Tomi Lahren Shut Down On Twitter By Florida Shooting Survivor

On Wednesday, a former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, shot 17 people dead and injured 14 more in the deadliest U.S. school shooting since Sandy Hook. 

The accused 19-year-old, who was apprehended after apparently fleeing the scene, is believed to have links to a white supremacist group and reportedly commented on a YouTube video last year that he would be a professional “school shooter.” The FBI was made aware of the comment at the time. The teenager was also a concern to school staff, and had been banned from carrying a backpack while on the campus. 

In the hours since, social media has, as usual, been a platform for gun reform debate. Especially since the shooting came just short of a year after President Trump rescinded an Obama-era rule aimed at blocking gun sales to certain mentally ill people

In an address to the nation during the aftermath, President Donald Trump said he would discuss policies to make schools safer during a meeting with U.S. governors and attorneys general later this month. He added that “it’s not enough to take actions that make us feel like we are making a difference — we must make that difference.” 

Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren appears to be one of those opposing stricter gun laws, accusing the left of politicizing the shooting. 

Carly also responded to a tweet by President Donald Trump, in which he offered his “prayers and condolences.”

She also thanked first responders. 

Carly also went on to claim that her grandfather had also hidden in a closest during the first mass shooting in U.S. history. In 1949, Howard Barton Unruh killed 13 people in a rampage around his neighborhood. Unruh was found to be criminally insane and died in 2009. 

Other students were also quick to respond. 

While others responded to President Donald Trump. 

Other social media users were also quick to criticize Lahren. 

Many parents and students have also taken to social media to share heartbreaking text messages they exchanged during the shooting. 

Thankfully in this case, the two were reunited. 

What do you think of Lahren’s tweet and the response? 

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Twitter User Roasts Trump's 'Stable Genius' Comments In A Very Gilbert And Sullivan Way

Much of the talk in Washington D.C. has been of Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff’s tell-all book from within the walls of the Trump White House. One of the book’s most significant claims is that many of Trump’s closest staff believe his mental acuity is slipping.  

In response, the President tweeted the following:

Clearly, these are the tweets of a very stable genius.

One tweet stood out. @hunttheshark knew exactly what Twitter needed — Gilbert and Sullivan references:

In fact, they enjoyed the song so much, they couldn’t help but join in for a second verse:

And the song wasn’t over yet…

Anyone down for… another verse?

Twitter seemed to have a lot of feelings they needed to get off their chest through song:

And it quickly became the song that could never end:

Tune in tomorrow for new verses inspired by whatever Trump does today.

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Man Goes On Twitter Rant About Trump's Recent New York Times Interview—And We Agree

Arguing on the internet is oftentimes about as useful as peeing against the wind. Sure, you might really need to get it out, but it almost always ends up spraying back in your face.

People’s opinions rarely change no matter how much evidence you bring to them. No matter how many good points you make, no matter how many other issues you present that are way more important to focus on than the inconsequential, often sensationalized issues they choose to focus on – you won’t change someone’s mind on the internet.

Oftentimes, merely criticizing someone’s point or questioning them will have them cry “persecution” and that you’re being unfair to them. It’s a trait tons of dictatorial regimes have utilized in discrediting media agencies for catching them in lies and exposing the weak points in their propaganda.

Trump’s popularized the term “fake news” and used it as a blanket statement to try and discredit any news agency that questions and disproves many of the President’s erroneous claims. 

The divisive nature of Trump’s election has left people with very strong opinions on how the press should treat him. However, the objective of traditional press has always been to provide factual evidence and question individuals on the facts. The media in America was expected to be a watchdog of the government to keep our elected officials honest, since the earliest days of our democracy.

Washington Star correspondent Daniel Dale offered an interesting take on the role journalists should take when interviewing Donald Trump and politicians like him who constantly lie in a manner that doesn’t destroy the entire q & a.

Dale stresses professionalism and politeness.

It’s much more powerful to allow a lying politician, President or not, acknowledge their lie in a follow up answer and just carry on with the interview.

He also highlighted the difference between interview and print lies.

It’s all about maintaining composure.

He stressed that basic questioning is a journalist’s job, there’s nothing “gotcha” about it.

Ultimately, Dale just wanted to highlight the correct way to interview someone like Trump who has a penchant for making wild claims without evidence in his q & a’s.

Some people responded to the thread by pointing out some of the worst lies Trump’s told in his interviews.

And how journalists let him get away with it.

Do you feel like the media needs to be tougher on Trump? Or is it a losing battle at this point?

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Legendary Scooby-Doo Voice Actress Dies, And Twitter Is In Mourning

Actress Heather North, best known for her voice work on Scooby-Doo as resident hottie Daphne, has died at 71, according toThe Hollywood Reporter

Though several people have voiced the character over the years, North was the most iconic Daphne, first appearing in the Scooby Doo, Where Are You! for their second season in 1970. She voiced incarnations of Daphne right up through 2003!

Twitter, and the legions of Scooby fans, are in mourning:

R.I.P. Heather North, you were one groovy chick.

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Doug Jones Beat Roy Moore In The Alabama Senate Election And Twitter Can't Believe It

After a campaign in which Republican candidate Roy Moore was accused of pursuing relationships with teenage girls during his 80s, Democrat Doug Jones has won the Alabama Senate Election with a narrow margin. Jones will be the first Democratic senator from Alabama in more than two decades. 

