Ellis revealed his plans in an email to Nashville's First Amendment Center in which he tried to drum up publicity for his story. He's been emailing media outlets all over the place too. Ellis may be a nice guy but he turns vicious when cornered. He's none too happy that Nashville's MSM has been ignoring what seems pretty clearly like an abuse of power by Hargett. Says Ellis: "[T]oday's Nashville corpulent media, instead of salivating over this story, is instead sitting idly (and silently) in the corner, drooling all over themselves." In his email, which he also sent to Pith, Ellis adds:
The story will heat up dramatically this week as I will likely be filing two criminal complaints against SoS Hargett (for official oppression and criminal abuse of power), and will be holding a press conference to announce those complaints. ... As much attention as Tennessee has received for the racism and other excesses of the Republicans now in power, I am hoping that you might be able to use your considerable contacts to attract national interest in this story among the handful of respected journalists still left in this country whose saliva glands (and appetite for real, probing, country-saving journalism) are still intact.