Update: Natalie Munroe Claims “Below the Belt Tactics”

Following this week’s revelations by superintendent Robert Laws on statements made in Natalie Munroe’s blog, Munroe has posted a defense claiming that Laws resorted to “Below the Belt Tactics.”

In her new blog post, Munroe states that the words quoted by Laws which attacked special needs students were not her own. She explains that the words were part of a cartoon image, which she found online and included in a blog post. She further claims that she selected the image not to malign nor joke about those with special needs, but as an illustration of her point in the blog - which was that teacher-comments in report cards are designed to be unfailingly positive even when a child’s performance is below par.

OSS did a search of the exact phrase included in Munroe’s original blog post – in the cartoon image, as she described it. We found that, indeed, this phrase was not only part of a cartoon image but also a popular inscription on many blog sites. The popularity of the phrase apparently reached its height, in 2007 – well before Munroe’s blog post.

We even found this phrase available for sale on a T-shirt.

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About Kelly Baig

Kelly Baig is a concerned parent of a 13 yo girl and independent marketing consultant with insatiable curiousity about all things online. Kelly runs a successful marketing services firm, WaveBreak Marketing, in operation since 2007. Kelly has over 20 years of experience in B2B marketing, including social media and online communications for clients primarily in high-tech. In her spare time, Kelly can be found training for the triathlon at her local Y, knitting, walking her two Yorkies, and trying to learn how to cook Indian food for her husband.

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