Over at Firedoglake, Marcy Wheeler rounds up a fairly eviscerating collection of Howie Kurtz’s tweets from the past six days—as proof that “the WaPo’s twit policy has restored its credibility.” Does the collection begin with Kurtz’s slightly huffy declaration that, since the new policy has appointed no “czar” to oversee Poster tweets, “Grownups should just exercise a bit of discretion…”? Does the series go on to depict the WaPo-and-CNN media critic plugging, this Sunday morning, “a debate over whether it’s OK for Letterman to do interns”?
03:24 PM - October 6, 2009
WaPo’s Twitter Policy, in Action
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