Secret Service Sorry for Anti-Fox Tweet

Calls post 'unapproved and inappropriate'
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2011 4:15 AM CDT
Updated May 19, 2011 6:00 AM CDT
The US Secret Service apologized yesterday for a Twitter post that complained about Fox News.   (Secret Service Twitter feed)

(Newser) – The Secret Service is apologizing for an anti-Fox News tweet that made it onto the Service's new Twitter feed barely a week after it was set up, reports CNN. "Had to monitor Fox for a story. Can't. Deal. With. The. Blathering," read the tweet, which was quickly removed.

"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," said a statement by the Secret Service yesterday. "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."

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