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HEY, KIRBY DELAUTER….STEVE GREEN WANTS YOU TO CALL HIM

I heart this. So much. Thank you, Alex.

He's everywhere, he's everywhere!

Kirby Delauter. The guy who's afraid of a lil girl by the name of Bethany Rodgers.

Steve Green, in a promotional pic for his law 'practice.' It's 'practice' because, as you can see, he never quite gets it right.

We love you, Ms. Malkovich

Gary Sinise...a #KirbyDelauter lookalike?

Posted by on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 @ 11:44 am.

Steve Green....the guy who's afraid of the camera.

Steve Green....the guy who's afraid of the camera.

No, seriously. It's not like we've talked to Steve Green or anything (since August of 2013, anyway), but I'm CERTAIN that attorney Green would LOVE to hear from you, Kirby Delauter.

Kirby Delauter. The guy who's afraid of a lil girl by the name of Bethany Rodgers.

Kirby Delauter. The guy who's afraid of a lil girl by the name of Bethany Rodgers.

Or should I say, #KirbyDelauter ?

Because you're a hashtag on Twitter now, #KirbyDelauter.

And I'll bet Steve Green would like to get some pointers on how to become a hashtag (#SteveGreen). Because it's looking like Eric Gregg welched on his bill, too (#SteveGreen's), and #SteveGreen could probably use a lil more....green in his life right now.

Not that being a hashtag is making #KirbyDelauter any money. But it is indeed making him famous...in a way.

Who the hell is #KirbyDelauter?

Well, he's a county councilman (they call county board members/county commissioners that in Maryland) in Frederick County, Maryland, who "wrote on social media that he plans to sue The Frederick News-Post if his name or any reference to him appears in print without his permission," this right here from this google search.

Here's the post:

kirby delauter rant

Get a good look, because it's been pulled from his page, so even if you're Facebook friends with him, you won't see it.

This came, of course, after an article written by the perky Ms. Rodgers which was just basic meeting coverage from January 3 and which mentioned #KirbyDelauter all of once. ONCE. And this arrogant public official, who is obviously suffering one of the following conditions:

>Extreme hubris
>Extreme ignorance of how the press works
>Extreme ignorance of what a person can and cannot sue a media outlet for
>Extreme all of the above

....took offense to her coverage and delivered the above diatribe.

And now, he's famous. Well, let's be specific, because public officials (and morons like Brittany Lane) don't understand that there's a BIG difference between 'famous' and 'infamous,' the latter having the connotation of something very negative. So let's be clear. This is infamy. This, my friends, is the very definition of it.

Aside from the abundance of google search finds, #KirbyDelauter is all over the news. He's at Alex Jones' Prison Planet (with his own trampling on the constitution graphic):

I heart this. So much. Thank you, Alex.

I heart this. So much. Thank you, Alex.

He spawned this article at NPR, and he prompted this awesome editorial piece in the paper he sought to diss. He's everywhere, like Chicken Man.

He's everywhere, he's everywhere!

He's everywhere, he's everywhere!

And all because he was under the mistaken belief that he can tell a newspaper what to print (or what not to print). The man's become infamous.

Deeboy, disparaged deputy

Deeboy, disparaged deputy

Yeah I know. We need some new pics of Bob.

Yeah I know. We need some new pics of Bob.

But...he's not alone in his hubris/ignorance/whathaveyou. We at Disclosure have been dealing with this kind of crap for years. Every time we move in to cover the news in a new county, we get one of these public officials, squawking about this that or the other thing. Remember Dee Burgin? The man barely has two brain cells to rub together but he was going to hire a hotshot Chicago-area attorney to take us out because of negative---but truthful---coverage of his misdoings in Edgar County. Remember Bernie Bayer? Or perhaps the entire Equality Township board? They had Robert Wilson (shown at right) backing them up with their threats. How about whiny former Marion police chief John Eibeck, who had the most amazing meltdown over a NewsCap ever, and prompted the biggest hits for a 'cap (for coverage of a living person, anyway) in our history. None of it went anywhere, but hey...they, like #KirbyDelauter, made the threats.

And then there's Steve Green (#SteveGreenwannabe).

Steve Green, in a promotional pic for his law 'practice.' It's 'practice' because, as you can see, he never quite gets it right.

