ScotusBlog Trolls the Dumb, Angry People Who Yell at It by Mistake

We collect the 10 most sarcastic, funny and bewildered reactions the independent news agency had when it was trolled by mistake following the Supreme Court ruling yesterday.

learn more about Linda Lacina

By Linda Lacina Originally published Jun 30, 2014

Navigating health-care reform hasn't be easy. And today, a number of angry social media users realized Twitter can be just as hard.

Monday, the Supreme Court announced a much-awaited decision involving crafts retailer Hobby Lobby -- namely whether its owners' religious beliefs could exempt it from a key provision of the Affordable Care Act and include certain contraceptives in its healthcare plan. The court ruled for Hobby Lobby.

Related: Supreme Court: Hobby Lobby Can't Be Forced to Buy Contraceptive Coverage

Many people who weren't following the case -- or the English language -- particularly closely became confused by two similar Twitter handles: the Supreme Court of the United States of America (@SCOTUS), the highest court in our fine land, and ScotusBlog (@ScotusBlog), an independent news agency that reports on the highest court in the land. Those angry about the ruling yelled at @ScotusBlog by mistake and the agency decided to have a little fun.

Related: Don't Make These Social-Media Blunders That Businesses Keep Repeating

Here's what can happen when you Tweet at smart people irresponsibly, folks. A man warned is a man half saved.

Linda Lacina

Entrepreneur Staff

Linda Lacina is the former managing editor at Entrepreneur.com. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Smart Money, Dow Jones MarketWatch and Family Circle. Email her at llacina@entrepreneur.com. Follow her at @lindalacina on Twitter. 

Related Topics

Editor's Pick

Have More Responsibilities at Work, But No Pay Bump? Use This Script to Get the Raise You Deserve.
Black and Asian Founders Face Opposition at All Levels — Here's Why That Has to Change
Leadership

Is Giving a TEDx Talk Really Worth It? Answer These 3 Questions First.

Giving a TEDx Talk is more than a passion project; it's a big investment. Here's how to think about returns.

Business News

'Work for a Millennial': Employee's Viral Email Exchange With Boss Emotionally Praises Millennials in Management Positions

In a video that's been viewed more than 1.8 million times, 28-year-old realtor Kristen Mahon shared an email exchange with her boss, who she estimates is 6 to 7 years older than her.

Career

7 Common Obstacles Aspiring Authors Face — and How to Overcome Them

Here are a few tips that will help you start writing that book you always dreamed about.

Employee Experience & Recruiting

Ready to Hire? Here are the Best Recruiting Platforms.

When it's time to hire, finding quality job candidates doesn't need to be complicated. Job search sites can help you recruit and retain talent no matter your budget.

Business News

A 6-Year-Old Ordered Almost $1,000 Worth Of Grubhub — And Tipped 25% on Each Order

Mason Stonehouse of Chesterfield, Michigan, grabbed his dad's phone and treated himself to chicken sandwiches, ice cream, and more.