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Ed Driscoll

Twitter: “The Worst Person In The World!”

March 29th, 2009 - 1:04 pm

“Or: Why The Internet Invented The Phrase ‘Epic Fail’”, Red State quips, as they observe Keith Olbermann, and NBC, going through the looking glass:

Not only is Olbermann’s total lack of research and complete absence of journalistic curiosity exposed by this story, his familiarity with the internet is decidedly at question. “I‘m not on Twitter. I tried to sign up last summer and abandoned the project.” Tried to sign up? Project?! Remember the frenzy about McCain being technology illiterate? Just asking.

You know, it’s not for nothing that journolist trashed Olbermann, but I’m starting to think he wouldn’t have understood the list in the first place. Any day now we might see Olbermann’s Worst Person be: “… the gentleman from Nigeria. You, sir, have failed to return my emails. Indeed, not only have you and the Prime Minister you so recently worked for refused to deposit my 100,000 euros, you have withdrawn a great deal of my own money!”

The incompetence that led to Keith Olbermann naming Twitter the “Worst Person in the World” is staggering. He smeared the popular service and a fellow liberal Democrat enemy of Fox News, because he got an email he didn’t understand, about a technology he didn’t understand, and neither he nor his staff did a click of research.

Hey, they could have started here if they needed a quick and easy guide to Twitter:



Related: “First Twitter Libel Suit? Against Courtney Love, no less.”

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