Social media is a very powerful thing. And as of yesterday, there is a hashtag (#FireCarolCostello) calling for CNN to fire Newsroom anchor Carol Costello. The anger came after she made some controversial remarks over Bristol Palin. But the outrage? Well, the actual outrage magnified tenfold after she apologized.
People are ticked. Here are a few samples:
.@CNN Is @CarolCNN still employed by you? Why?
— Megan (@MeganSmiles) October 24, 2014
@CNN: The same #carolcostello who was aghast @ Ray Rice’s abuse laughs-off the Palin assault. #FireCarolCostello & put Camerota @ 9am. Done.
— Keith MacDonald (@Macs_Wax) October 24, 2014
FWIW, conservative women-hater @CarolCNN is back on the air this morning. But my position is unchanged. #FireCarolCostello
— The 57th State (@EF517_V2) October 24, 2014
The “apology” she attempted on a different venue than where she made the attack will not do. #FireCarolCostello
— Paul Drake (@PaulWDrake) October 24, 2014
In fact… There’s even a petition calling for her to be fired!
Now, will any of this change anything for her at CNN? Probably not.
(Disclaimer: I do not personally think this is an offense she should lose her job for. I don’t, however, like Carol, and would love to see her no longer anchor Newsroom.)