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Hijacked Fox News Twitter Account Falsely Claims Obama Shot Dead

timothy posted more than 2 years ago | from the how-to-win-friends-and-influence-people dept.

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Frankie70 writes with word of a Twitter-account hijacking that's raised eyebrows today, supplying a link to the account in question. From the Telegraph's account: "'The Twitter account of the American Fox News Politics team was compromised and used to falsely announce the death of the U.S. president. Hackers, who identified themselves as 'The Script Kiddies' and said they shared the spirit of prominent hacking group Anonymous, used the account to write: 'BREAKING NEWS: President @BarackObama assassinated, 2 gunshot wounds have proved too much. It's a sad 4th for #america. #obamadead RIP.'"

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Or maybe this is the truth (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36651664)

and hackers are stymieing FNC's efforts to bring us the truth by claiming they've hacked them, when in reality they've hacked all the other news channels to remove the story.

ironically it's not far from the truth... (-1)

Lead Butthead (321013) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651966)

it's not Obama that has been shot dead; it's all the rubber checks he wrote before being elected on government reforms etc that has been shot dead, fairly early on in his presidency too. he has proven himself to be just like the retard he replaced in most respects. reform my ass.

Re:ironically it's not far from the truth... (1)

mcavic (2007672) | more than 2 years ago | (#36652084)

What rubber checks? That doesn't start until Aug 2, and you can think the GOP for that.

Re:ironically it's not far from the truth... (1)

Dishevel (1105119) | more than 2 years ago | (#36652232)

100% Correct.
When in doubt just spend and borrow more.
Whatever you do. Never spend less.

Re:ironically it's not far from the truth... (1)

Xest (935314) | more than 2 years ago | (#36652170)

"he has proven himself to be just like the retard he replaced in most respects. reform my ass."

Well, as a foreigner there's at least one area we can be thankful you have Obama, and that's that at least Obama is just fucking your country up, in contrast, Bush managed to fuck everyone's country up between managing to drastically increase religious tension in the world and nurture policies that brought the world economy to near collapse.

I suppose you could be thankful that he at least hasn't started any new trillion dollar wars too, that's got to be something right? look at the positive side and all that? bit of a ray of sunshine there no? No okay, I guess not. Perhaps you're right.

Re:ironically it's not far from the truth... (1, Insightful)

Dishevel (1105119) | more than 2 years ago | (#36652252)

The religious tensions I am sure had nothing to do with the fact that they came over here and fucking killed us.

Of course if only we were not westernized and prosperous then they would love us. Right?

I do not like people that have simple minds. They are easily swayed by emotions at first then can never be moved my fact again.

HOW? (4, Interesting)

sortius_nod (1080919) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651666)

This is your corporate account. How does this happen?

Re:HOW? (3, Interesting)

waddgodd (34934) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651688)

This is your corporate account. How does this happen?

I suggest it didn't. They just had to really quickly gin up a "hacker group" to cover their sick joke

Re:HOW? (3, Interesting)

ricky-road-flats (770129) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651716)

This is your corporate account. How does this happen?

I suggest it didn't. They just had to really quickly gin up a "hacker group" to cover their sick joke

It's sad, but what you said rings more true than anything that so-called news organisation comes out with....

Re:HOW? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36651790)

No, it doesn't "ring true" except in the perverted fantasies of hyper-political partisan hacks who project their own failed fantasies onto real events in an effort to distort reality for perceived political gain.

Re:HOW? (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36652068)

This is your corporate account. How does this happen?

I suggest it didn't. They just had to really quickly gin up a "hacker group" to cover their sick joke

It's sad, but what you said rings more true than anything that so-called news organisation comes out with....

Yeah, because perverse leftist political hacks would never do anything like THAT!!! [wikipedia.org]

"Progressives" are SOOO much better than everybody else, right?

And you gotta love progressive "economics", eh? How's that 10% unemployment and looming inflation from out-of-control printing of money doing for you? But don't worry, Obama will make gasoline so expensive it'll be good for the planet! Woo hoo!

