Rep. John Lewis, a civil-rights icon, is getting a proper and respectful week-long send-off, complete with a eulogy/campaign speech by former President Barack Obama. Meanwhile, to Reuters, Herman Cain was just an “ex-presidential candidate who refused to wear a mask.”
— Reuters (@Reuters) July 30, 2020
Vile Reuters. Vile. Vile vile.
— 🇺🇸🌵Graytfl on Parler🙏 (@graytfl) July 30, 2020
We thought if we clicked through to the story, the opening paragraph might broaden his life story a bit, but no:
Herman Cain, a former Republican presidential candidate and supporter of President Donald Trump who pointedly refused to wear a mask during the coronavirus pandemic, has died after contracting COVID-19, his website said on Thursday.
Cain, 74, learned of his diagnosis on June 29, nine days after attending a Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he and many others crowded together without wearing face masks aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus.
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) July 30, 2020
this is gross, reuters. you’re garbage people. https://t.co/G6TqxLwBKd
— sarah (@sarahbellumd) July 30, 2020
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 30, 2020
Hey Reuters, hire this guy:
*Herman Cain, ex-presidential candidate who rose from poverty to become a successful business executive, dies after COVID-19 diagnosis
— Eric Chad 🇺🇸 (@ericrchad) July 30, 2020
— Tammy M. (@tjomac) July 30, 2020
So we just want to get this straight: Are Reuters and other news agencies guaranteeing that wearing a mask will prevent you from contracting the coronavirus? That would be news worth reporting if they could find a conclusive study.
Absolutely abhorrent headline. Shameful to condescend a great man on the day he died. Just sickening. RIP Herman Cain 😔
— 🇺🇸✌Curtis✌🇺🇸 (@fuufnf) July 30, 2020
Hasn't even had an autopsy. Body isn't even cold, and Reuters is already victim-blaming.
— Jenny (@Jenny_IDLYITW) July 30, 2020
Low. Absolutely low and shameful of you to publish this.
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) July 30, 2020
This is why the media is rightfully despised.
— Real Jose Galvan (@Jose_Galvan) July 30, 2020
The headline is atrocious. Wearing a mask will not prevent getting COVID-19. This is why so many people find Reuters / AP obnoxious.
— Mark Whelan (@mjwhelan) July 30, 2020
and the media wonders why people hate them, don’t believe a word they say, and hold them in contempt for their lack of intelligence.
Just read this.
— Ray Morwood (@bulletzandboots) July 30, 2020
Next time you may want to read through the mans CV befor you write the obituary …
— You Got Moxie (@U_Got_Moxie) July 30, 2020
The Necro-Schadenfreude continues.
— Ed Gallagher (@ejgallagher1) July 30, 2020
You memorialize terrorists better than people we should inspire to become like
— E.H. (@MRe_hod) July 30, 2020
To be fair, it was the Washington Post that called Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi an “austere religious scholar” and Qasem Soleimani a “revered military leader.”
Vile. I don't know if you're capable of shame but that's what a decent person would feel.
— Lulu 🍒 (@BarbMorgenroth) July 30, 2020
There was a man who refused to wear a mask. Then he died.
— Tommy Goodguy (@TommyGooodGuy) July 30, 2020
Great, print it!
“Im a journalism”
— The Red-Headed Libertarian™ (@TRHLofficial) July 30, 2020
This headline is disgraceful.
— MKSwancutt (@MKSwancutt) July 30, 2020
What a touching tribute Reuters
— BringBackHinkie (@BringBackHinkie) July 30, 2020
— Marvin Brown (@marvinlikewhoa) July 30, 2020
He was right with God, if it was his time, it was his time. God called home.
— Kristeen Grubb (@kristeen642) July 30, 2020
When Rep. Eric Swalwell passes away, make sure to note in the headline that he demanded people stop wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stop wearing face masks. #coronavirus
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) March 4, 2020
‘And YOU are just GROSS’: Mika Brzezinski DRAGGED for using ‘just the facts’ around Herman Cain’s death to blame Trump https://t.co/iJsBrt32YF
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 30, 2020