Friday, September 13, 2013

Must not say that a politician is boring?

The under-fire editor of Newsnight acknowledged his 'boring snoring' Twitter blunder last night by having #fail written next to his name on the show's closing credits.

Ian Katz was forced to issue a series of humbling public apologies after he slurred Labour's senior frontbencher Rachel Reeves to 26,000 followers after an interview on Monday night.

At the end of the first Newsnight since the error, Mr Katz, who is only in his second week in the job, decided to run #fail next to his Twitter handle @iankatz1000.

Yesterday furious Labour party officials vowed to boycott the programme in protest warned the Opposition's 'confidence in the impartiality and fairness' in the BBC had been undermined.

The former Guardian deputy editor had thought that his post was a private message but ended up tweeting it to his more than 26,000 followers.

The message, which was subsequently deleted, appears to have been meant in reply to a comment about the programme.

Mr Katz tweeted: 'Tnks ... except for boring snoring rachel reeves ... playout was fun tho, wasn't it? telly MUCH netter (sic) than snooooozepapers innit.'

The post prompted an apparently sarcastic reply from shadow treasury chief secretary Ms Reeves, who simply said 'thanks...'.


1 comment:

Dean said...

It's amazing that anyone thinks what is posted on social media is private. How ignorant of the facts of internet can one be?

Totally ignorant, it seems.