Friday, April 16, 2021

Correction

 JJ screwed up this morning. The Jackson City Council held a discussion Tuesday about the 2020 EPA Emergency Administrative Order.  Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba wanted to go into executive session to discuss the matter.  Ward 1 Councilman Ashby Foote strongly protested the move.  WAPT and WLBT reported the exchange between the two men.  However, JJ reported this morning the exchange did not appear in the video appearing on the city's website and Facebook page.  The implication being edited out the argument.  The exchange appears an hour earlier in the video on a completely different matter.  JJ apologizes for the post and any negative inference made against the employees.  We screw up, we put it at the top of the page in big, bold red letters.  

However, some misdirection did take place with the EPA discussion in the video. 

Although the EPA discussion appeared on the agenda, it did not appear on the video agenda that allows a viewer to click on a particular item to watch that particular part of the meeting without hunting and pecking through 4 hours of video.  Want to guess which item did not appear on that agenda? It's almost as if someone wanted to make it hard to find. 


 Compare that to the printed agenda.  


 The actual discussion of item #32 took place in the last 15 minutes of the complete video.  The City Council President controls the agenda.  Why did Ward 6 Councilman Aaron Banks move it to the end?



32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now apologize for letting your bigotry cloud your judgement as well as your hard on for shitting on the mayor, KKKingfish. Because you exposed yourself despite the constant defensive comments from your white knights

Anonymous said...

You can always tell how sincere an apology is by how many insults targeting others are included. You are a piece of work.

Kingfish said...

The apology is sincere. The post was wrong. If the item had been included on the video agenda, it would not have made a difference as I would not have seen the earlier discussion. Just pointing out a separate fact.

****ing on the Mayor? Because we dared tell the truth about an EPA order he hid from the City Council and public for a year? If it weren't for this website, you would have NO clue about the EPA order or how bad Jackson's water plants were in a year ago. You wouldn't know about the acid dumping into Jackson's sewer systems for two years because the administration hid that information as well. JJ is aggressive and that means every now and then a mistake will be made in earnest. When it happens, we own up to it. Don't like it, not my problem.

Anonymous said...

1:14 PM
"Racism" is all you have? Is that what they teach at JPS? WHen confronted scream racist?

Anonymous said...

For all of you blasting Kingfish, show your sincerity by driving into Jackson and drinking a big glass of Jackson water out of any Jackson water spigot. That is if you can find one with enough pressure to come out.

Anonymous said...

Kf, you’re welcome for doing your job for you. Next time put on the hard hat and do more digging.

Anonymous said...

Here come the fellow members of a certain “fraternal organization of like minded individuals” to circle the wagons in defense of this blogger’s campaign of bias against Mayor Lumumba and his officers. Who’s bringing the kerosene soaked timber cross?

Anonymous said...

I'll stand by you, KF. People make mistakes. The bottom line is that LaMumboJumbo has lied, denied, dodged, and abandoned Jackson. When there is a pattern of such behavior, it is easy to jump to conclusions, especially when the relevant information is buried to make it hard to find.

The city's bicentennial is coming up. I wonder what he is planning to celebrate? Does he even know that? Does he care?

Anonymous said...

@1:30 - Remember that scene from Erin Brockovich where she basically dared the attorneys from the utility company to drink the local water? I think that's the result you'll get from the KF haters.

Anonymous said...

If Kingfish held the same standards of integrity as the Washington Post or the NY Times the apology would have been hidden away in some archived page.

Kudos to KF for admitting and apologizing for the error.

I laugh at those calling KF a racist for criticizing Lumumba. Yes, white separatists are wrong, but black separatist are also wrong. Lumumba is guilty of the ills which KF is accused.

Anonymous said...

Stand-up move, dude.

Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU Mr. Fish.

One of the few REAL journalists left in Jackson.

Ms. Smith for Mayor.
Mr. Ross for Chief of Police.

Anonymous said...

Hold your horses. How do we know that City of Jackson didn't just go back and add it in elsewhere? If it were in the right spot originally, surely Kingfish would have spotted it.

#EPAGATE #FOOTEGATE #EXECSESSIONGATE

Anonymous said...

Jackson population: 1980.....202,000 2000......180,000 2010.....173,000 Today......154,000. Over 6 people a day leaving over 41 years, and it ain't white flight.

Anonymous said...

If news reporter was 10% wrong, that makes the mayor 100% right, right? Right?

Anonymous said...

We all make mistakes, Jamie.

Anonymous said...

