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Biden debate gaffe sends viewers in digital circles

Biden debate gaffe sends viewers in digital circlesMinutes after Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden bungled his closing statement in Wednesday’s debate by telling voters to go to a campaign website that did not exist, a college student was using the URL for a spoof election bid. Biden misspoke by directing viewers to “go to Joe30330″ rather than “text JOE to 30330,” setting off a flurry of jokes on Twitter about the 76-year-old’s ineptitude with technology and a digital race to buy similar domain names. Josh Fayer, a 21-year-old public relations student at Syracuse University in New York, said he had just stopped watching the debate when a friend texted to say he had bought the domain name the former vice president cited.



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Democratic debate: Joe Biden gaffe sends viewers to spoof website supporting Pete Buttigieg

Democratic debate: Joe Biden gaffe sends viewers to spoof website supporting Pete ButtigiegIt took just minutes for the spoof website to be set up.Moments after US presidential hopeful Joe Biden had directed voters to a campaign site that did not exist during Wednesday’s Democrat leadership debate, some wag had grabbed the URL and set up a fake – in support of rival Pete Buttigieg.Mr Biden’s gaffe – in which he told viewers to “go to Joe30330” rather than “text JOE to 30330” – was seen by many to raise serious questions about the 76-year-old’s understanding of digital technology.But, for others, it was a starting gun on an online race to buy the domain name cited by the former vice-president.Josh Fayer, a 21-year-old public relations student at Syracuse University in New York, said he had just stopped watching the debate when a friend texted to say he had managed to grab the rights to Joe30330.The pair decided to redirect it to Mr Fayer’s parody presidential campaign site “Josh for America”, which he had launched as an April Fool’s joke this year.The site introduces him as “the first Gen Z’er to declare candidacy for this office” and includes a video that stated his platform of “no homework in college”.He told the Reuters news agency: “I don’t have any broader ambitions for a fake exploratory committee. I didn’t file any of the paperwork.”He initially said he did not want to endorse any presidential candidate but, by Thursday morning, the site’s donate button sent visitors to a page inviting them to contribute to the campaign of “our good friend Pete Buttigieg”.The campaign for Mr Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.A spokesman for Mr Biden campaign also declined to comment.



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Trump blames rain and teleprompter for his July 4 speech gaffe

Trump blames rain and teleprompter for his July 4 speech gaffePresident Trump on Friday blamed inclement weather and a malfunctioning teleprompter for his odd riff on air travel during the American Revolution.



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Ocasio-Cortez joins criticism of Fox News after '3 Mexican countries' on-air gaffe

Ocasio-Cortez joins criticism of Fox News after '3 Mexican countries' on-air gaffeOcasio-Cortez joined a chorus of social media critics who tore into Fox News an error onscreen that said Trump had cut "aid to 3 Mexican countries."



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Trump says 'Tim Apple' gaffe was on purpose

Trump says 'Tim Apple' gaffe was on purposeWidely mocked for calling Apple CEO Tim Cook “Tim Apple” to his face, President Donald Trump came up with an explanation Monday: it wasn’t a gaffe, he was just being succinct. “I quickly referred to Tim + Apple as Tim/Apple as an easy way to save time & words,” Trump explained on his Twitter feed.



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Trump says 'Tim Apple' gaffe was on purpose

Trump says 'Tim Apple' gaffe was on purposeWidely mocked for calling Apple CEO Tim Cook “Tim Apple” to his face, President Donald Trump came up with an explanation Monday: it wasn’t a gaffe, he was just being succinct. “I quickly referred to Tim + Apple as Tim/Apple as an easy way to save time & words,” Trump explained on his Twitter feed.



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President Trump's gaffe touts 'abolition of civil rights' at National Prayer Breakfast

President Trump's gaffe touts 'abolition of civil rights' at National Prayer Breakfast"Many of our greatest strides … have been led by people of faith," Trump said.



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A first class gaffe: Cathay to honour cheap ticket error

A first class gaffe: Cathay to honour cheap ticket errorScores of savvy travellers will be sipping heavily discounted champagne in first class recliners on Cathay Pacific flights this year after the airline agreed to honour tickets that were mistakenly sold at a fraction of their value. Airline and travel blogs went into overdrive on New Year’s Eve after eagle-eyed shoppers noticed the carrier was offering first and business class tickets on its website from Vietnam to the United States and Canada for as little as $ 670. It took two days for Cathay to publicly acknowledge the error with the airline on Wednesday saying it would indeed honour the cheap fares.



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A first class gaffe: Cathay to honour cheap ticket error

A first class gaffe: Cathay to honour cheap ticket errorScores of savvy travellers will be sipping heavily discounted champagne in first class recliners on Cathay Pacific flights this year after the airline agreed to honour tickets that were mistakenly sold at a fraction of their value. Airline and travel blogs went into overdrive on New Year’s Eve after eagle-eyed shoppers noticed the carrier was offering first and business class tickets on its website from Vietnam to the United States and Canada for as little as $ 670. It took two days for Cathay to publicly acknowledge the error with the airline on Wednesday saying it would indeed honour the cheap fares.



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Rick Santorum tries to correct his 'CPR' gaffe by digging an even deeper hole

Rick Santorum tries to correct his 'CPR' gaffe by digging an even deeper holeSentient mayonnaise blob Rick Santorum was back on CNN on Wednesday trying to walk back some controversial comments he made about the Parkland shooting survivor teens and still somehow wound up doubling down on his original comments.  Santorum faced backlash after, over the weekend, he said students taking part in the March For Our Lives would be better off "maybe taking CPR classes or trying to deal with situations that when there is a violent shooter that you can actually respond to that." Speaking to CNN's Chris Cuomo on Wednesday, Santorum said, "I did misspeak in using the term CPR." But that was the extent to which Santorum made any sense.  Here is more from Santorum's line of thinking: Right, okay, Rick, you just described the organizations behind March For Our Lives, so I'm not sure I see where you're going. Or like March For Our Lives? But go on.  You mean the huge rallies across the country in support of bringing an end to gun violence are avoiding the issue of gun violence in schools and not unifying? Rick. Your sweater vest is too tight. After Cuomo called out Santorum and his ilk for "going after these kids, who are survivors, in the interest of political expediency," Santorum tried to wriggle free from everything he had previously said through several minutes of sparring with Cuomo. But he stood by his point that there were better ways for the students to help prevent school violence. Like take CPR, I guess? WATCH: In the farms of the future, tractors will no longer require human drivers



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