An editor, Leigh Tauss, for a North Carolina “Progressive news, culture, & commentary” newspaper was “devastated” after the Raleigh location was badly damaged after rioters and looters threw bricks through the windows. Tauss claimed that she was “inside when the first brick was thrown.”
After she said “lots of people” were in her feed “reveling in the destruction of a newsroom.” While she was “sad about the property damage” and “it’s a bummer,” but “it’s also just a building. Black lives matter more.”
Just saying this again for those in the back:— Leigh of House (@LeighTauss) May 31, 2020
Yes, I am sad about the property damage. It’s a bummer but it’s also just a building.
Black lives matter more. https://t.co/pTqb6U5Etn
In another post she felt like she is “allowed to strongly believe black lives matter and also be sad my office and all the businesses around it downtown were destroyed. The two are not mutually exclusive.”
I shouldn’t need to say this: but I’m allowed to strongly believe black lives matter and also be sad my office and all the businesses around it downtown were destroyed. The two are not mutually exclusive.— Leigh of House (@LeighTauss) May 31, 2020
The publication tweeted out the pictures and talked about how the office was damaged. They then asked for donations by asking people to join “the INDY Press Club to sustain our mission of making better journalism for a better community.”
Thread 1/3: Last night, a group of looters broke into the INDY’s Raleigh office. Here are a few pics of what it looks like this morning — and a request to help us out by joining the INDY Press Club at https://t.co/kQHo9FECAf. pic.twitter.com/QmwF7vD0Ml— INDY Week (@indyweek) May 31, 2020
3/3: If you can, we need your help today more than ever. Please consider joining the INDY Press Club to sustain our mission of making better journalism for a better community. Join today at https://t.co/kQHo9FECAf. We appreciate you all.— INDY Week (@indyweek) May 31, 2020
Thank you — @jeffreybillman, EIC.
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