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
Only thing "breaking" is your respect for the word RT @AP BREAKING: Lance Armstrong tells Oprah Winfrey he took performance-enhancing drugs.
— Crying Webmaster (@samknight1) January 18, 2013
To be fair, BBC Sport broke the news a full two minutes before the Associated Press.
BREAKING: Lance Armstrong admits to taking performance-enhancing drugs in an interview with Oprah Winfrey #BBCLance
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 18, 2013
Breaking again? RT @AP BREAKING: Lance Armstrong tells Oprah Winfrey he took performance-enhancing drugs.
— Ryan Glover (@RyanECU) January 18, 2013
— Melanie Peskoe (@melpeskoe) January 18, 2013
The fact that there's breaking ticker updates about Lance Armstrong's interview are compounding my anger. We know he confessed! #notnews
— Michael Licari, Esq. (@MlicariEsq) January 18, 2013
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 (@lydeubanks) 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