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Rick Bayless Journalist Twitter Smackdown

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Writer Lynn Sweet from the Chicago Sun-Times assumed that Chicago chef Rick Bayless was tweeting from inside the White House while making preparations for today's State Dinner (which is like, against the rules). So Sweet called him out on it in a story with the headline "Rick Bayless, Obama State Dinner guest chef not muzzled, Twittering from White House kitchen," accusing him of "going around the White House communications team." Bayless, rightly outraged (he was in his hotel room when he tweeted, oops!), demanded an apology on Twitter, and Sweet complied with a totally weak correction, or "clarification."

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