Illegal wars? Where have all you "progressives" who lambasted Bush II for his "illegal" war that was actually approved by Congress [wikipedia.org] gone now that we actually have an illegal war in Libya (and how about Hopenchange's lamest-excuse-ever that dropping bombs isn't "hostile". What the FLYING FUCK?!?!?!?!)

When are US troops leaving Iraq?

Shredding the Constitution? Hopenchange makes "progressive" attacks on how unconstititional Bush II was risible. Yet you say nothing as Hopenchange looks to ignore the Constitution, blow right past the debt limit set by Congress, and continue spending trillions of dollars the US Government doesn't have.

Double standard much?

As for those trillions of dollars that Hopenchange is spending, where the flying fuck have you "progressives" who called Bush II deficits "unsustainable" now that Hopenchange is running MONTHLY deficits that are about the same size as the largest Bush II YEARLY deficits? Where the FUCK have you gone?

When will Hopenchange close Gitmo?

Re:HOW? (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36652228)

What's funny is almost all of the shit you whine about came about from Republican presidents, Republican controlled Congresses and conservative controlled Supreme Courts. Poor little conservatards.

Re:HOW? (4, Interesting)

ricky-road-flats (770129) | more than 2 years ago | (#36652282)

Take a breath, man, Jesus.

I am not an american, I don't support either of your two parties. I made no comment on Obama, or any of the other news outlets. None are perfect, and I didn't say any were. However, in my eyes, what thankfully little I see of Fox News is the worst example of biased shrill fearmongering bullshit which twists facts, ignores common sense, and generates maximum anger, fear and hate - and leads to rants like yours, which so beautifully illustrates the problems that are making the US political system so badly uncompromising, reactive and broken.

Whether you agree with Fox's agenda (and you cannot realistically deny they have one) or not, the fact is they fucked up on a matter of IT security here, and it takes down a peg or two, and I think that's a good thing, are enjoying it. I could hope that they might start to take themselves a little less seriously, but it's a little to much to ask.

Re:HOW? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36651728)

I suggest you see a psychiatrist.

Re:HOW? (1)

gerddie (173963) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651854)

It's just like these things never happen [quotationspage.com] ...

Re:HOW? (2)

CapOblivious2010 (1731402) | more than 2 years ago | (#36652046)

Yes, and then when Reagan's attempt at altering the course of history (during a microphone TEST) backfired, he destroyed all the evidence of the law and quickly ginned up a "ventriloquist hacker" group to blame. Yup, same thing exactly.

P.S. WTF would it even mean to "outlaw Russia forever?"

Re:HOW? (3, Insightful)

Inda (580031) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651708)

Hello Mr Corporate Account User, I'm from the password police and I need to inspect your password!

I joke around here that this month's password is July2011 as it passes all the company's password requirements (1 upper, 2 digits, +7 length). I know for a fact that the boss uses it and 10 quid says others do too.

Listen to the IT Expert (moi?) when he's having a bad day? You may as well play with matches.

Re:HOW? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36651760)

Hello Mr Corporate Account User, I'm from the password police and I need to inspect your password!

12345

Re:HOW? (2)

Fauntleroy (920987) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651806)

That's amazing. I've got the same combination on my luggage.

Re:HOW? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36651920)

lmao I've never heard that one before!

God will you guys shut the fuck up?

Re:HOW? (0)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651990)

Welcome to the real world, where other people besides you can say things and even express differences in opinion and humor than you. No one is forcing you to read these posts. I suggest that if anyone shut the fuck up, you should take a long look in the mirror.

Re:HOW? (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36652036)

Tell me, Sherlock, how do I determine that I shouldn't read a post?

Re:HOW? (1, Funny)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 2 years ago | (#36652078)

Yeah I know, you must have wasted a good half hour reading those unwanted posts but I promise you, the more you read the faster you'll get until eventually it won't be such a big deal. After a mere sentence or two you'll know whether a post is worth reading or not, and it might only take you a second or so. But for now keep working on your words!

Forum rage makes me laugh and wonder exactly how pathetic your life must be.

I've upped my browsing threshold. (1)

srussia (884021) | more than 2 years ago | (#36652192)

Tell me, Sherlock, how do I determine that I shouldn't read a post?