Next up: Kingfish apologizes for suggesting there might have been an untoward inference in his post...Inferences can only be generated by the reader, listener or observer.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Fish if you would say your sorry to the followers of the mayor for telling everyone his short comings. Stand up, be a man tell the folks here that think you’ve wronged the mayor and that you apologize. People really get sensitive when their heroes are exposed as the morons and absolute jackanuses that they really are. Yes I know you simply showed the mayor spouting half truths and some out and out lies since he’s been in office but some folks just can’t handle the truth. It’s on you fish, you know damn well that children who either don’t believe what’s happened right before their eyes. Or are too confused to see the manure laid out before them. You’ll never convince them. Reality is a curse they just can’t stomach

Anonymous said...

All KF reported was that the Mayor received an Order from the EPA saying Jackson's water was unsafe to drink and that the system needed to be repaired and that the Mayor failed to notify either the City Council or the public that their water was unsafe to drink.

How is that "bigotry" 1:14pm or a "campaign of bias against the Mayor" 1:46 ? It's the truth, and I see that neither of you provided any proof or argument to the contrary and/or to prove him wrong.

Just because a white person disagrees with a black person, that automatically means it was solely because of racism ? Good Lord, that's ignorant.

Kingfish said...

shitting on the Mayor? Racism against the Mayor?

How?

Cite specific examples other than your feelings being hurt.

Anonymous said...

One doesn't see honesty in journalism much these days; the willingness to admit a mistake and apologize for it. It's refreshing.

Anonymous said...

Lord ....what a fucktard

Can’t even watch a video

Lyin lil fish.....

If anyone had lied like this you’d run 32 stories about it and drag it up weeks later

Like a bitch

Anonymous said...

KF, come on, now. The administration “hid” the acid dumping? Really? This has been in the public record for awhile, and the City is suing the wrongdoers. Hardly a coverup.

Kingfish said...

Yup. MDEQ notified the city of it in 2017. The notice was not made public nor was the council told about it. In fact, the city sat on its hands and did nothing. Meanwhile, Brandon, MDEQ, and EPA were all taking legal action against Gold Coast including alleged dumping that took place in Jackson.

This website broke the story last fall. Every time Stamps tried to bring it up, Lapdog Lindsay and Howard would try to go into executive session.

The truth is they were doing nothing about it until the notices were exposed.

Anonymous said...

We have been instructed to cease engaging with this hateblog and not to contribute to the perceived legitimacy amongst the racists in the metro.

The NAACP and SPLC have been duly notified.

Anonymous said...

KF is called a racist by the intolerable left that believe if you dare criticize any democrat, it’s because you hate blacks.

Screw the peanut gallery critical and keep on doing the lords work. Jackson and the water department has been in a heap of trouble for decades. The idiot mayor is simply another cog in the wheel of device.

I miss Dan

Anonymous said...

I find it ironic that a self-described education consultant, communications specialist, and the mayor's content creator appears to be a foul-mouthed, race-baiting slob, who writes in sentence fragments and non-sequiturs.

I guess any loudmouth with smartphone can call himself whatever he wants, but the fact that he is apparently paid for this by the City of Jackson (and minority set-asides) really is appalling.

Anonymous said...

I have no skin in this game other than as a news source I enjoy reading, but the demeaning nicknames and calling the mayor a child makes a lot of the commenters and Kingfish himself look pretty bad. If you want to criticize someone, there are ways to do it without appearing so openly racist and hostile. Kingfish is the one who decides which comments to allow and ultimately they reflect on him.

Anonymous said...

I am reporting this to the EPA Office of Compliance. Does anyone know when this letter (from March 27, 2020) was revealed by the mayor? I want yo include that in the letter.

Anonymous said...

The fact that the mayor is black does not make the hostility toward him racist. I think that's the point many are trying to make.

Personally, I tend to get hostile whenever someone lies to me, talks down to me like I'm an idiot, steals from me, and generally treats me poorly. Is this more a reflection or me, or the other person? I don't really know, but that's how I operate.

Anonymous said...

I always wonder who these people are who hate this blog so much and accuse Kingfish of racism right and left. If it's so bad, why are you here? I can't stand NPR anymore, so I quit listening. It's that simple.

I suspect it's attempted damage control by people associated with the miserably incompetent mayor. Jackson has been screwed a long time now and won't come back, despite the foolish investments in Fondren building bowling alleys and trendy restaurants. That big new hotel may make it a while, until there is a mugging and a shooting or two of some of the clientele. Overnight visitors to UMMC aren't going to stay there and risk being assaulted by the cretins from just to the west when they can stay 10 minutes away in Rankin County where there is much less crime.

As long as the demographics of Jackson are what they are, it will not improve. And there are honest black folks who know this who would love to clean the trash out of Jackson. But the trash all get to vote, so it's pretty hopeless.

Keep up the good work Kingfish.

Anonymous said...

6:39. Where is the like button? Best, most succinct comment on the thread.

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