Ryan, there's nothing egregious in calling-out sarcasm when clear, honest outrage is overdue, especially amid an era of unprecedented self-censorship in the newsroom, at work, and on campus.
There are books written on this subject.
I would be first to laugh if the reality was also being reported.
America's researchers and most lucid speakers on our society are effectively banned from mainstream media, while our own small town "community" rags haven't even the guts for a phone interview of an HSU sociologist, social psychologist, historian, statistician, or political scientist.
I like Jennifer too, but sarcasm is no substitute for the plethora of facts that aren't seeing the GD light of day.
Can't fault Hank for protecting his own.
Personalities aside, this story illustrates the abysmal failure of "community media" to reflect public despair and outrage over our New Gilded Age, (see, capitalism works...), the 6th largest extinction event in life's history on Earth, or to follow up on your own stories revealing local political domination by the development community...maintaining massive public subsidies for their big boxes and sprawl while our schools close, streets and sewers decay and homeless fill the streets.
Shall I be grateful for the sarcasm?
Very, very sad.
"My little box" was a fully-attended public school in a deserving neighborhood.
It is well-known that private businesses and organizations face huge risks in revealing their intentions. It's why the N.C. Coop told members NOTHING about their plan to expand and partner with Arkley, until the deal was done.
Requiring working families to hold bake-sales to retain their elementary school property, while the wealthiest members of this community loot millions in public subsidies, is disgusting. An irony that deserves the outrage and focus from a typically negligent "community media".
Calling the struggling victims in this neighborhood Jeffersonistas is purely sadistic.
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Dec 5, 2013
vol XXIV issue 49
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