News reporter abused for reporting the news. An asshat commented on a news story with the assumption I’ve been hiding in my basement throughout the pandemic. Because I value the lives of others, I’m perceived as having serious issues and told I live in fear.

Well, the answer is yes. I hid in my basement during the pandemic. It was on August 10th when the derecho — a category 4 inland hurricane shredded Eastern Iowa. After the siren went off, giving us approximately 7 minutes of warning to get to safety, that’s what we did. We ran and hid from it. When we emerged, it destroyed as far out into the horizon as we could see.

Yep, my kids were down there with me having serious issues and living in fear too because that’s the type of parent I am, one that’s dragging them down the conspiracy hole with me.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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