Friday, September 17, 2010

"The Reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated"

Pat Burns was reported to have died this morning.

CTV Ottawa broke the story. It spread like wildfire on Twitter.

I admit to being one of the people who RT(retweeted) it.

I am ashamed and embarrassed to say I didn't verify first.

TSN's Bob McKenzie forwarded a message from Burns directly saying that they had him dead since June, but he's still around and to set the record straight...

Fight on, Mr. Burns.

1 comment:

mobilehome said...

Agreed, stupid media! It's one thing for an individual to retweet on a topic... it's another for a professional media outlet to report a death officially. Once one journalist anywhere reports something, I think the rest of the papers in the world are basically nothing but retweets!