The “Confederate Press” Did Clementa Pinckney’s Funeral Program

|| By FITSNEWS || This is neither here nor there, but we found it interesting that the funeral program for S.C. Senator Clementa Pinckney – one of nine black churchgoers murdered last month by a Confederate flag-toting white supremacist – was printed by a Columbia, S.C. establishment known for its…

|| By FITSNEWS || This is neither here nor there, but we found it interesting that the funeral program for S.C. Senator Clementa Pinckney – one of nine black churchgoers murdered last month by a Confederate flag-toting white supremacist – was printed by a Columbia, S.C. establishment known for its affiliation with neo-Confederate organizations.

The Copy Shop – located in downtown Columbia, S.C. – is part of “The Quinndom,” the empire of neo-Confederate political consultant Richard Quinn.  In fact Southern Partisan – the neo-Confederate magazine with which Quinn was closely affiliated – once had its offices in the same downtown Columbia, S.C. building as The Copy Shop (and as Quinn’s consulting firm, Richard Quinn and Associates).

Anyway, take a look …

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(Pic: Provided)

Obviously it was nice of The Copy Shop to provide the programs free of charge, but more than a few funeral attendees noted the company’s proximity to some of the state’s most ardent Confederate flag supporters.

“So the Confederate Press did Clem’s funeral program?” one lawmaker who attended the service told FITS.

Yes.  Yes it did.

Unity? Irony? Or a little of both?

To be fair S.C. Rep. Rick Quinn – the heir apparent to “The Quinndom” – was one of 103 House members who voted last week to take up the issue of the flag during a special extended summer session of the S.C. General Assembly.


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guest July 1, 2015 at 9:01 am

Obviously it was nice of The Copy Shop to provide the programs free of charge,

Wow. Gave em free and they apparently are still to be implied racists.

CorruptionInColumbia July 1, 2015 at 9:09 am

Yep! I dunno what happened to Will near the end of his vacation, but apparently it wasn’t pretty. He’s really digging around in the bottom of the barrel for this one.
It is painful to watch from the standpoint of a once very loyal reader.

guest July 1, 2015 at 9:11 am

This is what the confederate flag debate is all about-taking down the American flag.

FORT GREENE — An activist group is planning to burn American flags in Fort Greene Park in response to the shooting deaths of nine church-goers in Charleston earlier this month — and they’re asking attendees to bring their own flags to burn.

The group Disarm NYPD — which is planned for July 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the corner of Washington Park and Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene Park — said the American flag represents the same history as the Confederate flag, which has been at the center of debate since the June 17 shootings.

“The Confederate flag has long been a symbol of white supremacy, slavery, and Jim Crow,” the group wrote on a Facebook page for the event. “However, the Confederacy lost the war the American flag has unceasingly, from the first day it was ever hung, represented the exact same thing.”

Tazmaniac July 1, 2015 at 10:07 am

CIC, after Will got back from vacation and saw the horrific, financially depressing, drop in clicks he knew he needed rent money fast.

CorruptionInColumbia July 1, 2015 at 10:23 am

My friend, you just may have a point there! It makes more sense than any theory I could come up with, to include “cerebral hemorrhage” (remember the old TV show, “The Invaders”?).

Quietus July 1, 2015 at 11:23 am

No press is bad press. Will just increased their sales at least a bit.

guest July 1, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Or they have ‘outed’ and soon boycotted?That is the way the left works.

CNSYD July 1, 2015 at 9:07 am

This article is almost makes as much sense as the Park Service’s explanation of taking down the flags at Ft. Sumter. We wouldn’t want anybody who happens to pass by to be offended.

CorruptionInColumbia July 1, 2015 at 9:15 am

Except that his digging around in the bottom of the journalistic barrel for this “story” is probably as or more offensive in many ways, than draping the victim’s coffin ib the Confederate flag might have been.

Victorious Secret July 1, 2015 at 9:27 am


Will, you can’t let it go? Keep kicking the hornet’s nest. (maybe if I can keep pouring salt in the wound over trivial nuances and “far cries,” then people will continue to click, HERE click HERE, click HERE?)

In all honesty, do you actually believe that someone tasked with helping coordinate one’s funeral arrangements has an affirmative duty to vet every single vendor to ensure there aren’t some questionable ties at some point in the past–however remote?

I’m curious, did you get a comment from The Copy Shop stating their culpable mental state when they provided this donation? Or did you just rely on one of your “holier-than-thou” (conveniently a cockroach politician) inside sources skilled in the “art” of vomiting pure speculation? Can you refute the possibility that this was a kind gesture–one meant to help heal the recent manifestations of the sick and evil fueled by racial hatred?

No, likely not. (click HERE click HERE click HERE)

There are no conspicuous ties to “hate” on the FREE copies. In fact, only obsessive “controversy-mongers,” such as yourself, even know the inner-workings to connect some of these dots, provided this is actually correct.

The media is a business and a whore for sales…you sir, are no different when you post irrational BS such as this. (click HERE for more BS).

Squishy123 July 1, 2015 at 9:39 am


Now do a piece on Obama giving the families $29 million to split.

nitrat July 2, 2015 at 8:35 am

Jul 01, 2015 4:59 PM EDT
Jul 01, 2015 5:15 PM EDT


The Department of Justice’s Office of Victims of Crime announced it is awarding South Carolina $29.4 million in grants for crime victim assistance programs across the state.

That money is coming to the state sooner than expected, since decisions about funding are typically made later in the summer, according to Lt. Kelly Hughes with the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

The Office of Victims of Crime expedited the funding to South Carolina after learning of the Charleston church shooting, according to DOJ spokesperson Starr Stepp.

A portion of the grant money could potentially fund programs and services like grief counseling for the families of the nine victims of the shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church, Hughes said.

In certain situations, crime victims and their families can receive compensation for funeral expenses and other costs, but the grant money was not intended to go directly to the nine families of the Emanuel 9, Hughes said.

Victim assistance programs statewide submitted 158 applications for grants to the DOJ, totaling $14 million. The additional money beyond that amount could fund some programs for longer.

Organizations that have received grant funding in the past include MUSC, Family Services, Inc.; My Sister’s House, the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, Charleston Orphan House, Inc. and victim advocates and service providers in the Ninth Circuit Solicitor’s Office and the Charleston Police Department.

Copyright 2015 WCSC. All rights reserved.

Which is more fun? Being a liar or having absolutely NO reading comprehension?

Bible Thumper July 1, 2015 at 10:01 am

Someone needs to explain that map. No boundary between Mississippi and Alabama; Didn’t know that Millidgeville was Georgia’s capital. Pencola not Pensacola; Was Columbia originally spelled Columbus? It’s difficult to read.

CNSYD July 1, 2015 at 10:29 am

Georgia has had 5 capitals. Savannah was the first one. Atlanta became the capital in 1868. Milledgeville was in between.

Observant July 8, 2015 at 11:48 am

Map is pre-Civil War. Does not show West Virginia, which was allowed to “secede” from The Virginia Commonwealth.

Tazmaniac July 1, 2015 at 10:03 am

So what your saying is the Justice Department and Carolina Panthers are aiding and abetting known terrorists, neo-confederates? And ISIS thinks they are special pets of the Obama Administration!

The Buzzman July 1, 2015 at 10:56 am

Just file this one under “Oddities of the South.”

GBJK July 1, 2015 at 11:19 am

Gay Black Jewish Klansmen for Tolerance and Understanding

Paul C July 2, 2015 at 9:33 am



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