*Haters gonna hate, baby girl! That is what nine-year-old journalist Hilde Lysiak of Selinesgrove, Pennsylvania is learning after she beat the local media in her hometown to a story about a murder. And she let the cat out of the proverbial bag by posting a video to her online platform, Orange Street News, telling them just how she did it!
“I got the tip from a good source that I was able to confirm,” she said rather matter-of-factly.
“I worked very hard. Because of my work, I was able to inform the people that there was a terrible murder, hours before my competition even got to the scene.”
You go girl!
But Lysiak had to unfortunately go through what many of us veterans have had to endure: Haters! And she said they have sent mean messages to her that say things like, “9-year-old girls should be playing with dolls, not trying to be reporters.”
To this, she has a response I personally tip my hat to.
“I know some of you just want me to sit down and be quiet, because I’m nine,” she said. “But if you want me to stop covering news, then you get off your computer and do something about the news. There. Is that cute enough for you?”
Works for me, babe.