Roy Moore was expected to win the election, which was called when Jeff Sessions gave up his seat to be President Donald Trump’s Attorney General. 

President Donald Trump had endorsed Moore in a series of tweets, while the accusations led many Republican senators to disown their candidate. The Republican majority in the Senate is now down to just two votes.

In an election that was decided by a few thousand votes, and an incredibly high turnout for groups such as African Americans, you can probably guess how social media reacted. 

Jeff Flake took to Twitter to slam Moore. 

As did Hillary Clinton. 

And here’s how the rest of social media reacted…

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Adam Driver Had To Ask Interviewer What 'Emo' Means, And Twitter Is Not Okay

Finally, finally, The Last Jedi is going to be released, featuring our favorite brooding emotional man-boy character, Kylo Ren, as portrayed by professional brooding man-boy, Adam Driver. 

In an interview to promote the film’s release with Rolling Stone, Driver shared some insight on Ren, and his deep needs and emotions. But one thing Driver doesn’t seem to get is why everyone else is perceiving Ren’s mood swings as “emo.” What does emo even mean, exactly?

But he doesn’t know what emo is?

Here’s the exact passage from the conversation:

Um, yeah. Exactly. Kylo Ren feels too much! He has EMOTIONS. No one can believe that Driver somehow doesn’t understand this concept already.

But Twitter is loving Driver’s supposed ignorance:

If Driver doesn’t know what emo is, maybe we should all just let the concept go entirely. He perfected it, then he killed it on the big screen.

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As Twitter Becomes Obsessed With Meghan Markle's 'Suitability,' J.K. Rowling Shuts It All Down

As the news of Prince Harry’s engagement to actress and entrepreneur Meghan Markle has spread, so have discussions about Markle’s “suitability” as a partner for Harry.

While most agree the entire conversation is distasteful and only Harry can decide who is or is not suitable for him, that didn’t stop conservative British newspaper The Spectator from weighing in on Twitter.

For those not in-the-know, “CofE” is short for the Church of England and, according to tradition, the reigning monarch of England is also the head of the Church. In this case, of course, that would be Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

But the notion that Markle is somehow “unsuitable” because she has been divorced struck people as a bit off, especially considering the history of the Church of England itself.

I mean…

History buffs weren’t the only ones with questions…

Even J.K. Rowling got in on the discussion, shuttingThe Spectator‘s assertion down with a single hashtag:

And Twitter was so here for it…

We wish Meghan and Harry all the best in their union!

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Tomi Lahren Photoshops A Picture Of Colin Kaepernick, And Twitter Isn't Having Any Of It

Tomi Lahren is at it again. On Thursday, the lightweight political commentator, Fox news contributor, and staunch Trump supporter tweeted a doctored photo of Colin Kaepernick. In the image, Kaepernick appears to be kneeling in a WWII landing craft, watching U.S. soldiers storm the beach at Normandy on D-Day. 

Lahren captioned the photo “Citizen of the Year” and quipped, “Food for thought”: 

Lahren may have been hoping to ruffle some feathers on Thanksgiving, but she missed the mark. By depicting Kaepernick kneeling before a military battle to criticize his protests, she overlooked the fact that protesting racial injustice in the U.S. is an act of patriotism. Kaepernick fans took a quick break from arguing with family over dry turkey and room temperature side dishes to have a little fun with Lahren’s ignorance. 

Many Twitter users called out Lahren’s hypocrisy: 

Some tried to explain how military families’ sacrifices gave us free speech:

Others defended Kaepernick’s right to protest… again:

But several people got to the heart of it all with their own “food for though” photos:

And someone illustrated what we were all thinking:

Sit ALL the way down, Ms. Lahren.

H/T: Twitter  

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Kid Supposedly Ruins $1,000 Worth Of Makeup At Sephora, Twitter Freaks Out

I don’t walk inside Sephora, mostly because the prices of everything in there scares me. I still, unfortunately, go by childhood logic where I think that the bigger something is, the more it should cost. So when I see someone walking out of Sephora with a tiny bag in their hands and a receipt for $ 80, I get a teensy bit of anxiety.

So I make sure if I ever am dragged into one of those stores, I walk on tiptoes, such is my respect for the cosmetics in Sephora and their prices.

Which is why this story of a child who was left unattended in the “try-out” section of the popular makeup franchise gives me palpitations.

And it looks like I’m not the only one.

Beauty industry employees weighed in on the type of monstrous parent that would allow their child to do such a thing.

And parents even commented saying that other folks need to step up and make sure their children aren’t being destructive little tyrants.

It eventually sparked a conversation about teaching children basic manners, and whether or not it was such a big deal in the first place that the kid destroyed the makeup.

For the most part, though, people were angry.

What do you think? Are makeup lovers over exaggerating? Or does this kid need to learn a valuable lesson in not destroying things that don’t belong to them?

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'Modern Family' Star Declares Character 'Bisexual' After Twitter User Asks About Fan Theory

8 seasons into the hit television series ‘Modern Family,’ actress Sarah Hyland, who plays Haley Dunphy, is making history by having her character come out of the closet–independently of the show.

Earlier this week, Hyland was asked on Twitter to confirm a fan theory about Haley:

Hyland did need to clarify…

That’s enough for us…

‘Modern Family’ made LGBT TV history when it debuted 8 years go, perhaps it will do so once again by allowing Hayley to come out on screen as well.

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