Poynter Online – Romenesko.

Susan alerted me to this breaking news. I’ll reproduce what the link takes you to:

ABC News says Terry Moran‘s tweet — “Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a “jackass” for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT’S presidential” — was removed because the president’s remark “turned out to be from an off-the-record portion of the interview.” ABC adds: “This was done before our editorial process had been completed. That was wrong.”

Obviously the NFL will be unable to contain twitter. Will it continue to escape the “editorial process” of news organizations as well? I’m looking forward to reading the comments on this one.

Also you’ll notice if you click through to Poynter that the site Politico is credited (although without a link) with the original blurb. Poynter omitted the last sentence of the statement, however: “We apologize to the White House and CNBC and are taking steps to ensure that it will not happen again.”

Why would they omit this information? It seems relevant. Is this a case of how re-blogging can become like the game “telephone”…?

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