Unfortunate typo of the year: Nightline tweets that 'shooting victims were shit'

http://twitter.com/Nightline/statuses/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.

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.

  • waltermitty2012

    Shoot!

  • Scott Anderson

    Corrected tweet: “Nightline is shit.”

  • Ed Williams

    What was the point in reporting this? Was it a little humorous sidebar story? Delete this post…

    • Hearns-Jackson-Hagler-Jones

      Well twitchy is pretending the media is against the families. So this helps them.

      • $36544368

        Where did you read in this story that the media is against the families? This story simply showed that you need to take a little time when you tweet and make sure your words are spelled properly. This whole site is about tweets! This particular tweet’s typo was unfortunate, but in light of the fact that innocent people died, the families of the victims might have appreciated Nightline making a small apology for their typo. I understand it doesn’t effect the fate of the nation, but this is a tender time for the families…it would just show a tiny bit of consideration. What about the fact that the news reported that the shooter was actually the brother of the perpetrator? Imagine what he might be going through? It’s just sloppy journalism. I think that’s the point of this story…now, ‘down arrow’ me all you want!

    • Hearns-Jackson-Hagler-Jones

      Well twitchy is pretending the media is against the families. So this helps them.

  • Steve_J

    And Nightline is considered a “professional” operation?

    • screaminmimi

      oh honey they ALLLL think they’re “professional.” But we know different.

  • James Hansen

    a criticism I hear of Drudge is “oh, he has no editor” Does abc have a twitter editor?

  • LibLieExposer

    What else would you expect from “Nightlie”?

  • Herman LaClair

    another tempest in a teapot. i think i’ll take a respite from twitchy.

  • Hearns-Jackson-Hagler-Jones

    I think I’m done, I have been shocked how little this site and it’s readers care about the victims, it’s just all they better not take our guns, how dare the media cover this, the damn liberals culture is to blame and somehow they never bashed teachers even though I saw them do it. All of yall need help.

  • Hearns-Jackson-Hagler-Jones

    I think I’m done, I have been shocked how little this site and it’s readers care about the victims, it’s just all they better not take our guns, how dare the media cover this, the damn liberals culture is to blame and somehow they never bashed teachers even though I saw them do it. All of yall need help.

  • MissDiane47

    They clearly don’t know how to proofread – or spell; that’s why they rely on a high-tech program to do it for them.

  • fmahoney

    Does this site have nothing sensible to report??? Get real it was an error!!! Go look for some real news. Like how wrong it is to have a high powered assault rifle that belongs in a war zone in a house with a mentally ill young man!

    • BeeKaaay

      So I bet you are wanting to talk about how wrong it is to rip children apart, from limb to limb because they are too young, correct?

    • BeeKaaay

      So I bet you are wanting to talk about how wrong it is to rip children apart, from limb to limb because they are too young, correct?

    • disqus_HZZAiRlPWu

      just cause a gun is black and has a clip doesn’t mean its an assault rifle libtards call it that to make them sound bad. If you drive your car or truck you can’t have that either its an assault vehical , it kills too and yes he took the gun it was not his and the law states he can’t buy one because of mental illness

  • BeeKaaay

    Talk about crappy news reporting….. :)

  • BeeKaaay

    Talk about crappy news reporting….. :)

  • $23629333

    “Obama is a sex pervert”? Wow, where did that come from?

    Apparently, you’ve heard the rumors out of Chicago. When the moustachioed weasel was going through Jack Ryan’s divorce records – back in 2004 – Ryan should have paid someone to investigate those rumors.