The New York Times is getting roasted for tips it shared with readers who may be feeling stressed as election results roll in.
Shortly before election results started pouring in, the Times shared some tips on Twitter about how to address stress during the night.
“Elections and anxiety often go hand in hand. Here are some evidence-based strategies that can help you cope,” the Times’ account tweeted.
The first tip listed was “five-finger breathing,” which it described as tracing “the outside of your hand with your pointer finger.”
“When you trace up, breathe in, and when you trace down, breathe out,” it explained.
It also suggested people could “plunge” their face into a bowl of ice water for 15 to 30 seconds.
Alternatively, it added people could walk around the block or “breath like a baby.”
And finally, it suggested people limit the amount of time scrolling on devices.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 8, 2022
Will you be using any of these tips?
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No: 100% (1 Votes)
Abigail Marone, a press secretary of Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) wrote, “Somehow not [The Babylon Bee].”
Somehow not @TheBabylonBee
— Abigail Marone 🇺🇸 (@abigailmarone) November 8, 2022
Conservative commentator Emma-Jo Morris wrote, “Find God bro.”
Find God bro t.co/2gV09Ovfyx
— Emma-Jo Morris (@EmmaJoNYC) November 9, 2022
Radio host Dan O’Donnell suggested, “Maybe you shouldn’t have spent six months convincing your gullible readers that democracy will end if their party loses.”
Maybe you shouldn’t have spent six months convincing your gullible readers that democracy will end if their party loses. t.co/pCs0IcVWaO
— Dan O'Donnell (@DanODonnellShow) November 8, 2022
Check out some of the other reactions below:
The New York Times is literally telling its readers to "breathe like a baby" to "soothe" themselves as the election results come in. t.co/1vSIia9PoL
— Young Americans for Liberty (@YALiberty) November 8, 2022
— Ashley St. Clair (@stclairashley) November 8, 2022
Yes. Plunge your face into ice water and breathe like a baby. t.co/uiRwyYqagu
— Kimberly Ross (@SouthernKeeks) November 8, 2022
You cannot be serious mate. t.co/2KxZkeuBUO
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) November 8, 2022
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) November 9, 2022
The recommendation comes as polling analytic site FiveThirtyEight predicts Republicans are favored to win the House. It also gave Republicans a 59% chance of winning the Senate.
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