Thank heaven for small mercies, like cheap outrage fodder on a slow news day. A few facts for you to digest as you watch:
1. She really is very nasty to the attendant. Sample quote: “Maybe if I was missing some teeth they would hire me, huh?”
2. The video’s carefully and conveniently clipped so that you can’t hear what the attendant says.
3. There’s reason to believe that extreme upset at this particular towing company is justified, even if the personal nastiness towards the attendant is not.
4. As I write this, as surely as the sun will rise tomorrow, an online mob is forming to ensure that McHenry receives her Comeuppance. And odds are very, very good that that Comeuppance will be even nastier than McHenry herself was. I could write more about that but you’re better off reading this pitch-perfect Clickhole parody of outrage mobs instead. Says Lachlan Markay, “The Internet: defining people by their worst moments since 1996.”
5. Here’s the inevitable public apology from McHenry. Your move, ESPN.
Update: The plural of “anecdote” is not “data,” but for your consideration:
Had my car towed by Advanced Towing- Their staff was insufferable- There's a reason the attendant's comments are edited out. #JustSayin
— ♡ Christine ♡ (@DChristineT) April 16, 2015
If you've lived in Arlington, you've dealt with Advanced Towing & know why @BrittMcHenry reacted the way she did. Not throwing stones here.
— Chris Maynard (@MaynardMtnMan) April 16, 2015
Update: ESPN makes its move.
ESPN says Britt McHenry has been suspended for one week effective immediately.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) April 16, 2015