If you’ve been awake and breathing for the past two days, you’ve probably been listening to Kendrick Lamar’s new album and talking about Robert Durst. Not at the same time, really, but off and on I’m sure. That’s what most of the internet has been talking about since Sunday. Don’t know about you guys.
Anyway, this is about Durst, who currently sits in jail charged with the 2000 murder of his best friend Susan Berman, and is the subject of the HBO original miniseries The Jinx. He was arrested in New Orleans hours before the finale of The Jinx aired, in which Durst seemingly confessed to a stretch of murders – including his wife’s and Berman’s.
Or he didn’t really confess. That’s up for debate, I guess – but immaterial here. The important part is that Robert Durst was arrested for murder and on top of that, booked for weapons charges.
Also, he is not Fred Durst and likely did nothing for the Nookie.
Jim Romenesko brings us one of if not the best AP corrections of our generation. He says this came over the AP CA 10th Newsminute at about 6:27 p.m. PDT Monday night:
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A Louisiana State Police trooper says millionaire Robert Durst has been booked on weapons charges in that state – on top of a first-degree murder charge lodged by Los Angeles authorities. Trooper Melissa Matey told the Associated Press that an arrest warrant was issued for the former Limp Bizkit frontman and he was rebooked in the Orleans Parish Jail on Monday under two new charges.
Which prompted this incredible thing:
In the second item of the California 10th NewsMinute sent March 16 to users of the state broadcast wire, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Robert Durst is a member of a band. He is a real estate heir; Fred Durst is the former frontman of Limp Bizkit.
According to an AP spokesman, the error went through “solely on the California broadcast wire last night.” Of course, that doesn’t matter in the slightest.
AP correction: Accused murderer Robert Durst is *not* a former member of the band Limp Bizkit. http://t.co/ofXmLVPFSz
— Romenesko (@romenesko) March 17, 2015
It WOULD be a super-weird twist if Fred Durst killed all those people. http://t.co/7l06Ny8S7l pic.twitter.com/MWIShLan4Z
— NickBaumann (@NickBaumann) March 17, 2015
To be fair, Fred Durst DID attempt to murder music.
— Dave Dameshek (@Dameshek) March 17, 2015
Fred Durst has yet to publicly respond. We wait anxiously, but presume he’ll be alright, and keep rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ rollin’.