warming up.

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Buz Martin October 30, 2014 at 10:59 am

SC ignance.

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9" October 31, 2014 at 9:03 pm Reply
9" October 29, 2014 at 6:43 pm

I like Marilyn Manson,but wouldn’t buy his music.It’s a shame,America’s only original art form,jazz,is mostly ignored in this country.One of the true greats,Ornette Coleman,played two dates in the USA;probably on his last tour-2008;NYC,and Chapel Hill,but many,many concerts in Europe,to sold out venues.America’s greatest export is entertainment.It’s too bad Americans don’t realize what they’ve got.

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The Colonel October 29, 2014 at 7:12 pm

This is the lamest “Wire” to date.

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Uh Huh October 29, 2014 at 7:52 pm

He’s trying not to get sued. T-Rav scared his punk ass!

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Buz Martin October 30, 2014 at 10:57 am

Not to mention the verdict in the Mark Kelley v. David Wren, The Sun News and McClatchy newspapers, which predated the T-Rav threats. Look at how many times both political operatives and obsessed pro-establishment trolls have reminded him of that.

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Deo Vindice SC October 29, 2014 at 9:07 pm

The best could be a positive frag !

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idcydm October 29, 2014 at 7:35 pm

At least we have one thing in common, we both know of Bill W.

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Buz Martin October 30, 2014 at 11:00 am

Too bad T-Rav never got to know him.

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idcydm October 30, 2014 at 12:11 pm

T-Rav doesn’t have a problem, just ask him. He’ll tell you, every one I know does it. if I have a problem so does everyone else.

And this is say to you my friend, with the voice of experience.

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Buz Martin October 29, 2014 at 9:28 pm

Thanks for this edition of The Wire. Was suffering a touch of insomnia. Over it now. Should sleep very well, very soon.

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Edgar October 29, 2014 at 9:55 pm

One item that got left off is what is Jean Toal hiding for Molly Mitchell Spearman (really a long time yellow dog Democrat). Toal has not disbarred Richard Breibart because she doesn’t want to explain WHAT did Breibart tell Molly and her Daddy to get them to give him the half mill of their money. If Molly is so damned smart, she would not have fallen for dumb crap Breibart’s hot air – unless there was really something the Mitchells were all hiding. It will come out, Molly and Jean.

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Douche Canoe October 30, 2014 at 11:48 am

what is going on with Kinsley Wentsky?

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Douche Canoe October 30, 2014 at 3:33 pm

When is kinsley wentzky going to court?

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