Do you want journalists to be reporters or advocates?

WCBD-News 2 reporter Rebecca Ryan Collett posted this publicly on her Facebook page today in reference to the controversial custody dispute over Baby Veronica.


While most of the comments among her Facebook friends was positive, media blogger Jim Romenesko pointed out that one reader told her to ‘just report.’ Make sure you read the comments on that post.

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Road rage video not Charleston driver’s first confrontation – or video – involving police

Chad Walton has been confronting officers – and videotaping those confrontations – long before his road rage video (above) went viral on YouTube this week.

You can also find him arguing with officers here, and here, and here.

Post and Courier reporter Natalie Caula also reported today that Walton filed a similar complaint against a North Charleston police officer a year ago but the department determined the complaint to be unfounded.

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Is Colbert “campaigning” on Twitter for DeMint’s senate seat?

The above tweet appeared this morning just hours after U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint announced he was leaving his position, igniting all sorts of gleeful reaction from his South Carolina fans. After all, Colbert rocked Charleston like a Hermain Cain about a year ago and “ran” for president a time or two, if that’s what you call what he does.

So it wouldn’t be a surprise if he started a campaign for U.S. Senate, even though the next senator will have to be appointed by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley. So, is he or isn’t he?

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A closed-door meeting heard around the world via Twitter

If you weren’t on Twitter tonight, you most likely missed the drama unfold as Goose Creek High’s coach literally begged a state board not to ban the high school football team from the playoffs for having an ineligible player. (It would later uphold the ban.)

The funny thing is, the committee ignored the S.C. Freedom of Information Act and met behind the closed doors and, as far as we know, none of the participants knew a gaggle of reporters were outside the door listening to practically the whole conversation.

And not only were they listening, they tweeted it. Here are some examples (by the way, hats off to The Post and Courier’s Phil Bowman for an excellent job tonight):

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