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“Post And Corruption” Loses Another Reporter

ANOTHER ABRUPT DEPARTURE FROM STATUS QUO RAG || By FITSNEWS || On the same day we called out The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier for its latest shameful status quo accommodation, the paper has lost yet another reporter. And he didn’t go quietly, either … S.C. State House reporter Jeremy Borden is no longer…

ANOTHER ABRUPT DEPARTURE FROM STATUS QUO RAG

|| By FITSNEWS || On the same day we called out The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier for its latest shameful status quo accommodation, the paper has lost yet another reporter.

And he didn’t go quietly, either …

S.C. State House reporter Jeremy Borden is no longer with the “Post and Corruption,” an outlet whose slavish devotion to influential politicians and corporations we’ve repeatedly documented (HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE).

According to media watchdog Corey Hutchins, Borden is the “latest young reporter to abruptly leave” the paper.

That’s true … 

So … what happened?

“It’s fair to say that there was a difference in perception over the direction and tenor of coverage,” Borden told Hutchins.

Whoa …

Borden did not immediately respond to our request for elaboration on that comment, but we’re digging.

An Illinois native, Borden previously worked for The Washington Post, The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Va., The Roanoke Times and The Charlotte Observer.

UPDATE: Borden says he “can’t” elaborate on his statement, which he asked us to run in its entirety.  So here goes: “It’s fair to say that there was a difference in perception over the direction and tenor of coverage. That said, covering the South Carolina Statehouse was the whirlwind that I expected — there has rarely been a dull moment. I have developed great relationships here, and I wish everyone involved the best, including everyone at the newspaper and in the capitol press room.”

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24 comments

idiotwind June 3, 2015 at 1:53 pm

is the post and courier a privately owned business? or do you think news reporting should be among the ‘core functions’ of government you’re always ranting about?

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CNSYD June 3, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Folks only wants enterprise to be privately owned when they bend to his mores. When they are privately owned, as the Post and Courier is, and hold opinions opposite to those of Folks, then they are evil incarnate.

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Beachtiger0412 June 3, 2015 at 2:12 pm

WOW – so disappointed in P&C. The “other” reporter Cynthia Roldan is so biased towards Nikki Haley – I am not sure she can see the light of day. Sad that none of the 3 “major newspapers – P & C, The State and Greenville News do not have ANY non-biased reporters. Would be nice to be able to read the news without a decided slant to it.

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liberal rags! June 3, 2015 at 2:18 pm

The P&C has this former investigative reporter now-David Wren:

BY TONYA ROOT – TROOT@THESUNNEWS.COM

Attorneys for The Sun News and investigative reporter David Wren have filed an appeal in the lawsuit of Myrtle Beach area lobbyist Mark Kelley, according to court records.

The notice was filed with the S.C. Court of Appeals a month after an Horry County jury ruled in favor of Kelley against the newspaper and Wren on claims Kelley was defamed in articles written in 2010 about campaign contributions made a year earlier.

On May 8, the jury awarded $400,000 in actual damages and $250,000 in punitive damages against the newspaper and Wren. The jury deliberated for more than four hours before reaching unanimous verdicts on the two types of damages.

Kelley filed the suit in May 2012 against Wren and The Sun Publishing Co., seeking actual damages to compensate for “his loss of and/or damage to his good name, his personal and business reputation,” according to the suit.

Read more here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/article16669166.html#storylink=cpy

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Bill Clinton June 3, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Is this the same libel case in which alleged sexual harasser and now-resigned state legislator Nelson Hardwick was a star witness for Kelley?

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liberal rags! June 3, 2015 at 2:45 pm

I don’t know.Only thing I know is that the reporter that was sued and LOST is apparently at the P&C.

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Hillary June 3, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Ha!. Yes, that’s the case where just about every “star” witness for the plaintiff also was the recipient of thousands of dollars worth of capaign fund cashier’s checks delivered by Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce officials

Ted June 3, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Bet it sucks to owe $650,000.

Rocky Verdad June 3, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Not if you’re one of the 201,000 people getting new jobs created in May – according to ADP Report. Rught row.

flip June 3, 2015 at 3:02 pm

$8 and hour/20 hours a week.That would pay it off.

hmmmm June 3, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Last month, 523,000 full-time jobs were lost, while 799,000 part-time jobs were added. Another way of looking at these numbers is that almost all of the 201,ooo jobs created last month were just part-time positions.

Rocky June 3, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Oh, do you have facts to back that up – hmmmm? Or are you just, hmmmm, getting your analysis for Breitfart and the Tea Party monthly newsletter. This months pot luck I hear is in Irmo.

Mike at the Beach June 3, 2015 at 9:45 pm

ZeroHedge said so. It must be true (it’s on the interwebs, bro). ;-)

Bill Clinton June 3, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Or the one in which failed gubernatorial candidate Gresham Barrett, another “star” witness for Kelley, wept on the stand about his loss to Nikki Haley?

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nitrat June 3, 2015 at 7:41 pm

P & C was the only paper in the state to endorse Trikki in 2010.
I didn’t keep track in 2014. Did she pick up any other endorsements?
Cynthia just knows what’s expected from the big bosses.

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a face in the crowd June 3, 2015 at 2:21 pm

Not sure about the Post and Courier, but there has been some very good political coverage in The State. For example, reporters have offered a detailed account of the new DHEC director and her ties to Duke Energy. They’ve also pointed to the ongoing hypocrisy of Haley and her “business friendly” administration.

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Moved On June 3, 2015 at 3:34 pm

What
is really too bad is that no one has the time or ability to dig more
deeply and farther down into DHEC’s environmental division to reveal
the widespread dysfunction and frequent dishonesty, the widespread
lack of professionalism and lack of any true expertise (despite their
posing). Not corruption, per se, but cluelessness and cowardice and
lack of professional principles by middle management, and a lower
management either similarly afflicted or cowed. Competent concerned
staff are simply ignored. Water pollution and underground petroleum
tanks cry out for critical attention. But alas.

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a face in the crowd June 3, 2015 at 3:39 pm

I hear you. The problems you mention don’t stand to offer Haley the political benefit she seeks with every move she makes. The state of SC is close to irrelevant for her.

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a face in the crowd June 3, 2015 at 8:38 pm

I should have added that yes, it would be nice to see those problems exposed in the news as well.

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well-i-am into it June 3, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Too bad for P&C. Jeremy is a fine young man and I am sure his career will excel now that he got out of P&C. That explains a lot why such a talented reporter published such one-sided and biased reports while at P&C. The situation must be just awful at P&C.

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Rocky June 3, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Post and Courier – smile. You want real entertaining media coverage – go to Breitfart news. The comments section is the funniest around. It’s like Grand Tango, all day, every day. (Personally I think Grand Tango is a regular poster on Breitfart. With headlines like Obama’s A Closet Muslim, Jeb Bush is a Fag, you can’t go wrong.

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Elec June 3, 2015 at 4:43 pm

He supposedly left to become spokesman for the Charleston School of Law, reasoning it is a more reputable institution.

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MashPotato June 3, 2015 at 8:32 pm

HA!

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SC is a Cesspool June 3, 2015 at 5:45 pm

The Post and Courier sure shot itself in both feet with its support of a corrupt and now removed (thrown off the beach) Family Court Judge, Segars-Andrews. It was because the public rose up against that judge that she was taken down; not just one case against her. Back in the day, rumors swirled all over Charleston that the owners of the P&C were allegedly involved in drug trafficking.

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