UPDATE:  The news version of this report
is much more traditional.  I guess I'm just not used to the Twitter
scene to understand this is probably fair game reporting.  It's just
not what I expected. 

They always told me in school that you're supposed to write to your audience.  Well, here is the Twitter conversation from The Dallas Morning News over the return of Nastia Liukin's return to DFW. Now don't get me wrong here, I'm glad she won her medals and all, and it is exciting that she's back home in DFW, but isn't this reporting just a wee bit a lot silly?

OMG, it's like wow, Dude, and like, she smiled at me.  I'm never going to wash my face again.  Like, I'm so excited.  She smiled at ME.  I think we'll be BFFs.  GTG.

Here, read for yourself:

dallas_news   A little less than an hour away from nastia's arrival and there's at least 100 people here awaiting her arrival. 90% of which are young … … about 3 hours ago from txt

dallas_news A little less than an hour away from nastia's arrival and there's at least 100 people here awaiting her arrival. 90% of which are young … … about 3 hours ago from txt

dallas_news One marriage proposal spotted thus far. Person count is around 150 with 30 minutes until arrival. about 2 hours ago from txt    

dallas_news 15 minutes until arrival and there's at least 200 mostly youngsters packed like sardines at gate b37 awaiting nastia. about 2 hours ago from txt    

dallas_news Former olympic gold medal gymnast carly Patterson is here to greet nastia as well. She's very proud of nastia's achievements. about (REALLY?! OMG)

dallas_news The young girls are shrieking and screaming and nastia isn't even here yet. Imagine 1000 sq ft area filled with 200 shrieking kiddos. about 2 hours ago from txt    

dallas_news Customs must be a pain. Nastia's plane has landed but.she still has not reached the gate area. about 2 hours ago from txt    

dallas_news And she's here with a chant and screams that could rival a cowboys game. about 1 hour ago from txt    

dallas_news Oh, it wasn't customs. Nastia spoke with troops that were heading to Afghanistan from the same gate. Nice. about 1 hour ago from txt    

dallas_news Nastia is well composed for just flying 12 hours halfway across the world. about 1 hour ago from txt    

dallas_news And she gets out the medals, which cleared the metal detectors, thankfully. about 1 hour ago from txt    

dallas_news You knew it was coming… Nastia is indeed single. A crazed male teenager asked her. about 1 hour ago from txt    

dallas_news Nastia's father, "if somebody cheated, shame on them." regarding ages of competitors. about 1 hour ago from txt    

dallas_news And nastia has made an exit. Police escorts will be taking her back home to Parker. Thanks for listening, folks. That wraps up the coverage about 1 hour ago from txt

Like wow.  This a newspaper paid a professional reporter to submit.   A NEWSPAPER.  An officially world-recognized news publication.   Like, wow.   I can't believe it.  And I read it.  Not sure which is worse. 





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