On my morning commute, I spotted a homeless man starting a fire underneath the underpass to warm himself from our recent cold front. His combustible material of choice? Wednesday’s edition of Advance News Journal of course! See, it actually burns much longer than most papers because it’s actually covered with shit. As I happened to spot the latest edition’s headlines, I nearly fell into an existential crisis; transported into a reality where a front cover of a (news)paper could ask so many questions and answer literally none of them.
In the Observations section of Advance News Journal, Editor G. Romero Wendorf reported that Pharr employee Dahlia Ybarra had filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against her supervisor, Pharr Events Center Director Gary Rodriguez, naming the City of Pharr as another defendant. The rest of Wendorf’s piece, however, is a slut-shaming pile of misogynistic garbage.