ANTICLIMACTIC BREAKING NEWS: Lance Armstrong tells Oprah Winfrey he took performance-enhancing drugs. via @AP—
Josue Pierre (@CitizenPierre) January 18, 2013
Where do they find these scoops! Tweets are limited to 140 characters, so the Associated Press simply didn’t have room for the full disclaimer. That Lance Armstrong took performance-enhancing drugs might be considered breaking news if you just awakened from a coma.
BREAKING: Lance Armstrong tells Oprah Winfrey he took performance-enhancing drugs.—
The Associated Press (@AP) January 18, 2013
Is it news that Lance Armstrong admitted doping? This has been in the news for a solid ten years. How is it "Breaking News"—
Sophie Lynne (@SophieWagner13) January 18, 2013
To be fair, BBC Sport broke the news a full two minutes before the Associated Press.
Since “Breaking” has apparently lost all meaning, what does anyone else have?
BREAKING: Lance Armstrong admits to using Oprah's blood to help him gain 50 pounds.—
Tim O'Neil (@TimONeil12) January 18, 2013
BREAKING: Lance Armstrong admits he took banned substances. EQUALLY SHOCKING: Darth Vader admits he's Luke Skywalker's father.—
Death Star PR (@DeathStarPR) January 18, 2013
BREAKING: Turns out Lance Armstrong was doping all this years!!! Last time I learned so little watching TV was the Jersey Shore marathon.—
Jonathan Cetel (@JonathanCetel) January 18, 2013
Just because everyone already knew doesn’t mean that “breaking” doesn’t apply in every sense.
Watching this Lance Armstrong interview is breaking my heart because I dressed up as him in 4th grade for a biography project. I loved him😭—
Lydia Eubanks (@Lydiaa_Eubanks) January 18, 2013
My heart is really breaking watching Lance Armstrong admit he cheated. I wanted to believe in him so bad. So many years supporting him. =(—
Hannah Courtney (@Hannah_TBV) January 18, 2013