Editor’s Note

NEW: Charleston City Paper features theDiscust and publisher Brian Barrie

Charleston Magazine profiles theDiscust publisher Brian Barrie

I’m so glad you’ve joined us.

For years, the job of ridiculing our state and the actions of its leaders has been handled by less-qualified workers from out-of-state.  It’s time we changed that.

I would like to introduce you to a new beacon of journalism in the palmetto state — theDiscust.com.

I know what you’re thinking… this is a horrible time to be getting into the news business, what with our state’s newspapers reporting record losses and laying off staff left and right.  The difference here, though, is that we are not saddled with the expensive proposition of collecting and verifying “facts” and worrying ourselves over getting the story “right.”

We feel that our stories will not only be more entertaining than those of our colleagues in the “real” news media, but they will also lack some of the depressing qualities that actual life invariably dumps into our laps.

Thank you for taking the time to look us over.  We’ll be updating the site frequently as news dictates, so keep up-to-date via Twitter or by subscribing to our RSS feed.

William Moultrie, Editor*


William Moultrie 1730-1805

* You may have guessed by now, but neither William Moultrie nor any of the other authors’ names are actually their real names. As much as we like to make fun of ourselves here in South Carolina, not everyone feels that their employers and/or potential employers will get the joke(s), so the contributing authors I’m working with have all chosen to use psudonyms. After some deliberation, I decided that it would be odd to have one real name along with a staff of fake ones, so I adopted the moniker of one of our earliest governors and the hero of the battle of Sullivans Island (go to Ft. Moultrie, watch the movie at the visitor center, you’ll learn something).

Thanks again,
Brian Barrie
Harbor Light Media

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