Last night in East Lansing, Michigan, tragedy struck at Michigan State University after a mass shooting that left three people dead and at least five others with injuries.
An outpouring of support came about from rival schools and beyond. However, one writer from the New York Times (NYT) perhaps made a big mistake trying to tie the shooting to another scandal that rocked the university a few years ago.
On Twitter, multiple users were sharing around a story written by NYT writer Tiffany May that was titled, ‘The mass shooting places Michigan State back in an uncomfortable national spotlight.’
In the tweet by University of Michigan alumnus and Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy, a photo shows an excerpt of the story in which included a paragraph highlighting the sex abuse scandal surrounding controversial (and later sentenced) doctor Larry Nassar.
And May, along with the NYT, were called out for their headline and story either from MSU fans/students and their rival fans.
There’s a chance that the story may get a retraction or taken down be either May or the NYT, but we will see. Otherwise, here is the link for the story itself (first story in the updates page).
But as the school continues to rebuild and reflect on last night’s tragedy, our thoughts and prayers continue to all of MSU and we hope the students affected will be okay.