January 14th, 2013

Twitter Media Bitch Fight: Swaine Owns Haynes

We are being spoiled for media ding dongs so far this year. You have to wonder whether Guardian website guy Jonathan Haynes still thinks that pointing out of a typo on the Telegraph was so funny. The replies from Telegraph Washington correspondent Jon Swaine have been sent into Guido half a dozen times:

Wince…


8 Comments

  1. 1
    Roger the sub editor says:

    As they might say in the graun, ironci

    • 2
      Terrible But True says:

      My first thought, but you beat me to it, with an extra twist.

      +1

      That all said, looking at the actual tweet that ‘kicked it all off’ it does read to me like a simple advice of error and pretty neutral.

      I shall now retire to a bunker, just in case.

  2. 3
    Aaron Swartz says:

    As long as they spelled it right, when it was “Pay to the order of…”, I didn’t give a shit if people called me “Schwartz”; it was always going to happen, right?

  3. 4
    Postal Votes are Labour Loo Paper says:

    Who gives a shit?

  4. 6
    LaughingMyselfSick says:

    You think this is a ding-dong? Have you seen what is happening to Julie Burchill?

  5. 7
    fitzfitz says:

    … intimates’ affectionate name for the regretted Swarz was : Atticus … for schoolboy reasons .

  6. 8
    Anonymous says:

    “@JonathanHaynes: @jonswaine don’t you think the increasingly casual attitude to accuracy taken by some parts of the media is real problem?”.

    Didn’t he mean “is a real problem”?


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