WJFK's Mike Wise Suspended By Washington Post For Twitter Hoax
August 31, 2010 at 7:47 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO Sports WJFK (106.7 THE FAN)/WASHINGTON host and WASHINGTON POST columnist MIKE WISE told his listeners TODAY (8/31) that he has been suspended for one month by the POST for his TWITTER hoax MONDAY.
WISE used his personal TWITTER account to post that the NFL would suspend BEN ROETHLISBERGER five games for his off-field behavior, then told his WJFK listeners that the post was phony and intended to prove that people will believe, and reporters will print, anything.
The stunt drew considerable national attention, most negative, to WISE, who apologized on TUESDAY's show, saying, "My bosses at the POST feel I need a month to think about the severity of my actions ... I made a horrendous mistake."