JFP co-founder, editor-in-chief and CEO Donna Ladd has rankled some who do not want women to be outspoken in Mississippi. That hasn't exactly stopped her, though. (Pictured at the 2003 "Night Circus" Best of Jackson party at Metrocenter Mall.)
Photo by Trip Burns.
Fun, creative ways critics went after us:
By posting insults of Donna's (and the woman DA's) butt size on online ballots.
Hitting "share" under articles and cussing out the attorney general and others pretending to be Donna.
Making up a long, detailed story about Donna the "c*nt" disrupting a domestic-abuse event.
Posting a drawing of Donna whipping Todd on a "parody" site.
Starting @notdonnaladd on Twitter and getting immediately suspended after chatter about Donna, Todd, Rachel Maddow and something about S&M that made us blush.
Spreading rumors that we are funded by (a) Castro, (b) Soros, (c) Rupert Murdoch, (d) vast left-wing conspirators.
Linking a friend's little girl's picture on our cover to a photo of genital warts.
Flipping us off in the Cups parking lot.
Yelling across Hal & Mal's that he would run us "out of business in six months!" (Frank Melton in 2006)
Throwing a pen at staff members at a Best of Jackson party.
Texting a Clarion-Ledger reporter that "Donna Ladd is hatin.. She wish she could be as good as you. She has printed false, slanderous things about me and my family. If it weren't for my family, her newspaper wouldn't exist." (Hinds DA in 2016 per trial transcript)
Names Critics Have Called Editor-in-chief Donna Ladd:
Websites + social sites formed in response to JFP:
Downtown Jackson Trash
@notdonnaladd on Twitter
Jackson False Press (Facebook)
And probably a couple of others, truth be told.