USA Today is having a rough morning. It started with a “breaking” story tweet about Cormac McCarthy’s death:
Of course, McCarthy is not dead. A quick phone call before these tweets would’ve helped.
To make matters worse, USA Today didn’t bother to just tweet that they had made a mistake. The paper followed these tweets with “updates” about a false “report” that it grabbed from a parody Twitter account.
Noticing the USA Today/McCarthy drama, Penguin Random House had the perfect response:
Cormac McCarthy is alive and well and still doesn't care about Twitter.
— Penguin Random House (@penguinrandom) June 28, 2016