Trying to tweet a quote from a New York Times story went very, very wrong for the Bleacher Report NBA account Wednesday. The key part of the since-deleted tweet in question is seen above; here’s a screencap of the whole tweet, and the 152 retweets and 790 likes it had shortly after posting.
Hoffman, the New York Times writer tagged in the tweet, pointed out that this Bleacher Report tweet was actually a quote from a piece on Tatum from his colleague Sopan Deb, that it didn’t include a link to that piece, and that it spelled Tatum’s name wrong.
Other than crediting me rather than Sopan, not including a link, and spelling Tatum’s name wrong this is a great tweet https://t.co/LyXnFRb6LB
— Benjamin Hoffman (@BenHoffmanNYT) April 17, 2019
Deb also called this out:
First of all, it’s Tatum. Secondly, POST A LINK TO THE STORY I WROTE. https://t.co/5p7YBvzpNs
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) April 17, 2019
Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the tweet?
[Benjamin Hoffman on Twitter; The New York Times]