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Fox reporter accidentally tweets hooker ad during State of the Union

By Ron Brynaert
Thursday, January 28, 2010 12:45 EDT
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A Fox News correspondent suggested President Obama’s first State of the Union Address had something to do with getting screwed Wednesday night but, oddly enough for the controversial network, it didn’t appear to be a deliberate faux pas.

Wonkette and Gawker are having fun at Major Garrett’s expense.

Wonkette mocks,

Last night, during the State of the Union, Fox News’ Major Garrett accidentally showed his support for a Las Vegas-based consortium of whores via Twitter. See, he Tweeted: “To overcome the numbing weight of our politics” and other Obama SOTU excerpts http://bit.ly/d6W Wed 27 Jan 18:22.” Except this URL does not redirect to whatever inane thing he had open in the tab next to the whores thing! The link opened to the whores themselves, one half of whom is pictured above, picking a wedgie like a gross person.

Garrett left the following Tweets:

I apologize. Bit.ly turned my original link to SOTU excerpts to a soft-porn link. NOT my intention. http://bit.ly/d6WZBu Wed 27 Jan 19:21

The link just posted works. Any frequent visitor here knows that is not my style. Sorry. Shld have caught it sooner. Wed 27 Jan 19:23

For those suckling snide syrup. I publicly acknowledged an innocent mistake and corrected it. If that’s not good enuf, take a hike. Wed 27 Jan 20:18

Gawker adds,

Haven’t ever seen bit.ly do that, but sometimes, lightning strikes. Sometimes it strikes twice: Garrett recently used Twitter to break the news that Obama will visit Las Vegas in February to stump for Harry Reid. Lightning would strike thrice if Garrett goes to Vegas with Obama, and if he’s planning that trip right now. So if you hear the phrase “Major Garrett, reporting from Las Vegas” any time soon, let this be the lesson: Always check your bit.ly’s before you tweet them. Check twice.

Excited last night — after live-Tweeting the SOTU — that his following on Twitter grew to over 13,000 strong, Garrett wrote, “Just passed 13K. As always, thank you for following. Will try to live up to your trust.”

 
 
 
 
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