ABC producer earns Internet's hate for tweeting at Newtown relatives

The account is now gone, but the Twitterverse remains outraged

By David Daley
December 16, 2012 3:20AM (UTC)
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An ABC News producer earned the wrath of Twitter for her repeated tweets at anyone she thought might be a parent or relative of a Sandy Hook Elementary School student.

The producer, Nadine Shubailat, either removed her account or Twitter suspended it. It's now gone. But screen shots of her tweets made her the public face of outrage against the media for invading the privacy of parents in the midst of unbelievable tragedy.


One person, who tweets at @artayd2, became the hero of Twitter for telling Nadine, succinctly (and evoking memories of a Twitter feud between Aimee Mann and Ice-T) to "eat a dick."

Some of our favorite responses are below:

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David Daley

David Daley is the author of "Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy" and a senior fellow at FairVote.

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