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Vandals Hit Rochester Newspaper

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Vandals have defaced the offices of a New York newspaper with anti-media graffiti including the word “liars.”

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports that its employees encountered the spray-painted messages when they arrived at work Friday.

The word “liars” was spray-painted on three first-floor windows. One window was painted with the phrase “you brood of vipers,” a biblical reference.

Democrat and Chronicle executive editor Karen Magnuson says she’s “incredibly disappointed” that someone in the community would target the newspaper with vandalism. She said the newspaper’s employees are a dedicated group of people “working extremely hard every day to cover their community.”

The newspaper is owned by Gannett. Police are reviewing video footage from nearby cameras.

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