Great Job, Internet!: Sports network issues correction apologizing to Redditor “wetbutt23”

Internet communities have become so pervasive and mainstream at this point that they are often given the credence and respect of legitimate organizations. When people want up-to-the-minute information, they look to Twitter or Reddit like one might check a ticker tape machine. It’s only when you take a step back and look at the username of your source (perhaps SmokeIt420 or digimonfan6969) that you realize, “Wait a minute. This is all very dumb.”

But dumb usernames aside, random people on the internet can still come through with a big scoop, forcing boring, real-world humans to apologize for ever doubting them. That’s exactly what happened this week when the Chicago White Sox announced they were trading pitcher Jose Quintana to the Cubs, much to the surprise of the media, including the local station CSN Chicago, who wrote:

In today’s digital age, it’s rare — maybe even unprecedented — for …

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