The Associated Press tweeted early Tuesday that members of Congress were "fall[ing] over each other to support Israel" while "much of the world watches Gaza war in horror."
As much of world watches Gaza war in horror, members of Congress fall over each other to support Israel: http://t.co/DepO2etLQS— The Associated Press (@The Associated Press)1406628006.0
A few hours later, the AP "revised" the tweet.
Many U.S. lawmakers strongly back Israel in Gaza war (revises wording in this @AP tweet: http://t.co/RZs5dh0m2L ): http://t.co/OvBKx75U6Z— The Associated Press (@The Associated Press)1406644841.0
The AP did not say why precisely it revised its original tweet, which, as Twitchy noted, was taken from the opening paragraphs of one of its news stories that was also subsequently altered. Plenty of Twitter users, on the other hand, jumped on the AP for editorializing.
As much of world watches Gaza war in horror, the @AP falls over itself with editorializing non sequitur headlines.— Tominator *️⃣ (@Tominator *️⃣)1406628717.0
@AP Is this tweet for real? Or are you just waving your Hamas flag a little too highly right now? This is despicable. #IsraelUnderFire— vinniecocoa (@vinniecocoa)1406637099.0
@AP removing the liberal / progressive slant... Nice touch— Texas Guy (@Texas Guy)1406645807.0
This is the second time in two weeks the wire service has garnered attention for one of its tweets.
(H/T: Jim Romenesko)
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