Up yours.

Re:HOW? (0)

guttentag (313541) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651802)

This is your corporate account. How does this happen?

I'm convinced it was one of the following:

  • They weren't hacked. Fox News is known for reporting sensationalist, false information as long as it makes conservatives feel warm and fuzzy inside. They're just experimenting with a new level of sensationalism to see if it boosts their advertising revenue.
  • They mistakenly thought they had the safest password in the world. What are the odds that someone would happen to guess that random number that came factory set on their luggage? It's amazing. I hope they remember to have their luggage combination changed now that the whole world knows it's 1-2-3-4-5.
  • Someone's PC at Fox News is infected with a keylogger.
  • Someone at Fox News fell for a phishing attack.
  • Their owner, being Australian, has somehow confused American Independence Day with April Fool's Day... given the mix of stupidity and false patriotism Fox broadcasts, it wouldn't surprise me if he considered the two days one and the same.

Re:HOW? (3, Informative)

mrsurb (1484303) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651842)

Their owner, being Australian, has somehow confused American Independence Day with April Fool's Day... given the mix of stupidity and false patriotism Fox broadcasts, it wouldn't surprise me if he considered the two days one and the same.

FORMER Australian, thank you. We're glad to be rid of him. You wanted him (and gave him citizenship), you've got him.

Re:HOW? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36652014)

Their owner, being Australian, has somehow confused American Independence Day with April Fool's Day... given the mix of stupidity and false patriotism Fox broadcasts, it wouldn't surprise me if he considered the two days one and the same.

FORMER Australian, thank you. We're glad to be rid of him. You wanted him (and gave him citizenship), you've got him.

What I will assume is your deliberate abuse of the ambiguity of the plural "you" in the English language is highly amusing, and I will also assume you are actually talking to the single wanker apparently standing behind us who wanted this greed-fueled automaton parody of a human soul anywhere near an actual human being.

Re:HOW? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36652256)

Their owner, being Australian, has somehow confused American Independence Day with April Fool's Day... given the mix of stupidity and false patriotism Fox broadcasts, it wouldn't surprise me if he considered the two days one and the same.

FORMER Australian, thank you. We're glad to be rid of him. You wanted him (and gave him citizenship), you've got him.

No, we've already started the RMA process. You forgot to say "No takebacks!"

muhahahaha American Imperialism and Military Fascism strikes again!

Re:HOW? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36651914)

The rest of the media is just as sensationalized and filled with hyperbole.

Just because you agree with it doesn't make it any better. The number of times I've seen the media make technical errors on their reporting and not correct these errors in subsequent reports because the "bending" of said numbers supports their agenda is amazing.

Fuck, the fact that you're at Slashdot shows that you have an extreme tolerance for lies and dimwit bullshit being posted as "news."

Re:HOW? (1)

fredrated (639554) | more than 2 years ago | (#36652188)

"Fuck, the fact that you're at Slashdot shows that you have an extreme tolerance for lies and dimwit bullshit being posted as "news."

And yet you are drawn here to read the lies and bullshit and post your own, undoubtedly lies and bullshit. Thank you for making Slashdot a better place!

Re:HOW? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36652290)

If what was said was lies and bullshit how about you offset them instead of just calling them lies and bullshit? Because you can't. I've called you out and you can't do a fucking thing about it but make up more shit.

Re:HOW? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36652114)

I'm convinced it was one of the following:
<SNIP>

You forgot one.

Lefty college kid gets himself an internship at Fox News in order to cause mischief. Kids gets his hands on the Twitter password and passes it off to his buddies for the lulz.

Re:HOW? (2)

hairyfeet (841228) | more than 2 years ago | (#36652254)

Well as we saw here a few days ago there IS a pretty nasty porn bug going around ATM. Would it surprise me that somebody high up at Fox was looking for some fresh whacking material and got infected? Or that when they saw what data they had some script kiddie decided to go for the LULZ? Let me think......nope, wouldn't surprise me a bit. If anything working on PCs belonging to those in all walks of life I've found that that rail on about family values usually have the largest porn collections.

