"Where did you learn that naughty word?" shouts the incredulous mother to her eight year old son. "F&*(ing DNAinfo.com mom." he replies. Well good to know that four letter words are now part of standard programming on the new local news behemoth DNAinfo.com. MyTimesProse written by Mark Schipper who is a newspaperman and sportswriter is the latest tweeter to swear like a sailor on the defacto community news feed of Rogers Park. Apparently getting your sports news with F this and S that is part of life in this brave new world of Twitter and tweets. The above screenshot is from 9:20 am this morning.
Update #1 3/17/13 10:45 pm - (Time to embrace the new media) - What the f%^& the s$%^ was up with UCLA losing that day anyways? God d#$% it. MyTimesProse was spot on with its coverage come to think of it. "S^&* the F%^&n luck" indeed!
Please continue reading to see the screenshot of MyTimesProse
This isn't the first time that sportswriter Mark Schipper dropped the F bomb either. If you look at his Twitter page you see he used the F word back on March 14th.
" Mark Schipper @MyTimesProse
@TheBruinDen Fuck yeah. That was a huge comeback"
So DNAinfo.com is allowing a known writer who likes to swear onto their Twitter Feed. Is that normal? To look for community announcements and tolerate four letter words with your daily news? Not sure what the point of his Twitter account is either, this isn't California, so the percentage of people who care whether UCLA wins or loses is extremely low. Would make more sense to have someone tweeting about U of I or NW or anything midwestern on the Twitter feed.