TWEEPS MESSING WITH REPORTERS
Maybe it was because they all got burned by re-reporting it themselves.
Look, if you didn't get the scoop yourself, you should check it out before you go and post anything yourself. I understand we live in a world where immediacy is of the utmost importance, but really, shouldn't accuracy come ahead of that?
How hard would it be to take a minute or five to double check what somebody else put out there rather than assume it's gospel?
Former Flyer Joffrey Lupul had some fun at the media's expense in response to the rumor that he was traded to Long Island that was retweeted by a couple local reporters.
He made a point to suggest that at least one writer "writes first and asks questions later."
The point here is, your best reporters aren't going to go gaga on twitter everyday filling your feed with useless info or bad reports.
As for the fake twitter account guys... keep it up. You keep the real hockey scribes honest.
Instead, they're going to only give you news when there's actually news.
Find those guys and follow them.
And if the fake twitter folk are exposing other writers as hacks, so be it.