Sunday afternoon, news began spreading of the death of Robin Gibb, one of the founding members of the Bee-Gees. MSNBC’s Breaking News Twitter feed screwed the pooch by rushing out the following tweet:
Bee Gees co-founder Robin Gobb dies at 62, family statement says on.msnbc.com/4dpW6f
— msnbc Breaking News (@msnbc_breaking) May 20, 2012
Yes, that’s right. The family statement says that Robin GOBB died. You know? From the legendary band, The Boo-Goos? Thanks, MSNBC! Next thing you know, they’ll be tweeting out that he died from a terminal case of Night Fever.
While that’s a pretty embarrassing typo, they have yet to delete the incorrect tweet or issue a follow-up clarifying their mistake.