It looks like Fox News is at it again. They actually “tweeted” that the President of the United States, Barack Obama had been assassinated on Independence Day of all days. Fox News claims that they were hacked, but we don’t believe them. It’s not like this is the first time that something like this has happened.
Here’s how the New York Daily News are reporting it.
Red-faced Fox News editors were scrambling early Monday to figure out how hackers broke into one of their Twitter accounts and posted several messages that President Obama had been assassinated. The hackers broke into the broadcaster’s Fox News Politics account at around 2 a.m. and posted several messages that President Obama had been shot and killed while campaigning in Iowa.
“@BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead. A sad 4th of July, indeed. President Barack Obama is dead,” the first post said.
Moments later, the hackers wrote that Obama had been “shot twice in the lower pelvic area and in the neck; shooter unknown. Bled out.”
After three more rapid-fire tweets, including one that said Obama had been killed at “Ross’ Restaurant in Iowa,” the hackers signed off by wishing Vice President Joe Biden luck as the country’s new president.
“In such a time of madness, there’s light at the end of tunnel,” the hoaxsters wrote. The seven phony tweets were still visible on the account, which carries Twitter’s baby blue “verified account” badge, more than six hours later. Fox’s politics account has nearly 35,000 followers.
Whatever the case may be, this tweet whether or not it came from Fox News is obviously in poor taste. Why can’t us Americans just celebrate our independence together instead of yet attacking the President which is the ultimate symbol of freedom and what this day is all about?