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Monday, November 14, 2011

Shouldn't actual "facts" matter to journalists even in their Tweets, or, is it every man for themself to get Followers? Just saying...


Below is a copy of a pithy email about last night's GOP presidential debate in South Carolina that I sent out to some media friends and acquaintances across the country last night.
Likely, during a timeout of a college football game I was watching.

That is, unless it was while I was watching Four Weddings and a Funeral for about the 50th time. 
What can I say, I've always been a Hugh Grant fan, and he's been in three of my favorite films, the aforementioned Four Weddings, Notting Hill, and Love Actually, all written by Richard Curtis, who directed the latter.
Coincidence? I don't think so.

My last post mentioning Hugh Grant was on September 28, 2010, in a post titled, Gloria Estefan climbs windows during Dolphins-Jets game, but Hugh Grant was The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain. Winner: Grant!

(For some people, I sent a screen grab of the Twitter section in the right-hand column of the LA Times website, for others, I just copied and pasted. The latter seemed easier to post here so it'd be legible.)

It's self-explanatory:

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Just saw this on LA Times website.
If someone is a professional journalist, shouldn't facts matter even in your Tweets, or is it every man for themselves?
Really, tweeting about something you think you might have heard on a streaming event?
It was on TV to make it easy and accessible, so who's watching the streaming version?


jamesoliphant profile
jamesoliphant Hard to tell from feed: I believe Bachmann just said she would get rid of Medicare.24 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite
MaeveReston profile
MaeveReston Watching#CBSNJDebate live stream is like listening to a constantly skipping record...31 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite
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Michele Bachmann sees bias in stray email






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