So the national media has its missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 obsession while our local hometown newspaper has its Blarney Blowout preoccupation, as here we are exactly two weeks from the day and it is still a banner front page above the fold story -- with fancy graphics no less. Yikes!
And it made the AP national wire.
They're STILL talking about #BlarneyBlowout ?? Damn people (on both sides) it was a party, cops busted it, end of story. Let's move on.
— Spencer Lockhart (@SpencerLock) March 17, 2014
Meanwhile, the Gazette sent a reporter last night to cover what one town official described as an "intense meeting to address horrible racist incident against teacher in #AmherstMA schools" and it didn't make it into today's print edition as a stand alone article.
Meeting last night at Jones Library in response to latest school incident
And how exactly did that young lady know the content of the note/graffiti? Did she get it from a classmate or school officials? Obviously APD did not release anything and school officials surely should not have. So if she got if from a classmate, then follow it back to the original source.
Meanwhile, Ch 40 is reporting -- using a lone High School Junior as a source -- contents of the note: "f you Ms. Gardner" followed by the "n-word". So what I'm trying to confirm is which version of the n-word was it -- the five letter version that ends in A or the six letter version that ends in R?
Because after the incident six weeks ago, it apparently does make a difference.
Was the "f" word actually spelled out or did they write it like that? Was the message etched on a wall, mirror or bathroom stall in traditional graffiti style, or was it a note written on paper? If so was it printed letters or cursive writing, and did they use pen, pencil, crayon or print out from a computer?