CNN, though, was not alone in its rush to report the news.
"Fox News was so eager to see the healthcare mandate fail they forgot to read past the 1st page of the ruling," Jason Keath wrote
, pointing to a screengrab of the network's breaking news stumble
And late Wednesday, the Chicago Sun-Times accidentally published the shell of what their front page story would've looked like
had the voted against the individual mandate.
On Twitter, Roberts, who joined the liberal wing of the court in upholding the mandate, began trending both in the U.S. and worldwide.
"Judging by my Twitter feed," Buzzfeed's McCay Coppins wrote, "Chief Justice Roberts is now conservative public enemy number one."
"Roberts is the Severus Snape of the Supreme Court," Jezebel.com's Erin Gloria Ryan tweeted
Conservatives on Twitter expressed their outrage in tweets.
"Obama lied to the American people. Again," former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin tweeted
. "He said it wasn't a tax. Obama lies; freedom dies."
An alarming number of Twitter users, Buzzfeed noted, declared their intent to move to Canada
"Don't worry," former head Onion writer Joe Garden wrote on Twitter
. "Despite the health care ruling, America will still find a way to crush its poor."