CNN co-host Alisyn Camerota of New Day had an announcement to make. Like Ed Sheeran, she has decided to “break up” with Twitter because it is too “mean.”
She announced it on a CNN column and made the post sound it was a dramatic breakup with an old lover……it’s not that serious.
She wrote: “I believed your promises — that you’d help me connect with people, that you’d be an agent for good in the world, that you’d get my messages out, that you’d help build a community.”
“Back then, you’d surprise me with flower emojis and thoughtful comments,” Camerota continued, “Back then, it was still thrilling to check in with you every day to see how many new followers you’d brought me. Those were the days.”
She painfully went on, “You’ve become mean and verbally abusive. In fact, you gross me out. You’re a cesspool of spleen-venting from people who think it’s acceptable to insult other people in public and anonymously.”
She goes on to state that she can’t handle the trolls anymore. I hate to break it to her but if she can’t handle the trolls then she needs to just stay off the internet period because they are everywhere.
She began to wrap it up as she said, “You’re hanging out with people who find satisfaction spewing vitriol, people who spread racism, misogyny, and anti-Semitism,” wrote Camerota. “Perhaps it’s worse than I know. Maybe you’re struggling with addiction: addiction to outrage. It’s a powerful drug. I wish I could help you kick it. I feel its pull sometimes too. But I don’t want to be sucked in. All I can do is save myself from the bitter dark places where you like to dwell.”
She woefully added, “Call me old fashioned, but I like hearing viewers’ real thoughts, not the ones special interest groups pay them to tweet,” wrote Camerota. “And to the tens of thousands of folks who took time to follow me, I trust we’ll find a kinder place to reconnect.”
Camerota wrote in conclusion, “I’m logging off, killing my account and know this — I won’t miss you for a second.”
I don’t think Twitter really cares either way.