(CNN) – The Secret Service is apologizing Wednesday after an employee's personal dislike for Fox News landed in an official tweet.
The message, posted Wednesday on the @SecretService Twitter account read, "Had to monitor Fox for a story. Can't. Deal. With. The. Blathering."
According to the agency, the tweet was "immediately removed" and an "internal follow-up" is underway.
"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," read a statement from the U.S. Secret Service. "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."
The Secret Service newly joined Twitter with its first official tweet from @SecretService on May 9, 2011.
He just told the truth....no harm in that.
It's not Fox News.... it's really Faux Views..the pen slipped when Murdoch was filling out the application with the FCC.
I can hold my breath between items of lies put forth on fox bogus news.
I see the tweet, but where is the "gaffe?" Did he say something wrong?
It's not Fox News.... it's Fox Views.... the pen just slipped!!
I wonder what Journalism professors tell their students about ethics and Fox News... Does Fox pay more than the other folks? What's honor worth in today's dollars?
For all of you calling Fox News liars, can you give me an example, no round about example, what have they said that has been a lie?
Sometimes the truth hurts...
Fox Fake news is nothing but racist blathering.
Is this the same secret service blathering that busted in to arrest two college students for hanging Obama in effigy during the campaign screaming racism, but just days later when Palin was hung in effigy, they just shrugged, no investigation let alone arrest, and said it was just political free speech.
Is this the same secret service who was finally forced to tell the truth and say that CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS and NBC were lying when they proclaimed that people were yelling "kill him" during Palin rallies. Yet, none of these MSM's ever apoligized to the McCain campaign. Same thing when John Connors clearly lied about being spit on and called the n-word by tea party members, but the MSM never backed off and kept spreading the lie. Where is this secret service agents outrage against this blathering by the MSM. The man needs to be fired or at least punished for "blathering" on twitter when he obviously was neglecting his job.
Amen. The agent did nothing wrong and I hope they are not in any trouble.
You'd have to have the worlds largest tin foil hat to listen to Fox and actually absorb that stuff.
This whole thing is just down-right funny!! First good laugh I've had all day!
Don't apologize...just give the employee a raise for telling the truth. Fox News, the master of misinformation.
A refreshingly fair and balanced Tweet by the Secret Service! I approve!!!