Stars Wars Day — May the Fourth be with you…
— Kerim (@UCLAKerim) May 4, 2020
— Monash University (@MonashUni) May 3, 2020
May the fourth be with your immune system pic.twitter.com/DfbUvTy2O3
— Beth-Ann Bloom (@beth_annbloom) May 4, 2020
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) May 3, 2020
But also a tragic anniversary:
If you hear CSNY’s “Ohio” in heavy rotation on the airwaves today, there’s a reason. A sad and grim anniversary. pic.twitter.com/jtV72BJ3kE
— Stefan Dziemianowicz (@StefanDz11) May 4, 2020
“We went with our young reporter and we were right." — Robert Giles, editor in charge at the Akron Beacon Journal on May 4, 1970. On Monday, that will be 50 years ago. The paper won a Pulitzer Prize. … My column here: https://t.co/z1FGKfxg1P
— Margaret Sullivan (@Sulliview) May 3, 2020
… “The gunshots still echo in 2020,” wrote Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Will Bunch. “It’s no accident that in the months immediately after Kent State, business leaders and other conservatives began looking for ways to quash liberal thinking on campus and counteract it with the conservative web of noise that became talk radio and Fox News.”
But as Giles, the Beacon Journal’s former managing editor, told me in an interview, the worst of it is that no justice was ever done.
“No one has ever been held accountable, in a country where the rule of law is supposed to prevail.”…
Later, the paper investigated false allegations that sought to shift the blame from the National Guard to the students — for example, that there had been a sniper in the protest crowd.
Photography played a role, too. Looking back at the work of three student photographers used in the paper’s coverage, Giles saw in retrospect how clear it was that the guardsmen had not been threateningly surrounded by students, as some were claiming…