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Secret Service Blasts Fox News 'Blathering' In Rogue Tweet

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 05/18/11 04:49 PM ET Updated: 07/18/11 06:12 AM ET

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See update below

Not even the Secret Service is immune to Twitter overshares.

The Secret Service Twitter account, which launched May 9, posted a tweet, since deleted, blasting Fox News.

According to retweets by other users and screenshots of the tweet posted to Twitter, the Secret Service tweeted on Wednesday afternoon, "Had to monitor Fox for a story. Can't. Deal. With. The. Blathering." (See screenshot below)

The rogue tweet disappeared almost immediately--and suggests that the Secret Service has at least one iPad on hand.

Was the Secret Service's account hacked? Or did someone post to the wrong account? And does this land the Secret Service a spot on the list of worst Twitter PR fails?

Check out our post on tweets that got people fired, and tweets that got people arrested.

UPDATE: The Secret Service has apologized for its tweet. According to CNN, the agency said in a statement, "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...aWe 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."

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