A New Jersey man was struck and killed by lightning Wednesday just a few hours after the Washington Post tweeted out a report about a historic lull in lightning-related deaths.
The moment: MSNBC columnist Laura Bassett noted the coincidence on Twitter.
- Others hoped aloud that Donald Trump would turn out to be the victim, though the former president recently relocated to a different golf club that he owns in the state.
A warning?: Earlier Wednesday, before tragedy struck, New York Times culture writer Sopan Deb had warned his Twitter followers not to listen to the Post.
- Alas, Americans’ trust in social media is even lower than in the mainstream media.