NY Times reporter commits Twitter gaffe

Brian Stelter tweeted publicly when he meant to send a direct message. Good news is he handled the fallout well.

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Thankfully for Stelter, the message didn’t involve anything carnal, but instead the details of a story he was working on, plus his phone number.

The tweet said:

“I’m hearing that Amanpour is formally out of ‘This Week’—though only from a single source—are you hearing the same? 212-556-4668”

He was referring to Christine Amanpour. Rumors have swirled that she’s planning to return to CNN.

Stelter’s tweet was retweeted numerous times, and he quickly followed it up with this tweet:

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