Noah J Nelson on Thursday, Jun. 28th
Here’s a fun reminder on this day when we are lamenting our “get it first who cares if it’s right” media culture: just because you deleted your tweet doesn’t mean that SOMEONE hasn’t archived it already.
While everyone else is busy making fun– deservedly so– of CNN and Fox News for jumping the gun on the Affordable Care Act ruling by the Supreme Court, the very nice people at the Sunlight Foundation have been updating their Politwhoops blog with the deleted tweets of members of Congress. It seems like these CongressCritters are so eager to repeal SOMETHING today they’ve turned to Twitter and started pulling down Tweets that reflect the confusion of the day.
Look, I understand the need to have some kind of narrative consistency on your timeline. Kibo knows that I prune my Facebook feed like Mr. Miyagi on a Jolt bender (80′s references zing!), but when it comes to the public record of our public employees we need some accountability. Which is why this Politwhoops is a great public service by a private concern, and one I’m sure to find Hi-LAr-Ious for years to come!
H/T to Ross Pruden