In a now-deleted tweet, WKRN news anchor Bob Mueller earlier today boasted about participating in “assault weapon golf” at Montgomery Bell State Park just weeks after the Covenant school shooting in Nashville. The image shows Muller with “Waylon, Will, and Sarah” and described the outing as a “fun day.” According to Mueller, “The gun shot a golf ball down the fairway.” He later apologized, stating it was a “mistake on my part” and that he’s “usually more attuned.” Mueller further explained, “All of it was a mistake. This was a booth set up by the tournament to raise money for charity. You paid $100 to charity to shoot the golf ball down the fairway to get it close to the hole. It was a fundraiser. I made a mistake posting the photo.”
Readers quickly shared their opinions on the tweet. Neil Kornutick posted “Personally just don’t think we should normalize guns like this.” Jeremy Rogers re-tweeted with the comment: “In a city that is still coming to terms with the Covenant shooting and failed special sessions… We have WKRN’s very own posting this? What even is AW Golf?” Cheryl Wright, who says she has been a friend of Bob’s for over thirty years, opined, “What is the meaning of this?” Why would you post a photo and a message that seem to associate a beloved sport with a weapon designed to kill people?” Ashford Hughes, Sr., had one of the final comments before the tweet was deleted: “The logic and necessity of this troubles my mind.”
For 25 years, Bob has hosted his own golf tournament. The Bob Mueller M.S. Celebrity Challenge has raised over $1,500,000 to fight M.S. Bob has also been a member of the Nashville Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Board of Trust for the past 20 years.
Nashville comedian Joshua Black (real name: Joshua Lipscomb) has joined the ranks of Mike Lindell and Donald Trump by having his account (@SirJoshuaBlack) suspended by Twitter. Twitter is the latest entity to suspend Black for his behavior on social media, as his employer, the Nashville Fire Department, has suspended and reprimanded him multiple times for his conduct. Twitter has not yet disclosed if the current suspension, which Black received after photoshopping a confederate flag into the photo of a Nashville reporter and passing it off as authentic to support his claim of racism, is temporary or permanent.
25-year-old James Della Croce was charged with four counts of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor after police received a cyber tip that Twitter users “jdaddyking” and “jdaddyking1” exchanged sexual images of minors with other accounts, per reports.
#ShesJustNotThatIntoYou: 23-year-old Derrius Deshotel is free on a $15,000 bond after police say he stalked his ex-girlfriend, used his vehicle to prevent her from exiting the interstate to alert police – and that’s after contacting her from 22 Instagram & Twitter accounts, 150+ phone calls, and 50 emails.
TDOC now confirms Communications Director Neysa Taylor was sent home on July 29th, placed on administrative leave. That’s one day after the twitter account ‘Real TN Politics’ published tweets from her personal account.
In light of a story we originally investigated and brought to light, regarding Nashville Fire Department’s EMS District Chief Tim Lankford, and his social media blunders – he has been suspended, without pay, for 10 days, and must attend diversity awareness training. Lankford recently claimed that the comments were ‘because of the death of this wife, though that was proven to not be true. It’s worth nothing, that NFD Public Information Officer, Brian Haas, has still declined to provide ENN any information on the matter, despite multiple open records requests…