November 18th, 2010
03:36 PM ET
3 years ago

Senator's controversial Tweet

(CNN) - Followers of Sen. Chris Dodd on Twitter received quite the surprise Thursday morning in the form of a profanity-laced tweet.

At 11:36 a.m. ET the Connecticut Democrat's almost 13,000 followers saw, "U love torturing me with this sh**."

His staff responded within three minutes by deleting the tweet and writing one of their own, "From Dodd Staff – Apologies to Dodd's followers, last tweet was not from Chris Dodd and the original tweet was gone."

The tweet was a far cry from his usual messages which include updates about legislation and Congressional hearings.

Dodd's office released a statement Thursday:

"Due to a technical mistake, a message was inadvertently sent from Senator Dodd's twitter account. Senator Dodd did not send the message. We have corrected the situation and apologize to his followers for the mistake and inappropriate language used in the message."

This is his last year in the Senate. He is not seeking re-election.


Filed under: Chris Dodd • Twitter
soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. Monster Zero

    It apparently was sent from one of his friends of Country Wide accounts, paid for by friends of Fannie and Freddie. Chris, we truly wish we could be torturing you for the pain you and Barney have reigned down on America with your BS finance principles and lack of insight, hindsight or foresight. Alas, you like Rangle and Pelosi will retire to a six figure incomes paid for with our tax dollars while we remain to rot in a failing economy due mainly to your personal and political directives.

    November 18, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  2. Kyle

    I hate to be the guy that messed that one up. "Technical mistake" means that someone on his staff who normally sends his tweets accidentally sent a message on the wrong account. They meant to send it to someone else.

    November 18, 2010 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  3. Peter s

    Technology! twitter and face book! I can't stand them!

    November 18, 2010 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  4. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Why is this news? Even if he did send it out, who the hell doesn't swear? I hear 2 year olds say far worst things. Grow up people.

    November 18, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  5. Liggins

    Guess since he couldn't get discounted mortgages from Countrywide anymore he would retire. Dodd is nothing more than another corrupt politician. He is a disgrace.

    November 18, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  6. Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the west, the DemocRAT gift that just keeps on giving

    That is EXACTLY what I have said about the Obozo agenda! At least until last Nov. 2nd...

    November 18, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  7. Peter E

    I'm shocked, I'm shocked, politicians using language the average American uses casually all the time!

    November 18, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    This is a non-story. Why is anyone spending any time on this at all?

    November 18, 2010 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  9. Marry

    What an interesting story CNN! Thank you so very much!

    November 18, 2010 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  10. Me

    Twitters aren't newsworthy Becky!!!

    November 18, 2010 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  11. Phil in KC

    Doesn't sound like Dodd. Would love to know the whole story behind this.

    November 18, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  12. ficheye

    Right. I believe it. The sky is also orange. This is classic damage control. We're used to it.

    November 18, 2010 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  13. obama victim

    democrats...always classy

    November 18, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  14. yanni

    Just goes to show you, stuff happens

    November 18, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  15. Bo

    Sounds as if his followers have been touchin' his junk, as they say.

    November 18, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  16. Paul from Phoenix

    Going out on a high note....

    November 18, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  17. sheppard

    THAT's "profanity laced"? Someone needs to get out more!

    November 18, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  18. darla

    AND THIS IS NEWS CNN? Wow I never realized that first Amendment only applies to Republicans ha. Sorry but democrats also are American Citizen. The Senator is only practicing his right the way the media afforded the Republican theirs with excusing and allowing them to spout their hateful rhetorical lies and their bigotry.

    November 18, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  19. diridi

    what is so wrong....I call this way to Fox news so many times....in fact, I do not even watch fox news....bunch of BS...Bunch of Conservative idiots, and Conservative Thugs...."Thugs". I am telling, I am voting for Pres. Obama if he runs for office next election....2012. There is nothing wrong with Socialism.....better than this Cheating, Corporate Greed, shipping jobs to India, China, etc, ., My America, Go for Obama.....good luck, god bless...I am a law grad, and political science guy....there is absolutely nothing wrong with Socialism.....o.k...

    November 18, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  20. Anson

    "profanity-laced tweet" ??????

    It contained exactly ONE innocuous barnyard epithet.

    November 18, 2010 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  21. Jen Randle MO

    This is news, CNN? Must be a slow day!

    November 18, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  22. Sen

    "Senator Dodd did not send the message." Typical lying politicians doing what they do best. Man up and admit you don't know how to use a blackberry, Dodd.

    November 18, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  23. NC

    So mistakes happen and we are all human, but I think some of us have forgotten this during the last decade. That's why I don't tweet or use facebook. Just email and voicemail. As my late Mom used to say, don't say or do anything that you don't want to see or hear again.

    November 18, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  24. slow news

    So what?

    November 18, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  25. ja

    this tweet and facebook crap is more crappy than the social scienctist are telling, communicate with the business at hand, instead of bs with folk not present, the shelby county commissioners are debating tweeting and facebooking while in session, well it is like driving and texting or talking on cell phones. policticians are already challenged an un attintive to voters, power down

    November 18, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
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