Capital Gazette staff writer on CNN just now; “Thanks for your prayers, but I couldn’t give a f—k about them if there’s nothing else.” (The ‘—’ was not censored when on television)— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) June 29, 2018
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
But neither a politician missing a point, nor a gunman can stop journalists from doing their fucking jobs:
Yes, we’re putting out a damn paper tomorrow. https://t.co/ScNvIK1A4R— Capital Gazette (@capgaznews) June 29, 2018
The Times-Picayune kept working while Katrina destroyed their homes.— Kyle Feldscher (@Kyle_Feldscher) June 28, 2018
WDBJ didn't stop working when two of its reporters were murdered on air.
KHOU 11 kept filming as their offices flooded during Harvey.
The Capital Gazette will put out a paper tonight.
You cannot stop us.
The front page of today's Capital Gazette. pic.twitter.com/tmfJ0o2Y1D— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 29, 2018
Josh McKerrow, left, and Pat Furgurson worked on today's edition of The Capital Gazette in a parking garage after a gunman attacked their newsroom in Annapolis, killing five of their colleagues https://t.co/9ixzfWFOnt pic.twitter.com/0np9P7nFZL— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 29, 2018
This is on the homepage of the Capital Gazette website. pic.twitter.com/so2Ucfev20— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) June 29, 2018
These people a fucking heroes.
If it’s in you today, say or do something nice for your local journalists. This simple gesture, for instance, meant a lot to the folks at the Portland Press Herald.