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Aide’s Terrible Slip of the Twitter Tongue

15740027Top White House aide Dan Pfeiffer may soon think twice about shooting the breeze on serious topics on Twitter, especially when the n-word can quickly become the b-word. When the Assistant and Senior Advisor to President Obama shot out a tweet with “bigger” in it this morning, the word came back with an “n” in place of the “b.”

The Twittersphere went nuts.

And word is getting out fast. Outlets like Politico, TWT and The Daily Caller are already publishing posts on it.

The offending tweet at 9:50 a.m. was to NYT‘s Jonathan Martin: “@jmartNYT also a much nigger factor on the right.”

Just four minutes later Pfeiffer wrote, “Obviously a horrendous typo in my previous tweet. My apologies.”

But in cases like these, the damage was done.

Unknown-3And how did perfectly intelligent and other people react?

Ben Yelin: “Oh Dear God, that’s a bad one.”

Brandt: “Kind of surprised autocorrect let that through.”

Bloomberg BNA’s Alex Parker: “Woah dude might want to delete that fast.”

Obama supporter Jon Berry: “Typo?”

The Hill’s Jonathan Easley:

ComfyPaws: “Freudian slip LOL.”

JWF: “Sorry, too late. Racist.”

 

 

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