Saturday 25 October 2014

An online lesson for Gormley

Published 05/02/2013 | 04:00

ONE would expect the former leader of a government party to know better.

John Gormley created quite a bit of consternation on Sunday evening when he tweeted comments predicting a bleak future for one of the country's national newspapers.

As is the case with Twitter (and God knows we should all be conscious of the power of the internet by now), the message was set upon by journalists and members of the public, keen to know what the former Environment Minister knew. After the initial tweet in the early evening, the former Green Party leader retreated and wasn't heard from again.

Shortly after, word spread through Twitter that union officials had debunked the message.

We're not sure of the source of the information, but one thing has been highlighted yet again.

Nothing should be posted online that one is not prepared to stand over.

Irish Independent

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