Sunday, April 22, 2012

Once again, tweeting gets someone in trouble

Gotta love people. We in journalism school after journalism school echo editors in telling students and journalists that they are risking major embarrassment by posting inappropriate material on social media venues. And they still don't listen.

Today's object lesson comes courtesy of Richard Grenell, a newly-named campaign official with the Mitt Romney campaign. Grenell reportedly has removed thousands of tweets that -- again reportedly -- made snarky comments about the media and various women Democrats.

His response was the old attempt used by those caught with their hand in the cookie jar: The tweets were all meant to be jokes, he told  the Huffington Post"My tweets were written to be tongue-in-cheek and humorous but I can now see how they can also be hurtful. I didn’t mean them that way and will remove them from twitter. I apologize for any hurt they caused."

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