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‘This is twitter, not an article’ - ?

There’s an interesting online dustup today in which a reporter for the site disparaged the Senate’s senior member in Twitter posts while the senator spoke at a packed public hearing, and then, when called on it by another reporter on Twitter, responded, “This is twitter, not an article being written.” Idaho Statesman columnist Dan Popkey writes about the exchange on his blog; you can read his post here.

Interestingly, this comes just after Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador fired his spokesman, Phil Hardy, for a racy Super Bowl tweet that Hardy accidentally and briefly posted from Labrador's congressional Twitter account.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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