In 2016 A T&G Reporter Asked Us To Report On Walter Bird’s Arrest For A&B With A Dangerous Weapon Because His Bosses Wouldn’t Let Him Report It
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Disgraced Worcester Magazine editor Walter Bird is already in the news right now for sending inappropriate sexual messages to women who he had influence and power over. But the story that isn’t being told is his alleged arrest in Boylston for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife). In February of 2016 a Turtlegram and Gazette reporter messaged us and asked why we hadn’t reported this arrest:
We had heard the rumors that Wacky Walter was indeed arrested for a domestic situation in Boylston with his girlfriend’s ex. We called the Boylston PD up but they claimed they didn’t have anything. We could’ve pursued it but we didn’t because Walter Bird just wasn’t that relevant. Plus, some ratchet was trying to sell food stamps on Facebook that day so we were kind of busy. The the reporter admitted that he confirmed that Walter Bird was due in court to face charges of A&B with a dangerous weapon, had been arrested, wanted to run a story on it, but was overruled by upper management at the Turtlegram and Gazette (Karen Webber):
Because this is what the MSM does – they protect each other. It’s why they’ve all collectively started to blame Mike Gaffney for exposing Walter Bird’s inappropriate sexual messages, while giving Walter Bird a free pass. Just look what Masslive publisher Noah Bombard posted today:
See this? This is what rape culture looks like. Another man going out of his way to make excuses for a man who treats women he has business relationships with like sexual objects. What bothers Noah Bombard isn’t the sexual harassment, it’s the context of the sexual harassment. Because telling a woman who you have influence over that you wanna “get your freak on” during lunch break, was somehow taken out of context. The same woman who clearly stated that she wanted to just be friends.
That’s because just like Spanky, Bill, and everyone else who has reported on this incident, Noah Bombard has a penis. And he’s victim blaming and using his white penis privilege to protect his white male friend.
“There’s a huge chasm between sexual harassment and a guy sending flirtatious messages to someone. One is very serious, the other is none of our business.”
Flirtatious messages? When you’re the editor of a media outlet and you serve on a government board that has the power to deny people civil service jobs, you don’t get to be “flirtatious” with women who have business in the city. It’s not flirting, it’s sexual harassment. And to make it clear the advances were clearly unwanted.
“So we go get wine, go to your place for lunch, rock the place and go back to work. And then we talk (redacted) and all the stuff going on in…”
In case you couldn’t figure out Noah, the redacted part is the business in Worcester that they were discussing. Walter was going to help her out by using his influence as a member of the CAC who had access to higher ups at City Hall. But only if he got to rock the place first. It was redacted because it would’ve revealed who the woman is. Walter was making it clear in this message that he needed to get the woman drunk, have sex with her, and THEN he would agree to talk business with her. Imagine being a younger woman, trying to advance in the workplace and this is the kind of guy you need to work with? Awful.
What’s even more awful are misogynistic MSM hacks like Noah Bombard, and his counterparts at the Turtlegram and Gazette covering for this animal.
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