Here at The Atlantic Wire, we respect and value the social media editors who share the links that make our jobs easier. Sometimes though, we have no idea what they're talking about. So after a day of staring at Twitter, we're sharing our favorite head-scratchers
There's a long tradition of slapping sheepish, plain-spoken headlines on gross,vaguely regrettable blog posts, but this tweet misses the mark. There are just too many fame-hungry people in the news right now. The mucous in this story literally turned out to be mucous, but this same slug could also be used to hype Charlie Sheen and Donald Trump updates.
Fame-Hungry Mucous Goes to Great Lengths to Get on TV http://thehairpin.com/?p=6932
Leaving aside the self-parody involve in The Nation asking people to choose their favorite protest song, can a real protest song even be popular? If they were popular, wouldn't they cease to speak for the oppressed? Unclear. But apparently The Nation really did mean that "obscure or popular" bit: We've only heard three of their six "iconic gems" of the genre.
Protest songs address political issues & align w/ underdog. Obscure or popular, what's your favorite protest song? http://bit.ly/hDYcji
Worse than the lack of clarity regarding who is working for Bloomberg when and where, the "rock" in question isn't a ring. It's literally a rock. A nice rock, but still, a rock. The New York City Mayor gave one to Henry Goldman, the reporter with the tricky task of covering Michael Bloomberg for Bloomberg News.
If you cover Bloomberg while also working for him, he might - MIGHT - give you a rock. http://t.co/2uF6B85
The BBC has a soft spot for breathless, 'water is wet' scientific discoveries. But is it really necessary to quote the scientists from Hayashibara Great Ape Research Institute? Maybe if they just discovered apes have been hatching all these years, but not here.
Chimps give birth 'like humans' http://bbc.in/gmAvig