Few things hurt like a “we were rooting for you” moment. A woman posing as a journalist was recently fired after questioning the New York City mayor about continuing to enforce mask-wearing for schoolchildren between the ages of two and four.
I was curious to see what it was all about, so I did a bit of research and was able to find the question worth canning.
It all sounded pretty reasonable. I didn’t know why there was a lot of controversy regarding his position, that is until I found a recent tweet of his.
Setting boundaries is an important tool in her self-care arsenal. That said, not everyone’s Line-Crossed-O’-Meter is loaded with the same coordinates. The way people express their displeasure always catches my attention. My first response would have been, I don’t know, a callback to Pink Floyd telling the mayor to leave those kids alone. It would never have crossed my mind to open with “I, Cop-Beaty defender Mc Child Molester think this masking stuff is getting unethical.” That said, someone who was representing the NYC legal department surely doesn’t need any education on this.
If my walk through Manhattan a few weeks ago was any indicator, most places in New York City have become de facto mask-optional. It would be weird if school children aged 2 to 4 were the only ones to really feel the weight of the mandates. Besides this officer playing the role of journalist who was fired for asking questions about politics, of course. Can I suggest that if other people think she’s right to oppose toddler masking – they’re probably making it harder to watch Doc McStuffins – don’t go tweeting about it like she has made? Thank you.
Chris Williams became Social Media Manager and Associate Editor for Above the Law in June 2021. Prior to joining the team, he moonlighted as an underage Memelord™ in the Law School Memes for Edgy Facebook group T14s. He endured Missouri long enough to graduate from Washington University at St. Louis School of Law. He’s a former boatbuilder who can’t swim, a published author on critical racing theory, philosophy and humor, and has a love for cycling that sometimes annoys his peers. You can reach him by email at [email protected] and by tweet at @WritesForRent.