The MSNBC Breaking News Twitter feed, appropriately called @BreakingNews, made a rather odd blunder today -- tweeting something out from 1985 as breaking news.
Sure, this was a big story. The only problem? It was breaking news in 1985.
The story linked to has a clear dateline on it: "Mon, May. 13, 1985"
Twitter users quickly reacted to the mistake:
allen099: @BreakingNews Thank you for proving that yet again, research is not done much of the time. It's all about who's first. Thanks MSNBC.
PRStoetzer @BreakingNews This is a story from nearly 25 years ago!
stevehuff: Funnier than @BreakingNews accidentally tweeting a 25-yr-old news story - the stunning number of idiots unironically RT-ing it Twitter-wide.
Moments later, @BreakingNews caught wind of the error and posted a correction tweet: "Correction: Report of police confrontation with MOVE activists in Philadelphia is wrong; old story moved in Philly.com rss feed." Here's context on the 1985 bombing.
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