Ooph! When it comes to epic screwups, this is up there.
CBS News sent a tweet during Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game linking to a story about Derek Jeter, who just so happened to be the biggest focus of the entire game. The only problem is they screwed up his name. Badly.
What do you think, did the person running the Twitter account mix Jeter and Michael Jordan? Jeter and Michael Jackson?
After an embarrassing mistake like that, you figure CBS News might poke fun at themselves for the blunder. But 10 minutes after leaving the tweet up there for all of mankind to laugh at them, they finally decided to address matters. They disappointingly played it straight:
Whoops, we meant to say DEREK Jeter takes bow at his final All-Star game http://t.co/csJROOgNWU
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 16, 2014