Young Republican Caught Getting Two-Year Old News from 'The Newsroom'

Richard Lawson
The Atlantic Wire

Much like HBO's The Newsroom, Young Republicans National Policy Chairman Jason Whitman seems to be living two years in the past. You know, back when The Newsroom didn't exist. Yesterday, a parody Twitter account for The Newsroom's fake anchor Will McAvoy tweeted the following:

When will the media stop talking about the politically irrelevant Sarah Palin at CPAC? I'm devoting the hour to that topic tonight!

— Will McAvoy (@WillMcAvoy_ACN) March 16, 2013

Angered that someone would be so harsh to fair Sarah, Whitman jumped to her defense, tweeting: "It's odd that @WillMcAvoy_ACN is dedicating an entire hour of his show to "politically irrelevant" @SarahPalinUSA" So... oops! A helpful fellow twitterer pointed out that he was enraged about a fake newscaster on a fake television network (they could have also pointed out that joke was that people do spend a lot of time talking about how irrelevant Sarah Palin is, thus making her... relevant) and Whitman deleted the tweet. But luckily Romenesko has a screenshot.

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The poor guy. Wait until someone tells him about the Gabby Giffords episode.

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