Herald Reporter Defends Tweeting From Funeral

By: Jim Romenesko | Poynter.org

There’s a little controversy in Boston sports circles over Herald reporter Ian Rapoport tweeting at Myra Kraft’s funeral. (The New England Patriot owner’s wife died of cancer last week.) “I feel as though Ian Rapoport may have made an error in judgment,” writes a Boston Sports List contributor, “but it is these errors in judgment that lead to a line of people doing the same thing at the next given opportunity.” Rapoport told his followers: “So everyone debating has the facts: There was no tweeting during the service. Only before and after. All were respectful.” He also went on a radio show to explain his actions.

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