So I really wouldn't be surprised if they put out a "hacker group" story to cover up somebody in their org with keys to the kingdom looking at teh titties (or penis if they have a wide stance like Larry Craig) and got pwned. You'd be surprised how many PCs I've seen that the infections could be traced back to porn, hell people STILL fall for that "You need a codec to watch the hot action! Just run this Iz_Not_Bug_Iz_Codec.exe to see all the hot banging!" and how many years has that lame one been floating around?

Re:HOW? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36652310)

WoW sounds just like liberal news networks!

Re:HOW? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36651860)

321.. or was it 123

Re:HOW? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36651918)

It used to be "foxy1" back when I hacked it.

nt (3, Informative)

shentino (1139071) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651668)

In all fairness, Fox News did claim (accidentally) that the president was dead in Afghanistan.

Pretty sad world (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36651672)

When some script kiddies can rattle the news world.

Not even trying, are we? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36651676)

Bah, so shoddily written and obviously fake that's it's not even funny. Sure, hacking Fox is funny by principle, but maybe doing something more subtle?

Re:Not even trying, are we? (4, Funny)

KDR_11k (778916) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651712)

Yeah, you can tell it's an obvious fake as they call it a "sad day". Fox would never do that.

Re:Not even trying, are we? (1, Flamebait)

couchslug (175151) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651844)

"Bah, so shoddily written and obviously fake that's it's not even funny"

That makes it a good fit with the rest of Fox pseudo-news. Yes, really.
Der Sturmer probably had better editors.

Why (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36651686)

what's the point of hacking fox news to spread disinformation? Just leave them alone and they will do it by themselves.

NOT FOX NEWS YOU STUPID MOFO !! MONKEY SEE MONKEY (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36651704)

DO!!

It's some kid's clone account, foxnewspolitics. This is not fox news, you stupid goddamn motherfucking asshole !! Bill and I are good friends and I know he will kick your ass !!

Fox as usual (0)

gx5000 (863863) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651738)

I can't see where the hacker begins and ends.... They've put out so much junk (as usual) it's silly.

Why aren't they deleted yet? (4, Interesting)

bigjarom (950328) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651744)

I don't understand why these tweets have not yet been deleted 6-7 hours after they were posted. Does Fox News not know you can delete tweets?

Re:Why aren't they deleted yet? (0)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651772)

Maybe Fox News are twits who don't know how to delete tweets?

Re:Why aren't they deleted yet? (1)

Sulphur (1548251) | more than 2 years ago | (#36652224)

Maybe Fox News are twits who don't know how to delete tweets?

Maybe there is an opening for a tweeter deleter.

Re:Why aren't they deleted yet? (1)

gclef (96311) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651836)

Probably because they haven't (yet) regained control of the account. Given that it's the 4th of July, I suspect a lot of organisations (Twitter included) are on skeleton crews today. If Fox News calls in a huff demanding an account password is changed immediately, how's the crew to know if this is real or another layer of social engineering? All the higher-ups who would make any decision like that are just now waking up & planning their day of grilling.

Re:Why aren't they deleted yet? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36652142)

"FoxNews.com is working with Twitter to address the situation as quickly as possible."
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/07/04/foxnewspolitics-twitter-feed-hacked/

So "Twitter" has acknowledged it, but removing a post takes time. In the mean while, more publicity for Fox News? And all publicity is good publicity. And now they got international recognition. (I had not heard of FoxNews before this)

Re:Why aren't they deleted yet? (1)

teh kurisu (701097) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651838)

Maybe whoever gained access to the account also changed the password?

Re:Why aren't they deleted yet? (4, Interesting)

forand (530402) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651872)

They actually replaced an old tweet saying they had regained control of the account. Fox has also addressed the issue in mass media outlets [politico.com] Why haven't they addressed it on their account? Who knows.

Re:Why aren't they deleted yet? (4, Insightful)

PhilHibbs (4537) | more than 2 years ago | (#36652070)

First, hack the account. Change the password.
Second, post a fake tweet or five, make them obvious and crass.
Third, post that the account has been brought back under the control of Fox News and locked down while the hack is investigated. Change the password again.
Finally, start posting some more fake tweets an hour or so later, but be more subtle about it.

