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Unfortunate typo of the year: Nightline tweets ‘shooting victims were shit’

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http://twitter.com/#!/Nightline/status/280097135301648384

Wow. As Twitchy reported, the media has gotten plenty wrong in its rush to report on the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., but this tweet is particularly unfortunate.

[email protected]nightline just tweeted “shit” instead of “shot” to 1.4 million followers.Whoops.

— Brendan O’Byrne (@BrendanOByrne) December 15, 2012

Can’t even with this typo #Proofreading101 MT @nightline: Connecticut School Shooting Victims Were Shit as Many as 11 Times

— Shawn Pasternak (@ShawnCP92) December 15, 2012

proofing is good before posting. RT @nightline: Connecticut School Shooting Victims Were Shit as Many as 11 Times abcn.ws/U2RXk5

— Shelly (@Shelly373) December 15, 2012

Someone’s getting fired at Nightline. RT @nightline Connecticut School Shooting Victims Were Shit as Many as 11 Times abcn.ws/U2RXk5

— Calvin (@aurosan) December 15, 2012

Nightline was quick to delete it and issue a corrected tweet.

https://twitter.com/Nightline/status/280099757131698176

Update:

The corrected tweet was deleted as well, with no acknowledgment of the original error or apology to the victims’ families. Yes, it was a typo, but sweeping it under the rug and pretending it didn’t happen was not the appropriate way to handle this.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/12/15/unfortunate-typo-of-the-year-nightline-tweets-that-shooting-victims-were-shit/



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