Al Roker’s stint on jury duty was short – and Tweet.
The “Today” weatherman got into hot water yesterday for snapping pictures of jurors waiting to be called in the 15th floor assembly room at Manhattan Supreme Court – and posting them on his Twitter page.
“I’m not breaking laws…just trying to share the experience of jury duty,” Roker wrote on his page. “One that I think is important and everyone should take part in.”
Roker’s postings set the blogosphere atwitter and in no time his pictures of jurors – their faces mostly blurred – popped up on TMZ.com and other Web sites.
Just as quickly, Roker found himself on the defensive.
“So everyone is clear, I am NOT taking pictures in the courtroom,” he wrote. “So folks need to lighten up. I am in the jury lounge.”