Several outlets are attacking Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) for noting on Twitter that it's bad to use the “f word” and accusing Rubio of being insensitive in the wake of the Capital Gazette shooting.
Last week, Rubio expressed his frustration with the f-word being “routinely used in news stories, tweets etc.”
Sign of our times... the F word is now routinely used in news stories, tweets etc It’s not even F*** anymore. Who made that decision???— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 29, 2018
Many in the media are insinuating that this tweet was meant to subtly criticize a survivor of the Capital Gazette shooting, Selene San Felice, who went on CNN claiming she “couldn’t give a f*** about the offer of prayers, if there’s nothing else.”
There is no confirmation that his Tweet had anything to do with the interview or whether Rubio even saw the interview.
Without basis, technology outlet Mashable published an article claiming that Rubio “is more concerned about a naughty word used in a news report” than he is about the most recent mass shooting. The author of the article simply melts down and recommends seven things Rubio should be “more worried about than whether or not someone said the word ‘f***’ in a news report.”
The seven various hot topics in American politics include, of course, immigration and climate change.
“Get the f**k on it, Marco,” the article concludes (although the article had the f-word spelled out).
Salon attempted to point out Rubio’s hypocrisy for making inappropriate jokes on the campaign trail during his 2016 presidential bid. The article criticizes Rubio for not tweeting about the mass shooting (though they'd surely criticize him if he had).
Rubio frequently tweets about morality, expressing his personal opinion of society.
It’s not good that people increasingly get news & information only from sources that confirm what they want to hear. It’s terrible that their is increasingly no space for nuance or 3rd way on any issue. If media doesn’t think they have contributed to this they are very mistaken.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 28, 2018
100% correct: “Individuals emerge out of families, communities,faiths,neighborhoods & nations” not the other way around. What happens when those things break down? You look for a sense of belonging in a political tribe & your politics becomes your identity https://t.co/F8r684Oljt— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 26, 2018
Politics on both sides so tribal it reaches dining,entertainment & sports & where being nasty to those on other side is a sign of commitment to your “political tribe” isn’t far removed from irrational gang rivalries driven by what neighborhood you live in or what colors you wear— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 25, 2018
Rubio hasn't allowed the critiques to stop him. He was back to tweeting Saturday.
The LORD is my strength and my shield, in whom my heart trusts. I am helped, so my heart rejoices; with my song I praise him. Psalms 28:7— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 30, 2018