The story certainly seems to be going on, keeping a high level of weirdness, and failing to register on Big Media in any way at all.
A number of readers, including one who claims to work in the school district in question, have commented on my earlier posts. Go read if interested.
There is certainly more going on than we’re hearing, but first of all it’s hearsay (on both sides) and second of all we’re not hearing much except the same recycled quotes.
There’s no doubt that the Conservative side of the blogosphere (including me) jumped on this. And I stand by my earlier claims that calling for John Kerry’s picture next to the president’s picture is stupid and that Big Media would be covering a story about a teacher and her John Kerry picture far differently, no matter what the facts were.
Still, one thing that I’ve seen in several places and was mentioned again in one of the comments tonight is the practice of mobbing individuals with phone calls and emails because of some connection to one story of outrage or another.
Lay off, folks. Don’t make fools out of yourself and tarnish the growing reputation of the swarming network of independent journalists.
I will revisit this. Probably tomorrow.