Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Deeply Disappointed in Kyle Whitmire

If you don't know who Kyle Whitmire is, you apparently don't read News, the online presence of what's left of the once great print giant the Birmingham News. Kyle is married to Elizabeth Hoekenga who at one time lived in Florence while working as the Internet editor at what was then the TimesDaily truly and not the TotallyDecatur.

Kyle is intelligent, witty, and generally right on the mark. Earlier today he really missed that mark when he Tweeted an ad hominem attack on the U.S. Attorney General. 

We don't claim to know what Jeff Sessions knew about a current probe or when he knew it. (Apparently it's not just "IT" that comes around every 30 or so years.) We do know if he's guilty of wrong-doing, it's not because of his name. 

For those who may not know, Sessions was named for his father, who was named for his father, who was named...we infer...for a Confederate States general. We really don't expect better from the likes of Nancy Worley; we did expect better from Kyle Whitmire.


It's only been two or so days since we blogged on the importance of checking the accuracy of your online presence. We had to laugh earlier today at some Colbert County folk who are fighting over ownership of a small nondescript business. It seems it's not owned by a pistol-whipping robber who's claiming it, or perhaps it will later come to light that it really is. It hardly matters who owns a hole in the wall endeavor. What we find amazing is that no one cared if this man claimed to own something so "valuable" until he was arrested. Then of course, it's all the news outlet's fault? Uh, no...

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