Friday, August 10, 2012

"McElroy List" Published Here at Shock And Awe

This morning I contacted the Knox County Law Director and asked for the FOI (Freedom OF Information) request. I primarily wanted the list of email addresses.

I am insulted that Jack listed me as #7 and JB was ahead of me. Really!? Here are the people on the "McElroy List".

The detailed Email list was eradicated from this blog on 8/13/2012 at 11:30 am. A blog post posted on 8/13/2012 explains why it was eradicated.

Here is the verbiage by Tom Chester (the poor dude Jack delegated the dirty deed too)

SUBJECT: Public records request for emails

Dear Mr. Jarret:

The Knoxville News Sentinel is making a public records request for any emails to, from or otherwise distributed between Sept. 1, 2010, to present from the attached list of addresses.

The Tennessee Public Records Act, specifically T.C.A. 10-7-503(a)(1)(A), provides "public record or records" or "state record or records" means all documents, papers, letters, maps, books, photographs, microfilms, electronic data processing files and output, films, sound recordings or other material, regardless of physical form or characteristics, made or received pursuant to law or ordinance or in connection with the transaction of official business by any government agency.

The Knoxville News Sentinel, pursuant to the above provision of the Act, is requesting copies of these emails contained in any file, electronic data compilation, whether on computer, in a storage medium or otherwise, or other system or records, file, records retention storage facility, system or otherwise, whether written or electronic, in any form whatsoever related to this request.

The Knoxville News Sentinel is willing to pay a reasonable cost for the material -- preferably copied on CD -- and ask that it be notified in advance if the cost will exceed $200.

Please email the response to me at or contact me at 865-342-6344 when the information is available.

I would like to thank my friends Ed Brantley, Bob Thomas, Mike Howard and the Newstalk WNOX 100.3 FM station for having me on this morning discussing the list.


Anonymous said...

My suspicion is that KNS retrieved this list by using their comment section. if not, what are your suspicions?

Also, it would be interesting to hear some names on the list (not associated with their emails, of course).

Brian Hornback said...

I don't buy that because I RARELY comment on their site. In addition, my ip address and my profile doesn't use the brian at brianhornback dot con addy

Anonymous said...

What is the common thread among the addresses then? It seems like a hodgepodge of people, seemingly disassociated.

I would've expected some of Hunley's crew, or perhaps some of the other leakers. Even knoxviews doesn't like the KNS.

So how did these people get on the list?

Anonymous said...

"So how did these people get on the list?"

Obviously, Jack's trying to intimidate and scare people that by possessing these emails, he can find something on someone, or at least embarrass someone.

It's just like the strongarm tactics that McIntyre alledgedly used during the budget battle as reported by Jake Mabe.

We should not be surprised that McElroy is doing this.

Not surprised at all.

Anonymous said...

"It's just like the strongarm tactics that McIntyre alledgedly used during the budget battle as reported by Jake Mabe."

I've heard that is the association. These were people who opposed McIntyre's school budget and this is a warning about next years school budget. We need to change the law so the school super is elected and the school board members can be recalled.

As for McElroy. He has to go. If Patrick Birmingham doesn't step up soon a boycott is in order.