Mayor Jim Ardis held a press conference this afternoon in response to the press conference held by the ACLU, which is suing the city in behalf of the dude who was arrested bu Peoria Police, apparently on orders from the mayor himself.
And who is Ardis blaming for all this?
Answer: The media.
From day one, Ardis says, the hated media reported that the evil Twitter account was labeled as parody. Which isn’t true at all media accounts have pretty much consistently stated that the account was not immediately labeled as parody.
And he bitched that the media have failed to fully and accurately report the content of the tweets.
So, we have a mayor who was so butthurt by tweets that were so profane and foul that the media failure to print them verbatim is proof of how anti-Jim Ardis the media is. Or, it may have to do the mass media not wanting to offend the old ladies. Something like that.
As a courtesy to our butthurt mayor, I’ll repeat the profane and vile comments that he is under the impression gives him the right to order the unconstitutional raid on a private citizen’s home:
- – “I’m up all night woke up with pussy on my breath and blood shot eyes and we got people talking about live tweeting”
- – “I’m thinking it’s a tequila and stripper night”
- – “Gonna be up at “a local bar” wolfing down some wings. Come check me out I’ll be signing titty’s?
- – “2 fucking things to get off my chest. 1. If you don’t like Peoria and U wanna sit here and bitch den leave. 2. Who stole my crackpipe?
Ardis INSISTED that anyone who read this Twitter account would have no way to tell that it wasn’t really him. Really.
The mayor also said he and his family has also received death threats.
“I will protect my rights and the rights of my family at all costs,” Ardis said.
I’ll bet $20 these “threats” against him and his family came after he ordered the raid against the Twitter account holder, which means that Ardis bitching about the threats have NOTHING at all to do with the lawsuit that was filed.
And this “press conference?” It wasn’t a press conference. Press conferences are where politicians give brief statements and then answer questiions. Our believed mayor started the conference by saying he would read a statement, and not answer questions, and that he would not comment again until the matter was settled.
That didn’t stop Web reporter from asking whether an FOIA request for the mayor’s GMail account would reveal additional information.