Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Maybe it's just me. . .

but I find myself losing all respect for a news anchor when, in the midst of an interview or a story, they say "Let me read some tweets that have been coming in. . ."

Of course I know what they mean; and yes, I get that they're trying to remain "hip" and "uber-cool" in order to reach and maintain a younger audience.

But still. Can you imagine Walter Cronkite saying "Wow - what a great picture of Neil Armstrong on the moon. And sexydude456 just tweeted 'An amazing day for America!'"

No. Listener comments, sure. Audience feedback - absolutely. But can we cut with the 'tweet' language when dealing with solid news stories?

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