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Twitter, and what's wrong with electronic journalism today

Get ready for an onslaught of bad reporting brought to you breathlessly through Twitter as we head into the Free Agent market.

Here is a case in point: Everyone's favorite Tweeting Munchkin, Ken Rosenthal, told the world yesterday that the Rangers had the highest posting bid for the services of Hisashi Iwakuma. 

Then about an hour later, he was reporting that Oakland had the highest bid and that the Rangers' bid was too low.

That is quite a turnaround in approximately 60 minutes. What we get is rumor at the speed of light, but nobody is bothering to fact-check or provide context to the information.

Imagine Twitter in the late 1960s when it was rumored that Paul McCartney was dead. I don't think sports journalism will ever go back to being based on quality, but I do wish these idiots would refrain from Twittering whatever was just whispered in their ear until they've had a chance to fact-check.

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