Oops! New York Times Tweets ‘Obama Resignation’
September 26, 2014 7:40am PST
Although it would be epic to see Obama remove himself from the White House, his replacement probably wouldn’t be much better. On Thursday, the New York Times had a few people pondering that notion, after sending out a tweet which read, “Live video: Obama resignation press conference here [link].”
Obviously, the Times meant to alert their readers to the press conference surrounding Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation. They sent out a follow-up tweet to correct themselves moments later. “Correction: Live video: Watch Obama announces Attorney General resignation press conference here,” the Times responded in an attempt to correct their mistake.
Correction: Live video: Watch Obama announces Attorney General resignation press conference here: http://t.co/OsOMUCzZGi
— NYT First Draft (@nytpolitics) September 25, 2014
Unfortunately for the NYT, the damage had already been done and they were the laughing stock of the Twitter world. Check out some of the hilarious responses they got:
— Parker Marie Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) September 25, 2014
— DCBadger (@DCBadger) September 25, 2014
— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) September 25, 2014
@AntDeRosa Well, the name says it all–just a first draft.
— Allison Carter (@AllisonLCarter) September 25, 2014
@AntDeRosa Looks like the First Draft could use some edits [Seinfeld bass line]
— Matt Ford (@fordm) September 25, 2014
— Paul Weiskel (@PWeiskel08) September 25, 2014
What do think of the New York Times’ funny faux pas? Tell us in the comments section!
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