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SC Needs A “Deep Throat”

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By FITSNEWS  ||  On May 31, 2005 one of the greatest mysteries in American political history was solved when W. Mark Felt – a former associate director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – was identified as “Deep Throat.”

Who was “Deep Throat?” Named after a hugely controversial 1972 porno flic, he was the secret informant who leaked confidential information to reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of The Washington Post during the Watergate scandal – helping bring down the administration of Richard M. Nixon.

There’s no shortage of controversy regarding what may have motivated “Deep Throat” – but there’s also no denying the information he (and others) provided to Woodward and Bernstein helped unmask a corrupt administration bent on persecuting its enemies.

You know … like the current administration.

Times have changed, though.  Government has expanded exponentially since the 1970s, and so has the corruption associated with it.  However the mainstream media – while still breaking “scandals” – seems sadly content to continue enabling our nation’s failed “bipartisan” status quo in Washington, D.C.

America has become largely immune to the public corruption epitomized by Watergate – while here in South Carolina, the mainstream media exists as little more than a propaganda arm of the state government.

Or worse …

This website doesn’t play that way.

Sure, we have an agenda … that government at all levels should be confined to a few core functions which it discharges efficiently, fairly and transparently … but we admit our bias.  We don’t hide behind some faux veneer of “impartiality.”

In the unapologetic pursuit of our agenda, this website has been fortunate enough to develop an impressive network of sources as we work to expose corruption in state government – and hold those who perpetrate and profit from it accountable.

These sources have helped us break big stories before the rest of the press … and kept us on the cusp of the latest developments in the ongoing federal-state investigation of corruption at the S.C. State House.

But we don’t have a “Deep Throat.”  We don’t have the sort of high-level informant necessary in order to keep pressure not only on the corrupt politicians … but also the agencies tasked with bringing them down.

And we need one … well, more to the point you need one.

Corruption in South Carolina is out of control.  Powerful lawmakers and the special interests purchasing their loyalty are engaging in the daily, deliberate, systematic plunder of the public treasury.  In the name of “economic development,” “education” and “infrastructure,” they perpetuate economic imbalances, government monopolies and abysmal outcomes that have turned the Palmetto State into the equivalent of a third world country.

And it’s getting worse … every day.

What else happens every day in South Carolina, though?  Hundreds of rank-and-file government employees risk their jobs to send us information about what’s really  going on behind the scenes – efforts we honor by publishing as much of the information as we are able to independently confirm while at the same time religiously keeping their confidences (even when it means ridicule from the MSM).

Here’s the thing, though: The Indians (no, not that kind) who are risking their necks to provide us with this information need a chief – a “Deep Throat” who is high enough in government food chain to put all of the pieces together.  And not only that, in addition to having the sort of access and intelligence required to connect all the dots … someone is needed with the power to investigate, prosecute and bring to justice those who habitually rape the public trust (and rob the public blind).

Someone who is beholden to … no one.

This week the U.S. Attorney for South Carolina, Bill Nettles – a guy who has failed to act on the most egregious example of election fraud we’ve ever seen – attempted to offer a sweetheart plea deal to a county Sheriff who stands accused of abusing his office for personal gain.

A federal judge blocked this deal, but the fact it was offered in the first place is a sad commentary on the current state of affairs in South Carolina.  Not only that, it should raise serious red flags regarding the current probe at the S.C. State House.

Bottom line?  There is no one at the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) who is going to ride in on a white horse to save the day.

Which means it’s time for someone here to step up …

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