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April 15, 2014

US Air Won't Fire Employee for Pornographic Tweet

The company says they've concluded the incident was inadvertent and an "honest mistake," so they won't be firing the employee responsible.

It did seem odd, you know -- the actual tweet to the customer was, as a verbal matter, entirely conciliatory and corporate-friendly. Which is what made the appended picture so funny.

It was so incongruous. It wouldn't have been so funny if the verbal portion of the tweet was "F*** you you ******* ****."

They haven't explained how this happened, but, who knows. Once a picture link is copied, you can't actually tell what the picture is from the link. (As I well know, given my own inadvertent picture-posting.)

I think it's a good thing that US Airways thinks a simple apology for a mistake is adequate in this case. And I suppose it's good that not everyone demanded a scalp here.

And yet... it sure would be nice if more of the country also didn't demand scalps for other Beyond The Pale mistakes, like donating $1000 to Proposition 8.

Thanks to @johnekdahl.

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