Political pundit/spinmeister Lanny Davis tried to send some private Direct Messages to actress Morgan Fairchild last night, but he ended up tweeting to the world instead.
Looks like he’s been working on figuring out how to privately communicate with Fairchild for a few days now:
@morgfair hey Morgan send me email – nice to hear from you. Lanny
— Lanny Davis (@LannyDavis) July 4, 2012
For her part, Fairchild valiantly tried to get Davis up to speed on the intricacies of DM’ing:
@LannyDavis Direct message-if you look in upper right corner & hit little head outline-it's one of options under that-only we can see mssg
— Morgan Fairchild (@morgfair) July 4, 2012
Alas, it was to no avail.
This was one of the more notable mistweet episodes in recent memory. Naturally Twitter took the opportunity to poke some fun:
yes, go ahead with message “@LannyDavis: Waiting for you to confirm you are receiving as Direct Message – just us.”
— HubrisSonic (@HubrisSonic) July 7, 2012
Just went back through @LannyDavis 's timeline. I don't think he even realizes he is using a computer.
— AG (@AG_Conservative) July 7, 2012
Shhh. Nobody tell him otherwise. RT @LannyDavis: Waiting for you to confirm you are receiving as Direct Message – just us.
— Tony Ortega (@VoiceTonyO) July 7, 2012
Please, please please, just let Lanny Davis flirt with Morgan Fairchild. He is a Weiner in the making if you just let him go.
— Tooth Fairy Denier (@FunkynFortunate) July 7, 2012
— Rick (@StrokesofCandor) July 7, 2012
— Pants = Tyranny (@ShaneWright22) July 7, 2012
— Awesome Jinx™®©° (@Jennyjinx) July 7, 2012
— William K. Wolfrum (@Wolfrum) July 7, 2012
Davis quietly deleted the Direct Message misfires after Twitchy captured them this morning.