When this tweet showed up on New England Cable News' Twitter feed a bit ago, folks — including our colleagues here in the Boston.com/Globe newsroom — were stunned.
(If you didn't know, Massachusetts' governor and lieutenant governor are limited to two four-year terms.)
NECN quickly (as in less-than-a-minute quickly) retracted the report.
The reaction in the Twittersphere was ... interesting.
Deval Patrick just had a reelection campaign that lasted for about 30 seconds. NECN corrects. Patrick was joking about running for 3rd term.— Matt Viser (@mviser) March 20, 2013
Already, @NECN finds itself becoming the butt of some jokes, like this one:
#NECNBREAKINGNEWS Red Sox have traded for Alex Rodriguez, will try him out in starting rotation.— David S. Bernstein (@dbernstein) March 20, 2013