Journalist Salena Zito has spent the past several years doing what few in her profession have been willing to do: getting to know Americans in flyover country. A lot of those Americans just so happened to vote for Trump.
So when Zito tweeted this out yesterday in the wake of the deadly Capital Gazette shooting:
Journalists working in particular in small newspapers are the truest believers in being your advocate in your community; the pay isn’t good, hours are awful, but they do it because it’s a calling. They are your neighbors, kids coach & sit in the pews with you on Sunday #Annapolis pic.twitter.com/hB1kQFFSVZ
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZito) June 28, 2018
Soledad O’Brien evidently decided to hold Zito accountable for Trump’s disparaging remarks about the media:
So they're "not the enemy of the people"? Good to hear you weigh in on this. https://t.co/FHlW7hFjNx
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) June 29, 2018
Good for Soledad O’Brien to remind us what kind of person she is.
What in the world?
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) June 29, 2018
Are you taunting or mocking Salena? It comes across that way, and totally undeserved.
— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) June 29, 2018
Well, this is an ugly response to a nice sentiment. https://t.co/aGV5ViFYUb
— Peter Cook (@_Peter_Cook) June 29, 2018
This is a pretty messed up tweet. @SalenaZito is the nicest person on twitter.
— Bailey melvin (@bailey_melvin) June 29, 2018
What a rude reply to a heartfelt statement by @SalenaZito
You should check your self
— Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) June 29, 2018
That's a pretty snarky response to someone who is nothing but gracious. I recommend more self-reflection.
— Just Tom (@thomasa56) June 29, 2018
Ma’am, with respect, I think you could learn a lot about how to treat your colleagues, those with who you disagree, and indeed, people in general by reading some of what @SalenaZito has written.
— Bill Glick (@BillGlickYk) June 29, 2018