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Obama, Kanye West and the trouble with Twitter

Publié par Clifford Armion le 16/09/2009

Matea Gold

"The perils of dashing off observations on the micro-blogging site were brought into sharp relief Monday when several overeager ABC News employees -- including "Nightline" co-anchor Terry Moran -- rushed to tweet that President Obama had called Kanye West a jackass for interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards. "The problem: Obama made the comment during off-the-record chatter as he prepared to do an interview with John Harwood, CNBC's chief Washington correspondent. "ABC News' Washington bureau shares a network fiber line with CNBC, and producers there monitoring CNBC's feed heard the exchange. What they didn't hear, apparently, was the explicit agreement CNBC made with the White House that Obama's pre-interview chitchat was off the record." Read on...

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"Obama, Kanye West and the trouble with Twitter", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2009. Consulté le 07/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/obama-kanye-west-and-the-trouble-with-twitter