Letter writer: Protester didn’t represent news organization

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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

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7 thoughts on “Letter writer: Protester didn’t represent news organization

  1. bsummers

    Hamilton was not there on behalf of the Blade as a reporter or journalist or in any capacity representing our news organization.

    That’s disappointing to hear.

  2. Lulz

    LOL @ Forbes. She represents exactly what your industry is full of. Hence the huge distrust and disgust of it. You have a major problem Houston. Years of ignoring what left wing fools have done, are doing, and what is considered progress all the while vilifying others with DIFFERENT opinions and beliefs is about up. Your ranks are filled with nothing but ideologues who promote this crap but with big fat cushy jobs like those in the UNELECTED government. Hence why I look at people in your industry as nothing but a joke lulz.

  3. Tim-Peck

    It’s disappointing to hear that this insignificant yellow journalism rag considers itself “a news organization”

    • bsummers

      Um, “Tim-Peck” (if that is your real name…), are you referring to Asheville Blade, or the Mountain XPress, in your insult there?

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