Monday, during an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, there was a series of explosions. At the time, rumors swirled about terrorism but no one actually knew the cause.
Amidst the pandemonium, local ABC 13, wanted to get vibe of the catastrophe by tweeting the following.
I looked at the tweet and busted out laughing. I understand trying to link an event to your local city and I also understand trying to get web clicks and TV viewers but this absolutely absurd.
What possible content can come out of someone attending a concert in Houston, Texas a month ago to an event in England? Good grief, I can only imagine what was tweeted during the Paris attacks “hey, if you ever been to the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, please call our newsroom.”
Usually, I would be upset but this was so left field, all I could do was laugh.
ABC 13 was not the only “donkey of the day”, say hello to The Baltimore Sun. Richard Collins III was visiting the University of Maryland where he was murdered by Sean Urbanski, who is suspected to be a member of a racist group.
Quickly, the Baltimore Sun tweeted the following.
I don’t even know where to begin. By sheer optics, with the picture associated with the tweet, the average person can deduct Richard was not “a thug” but affiliated with the military. The tweet also reads as if Richard was “a thug” then a suspected racist would be within their rights of killing him. Again, Richard is not a thug but newly Commissioned 2nd Lt. in the US Army.
While ABC 13’s Manchester tweet is funny to me, the Baltimore Sun’s tweet is sickening.
Some of these news outlets are out of touch and its sad that they have so much dominion and influence over the masses.