Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) responded to the massacre of five journalists at an Annapolis newspaper by whining about civility — and he was quickly drowned in profanity.
A 38-year-old Maryland man opened fire inside the Capital-Gazette newsroom Thursday as part of a longstanding grudge against the newspaper, and one survivor uttered an uncensored profanity afterward on live television.
“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???”
Twitter users quickly turned on the Florida Republican.
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 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
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
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
Worry about so-called bad words in a time when Congressmen can’t bring themselves to care about children ripped from parents and instead hold an emergency hearing on the world’s most investigated emails of a person who has been out of government for 5 years? That’s fucking crazy.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) 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
You. When you endorsed the most crude, cruel and callous man America has ever known to be our president. The fish, as they say, rots from the head. #OwnIt
— Mark Maynard (@MarkAMaynard) June 29, 2018
It’s called invective language and it’s an embarrassment that this person lives in our house. You’re offended by the F word? I’m offended by your lack of morals. pic.twitter.com/qEblWmpHXE
— Allie (@allieob716) June 29, 2018
The news story in which you’re referring to was from a survivor of the shooting yesterday in Maryland on CNN. She was shaken up and disturbed by seeing her coworkers get killed. See how you talk when you watch someone die… 🙄
— Indigo (@indigomrfitch) June 29, 2018
You doing anything to stop putting kids in fucking cages?
— Ezra 🌊 Levin (@ezralevin) June 29, 2018
Who gives a fuck
— Jason Bailey (@jasondashbailey) 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
There are nearly 2000 fucking kids who were taken from their fucking parents by the fucking government that you fucking work for, most of whom haven’t been fucking returned. And you’re going to make a fucking word the fucking thing you make noise about? Are you fucking serious?
— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) 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