Yesterday, a gunman with a personal vendetta against the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland walked into to the local paper’s newsroom and began firing on reporters with a shotgun. He killed five reporters and injured more before being apprehended by police.
Selene San Felice, a Capital Gazette reporter who survived Thursday’s massacre, shared her candid thoughts on everyone else’s “thoughts and prayers” for the victims of yet another mass shooting at the hands of an angry misogynistic Trump-supporter in the United States:
Capital Gazette reporter Selene San Felice on thoughts and prayers after today’s shooting: “I couldn’t give a fuck about them if there’s nothing else.” https://t.co/QFSmLdxRWN pic.twitter.com/OrzPTqinjU
— Splinter (@splinter_news) June 29, 2018
“I’ve heard that President Trump has sent his prayers,” she told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “I’m not trying to make this political, but we need more than prayers. I appreciate the prayers, I was praying the entire time I was under that desk. I want your prayers but I want something else.”
“I don’t know what I want right now, but I’m gonna need more than a couple of days of news coverage and some thoughts and prayers, because our whole lives have been shattered,” San Felice continued. “So thanks for your prayers, but I couldn’t give a f—k about them if there’s nothing else.”
Well Marco Rubio seems to have read the news about the shooting, and he was absolutely appalled… at the language the surviving victim used.
Oh my STARS, Poor Marco Rubio is SCANDALIZED BY POTTY MOUTH! Who EVER taught that nice young lady those swears! My WORD!
Naturally, Rubio’s choice to focus on “uncivil” language rather than the gun violence that prompted it set off a dunk fest on Twitter, and there was A LOT of ground to cover. Just look at the response ratio:
Several people pointed out how there seems to be a bigger issue about, you know, THE MASS SHOOTING:
Other people pointed out that there might be more pressing issues for the senator to focus his outrage on, like the children being tossed into cages in all our names:
And more pointed out that the coarsening of our political discourse might have originated elsewhere… Maybe with a certain republican president named “Donald Trump”: