The May 18 article featuring an interview with Gov. [Pat] McCrory [“McCrory Opens Up: Governor Chats on HB2, Mountain Attitudes,” Xpress] notes, “We were almost immediately interrupted by Amy Hamilton, who said she was ‘with the media, too, the Asheville Blade.’”
The only person at that event on behalf of the Blade was photographer Max Cooper. Hamilton was not there on behalf of the Blade as a reporter or journalist or in any capacity representing our news organization.
Like many news publications in this city, we also run opinion columns and perspectives from a range of community members, including those involved in protests and activism. Hamilton has written such a piece for us before and may do so again, but was at this event as an individual and a protester, not on behalf of the Blade for any assignment we’d commissioned. Hopefully, this clears up any confusion among your readers.
— David Forbes
Editor, Asheville Blade