Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is facing the wrath of the internet after responding to the massacre of five journalists at an Annapolis newspaper by whining about civility after one survivor uttered an uncensored profanity afterward on live television.
An angry 38-year-old Maryland man opened fire inside the Capital-Gazette newsroom Thursday. One survivor expressed her frustration by dropping the “F” word during an interview.
“I don’t know what I want right now but I’m going to need more than a couple days of news coverage and thoughts and prayers,” reporter Selene San Felice told CNN. “Thanks for your prayers, but I couldn’t give a f*ck about them if there’s nothing else.”
Rubio was apparently more upset by the reporter’s obscenity than the murders of five of her colleagues.
“Sign of our times… the F word is now routinely used in news stories, tweets etc It’s not even F*** anymore,” Rubio tweeted. “Who made that decision???”
He was quickly drowned in profanity.
Dead kids and journalists don’t bother Marco. You know what does? Profanity.
— BenDavid Grabinski (@bdgrabinski) June 29, 2018
Really, this is the most pressing media issue you can come with? today??
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) June 29, 2018
Who the fuck cares? #Trump invites violence and hatred towards the press and yesterday 5 people were killed. Grow up and get your priorities in order. Asshole
— George Torres (@GeorgeTorresNYC) June 29, 2018
Who made the decision that the "F" word was okay to be routinely used?
Hmm, "Grab 'em by the pussy" sound familiar?
FUCK your fake outrage.
I hope you know that "pearl necklace" you're clutching was a gift from Putin.https://t.co/ldosAIPahb
— Sarah Wiz – TheBlizzard.Site (@BishTrumpsCray) June 29, 2018
It's just locker room talk, isn't it?
— Alan Greenwood (@AlanGreenwood_) June 29, 2018
Pay no attention to the autocratic president undermining democratic norms and calling for the murder of journalists, salty language is the big problem.
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) June 29, 2018
Trump is kidnapping kids and locking them in cages, reporters are being murdered in Annapolis, the whole country is on fire, one crisis after another… and the Republicans in Congress decided to solve it today by – not kidding – having another hearing about Hillary's emails.
— Akki (@Akki7875) June 29, 2018
Are you talking about the lady who had five co-workers murdered in her presence?
— (((sam ph))) (@The_funk_master) June 29, 2018
What is far more profane is ripping infants and children from their parents, taking health care away from millions, robbing from the poor to give to the rich, refusing to hold a corrupt president accountable because he is a member of your party.
— Lawrence Glickman (@LarryGlickman) June 29, 2018
Five journalists died yesterday and that’s your takeaway? For the love of heaven, try to understand that word didn’t kill anyone. Bullets fired from a gun did.
— Pam Pritt (@pamprittWV) June 29, 2018