The Secret Service Can't. Deal. With. The. Blathering.

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  1. 184550 Guest

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    Thought I'd post this more for the comedy than anything else.

    Rogue Tweet by Secret Service

     
  2. dscuber9000 macrumors 6502a

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    That's pretty funny. :D I wonder if Fox & Friends talked about it today. :p
     
  3. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Politicizing the secret service isn't a good idea.

    My recommendation: shut up and do yer job.
     
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    That's hilarious. Sounds like a democrat to me!
     
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    Everyone seems to be missing to important point here:

    Why does the Secret Service, as an organization, require a twitter account?
     
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    They use it as a quick, easy and free way to distribute press releases, just like many other government organizations and private businesses.
     
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    That's too pat an explanation. Try bringing in a conspiracy theory or two, maybe something about John Malkovich?
     
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    They are watching the right-wing, tea-party, anti-government, militia types who post comments on that website.
     
  11. 184550 thread starter Guest

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    The POLITICO article, which I linked to in the OP, states that the Secret Service started its Twitter account, primarily, to recruit new employees.

    (Yes, I agree that's a BS reason as a majority of the people on Twitter are most likely not the types the Secret Service needs/ wants.)
     
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    "Can't. Deal. With. The. Blathering."

    Neither can I.
     
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    That's what they want you to believe. Besides, it's secret. :D
     
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    In the used-to-be, government folks only had the "Big Three" networks to watch for news. Now? Wow! Add Fox, CNN, Deutschewelle, Al Jazeera, AsiaNews and on and on. :D Plus CNBC and pMSNBC...

    Divided attention = split personality?
     
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    They probably were not watching the news, but the people who watch Fox for their news. Big difference.
     
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    Interesting.

    You think they have tapped into the Neilson database? ;)
     
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    They were probably monitoring the comments on the FoxNews.com website, not the tv channel.
     

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