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Gordon Smart ‘Stole’ My Tweet: Sun Journalist Caught Out On Twitter

THE Chile Miners sensation is a chance to see how journalism works and how desperate the tabloids are to remain relevant in the face of electronic media.  The Sun’s Gordon Smart – the paper’s showbiz hack – will take your tweets and then seem to pass them off as his own.

One week on from the Sun’s TV editor Lucy Connelly taking our story about X Factor singer Katie Waissell’s link to BMG records and Sharon Osbourne and sticking it on the tabloid’s front page without a single mention of Anorak– and, yep, she called and said that she would – Gordon Smart seems to have stolen a man’s Tweet.

READ: How The X Factor And Sony BMG Fixed It For Katie Waissel, aka Katie Vogel

On the redpassion thread, ‘fezbob’ writes:

What is it with journos and robbing stuff from me? I sent a comment to the Sun’s showbiz editor Gordon Smart on Twitter to ask him a question, next thing I know he’s nicked my jokes about Kriss Akabusi going down there!


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Posted: 13th, October 2010 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment (1)