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AP reporter tweets Raiders coach fired, except he wasn't

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Steak Snabler, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    So this was an interesting series of tweets from the AP's Terry Collins, who started backpedaling like Lester Hayes in his prime after Schefter re-tweeted him:




    "Never covering the story?" When he tweeted that "sources" told him the Raiders coach was fired, wasn't he "covering the story?"
  2. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    No. He was covering the Twitter.
  3. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Terry Collins is a news reporter out of San Francisco, which makes it curious. With the Niners and Giants at home, presumably the whole sports crew was on the beat.
  4. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    I wonder if they sent the Oakland AP writer to London.
  5. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Chris Lehourites had the byline on the gamer.
  6. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    I think he's London based.
  7. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    I'd love for this to be the impetus to ban any and all sentences that begin "My sources tell me..."

    Nobody cares if you're an "insider" or not. They care that what they're reading is the fucking truth.
  8. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    The thing that really throws me off is that last tweet.

    "I have no information about the status about the Raiders coach. I was never covering the story."

    It has boggled my mind since last night.
  9. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
  10. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    My money is on him trying to look like a bigshot and being scolded for it by someone above him.
  11. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I'd love to be a fly on the wall when he talks to his boss today.

    We had a lot of discussion about this in the office last night. At one point, his original tweet at 889 retweets including Shefter.

    It is a teaching moment, to be polite, for a lot of what is wrong in this business.

    How do you discipline the guy?
  12. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Hangin's too good fer him.
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