We feel the need to put a rattle in this post because that epitomizes NYT reporter John Schwartz — rattled by a post we did about something dumb he wrote on Twitter that wound up on Newsbusters. To recap what happened, Schwartz wrote a pretty nasty tweet involving the wedding of the son of a Newsbusters‘ writer. Sure, Schwartz apologized, and we all say, do and write dumb things sometimes. But naturally Newsbusters covered it anyhow.
To be sure, children of reporters are largely kept out of mocking, sarcastic Twitter battles.
But clearly not always.
Ultimately Newsbusters‘ Noel Sheppard said he forgave Schwartz and instructed readers to move on. How fast was everyone else supposed to move on? Well, apparently in Schwartz’s opinion, at the speed of light would be nice.
On the evening of the day FBDC wrote a story on it, Schwartz sent FishbowlDC an email. And then he followed up with another. Read more