Recently, Laura Mitchell confronted at least TWO of my advertisers and challenged them as to why they advertise with Salisbury News. She went on to say/threaten, you do realize that will hurt your business.
Because the companies that do in fact advertise with Salisbury News SEE the immediate return on their investments, statements like that from Laura Mitchell only make her come off looking like the Idiot that she is. It's been a LONG time since I've used those words but quite frankly she reminds me of John Robinson constantly contacting my advertisers stating he'll never do business with them if they continue to advertise with us.
Yeah, people are going to stop getting a major return on their investment because they're going to lose business from Laura Mitchell or John Robinson, NOT!
What I think is more important is the fact that Laura Mitchell is an ELECTED OFFICIAL and has absolutely no right to interfere with contractual agreements. It's not only against the law for an individual to do so, it's much worse when an elected official attempts to use their power to strong arm someone into stopping people from doing business.
Now, if Laura or John want to stop coming to Salisbury News, that's their right. However, to attempt to destroy someone doing business in the community AND a business who has PROVEN to "Pay It Forward" back into the community, that's a whole different thing.
I think it is VERY important that all of our readers know and understand this information is absolutely factual. We wonder as a community why there are so many For Rent and For Sale Signs everywhere you turn, this is exactly the reason why. Laura Mitchell isn't interested in making this community better. She has absolutely no respect for our freedom of speech.
Just because an elected official doesn't like what I/We have to say doesn't mean they can interfere in contractual agreements, it's against the law. So, as I stated earlier. I will use the Court of Public Opinion to expose her actions. I will also use this platform to warn her, (and the City Taxpayers) that IF she ever attempts to pull this again I will retain a lawyer and sue to defend our rights and laws.
If you have been confronted by Mrs. Mitchell about this same matter please contact me and let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org.