Re:Why aren't they deleted yet? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36652296)

This is the beginning of a massive false flag series of "hack attacks" to help B.O. usher in his draconian internet controls. Instead of TSA groping your crotch the government will be groping your bits.

Or, the PW is changed and twitter is on Vacay. You choose.

Hmm (1, Insightful)

Haedrian (1676506) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651752)

I fail to see how anyone noticed. This is about as correct as Fox's other news.

Re:Hmm (1)

CharlyFoxtrot (1607527) | more than 2 years ago | (#36652066)

Maybe their editor was woken up by the sound of champagne corks popping.

Re:Hmm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36652098)

No, no, no.

The sound was a few million Fox News fans having spontaneous orgasms and then immediately shouting at each other that they have to start planning their attacks on Joe Biden, ASAP.

I dare anyone to make the case that the attacking Biden part is false.

false flag! (5, Insightful)

Titan1080 (1328519) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651792)

Every one of these 'hacker' news stories brings us one step closer to an internet kill switch. The government knows that the riots will begin soon in the US, and they are trying to set things up to make it hard to communicate. Beware.

Re:false flag! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36651822)

You guys have nothing on us on the other side of the Atlantic. Our government, and monarchy, are scared to death of the internet. I expect we will not have two-way communication via the internet within 10 years.

Hacker's Kill Switch (1)

sycodon (149926) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651876)

I would much prefer that the hackers be hunted down and have their Kill Switch flipped...with the help of an HK416.

Re:Hacker's Kill Switch (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36651984)

I totally misread that as an HK-47 [wikipedia.org], which IMHO would be far more entertaining... Meatbag.

we'll get you first (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36652106)

haha hehe hoho

Re:false flag! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36651912)

The implementation of a kill switch brings us closer to a meshed darknet.

Re:false flag! (0)

cosm (1072588) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651916)

I feel the same way. They can't agree on the debt-ceiling stuff, and the first week of August is only weeks away. If they don't come to a compromise, the chickenshit investors will scatter. The stock market is on pins and needles and is one crisis / disaster away from a massive sell-off.

Its a shame the financial stability of our country is now being based on transactions of completely imaginary value. Its not even like things of value are being traded. It would be different if companies valuations were based on actual real-world (TM) value, instead of all the exchanges basically being white-collar gambling, with those having the most money having the house advantage. Oh, and even though Joe & Jill Schmoe like you and me are being gamed for our money, of the house loses, Joe & Jill get to foot the bill.

End rant.

Re:false flag! (0, Troll)

RivenAleem (1590553) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651932)

I support the idea of a Fox News kill switch.

Re:false flag! (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36652124)

Really not even funny to joke about. Although I dislike the messages of MSNBC, I would NEVER suggest their censorship. People like you will lead to the destruction of our 1st amendment rights.

Re:false flag! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36652010)

Riots? You're clearly a foreigner. We're too fat, lazy, and content to riot.

Re:false flag! (2)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 2 years ago | (#36652022)

You think big media doesn't want an internet kill switch? You should only be viewing authorized content which you have paid for, and which is generating suitable ad revenue.

!false flag (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36652122)

false flag!

So you're saying the government is behind these attacks?
If not, then it's NOT "false flag" - it's just being opportunistic.

False flag is a situation where you attack yourself while trying to make it look like an enemy attack.
Or you try to instigate between two enemies by attacking one of them while wearing the uniform/flag of the other enemy.

Re:false flag! (3, Funny)

Lunix Nutcase (1092239) | more than 2 years ago | (#36652288)

So the government is unable to prevent people leaking sensitive diplomatic cables and embarrassing videos and documents yet they can pull off massive false flag operations without a single person leaking the fact that it's a government operation? Umm, yeah right.

Official Fox News reaction (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36651848)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/07/04/foxnewspolitics-twitter-feed-hacked/

The next thing Twitter needs... (1)

sootman (158191) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651888)

... is optional 2-factor authentication.

@foxnewspolitics (the account in question) only has 33k followers but other prominent accounts have many more. A quick check shows @foxnews has 3/7 million and CNN has over 2 million. The ability to spread news to millions of people NEEDS to have more than just a single password.

