RT @rupertmurdoch: Climate change very slow but real.—
Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) July 11, 2012
So, what did Kaczynski leave off? Only the 101 characters Murdoch used to qualify his statement.
Climate change very slow but real. So far all cures worse than disease. Shale gas huge breakthrough for US. Half carbon of coal and oil.—
Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) July 11, 2012
Whoops! Twitterers called him out for his glaring omission.
Kaczynski quickly apologized:
AlexaShrugged kindly pointed out the difference between a regular retweet (RT) and a modified retweet (MT):
Kaczynski seems contrite enough, but he would do well to remember that astute Twitterers will find out when they’re not getting the full story. Let’s hope he takes Alexa’s advice to heart.
It would seem that Kaczynski also left out a few details of his own Twitter knowledge. Only yesterday, he debated what constitutes an MT with Adam Baldwin:
C’mon, Andrew. If you’re indeed a “researcher/reporter,” feigning ignorance should be beneath you. Twitter never forgets — and we’ll be keeping our eye on you.