You knew it was bound to happen. And has it ever, many times, including this affair involving Rachel Maddow.
News Organizations, including the vast majority of TV, Radio, Print, etc, have openly suggested, even slightly demand that their personnel hype stories on Facebook and Twitter. It makes sense: Facebook, even in its late malaise, still is a powerful and popular social media entity. Twitter too, which has become the defacto player in pubbing stories and messages.
But inevitably, reporters with a massive amount of time on their hands, stray and post stupid comments. Racially insensitive, misogynistic babble that could likely get them in trouble because not everyone "gets it."
Welcome to the new world.
*The Black Friday orgy I was expecting didn't disappoint. The usual TV shots and radio gore was, frankly, over the top. Notice a trend here? Locally, KGO Radio, was hellbent on giving you Black and Blue Friday, devoting mass segments on shopper time.
And anchor, Lisa Campbell, filling in for Jennifer Jones-Lee, provided a momentary bit of utter hilarity. Interviewing an ABC Radio reporter in NY, she asked, incredulously, if, (I'm paraphrasing), "the fact there's 'no parking in NY City had an effect on sales?" Uh, apparently, Campbell has never heard of that thing called the subway.
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