Monday, January 05, 2015

Charleston newspaper fires columnist Surber over ‘inexcusable’ commentary

Surber has always been an acerbic conservative.  They were probably looking for an excuse to fire him for a long time.  Calling a disgusting person an animal is not uncommon

The Charleston Daily Mail fired longtime editorial writer Don Surber after his personal blog described Michael Brown as an “animal” that police in Ferguson, Mo., had to put down.

Daily Mail publisher Brad McElhinny announced Surber’s dismissal Thursday on the newspaper’s website, criticizing Surber’s commentary as “unfortunate, inflammatory and, in our view, inexcusable.”

In a Saturday blog that immediately attracted criticism for its racist tonality, Surber wrote:

“This summer I had an epiphany as I watched packs of racists riot in Ferguson, Missouri, in support of a gigantic thug who was higher than a kite when he attacked Ferguson Police Department Officer Darren Wilson, who unfortunately had to put this animal down.”

Within 24 hours, Surber appended the post: “I made a factual error. Michael Brown was not an animal but a man. Big. Brutal. High. His death was a justifiable homicide and not a putting down.”

McElhinny contends the newspaper needed to disassociate itself from Surber even though the controversial commentary appeared on the columnist’s personal website:



Anonymous said...

Truth hurts some peoples view of the world. As far as race relations and the black view of the police go the dialogue should start with the behaviour of black men. There is the root cause of the problem. Unless and until the black community come to terms with that nothing will ever change. If the black community want respect they have to earn it as it will not be given freely. The first thing they need to do is close down race baiters like Al Sharpton and separate themselves from white anarchists.

Anonymous said...

Now, every person who has called for the killing of cops and/or white people in social media will similarly be dismissed from any job they may hold, correct? After all, it's all about fairness, right?

Anonymous said...

His own parents called him a "teddy bear". Bears are animals aren't they?

No Michael Brown was a bully and a thug as both the convenience store robbery video and an older video showing him beating up on an elderly man to see if the man had anything in his backpack that Michael Brown or his thug friends would want to take from that man showed.

His parents ought to be ashamed for his actions not spouting bullshit about him being a nice kid.

Don Surber said...

Thank you for your support.
Actually, I am cool with the firing. I mean who wants to work for people who fire you after 20 years for writing 8 words?
If I may plug my blog, I wrote this post explaining how this was a great thing for me

Anonymous said...


The other side of the coin is "who wants a person who is factually challenged and ignorant working for them?"

Good luck in your new endeavor.

Anonymous said...

It is biologically correct to call any human an "animal" (they are not plants, fungi or micro-organisms). Although most animals don't behave as badly towards their own species as humans do.

Anonymous said...

5:42 Your post is offensive.

Bird of paradise said...

I hope the news paper is soon filing for Bankruptsy

Olaf Koenders said...

Thanks for speaking up Don. I hope very soon that this PC rubbish will implode. If telling the truth gets people deported to a Siberian gulag, then so be it.

It's inevitable that once everyone's sick and tired of the leftist PC culture it'll cause a rush on Siberian property.