Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Apel Leaves Clarion-Ledger

Star reporter Theres Apel left the Clarion-Ledger to become the Communications Director at the Department of Public Safety.  JJ wishes her the best.  Congrats on the new job.  Her predecessor, Warren Strain, assumed a similar position at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. 


Anonymous said...

Consider her animus for Apel going to be mighty fun watching DonnerKay and her ilk forced to interface with someone they already don't respect.

Kingfish said...

Who cares? She is irrelevant.

Anonymous said...

Is this just now happening? Seems like she has been a shill for them for a while. Hoping that the Clarion-Ledger replaces her with someone who will actually have some independence and seek to hold everyone accountable - those who break the law as well as those who make it and enforce it.

Anonymous said...

Strain to MDWFP? Shocking. Maybe he gets to hunt on that piece of property they purchased several years ago on the MS River around where the state park used to be near Rosedale. Purchased for public use, used by the Dept and their friends. Great deer hunting in there.

KF, the MDWFP would be a good source for you to dig up some corruption.

Anonymous said...

No “civilian “ communication people last at DPS because of the misinformation they have to put out to tow the DPS line

Anonymous said...

Who cares? She is irrelevant.

Amen to that. Does she even still publish her rag? Frankly, I'd forgotten about her.

pjm said...

I'm pretty sure JFP is still around however I never look for it. It seems these days her Ladness spends her time on Fondren nextdoor bringing up sensitive subjects and getting folks bent out of shape all for the sake of discussion I guess.

Anonymous said...

"STAR" REPORTER???? says who? good riddance.

Anonymous said...

She always seemed to be a "badge bunny" to me... I'm sure she'll fit in just fine...

Anonymous said...

Funny how the dedicated members of the media who are "searching for the truth" are quick to jump to a government agency and help blur the truth for a few extra dollars per month. Just proves that reporters (no matter how much they claim to be holier than the rest of us) are as hypocritical as the politicians the they cover and will follow the money, even when it means going over to the other side .

Anonymous said...

I would think that getting off a sinking ship such as the CL (or print media in general) would be a good move for anyone. Don't have to worry about coming in and being laid off with no notice. I don't fault her at all. Same as Ryan Moore in Hattiesburg who is the PIO for HPD.

Anonymous said...

Y'all 'bout to piss off The Kingfish, talkin' about one of his secret sources. Afore long he'll only have Jerry Mitchell left. And them reverse-racialist womens.

Anonymous said...

I read the article wrong at first. Thought Apel was going to the MDOT and would be secretly reporting on Tater's Rankin Roadway.

Well, can't win 'em all.

I met Apel at the Mississippi Book Fair at the session with George Malvaney. She has a genuine interest in ferreting out crime.

Anonymous said...

12:10 - Please define 'ferreting out crime'. Thanks.

She,nor any other local media personality, does nothing to 'ferret' out anything. They only report what they snatch off the wires, or pilfer from this blog.

Anonymous said...

I’d leave the CL also so congrats to her. But WTF do all of these government agencies need PR chiefs? Next thing you know Public Safety will be spending six figures on public service banners in Ole Miss’ stadium like DHS. The only winners are the campaign managers turned PR firms like Frontier Strategies and SuperTalk.

Anonymous said...

Its called self preservation. This was a lifesaver tossed to her from a sinking ship.

Anonymous said...

Therese is a great reporter who gave herself to her work and an even better person. She will do very well in her new role. Sam will be lucky if he’s able to replace her with someone even half as good.

Anonymous said...

Sam R Hall is the problem not the solution.

Scanning Resumes.. said...

Anybody who could, has.
Anybody who can, will.
The rest will languish.
And they will draw U.I.

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