Re:The next thing Twitter needs... (1)

sootman (158191) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651940)

Sorry for the typo. @foxnews has 3/4 million followers, not 3/7. :-)

Re:The next thing Twitter needs... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36651962)

You typo'd a 4 into a 7? What are you, a giraffe?

Sounds like a phish-fest in the making. (2)

game kid (805301) | more than 2 years ago | (#36652210)

"You may have heard of recent incidents involving compromised accounts on major Web sites, including Twitter. To strengthen the integrity of our systems and accounts and ensure compliance with Federal cybersecurity laws and recommendations, we at Twitter are now instituting a stronger authentication system. In order to continue posting after 11:59:59 PM 2011-07-04, we require your full name, address, Social Security Number (SSN), Date of Birth (DOB), and valid US credit card information. Click Here [example.com] to verify and secure your account.

We hope you continue to use Twitter.

--The Management"

Insert logo, sidebars, random tips about hashtag and @ usage, and cute birdies as needed.

Shame it's only the one account (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36651938)

When content falsely attributed to LulzSec started showing up on Pastebin, and their response was essentially "it's not real unless we tweet it", I really, *really* wanted someone to crack their Twitter account. A Twitter credentials dump could lead to some some serious lulz.

Better ways of getting them (3, Insightful)

antifoidulus (807088) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651960)

Come on kids, everyone knows the only real way to get back at an evil media mogul is to broadcast him on his own channel saying that his viewers mean as much to him as a festering bowl of dog snot does. Bonus points if you get the reference.

Re:Better ways of getting them (1)

Captain Spam (66120) | more than 2 years ago | (#36652096)

Come on kids, everyone knows the only real way to get back at an evil media mogul is to broadcast him on his own channel saying that his viewers mean as much to him as a festering bowl of dog snot does. Bonus points if you get the reference.

Sorry, but Philo already returned to his home planet. We'd need some way to broadcast it other than U62.

And we don't have Stanley's mop handy.

Re:Better ways of getting them (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36652332)

Bonus points for mentioning Stanley -- though, how could one forget him? "These floors are dirty as HELL, and I'M NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!"

Only news because it is Fox, not CNN or MSNBC... (-1, Flamebait)

Marvin_Runyon (513878) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651972)

If the other two cable network news outlets had some second tier twitter account hacked, it would just be a minor footnote story about how insecure the internet is. But because it it is the evil "Faux News" who doesn't tow the progressive line, it is a major headline and an opportunity for the childlike masses to stroke themselves into a frenzy of Fox bashing and demonizing. You can start your countdown now for the Palin/Bachman/Trump troll threads and bashfests, and the unclever anti-fox KOS memes.

Re:Only news because it is Fox, not CNN or MSNBC.. (4, Insightful)

Xest (935314) | more than 2 years ago | (#36652116)

So I guess you're voting for the Republican candidate in 2012 then?

Back on planet earth... (2)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 2 years ago | (#36652222)

it is a major headline and an opportunity for the childlike masses to stroke themselves into a frenzy of Fox bashing and demonizing

Those of us who actually read the headline for this slashdot article noticed it started with "hijacked fox news twitter account". If slashdot was actually looking to make fox news look bad, they would have chosen a less-friendly headline. Both news outlets are on the payroll of newsmax.com/townhall.com.

Palin

Is not officially running for anything right now. We just know she loves being in front of a camera.

Bachmann

Is running, but writes her own jokes.

Trump

Has already dropped out of the running.

unclever anti-fox KOS memes.

Do you honestly believe that the daily Kos is the only website ever to make a joke at fox news's expense?

RE: Twitter Hack (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36652026)

Foxnews contacted the secret service who declined to comment publicly but asked them why they thought their twitter account warranted investigation by the secret service and told them to stop calling.

certitude... (1)

craftycoder (1851452) | more than 2 years ago | (#36652080)

They cannot say with certitude if they were actually hijacked. I'm thinking Hannity got this drink on last night...

Ohh dang.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36652174)

First the tooth fairy and now this. DAM.
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