I don’t mean to go off on an opinion-filled rant here, but Please sue me . . . please.
Well, the folks at the JFP are having another exercise in historical correction as they attempt to justify the Mulvaney piece in the last three days of the Johnson campaign – while talking about Kim Wade. I know I would be racked with guilt and trying to correct things if I pulled something that soulless, too. Again, notice that they cared so much about the topic of the piece that they followed up with it – NEVER AGAIN. If anything in that piece were even remotely true, I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night till I exposed it one way or the other. Real good “journalism” folks.
FACT: Everyone now knows that the Mulvaney piece (and several other emails against Melton – the deposition – the Judge Graves deal – the Fondren fundraiser – and the Ward 1/7 breakfast) was sent out on March 6, 2005 (at around 6:00 p.m.), by an official on Johnson’s campaign staff (they know personally) back in March to a few hundred Jacksonians – especially in the media. If it was some magical coincidence that (1) they didn’t get that original email or (2) it was not forwarded to them and (3) they magically ran a Nexis search coincidentally days before the primary and just decided at the last minute to run it, I need to get them to pick me some lottery numbers. If they had the data ahead of time and sat on the story to spring it at the last minute, then what does that say about them? Hmmm? While “children were suffering”? Hmm? Exactly what did they know and when did they know it? As the facts suggest, it was either (poorly) planned or the most magical coincidence ever. I’ll let you be the judge.
Then they talk about lawsuits and there is some not-so-veiled reference to me and this site, run by Jackson New Media, Inc. (a Mississippi based corporation).
I know have the privelege to tell everyone what I have told them personally . . . PLEASE SUE ME (by and through the editorial efforts of my publication). It doesn’t really matter for what. PLEASE. I am begging you. Of course, you might have trouble finding counsel in Jackson that isn’t conflicted, but that’s a different story. First of all, you’d have to prove some alleged libel/slander or whatever – which being in the public domain as a “newspaper” is pretty tough. And of course, you would need to prove damages. Since things are going so well for you, I figure that would be a challenge (wouldn’t it?). Then of course, you would need a pocket. Unfortunately at this point in time, JNM is a money-losing endeavor, so I can’t help you there. Then you would have to survive the inevitable counter-claim, which I can tell you won’t be taken lightly. Even better – we can try to get it in Judge Green’s courtroom. She likes me a lot. It would be dismissed before you could say “Summary Judgement”. However, I personally would have a ball doing a little electronic discovery on every email, PDF and phone message that has ever run through that place and would have a ball putting that in the public domain. Then we can do what I have always offered to do – put every email and conversation we have ever had in the public domain and let everyone decide who’s the good guy and who’s the bad guy. So either bring it on or shut the f*** up about a lawsuit.
Of course, they may not be talking about me.
“That’s just my opinion. I could be wrong.”