Local reporter Michael Lee Pope has reignited a war on social media over the name Tysons.
The micro-debacle started with Pope’s reporting on the race to take over Mark Keam’s 35th District after the delegate announced his retirement. Pope listed Keam’s district as including parts of Vianna, Oakton, Fair Oaks and — crucially “Tysons Corner.”
Special election in #VAHD35 to feature Democrats @KarlFrisch and @HollySeiboldVA. The old 35th District (before redistricting) formerly represented by @MarkKeam includes parts of Tysons Corner, Vienna, Oakton and Fair Oaks #FairfaxCounty pic.twitter.com/38vrLJNreX
— Michael Pope (@MichaelLeePope) September 7, 2022
Tysonians may recognize this as something of a controversial issue in the area with some locals pushing to drop the corner and just call the area Tysons.
Like Beetlejuice, writing “Tysons Corner” triggered the appearance of the Tysons, VA Twitter account.
Shucks, OK : ) . . . #DropTheCorner back by popular demand.
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