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 just tweeted "shit" instead of "shot" to 1.4 million followers. Whoops.
â€” Brendan O'Byrne (@BrendanOByrne) December 15, 2012
â€” Shawn Pasternak (@ShawnCP92) December 15, 2012
â€” Shelly (@Shelly373) December 15, 2012
â€” Calvin (@aurosan) December 15, 2012
Nightline was quick to delete it and issue a corrected tweet.
The corrected tweet was deleted as well, with no acknowledgment of the original error or apology to the victimsâ€™ families. Yes, it was a typo, but sweeping it under the rug and pretending it didnâ€™t happen was not the appropriate way to handle this.