We interrupt our coverage to bring you this special report.

While most of Mississippi’s getting ready for the court action between Chris McDaniel and Thad Cochran down in Jones County, Y’allPolitics decided to take a look back.

McDaniel keeps harping on this Rev. Fielder character. We will talk more about that in a minute. But it’s incumbent to look at the track record of the person who has “unearthed” this witness . . . Charles Johnson.

Our first story starts in November 2012. Two young intrepid reporters named Matt Boyle and Charles Johnson “break” a story about NJ Sen. Bob Menendez involving hookers from the Dominican Republic (low light blurry video of hookers talking through interpreters on link).

According to the Washington post, it didn’t take long for the prostitute to recant the claims that they were paid for (sound familiar). Now, according to the Post, it turns out that US investigators are researching whether or not Cuban agents help put that fabrication together as Menendez was a major critic of the Castro regime.

In 2013, he of ginger haired fame wrote a piece on Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, NJ. This article penned by Johnson in the Daily Caller used “neighbors” and no other corroborating sources to say that Booker was not a resident of Newark (again, sound familiar?) . That was easily debunked when rental checks and agreements were sent to Buzzfeed.

The point is, Rev. Fielder ain’t Johnson & Company’s first rodeo. The recipe is (1) take outsiders who will (2) say anything and (3) find/pay people to say what you want (regarless of the truth) (4) make a big stink and then (5) disappear and be expendable. Looking at history, the result on Fielder is predictable. But McDaniel has gone “all in” on the story full knowing Johnson’s history.

McDaniel even re-doubled down on Fielder again last night as the Truth and Justice Circus and Roadside Revival made it’s way to Memphis (at the Jason’s Deli – behind the liquor store).

And as strident and petulant as ever, he laid down these jewels according to witnesses on Twitter.

And in true McDaniel fashion, THEY PASSED THE PLATE. Like in church. To raise money for his challenge.

Action News 5 – Memphis, Tennessee

Folks, regardless of his comments, it’s highly likely that we’re stuck with this another couple of months (till election day). The truth is that while McDaniel says he’s waiting for the court to decide, he’s trying to split the party and wants to force the GOP to his will. It won’t work. He’ll have his merry band of separatists to praise his name and fill his collection plate, but that’s all he’ll have.

That’s the way it was – Day 63 of the McDaniel Hostage Crisis.

Good day Mississippi – and good luck.