Someone over at 93.1 WIBC thought it would be funny to use the moment to take a shot at President Barack Obama. Screen grab courtesy of Joe Shoemaker.
I can just imagine the legendary voices of Indiana like Fred Heckman and Joe Pickett shaking their heads from news reporter heaven. Apparently, someone agreed with me. Later in the afternoon, WIBC posted this update.
I couldn't quite understand the context of the original Tweet, either. If you watched the coverage, it was clear the Baumgartner didn't do that alone. He did have help of a mission-control like ground crew. That was, in context, the original intention of Obama's oft-misinterpreted "You didn't build that" quote. Then again, I never try to reason with the folks that distort the President's comments for political gain.
I received a Tweet from WIBC's Larry Downes. Here it is.
WIBC and Downes should be commended for how they handled this situation. I always appreciate stand up people and organizations.