After learning of a conviction in the murder of former Navy SEAL and author of American Sniper Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield, Los Angeles ABC owned station KABC quickly tweeted out the news. Unfortunately for KABC, the tweet was wrong.
MT @MelanieBPrice: Double check everything. Mistakes like this cannot be undone. pic.twitter.com/rY82Pv7LJI #AmericanSniperTrial @ABC7
— Michael Aaron (@michaelfaaron) February 25, 2015
They later corrected it.
CORRECTION: Eddie Ray Routh found guilty in murder of #AmericanSniper Chris Kyle
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) February 25, 2015
But by then, the damage had been done.
@ABC7 You are a news organization correct? Stop screwing this up.
— Brint Richter (@brintrichter) February 25, 2015
@ABC7 not only was that a tremendous mistake but this is as well. Routh was found guilty in the murder of TWO people.
— Melanie Price (@MelanieBPrice) February 25, 2015