Predictably, the case has brought out the 12-year-old in the local media.
When a county property assessor named Bill Boner was accused of sexual harassment, Murfreesboro Post managing editor Michelle Willard knew her staff had to “get all of the cheesy headlines out of their system” before getting serious about the story.
She had them distribute their best, unprintable headlines, including:
BONER SAYS WOMEN FAKING IT
FEMALE WORKERS SAY BONER INTIMIDATED THEM
BONER TAKING IT HARD
“We had a lot of fun with it in the last week,” says Willard.
But staff writer Marie Kemph — the reporter on the Boner beat, if you will — says she’s working hard to play it straight.