Steve Green, in a promotional pic for his law 'practice.' It's 'practice' because, as you can see, he never quite gets it right.

Green was the Marion puppet....er, attorney who created a big stink with a new hire we had in August of 2013 and told her she couldn't take his photo at a city council meeting. So she took his photo. And we put it on the front page. And it was even covered by our friends Illinois Leaks (formerly Edgar County Watchdogs)...who themselves get threatened with lawsuits all the time, and they don't even have a newspaper, just a website.

So what's the deal with public officials thinking they can make these empty threats? Is it that the fluoride has begun diminishing their brains now that their pineal glands are calcified? Is it that they have some kind of understanding of the First Amendment that we who have been in the business most of our lives don't? Is it that their bond to help pay for tort immunity makes them believe they're an unstoppable force, and if they just keep an attorney niggling at the publication, the publication will eventually give in?

No. It's none of that.

What it IS is lazy journalism.

bev church clrWe've seen it recently in the city of Marshall up in Clark County, where the newspaper is a mouthpiece for the mayor and covers ass instead of covering the facts as they occur at public meetings. The newspaper states it has a vested interest in the community, which apparently in their parlance translates to making sure if the mayor or another council person screws up (like Bev Church did), they don't let the public know. We've worked for mainstream media, and the newspapers that were part of the corporate machine that single-handedly destroyed independent, small-town papers in the 90s. We've been told "You're just there to cover the meeting. Don't write about anything embarrassing and don't ask any questions" and "if one of the councilmen asks you to keep that out of print, for god's sake do what he asks." Why? Because there was a big shift a few decades ago in print media to "go along to get along," and part of "getting along" was remaining buddies with the powers-that-be in order to continue to not only get "inside stuff" from them (aka 'being spoon-fed'), but also AD REVENUE. Without ads and legal notices and support ads for your little sports teams, you're not going to have a newspaper if you're in the mainstream...because you're not writing the real news, so no one really is eager to go out and buy it. So when you can't make money off sales, you make money off ads. And if you piss off your public officials---most of whom own a business or are related to someone who does---you're not going to sell them an ad. See how that works? Take it from me....I was IN ad sales for YEARS. You've got to produce bland, vanilla 'news'...or you're going to go down the tubes because you can't pay for your overblown staff, let alone your overblown print bill.

What this breeds is a lazy journalist. When you aren't allowed to ask questions; and if you dare to ask and get an answer, you're told "don't print that" and you can't or you'll be fired; if you dig around the edges of something that doesn't smell right and you're told to quit that or be looking for another gig....that will prompt a lazy journalist to just sit back and collect a paycheck, every time. And when one does it, they all do it...and pretty soon, you have a whole BUNCH of public officials who think their fecal matter does not smell, ergo they're going to be allowed to say, and more importantly, DO, what they want. Including with your tax dollars or government-supported property. And I'm here to tell you....we see more charges against arrestees doing harm/damage/whatever to "government-supported property" than we see public officials charged with something similar....when in reality, the public officials more than likely commit such an infraction DAILY.

And so we end up with #KirbyDelauter and #SteveGreen.

We're so proud of the Frederick News-Post and of Ms. Bethany. They deserve all the attention they can get on this issue. Because they're big, and this WENT big, and it's time peoples' eyes have been opened to the truth: Your public officials need to be held accountable, and they need to know their limits. The public needs informed of the rights of the press, which trump just about everything in this country, like my idiot relatives found out a year ago. People are losing sight of this...and mainstream media, lamestream media, state-run media (aka state-sanctioned media), is allowing it to happen.

We love you, Ms. Malkovich

We love you, Ms. Malkovich

Gary Sinise...a #KirbyDelauter lookalike?

Gary Sinise...a #KirbyDelauter lookalike?

A little later today, I'm going to call #KirbyDelauter and see if he'll give me a comment. The guy LOOKS normal...kinda reminds me of Gary Sinise. I doubt he'll be as nice as Gary is, though. According to our late beloved friend Becky Malkovich, who knew Gary personally (and was supposed to arrange to bring him and her brother John to the beach house some time...RIP, Becky), Gary understands what it is to be a patriot. #KirbyDelauter wants to spew the "liberal media" party line, but he doesn't have the first concept of that, apparently.

So we'll see if he and I can have a civil conversation...and see how he feels about being a hashtag on Twitter after all this nonsense.

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