In the Bad Taste category we have Rocky Mtn News

This was on TechCrunch, I thought it warranted a local POV

First I do gotta give Rocky Mtn News props for being down with and using twitter, rock on. However that good juju is completely wiped out for twittering a 3 year old’s funeral.

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Berry Morson should probably apologize. I’m certainly no arbiter of good taste and political correctness, but really, twittering from a funeral. The funeral of a three year old who died in a car accident? Dude come on!

Twitter, brightkite, pownce, etc are great, and allow everyone, including news agencies, and such to communicate with their communities, but really, the “good taste” line doesn’t go away, or move back any.

I call shame on Berry and the Rocky Mtn News.

2 Comments so far

  1. Jason Ackerman (den_jason) on September 14th, 2008 @ 9:53 am


    "people again are sobbing" – really?

    i’m with you man, this is just offsides.

  2. Aaron DeLay (den_aaron) on September 15th, 2008 @ 1:56 am

    Totally bonkers. I mean, there’s journalism…and then there’s this. Twitter can be used to break important news ITEMS, but not broadcast stuff like this. Updates on Hurricanes from the scene? Yes. Politics? Hell yes! But reporting like this?

    I do more than call shame. I call stupidity. Someone has lost touch with how to report the news and still keep that line of decency. And that someone is The Rocky. I had heard about this story a bit…but finally saw this that you posted.

    Terrible work Rocky. I’d go so far as to say you should be paying me to do your reporting. At least I know what good and smart reporting is!

    Yeesh. (off soapboax)

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