Senator Harry Reid fell while working out in his home on Thursday. The Senator sustained several broken ribs and broken facial bones. He is expected to make a full recovery.
As the article points out, this kind of injury in a man Reid’s age is especially serious. After Fox News reported the story on social media outlet Twitter, people came out in droves to make fun of and insult the Senator.
Tweets from Fox News followers included everything from calling Reid drunk to calling him names I am uncomfortable repeating. This type of response is completely uncalled for and shows a very low caliber of person existing in this nation. The article referenced shows numerous examples of people who tweeted in response to this news.
The most popular tweet seemed to be “best news of 2015”. The author of the article assumes that all responding are republicans, which, could be true considering the following of Fox News, but it is not a safe assumption to make in media. This article was written to shame one side of the political arena, and not to report on Senator Reid.
The tweets shown in the article are shocking to read in light of what happened to the Senator, and the article itself just adds to their fire.