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Following the events with Weigel, Sonmez was fired from the publication but continues to talk about the number of circumstances that led up to her exit, highlighting the “systemic issues that run far deeper” than a single retweet one from man.
In a tweet published on June 9, 2022, she wrote that — despite the journalists being told to “take a break” or “seek help” while covering particularly horrible stories such as the school shooting in Uvalde — she was “punished after [she] told [her] editors [she] needed to take a walk around the block after reading a difficult story.”
She added that “other colleagues have been punished for their trauma far more recently, but their stories aren’t [hers] to tell.”