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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
AIM Ignores Own Advice on Dumping Expired Political Titles
Topic: Accuracy in Media

In a Nov. 27 Accuracy in Media post, Don Irvine repeats an item in The Hill retiring or losing politicians for needing new Twitter handles to reflect a status that doesn't include their former titles.

That rule doesn't seem to apply to the bylines of AIM writers, though. As we've noted, newly minted columnist and former Sen. Bob Smith includes "Senator Bob" in his byline, even though he hasn't been a senator for years. Indeed, a column by Smith published by AIM two days before Irvine's post carries the "Senator Bob" byline.

Double standard much, Don?

Posted by Terry K. at 5:05 PM EST
Updated: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 9:14 PM EST

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