“Leave that attitude back where you came from,” John Rhodes told residents of Market Common, Grande Dunes, and Carolina Forest as a parting shot this past Monday. What’s more, records show insiders associated with the Mayor were tracking, categorizing, and studying comments made on Next Door, Facebook and other social media this past August through November during the Mayoral race.
This coming Monday will be the mayor’s last day in office.
Exactly, WHO has been tracking MyrtleBeachSC.com articles AND READERS’ COMMENTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA?:
*The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber Of Commerce
*The Tourism Lobby
*Myrtle Beach City Government Bureaucrats and Elected Leaders
“Trying to silence the voices of people who have invested in this city is not only wrong, but also immoral,” said David Hucks, Writer at MyrtleBeachSC.com. “Monitoring them with city license plate readers at every city entrance point and across social media is just as wrong.”
Residents of Myrtle Beach and Horry County are responding by creating a safe space where Politicians, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce leaders, and high level bureaucrats are barred from entry. The Facebook Group is called OUR PLACE and will be a safer place for residents to share news of interest and comment safely.
Entertainment content and exclusive, long feature news programming will also be provided and shared among group members.
A screening application fee of $15 annually must be paid before members can be approved. Members who shared content outside of the group will have their membership revoked.
RESIDENTS SPIED ON – PUNISHED
Last year during the election campaign, Mayor Rhodes asked a resident of SeaGate Village to remove what he considered a negative comment she had made on Next Door. Members of the Market Common Facebook page were summarily kicked off for posting a notice about an upcoming debate in Market Common last October. Elected officials Randal Wallace and Mayor Rhodes had chosen to boycott this debate.
PROOF THAT THE MYRTLE BEACH AREA CHAMBER CONSTANTLY SPIES ON MYRTLEBEACHSC.com
These statements can be found on the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce website. These were MBACC rebuttals to its members from articles MyrtleBeachSC.com published since 2004 up until this December 2017. These statements parse words legalistically and the MBACC rebuttals are factually misleading and inaccurate.