(MOBILE, Ala.) - The editors of the University of South Alabama’s campus newspaper have issued a written apology after a politically charged tweet with an expletive was posted on their Twitter account.
The Vanguard’s apology in Monday’s paper said, "The Vanguard apologizes for a tweet sent in error that contained profanity. It was not intended to be sent on The Vanguard account and we are sorry to those that were offended. Protocol for sending tweets has been altered and it will not happen again."
One of the editors told Local 15 it was a Twitter account mix-up, and a staff member posted on the Vanguard Twitter account when they meant to post it on their personal account.
Sunday morning’s tweet read, “Can’t want [sic] to tell Romney supporters to sit the [expletive deleted] down on Tuesday. #Obama2012.”
Some students fired back on Twitter, posting “What an ignorant tweet written by an ignorant person,” and “Way to be unbiased…I will not be reading your paper anymore. #badjournalism.”
One of the editors told Local 15 the new Twitter protocol involves guidelines for staff members tweeting on their phones.