Bullet damage suspected in Ky. newspaper vandalism – The Hill (blog)
Lexington police are investigating vandalism at the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper office, where several windows were broken or shatteredÂ Sunday.
There were suspected signs of small-caliber bullet damage, according to an article in the Herald-Leader.
The vandalization occurred at a time in which the press has become a frequent verbal target in Washington.
Publisher Rufus M. Friday said the Herald-Leader is taking immediate steps to increase security.
âThe safety and security of our employees is paramount,â he said.
He said the incident is âconcerning,â in light of the rhetoric directed at journalists recently.
âWeâre going to be vigilant and continue to do what we do,â Friday said. âWeâre not going to be deterred by this senseless act of vandalism.â
JustÂ Monday, President Trump posted a tweet disparaging the âFake News Media,â a day after declaring â#FakeNews is the enemy.âÂ
Both in his presidential and since his inauguration, Trump frequently called the media dishonest, singled out reporters, and disparaged news organizations, an issue Publisher Rufus M.Â FridayÂ pointed to following the incident. âItâs concerning,â he said.
Â According to the Herald-Leader, Lexington Police were investigating the incident as âcriminal mischief.âÂ
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