Saturday, December 8, 2012
MN Basketball Hub tweet said 'Fridley (0) at Eagan (77)' but the linked post reported that the Eagles actually posted 45 points.
A @mnbasketballhub tweeted typo in the final score of zero points for Fridley in Friday's Fridley-Eagan boys basketball game set off an avalanche of incredulous retweets, but the link at MN Basketball Hub reported the more believable result: Eagan 77, Fridley 45. If you can't see it above, check out the Storify that tells the tale.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Hoffman's tweet about Goodwin is gone—as are all her other tweets.
The Twitter acount at the center of a Minnesota Senate ethics case disappeared Wednesday. The "@gretchenmh" account belonging to Sen. Gretchen Hoffman (R-10) no longer exists, according to Twitter. That's the account at which Hoffman posted a tweet May 18 about Sen. Barb Goodwin (DFL-50) that prompted an ethics complaint. (See video.) A Senate subcommittee met for five and a half hours Monday before resolving to offer Hoffman a deal: Apologize in writing to Goodwin, delete the tweet, and post a link to our resolution, and we'll dismiss the complaint. The resolution asks Hoffman to use the Twitter account that as of Wednesday is not active. (See PDF of subcommittee's resolution.) Fridley Patch sent email requests for comment late Wednesday …
Monday, June 13, 2011
Complaint concerned tweet about Sen. Barb Goodwin.
A state senator who tweeted that a colleague called mentally ill people disparaging names will have an ethics complaint against her dropped if she deletes the tweet, tweets a link and apologizes. That was the decision that a Senate panel reached Monday evening after five and half hours of testimony and debate that often tested the four panel-members' patience—and their understanding of Twitter. At issue was a May 18 tweet and a later press statement from Sen. Gretchen Hoffman (R-10) in which she said Sen. Barb Goodwin (DFL-50) had referred to mentally ill people as "idiots and imbeciles" in a Senate-floor speech about health and human services funding. In her speech, Goodwin used those terms, as well as "the insane," to describe how the …
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Senator says she assumed colleague had deleted it.
With an ethics hearing into the affair two days away, state Sen. Barb Goodwin (DFL-50) said Saturday she was "shocked and unhappy" to see that a colleague has not deleted a Twitter message accusing her of applying disparaging terms to mentally ill people. Goodwin said via email she assumed that Sen. Gretchen Hoffman (R-10) had removed the tweet—until she followed a link to it in Hoffman's Twitter stream in a Fridley Patch article Thursday: I was really shocked and unhappy about it. I believed it had come down after the first couple of days. That's a long time for people with mental illness and their families to assume anyone in the Legislature would say such awful things. No Conflict Another familiar Fridley face will be present Monday …
Friday, May 20, 2011
Sen. Barb Goodwin said tweet's 'false accusations' degrade the state Senate.
State Sen. Ann Rest will file an ethics complaint Friday morning on behalf of Sen. Barb Goodwin, whose remarks about past policy at state mental hospitals inspired a critical and controversial message on Twitter from another state senator, Gretchen Hoffman. That's according to a comment Goodwin posted at Fridley Patch early Friday, in which Goodwin said she has not received the apology she'd asked for from Hoffman, whose tweet accused Goodwin of calling the mentally ill "idiots and imbeciles" during debate over the health and human services bill on the Senate floor. Goodwin's new comment also references Michael Brodkorb, the state Republican Party deputy chair who retweeted Hoffman's message. She does not mention state Rep. Kirk Stensrud, …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
On Twitter, Sen. Gretchen Hoffman claimed Goodwin called the mentally ill epithets she actually decried.
UPDATED: State Sen. Barb Goodwin (DFL-50) lodged an impassioned complaint (see video) on the Minnesota Senate floor after a colleague, Sen. Gretchen Hoffman (R-10), misattributed slurs against mentally ill people to her on Twitter. Hoffman's tweet asserted that Goodwin had called the mentally ill "idiots and imbeciles." Goodwin was speaking against Republicans' health and human services spending bill Wednesday evening when she made reference to terms like "idiots" and "imbeciles" that the state used to apply to the mentally ill, as well as to others committed to state mental hospitals. (See video.) Hoffman tweeted: #Sen Goodwin just called people with mental illness- idiots and imbeciles- while debating HHS bill #offensive #mndfl #mnsrc #…