Back on Twitter…
The firestorm had burned its way across @goldietaylor’s Twitter feed and at 1:56 pm PST, Taylor, an award-winning journalist and author based in Atlanta, tweeted the already infamous photo to her 60,000 followers with the headline: “What in the fresh hell?!”
Which, at 2:01 pm PST, was retweeted by @mitchmerry, an activist in DC, to 470 followers.
Which was then retweeted by @MariaLiaCalvo, an avid Tweeter from Chicago, to nearly 3,200 followers:
Up until that moment, Calvo had been paying tribute to the late Roberto Gómez Bolaños (#Chespirito) and championing the efforts of those participating in #BlackoutBlackFriday.
But Calvo was so appalled by the photo of Lauten’s rant that, like Callahan and Wike before her, starting at 2:24 pm PST, Calvo proceeded to post tweet…
Dozens upon dozens of tweets and replies.
And Calvo’s crusade did not go unnoticed.
At 3:44 pm PST, the @DCGopGirl herself posted a response to Calvo’s tweet from 3:16 pm:
This was Lauten’s only Twitter post in relation to the #ElizabethLauten firestorm.
And suffice it to say, it definitely wasn’t the type of response you’d expect from a social media maven in the midst of a social shi*tstorm of her own making.
In fact, Lauten’s haughty response fueled a raging fire of replies to that single post alone – far too many to count, but definitely over 100; maybe even two or three times that.
Less than two hours later, one of those 100+ replies would be from Tweeter Zero, Callahan herself:
Can somebody say, full circle?