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CARMI, Sick (WEHT)– Ought to White County be renamed Black County? That’s what one of many Carmi Chronicle’s April Fools’ Day articles was about. Although newspaper managers say it was a satirical piece, some individuals assume it was taken too far.
“You’re a information paper and also you’re publishing an April Fools’ joke that’s speaking about black and white? It’s simply unacceptable,” Jessica Prepare dinner described her response of the ‘Crazi Chronicle’ article about White County being renamed to Black County after the Board of Commissioners had been pressured by social justice activists. “I used to be simply shocked and type of appalled that they thought that will be humorous.”
The ‘Crazi Chronicle’ is the Carmi Chronicle’s April Fools’ paper that’s printed yearly, however the article about social justice had some individuals fooled.
“At first I believed it was actual then I believed, ‘wait a minute, I believed it was April Fools’ Day.’ Then I noticed one thing on Fb and I believed, ‘you bought to be kidding me,’” stated Carmi resident Paul Dusch.
The April Fools’ Day article says the White County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to rename White County to Black County throughout a particular assembly. They even included a quote from a commissioner.
“The county board didn’t have something to do with that article,” stated White County Board Chairman Ron Mcnaulty. “And we deny having a gathering, we didn’t name a gathering, we didn’t have a particular assembly we did no voting.”
Mcanulty says the board had no thought this text was within the works.
“And if we now have had a discover, we’d have commented that we didn’t agree with them representing the county board in an article like that,” Mcanulty defined.
Some say an apology is required.
“I hope the newspaper don’t lose their enterprise over it, however they need to undoubtedly edit and re-think issues via earlier than they put it in a newspaper,” stated Dusch.
Eyewitness Information reached out to the paper’s Basic Supervisor Steve Hartsock who was unavailable for an interview. In an article on the opinions web page of the paper printed this week, Hartsock stated the April Fools’ Day article was speculated to be a satirical paper and never factual.
(This story was initially printed on April 9, 2021)