Yesterday, there was a massive pileup on I-35 West in Fort Worth, Texas, reportedly involving up to 100 vehicles and resulting in at least five deaths and many more injuries.
The footage was heartbreaking and awful:
New details on the awful accident on I-35W in Fort Worth this morning:
Police say “75 to 100 vehicles” involved.
5 deaths confirmed.
Unknown injury total.
There’s a family reunification center at Riverside Community Center at 3700 E Belknap St.
— William Joy (@WilliamJoy) February 11, 2021
So, naturally, ABC News chief political analyst Matthew Dowd treated the story with his trademark respect and sober perspective:
I saw this picture in the news today. I didn’t read the story. Was this picture one of trumps impeachment defense team presentation? pic.twitter.com/67Yqx7dYon
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) February 12, 2021
Screenshotted for posterity:
Matthew Dowd, ladies and gentlemen.
This needs to be deleted. People died in this crash & they deserve more respect than to have their deaths being used as punchline. Love your stuff, but this needs to go
— jen radcliffe (@jenradcliffe1) February 12, 2021
5 people died in that accident yesterday. Probably not the best joke material. Thanks for keeping up the good fight, but I think this is inappropriate given the massive injuries and death.
— R.E. Bradshaw, Author, #WearAMask (She, Her) #ADHD (@rebradshawbooks) February 12, 2021
Matthew Dowd never started fighting the good fight to begin with. He’s just a callous ass.
Not funny. People died in that pile up.
— Kim (@nnycountrygirl5) February 12, 2021
You realize this was a fatal crash?
Have some tact.
— Tate Holcombe (@TateHolcombe) February 12, 2021
People died here Matthew
— Dr. Ricardo Harambe (@Richard_Harambe) February 12, 2021
poeple died in that wreck dude.
— Derek Waltchack (@dwaltchack) February 12, 2021
Naw. Just an image where multiple people lost their lives. Classy.
— Audacity of His Hope (@grayrodzilla) February 12, 2021
— BrownSkin (@BrunusCutis) February 12, 2021