In it, but not of it. TPM DC

Whitman Announces Sheriff's Endorsement With Link To Lingerie-Clad Japanese Bassist

Vijkcp2fpszr1km35abc
Newscom

But according to the Los Angeles Times, though, the shortened link was meant to include the letter "r" at the end.

If you include an "r", it takes you to this page.

The inaccurate link in the Tweet, by contrast, takes you to this YouTube video:

The video has now been viewed almost 800,000 times.

Whitman (or rather her campaign manager) is not the first public figure to be burned by an erroneous bit.ly

Back in January, then-Fox News correspondent Major Garrett (now of National Journal) accidentally...well, just take a look.

(H/T: HuffPost)