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Sports Business Reporters Richard Sandomir, Darren Rovell Spar On Twitter
Published February 20, 2012
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The N.Y. Times' Richard Sandomir and CNBC's Darren Rovell Friday engaged in an extensive back and forth on Twitter that "exploded into a ferocious battle," according to Matt Yoder of AWFUL ANNOUNCING. The dispute began after Sandomir broke the news of the MSG/Time Warner agreement on Twitter and Rovell confirmed the report. Below are a few of the tweets sent by the two sports business reporters.
Rovell: "Confirmed @RichSandomir's report on MSG-TWC deal."
Sandomir: "@darrenrovell Gee, thanks! You confirmed a solid story that didn't need your confirming. You're so keen."
Rovell: "@RichSandomir how much credit are u looking for? I was driving in my car and [WFAN-AM's Mike] Francesa didn't have the courtesy to credit u."
Sandomir: "@darrenrovell When you say 'confirmed,' it sounds as if it's not official until you say it. Can't you just RT?"
Rovell: "Thats what I have to do if I don't report it."
Sandomir: "@darrenrovell I don't want ur credit if it means you 'confirmed' it; that's gauche; means my work needs your imprimatur.It doesn't."
Rovell: "Noted. Wont credit you anytime you report something before me."
The two continued their back and forth. View the entire conversation (AWFULANNOUNCING.com, 2/17).