Really? Now internet trolls are shaming beautiful women on TV for their baby bumps? It’s come to this, people. As I write this, I am almost at a loss for words. But that’s a source of news hooks: internet haters. Shameful and I loathe to give them any more attention, but unless we fight back as a society and do the right thing, it will continue. So, what is said on the internet that’s getting under your skin? This weather woman in Philly fought back at her haters. They called her a “sausage” and “disgusting.” Really?

So, this gives you lots of opportunity for sound bites: 1) Why do people ‘hate’ on the internet? 2) What does it say about them? About us as a society? 3) How does body image play into relationships? Work? Parenting? 4) How can you gracefully stand up for yourself?

Let’s see who else is hearing a “bump” and “roar” online in these news headlines today:

> This couple captures their puppy in baby photo shoot after getting sick of baby questions; it went viral,

> Income inequality still affecting our society,

> IndyCar racing industry in mourning today,

> Zombie fans get a “Walking Dead” spinoff,

> A police officer stops to help someone and ends up dead,

> Ashley Madison hack now fully affecting careers, divorces and more,

> Teens still upset by “One Direction” breakup, and

> Terrorists target ancient ruins of Palmyra (in Syria) temple.

News is often shocking and full of fear. How can you stand in your commitments and provide sound bites, stories and statistics that further love, understanding and communication? That’s why I get out of bed in the morning. My belly doesn’t have a baby in it, but it sure goes bump in the night when people are mean. How can you contribute to some good news today?


By |2016-10-13T16:37:55+00:00August 25th, 2015|

About the Author:

Good Morning America Producer Mable Chan calls Michelle Tennant a “Five Star Publicist.” Tennant, a partner and executive publicist with Wasabi Publicity Inc., calls herself a “storyteller to the media.” Her passion is telling “truly good stories” and “exclusively representing people who make a positive difference in the world.” For 25+ years, media friends have solicited her help in crafting news stories by requesting sources, sound bites, and statistics. An award-winning writer, Michelle peppers campaigns with insight from her master’s degree in human development, BFA from a top 25 drama school, and expertise seeing PR transition from typewriters to Twitter. She’s either spinning stories or spinning at the gym. After hours, she savors the Smoky Mountains with her husband, Siberian Husky, and backyard chickens. Learn more about her work through her column at The Huffington Post. Check out the clients she's currently pitching at

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