So here’s a little weekend action from the ‘FITSFeed,’ my ongoing effort to avoid oversharing on Twitter – a platform I believe has devolved into nothing more than a woke leftist censor.
You can read or watch why I feel that way if you are so inclined …
As this format continues to evolve, I will be looking to readers for ideas (and for feedback to improve it). So please … load me up!
And if you have something you think should be included in the feed, please email me.
THE FEED …
2:23 p.m. EST – IRONY, THY NAME IS TWITTER
Donald Trump got banned from Twitter. But Vladimir Putin didn’t? I wouldn’t have banned either one of them, but still … something doesn’t add up here.
A nifty take on the hypocrisy from Elle Reynolds …
1:44 p.m. EST – WISDOM ON EUROPEAN ENTANGLEMENTS
What an excellent column from Pat Buchanan on the potential for the Ukrainian conflict to pull the United States into a third world war …
“Whether we go to war for a nation that was formerly part of the Soviet bloc should be a matter for decision by the Americans of that day and time — not mandated, not dictated by our signature on a 73-year-old treaty, devised for another era and another world.”
12:10 p.m. EST – BACKROOM BOURBON: RETURN OF THE McMUFFIN
I’ve gotten hooked on the ‘Bourbon in the Backroom’ podcast since I appeared on this program earlier this year. As I noted in a recent report, former state senators Vincent Sheheen and Joel Lourie have a good thing going …
Earlier this week, the show welcomed former U.S. ambassador to Switzerland – and Donald Trump’s 2016 “First in the South” state director – Ed McMullen (a.k.a. “Egg McMuffin”).
Prior to that episode, Sheheen and Lourie received a visit from Spencer Wetmore, an up-and-coming Democrat at the S.C. State House.
If you haven’t checked this show out before now, give it a listen …
12:05 p.m. EST – HAT HIATUS
Regular readers of this news outlet know I love hats. I have more than seventy of them, as a matter of a fact, and each week on the website I sport a new one in the photo accompanying my author biography (at the end of each article I write). Well, except this week. And the coming weeks.
I have (gasp) given up hats for Lent, which means you won’t see a lid on me again until Easter Sunday afternoon …
By the way, thanks to executive editor Liz Farrell for plunging me into this pit of despair. The “no hats” thing was her idea.
11:50 a.m. EST – PEE DEE MURDER PROMPTS POLICE REACTION
A lengthy report was filed earlier this week by Jody Barr of Queen City News (a.k.a. WJZY TV 46 – Fox – Charlotte, N.C.) related to a murder saga originally covered by this news outlet last month.
Barr’s treatment of this story was interesting because he got an exclusive interview with the mother of the victim … although he glossed over what I believe was the real story, namely that another accused murderer in South Carolina was set free with no bond.
Anyway, Barr’s report did provoke a reaction from Heather Lewis Mays – the lead Florence County sheriff’s office investigator on the case.
Take a look …
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Tell us how you really feel, detective …
10:49 a.m. EST – GAS PRICES
Just penned an updated report on soaring gas prices in South Carolina …
9:22 a.m. EST – ‘WEEK IN REVIEW’ SHOW NOTES
Here is our post on the latest ‘Week in Review’ episode, including show notes …
8:06 a.m. EST – NEW ‘WEEK IN REVIEW’
The ‘Week in Review’ for March 5, 2022 is live … our story (with show notes) coming momentarily. To watch the episode, just click the image above.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR …
Will Folks is the founding editor of the news outlet you are currently reading. Prior to founding FITSNews, he served as press secretary to the governor of South Carolina. He lives in the Midlands region of the state with his wife and seven children. Oh, he also has LOTS of hats … but has given them up for Lent this year.
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