Minn. Dems Red-Faced Over Email Error
Blue language in linked video derails Pawlenty criticism
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2009 4:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party is frantically apologizing after sending out a mass email that linked to a profane YouTube video, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The email, which blasted Gov. Tim Pawlenty over his economic record, was supposed to include a link to a development report. Instead, it linked to a video entitled “Chinese Grandma Learns English”—in which an elderly Chinese woman unwittingly repeats English-language obscenities.

The DFL quickly realized its error and sent out a corrected version asking to “recall” the original—a futile request in the Internet age. "The previous version of this release contained an incorrect and inappropriate link,” the follow-up email said. “We did not check the links before the release was sent. We apologize for this error."