Thursday, July 30, 2020

"Out of Control" Mayor (Allegedly) Shoves Reporter

An "out of control" Magnolia Mayor Anthony Witherspoon allegedly shoved and berated a reporter at Magnolia City Hall recently.   Magnolia Gazette Editor Terry Jackson described his treatment at the hands of Magnolia Mayor Anthony Witherspoon  in the July 23 edition of the Gazette:

The McComb Enterprise-Journal reported:

in an interview Friday, Jackson said the altercation was triggered when he asked Witherspoon for an interview. Jackson alleged that Witherspoon “grabbed a copy of the newspaper and pointed to the front-page article,” which was about the recent discussion of changing the state flag. Jackson said Witherspoon said he would not “contribute sales to a racist paper” and refused to interview.

 Jackson’s column did not mention making that remark to Witherspoon.
“I said, ‘Shut up and listen because we agree,’ then he pushed me up (to) the counter,” Jackson said.  Article behind paywall.
The Gazette article did not included the "shut up and listen" remark.  However, the Mayor should have just said this conversation is over and walked off instead of allegedly channeling his inner David L. Archie.


Anonymous said...

It is now racist to ask for proof that a charge of racism is, in fact, racist.

Anonymous said...

Race; it's always about race. Always has been;always will be.

Anonymous said...

If you are white then you are racist. There is no amount of groveling, kneeling, or foot kissing one can do to prove otherwise. You can never prove a negative. Just embrace it because it could save your life.

Anonymous said...

If it was a big deal he should have filed a police report. He didn’t so that tells me this is nothing.

Anonymous said...

11:57 - Didn't you know that if you disagree with anyone's viewpoint you are now a racist?

When you disagree with this post, you are now a racist because we as Americans cannot understand part of what makes this country great - that is, we all have the right to our opinions, to speak our opinions, and to respectfully disagree with the opinions of others if we don't like the other's opinion. But we are no longer a nation of laws and mature adults. Instead, we have become racist crybabies.

Anonymous said...

Everything is a nail when the only tool you have is a hammer. Alternatively, every obstacle is racism when you're an incompetent diversity hire.

Anonymous said...

>I am concerned as evidenced by recent events, that we have lost the strength of deiversy and leveraging it to the good of our people and community.

But you see Terry, you have now been culturally enriched. This is what you fight for. You will never be seen as an equal. Only dominance is what is prescribed. So-called "allies" are to be subservient.

Kingfish said...

Why don't you read it again.

Anonymous said...

1:05 PM
Read it again. Second picture Right side first full paragraph

Anonymous said...

1:05 Good thing we didn't leave it up to you to make a determination in this matter, because you would have clearly made the wrong call. Had you taken the time to read the article, prior to making your assessment, you would have seen that Mr. Jackson stated "I have since filed police reports with the Magnolia Police Department and the Pike County Sheriff's Office for simple assault. Charges are pending."

Maybe this isn't "nothing" after all............

Anonymous said...

This is nothing new.

The same stuff has been going on for a few years down here in Pike County.

McComb and Magnolia followed Jackson a long time ago.

The only municipality in Pike County that is thriving is Summit.

BTW . . . Summit has a Black Mayor.

(Think George Flaggs)

Anonymous said...

Elected officials must hold a standard that requires listening , patient and vision. IF ONE CAN NOT MEET THE STANDARD PLEASE DONT HOLD THE OFFICE .Voters, media, business representatives, others will always ask hard questions. Elected officials must be calm and answer respectfully.

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