Secret Service Twitter Clowns Fox News

A chance at witnessing an epic moment in social media history has been denied.

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Social media is, quite obviously, the gift that keeps on giving, especially from a content point of view. Whether it’s professional athletes showing their ignorance of current events, or techie CEOs who post pictures of dead elephants, or some racist rant from someone who immediately realizes the error of their ways, social media is simply a fount of wonderful content.

Granted, the signal-to-noise ratio isn’t always great, especially on Twitter, but if you can sift through the chaff and locate the wheat, many times it’s well worth the effort. Take, for instance, the following tweet issued by the Secret Service. Apparently, one of their understudies had access to the recently-launched Twitter account and during the course of the evening, they let their thoughts be known about Fox News — in a far and balanced manner, of course. Naturally, such an “offending” opinion was removed, but not before someone snatch a screenshot of it, as seen here:

Secret Service Tweet
Hat-tip to Boing Boing for the capture

As indicated, the tweet has been removed and the Secret Service’s feed has returned to its antiseptic “Meet our recruiters at such-and-such’s career day” type of tweets. They also issued a statement concerning the post, saying:

“An employee with access to the Secret Service’s Twitter account, who mistakenly believed they were on their personal account, posted an unapproved and inappropriate tweet. We apologize for this mistake, and the user no longer has access to our official account. Policies and practices which would have prevented this were not followed and will be reinforced for all account users.”

Oh, boo. Live a little, guys. Think about the discourse that potentially could’ve taken place between Fox News’ minions and your agency. It could’ve been epic. Instead, we, the people, have been denied by the high road. Furthermore, Fox News didn’t respond on their Twitter, meaning we’ve truly been denied a chance to witness a great moment in social media history. Again, boo.

As for the Secret Service’s Twitter account, they currently have over 20 thousand followers, but they haven’t been so kind as to follow anyone in return. Um, shouldn’t they be following President Obama? I mean, that’s their job, right?

Secret Service Twitter Clowns Fox News
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  • Western9

    The bigger question is what does he mean ” Had to monitor Fox for a story…” Yeah, that sounds great. The Secret Service monitoring news reports. Glad to hear that they’re going to stick with their day job. Leave the punditry to the pundits.

  • seanovan

    so glad I’m a republican, republicans dont do such things without good reason unprovoked
    so its funny and cool to mock someone because you work for a gov agency
    its funny???
    its cool???
    Security is all about watching people
    Secret Service should be watching and following the president as well as everyone else
    not mocking people
    they shouldve fired that guy
    so the good guys are “minions”???
    the bad guys are “understudies”???
    Because someone acted in wisdom,
    “you were denied by the high road”???
    it was staged,
    then called an accident
    thats the only way democraps think they can get away with it

    most likely you Chris are
    1. on dope, crack, and or weed and longing for its legalization
    2. gay
    like all the other democraps
    or is it
    democrats love, & embrace and worship demons so they dont find this so offensive
    enjoy your drunkeness, coke, dope, and gay orgies
    you will awaken to the truth burning in Hell

    Chris your unbiased reporting SUCKS!!!

    and you SUCK like all the other !!!

    you gay liberal

    hey Chris, how you like my unbiased reporting???

    • Chris

      You mad, bro?

  • http://www.LAokay.com Adsense Publisher

    It’s called some idiot was allowed to tweet from his ipad, which is one of the most unsecure devices there is around. I wonder what files or information has been compromised because some idiot is running around with an ipad tweeting when he or she is supposed to be on the job. That person should be fired!

  • http://felixpixel.com felix pixel

    Is this a case where American tax dollars are being used to further a political end? BTW…it is inappropriate to spend tax money for such a thing? isnt it? I mean, someone will have to take a “mulligan” on this one …but who?

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