WaPo journo wishes ‘boils’ on CNN writer in Twitter rumble over ‘everyone’ wearing N95 masks

Whether they were never concerned about it in the first place or they have found comfort in the reported efficacy of vaccines and boosters, many Americans have put the pandemic behind them and see no cause to look back. But for pseud0-intellectual zealots who got a rush every time they signaled their virtue repeating the gospel of “we’re all in this together” the emergency is never too long ago and the slight never too minor to justify belittling perceived apostates and unbelievers.

Such was the case Saturday when the Washington Post’s Hannah Selinger took offense to CNN and Los Angeles Times contributor Rebecca Bodenheimer for evidently committing the impermissible grievance of questioning her view of what “everyone” is doing. As Selinger saw it, the rightful outcome for posting a differing opinion on social media was “maybe boils.”

The dispute was teed off in earnest when Bodenheimer posted, “If you get on here and say *everyone* you interact with wears an N95, I have no choice but to assume you interact with a very small subset of people – mostly middle/upper class and working from home – and that you get most things delivered to your home by service workers.”

“That’s simply not the way the vast majority of Americans are living at this point in the pandemic,” Bodenheimer went on noting, “You’re free to mask as long as you want but what you won’t do is claim to represent the beliefs of a diverse cross-section of the population.”

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Despite Bodenheimer not referencing her by name, Selinger felt the need to engage with her because of a perceived slight against the favored token of the mask. “Rebecca is tweeting about me, because she’s an anti-masker,” Selinger wrote.

Since the argument between the pair persisted beyond this point, Selinger has retreated to the seclusion of a protected Twitter account that only allows her approved followers to see her intolerance. But before she backed away from the public eye, at least one user had captured how the WaPo writer really feels.

“So weird when seemingly rational people turn anti-mask or anti-vaxx. It’s always the ones with feeble, bit-heavy social followings, too, amirite? It’s hard to know what to wish on these folks. Maybe boils?” Selinger suggested as a reasonable punishment for not abiding by her worldview.


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Bodenheimer made note that she didn’t even reference Selinger writing, “I didn’t call you out by name. I was making an observation based on your own words that everyone around you wears an N95. You could’ve ignored it as I clearly wasn’t QTing you or calling you out.”

“The tweet was about me! Of course you were calling me out!” Selinger insisted. “Don’t be ridiculous. That’s the most passive-aggressive bullsh*t.”

After recent turmoil for the Washington Post with reporter Felicia Sonmez getting fired over her social media outcry following a colleague’s joke was poorly received, it remains to be seen what ramifications if any Selinger will face for her comments Saturday.


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