Hacked Fox News Account Tweets: Obama Assassinated

Which, of course, is not true
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 4, 2011 7:55 AM CDT
Not true...   (@foxnewspolitics)
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(Newser) – You can go back to your watermelon and fireworks: Barack Obama has not been assassinated, contrary to what you might read on @foxnewspolitics. The Twitter account was hacked early today, and a series of six tweets were posted. The tale they told: Obama was "shot twice at Ross' restaurant in Iowa" in "the lower pelvic area and neck" and "bled out." The hackers also tacked on a "best regards to the Obama family." In a statement, Fox News called the tweets "malicious" and "false."

So what is the president up to today? Enjoying a White House barbecue with staffers and military families. (Read more Fox News stories.)

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