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The President did not offer Air Force One to Landon Donovan

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Small Town Guy, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Twin Cities radio dude Dana Wessel joked on Twitter that Obama offered Air Force One to Landon Donovan. San Jose Mercury News uses that as the basis of a story.

    FishbowlDC then writes story mocking San Jose Mercury News.

    But in doing so, calls Dana Wessel "her," when Dana's a he.


    Some tweets from Dana:
    Can the Irony Police stop by and rule on this one, too. Is Fishbowl's mistake ironic? I think Dana was also a bit perturbed by this line in the Fishbowl story:
    When it comes to the president...watch what you say still holds, apparently.

  2. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    What a dizzying bowl of Who Cares.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I don't care if Dana Wessel is a guy, he's still a 6.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Well, it is pretty crappy journalism to build a whole story around a tweet with no attribution at all.
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Is this one of those math problems with > and <?
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    steaming buckets of dicks for everyone
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Kind of par for the course these days though, where people in the media spend more time "feudin'" with other journos than actually taking someone on who actually matters.
  8. Reminds me of a State Farm commercial:

    "She sounds hideous."

    "Well, she is a guy, soooooo"
  9. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    That was an image I didn't need. ;)
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