Gawker's Romney Docs Set Off Journalistic Twitter War

08/23/2012 05:09 pm ET
  • Bonnie Kavoussi Master's student in economics, the University of Michigan

Two financial journalists got into a Twitter war on Thursday over the newsworthiness of Mitt Romney-related financial documents released by Gawker.

Just an hour and a half after the site published hundreds of pages of leaked documents tied to the Republican presidential candidate, Fortune senior editor Dan Primack dismissed the documents as "worthless," arguing that many of the revelations had been previously disclosed.

Heidi Moore, the New York bureau chief for Marketplace, shot back on Twitter:

Check out the Twitter exchange that followed:

Even other finance reporters joined the fray:

Who do you think won the debate? Let us know in the comments!

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