NY Times Tweets ‘Obama Resignation’
There was an important White House personnel announcement on Thursday but an unfortunate tweet by the New York Times politics account got a little ahead of itself.
It was Attorney General Eric Holder who was resigning. But here’s how the Times alerted its followers: “Live video: Obama resignation press conference here [link].”
The tweet set off a series of jokes.
— Paul Weiskel (@PWeiskel08) September 25, 2014
@AntDeRosa wouldn't that be nice..
— نWENDYن (@TXCupCake) September 25, 2014
@AntDeRosa Thought it was Christmas in September for a second.
— Thought Criminal #1 (@Revenant0202) September 25, 2014
The Times corrected the tweet in a follow up. “Correction,” it said, “Live video: Watch Obama announces Attorney General resignation press conference here.”
Correction: Live video: Watch Obama announces Attorney General resignation press conference here: http://t.co/OsOMUCzZGi
— NYT First Draft (@nytpolitics) September 25, 2014
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