Buzzfeed reporter omits important chunk of Rupert Murdoch tweet; Updated

http://twitter.com/#!/BuzzFeedAndrew/status/223098705375543296

So, what did Kaczynski leave off? Only the 101 characters Murdoch used to qualify his statement.

Climate change very slow but real. So far all cures worse than disease. Shale gas huge breakthrough for US. Half carbon of coal and oil.

— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) July 11, 2012

Whoops! Twitterers called him out for his glaring omission.

Where's the rest of his tweet? RT @BuzzFeedAndrew RT @rupertmurdoch: Climate change very slow but real.

— drew (@FigDrewton) July 11, 2012

Parliamentary inquiry RT @FigDrewton Where's the rest of his tweet? RT @BuzzFeedAndrew RT @rupertmurdoch: Climate change very slow but real.

— William Newton ن (@wbdnewton) July 11, 2012

@BuzzFeedAndrew Is it really an RT when you cut off half of what he's saying?

— Andrew Valenti (@therealAValenti) July 11, 2012

MT @rupertmurdoch: Climate change very slow but real. So far all cures worse than disease. <—why omit this sentence, @BuzzFeedAndrew?

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) July 11, 2012

Kaczynski quickly apologized:

@NathanWurtzel @rupertmurdoch Because I was lazy and I'm sorry.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) July 11, 2012

@BuzzFeedAndrew @NathanWurtzel @rupertmurdoch Lazy? It took more effort to edit that tweet than to cleanly RT it. Weird.

— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) July 11, 2012

@CuffyMeh @NathanWurtzel @rupertmurdoch Yeah, I said I was sorry should have included the other part. I'm not pushing an agenda.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) July 11, 2012

AlexaShrugged kindly pointed out the difference between a regular retweet (RT) and a modified retweet (MT):

@BuzzFeedAndrew Let me introduce you to the concept of a "Modified Tweet" if you are editing a RT, you write MT so people know it's modified

— AlexaShrugged (@AlexaShrugged) July 11, 2012

@AlexaShrugged Thanks I appreciate that.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) July 11, 2012

@BuzzFeedAndrew np!

— AlexaShrugged (@AlexaShrugged) July 11, 2012

Kaczynski seems contrite enough, but he would do well to remember that astute Twitterers will find out when they’re not getting the full story. Let’s hope he takes Alexa’s advice to heart.

(h/t @Slublog)

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.@BuzzFeedAndrew won't ever forget the difference between an RT and an MT after this: http://t.co/CsfMR42u -SD

— TwitchyTeam (@TwitchyTeam) July 11, 2012

@TwitchyTeam You bet!

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) July 11, 2012

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Update:

It would seem that Kaczynski also left out a few details of his own Twitter knowledge. Only yesterday, he debated what constitutes an MT with Adam Baldwin:

@adamsbaldwin @NolteNC @AllenWest That's not really a MT.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) July 11, 2012

@adamsbaldwin I wasn't denying my answer I was just saying by definition that wasn't really a MT.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) July 11, 2012

C’mon, Andrew. If you’re indeed a “researcher/reporter,” feigning ignorance should be beneath you. Twitter never forgets — and we’ll be keeping our eye on you.