The Fox News Politics Twitter account announced tonight that Barack Obama had been assassinated. Multiple Tweets over the course of an hour detailed what can only be described as a gruesome and cruel hoax by hackers as they claimed that Obama had been shot in the abdomen and bled out while campaigning in Iowa.
While this is almost certainly a case of hacking (though just prior to the Tweets, the account writer expressed relief at having “gotten back our account access”), what’s sad is that it wouldn’t be beyond the realm of possibility for Fox News to do this as a joke. They make a habit of purposely mislabeling Republicans who have done anything at all negative as Democrats, and of course, they aren’t known for being very fond of Barack Obama.
A couple of the Tweets read: “Barack Obama has just passed. The President is dead. A sad 4th of July, indeed. President Barack Obama is dead” and “Barack Obama shot twice at a Ross’ restaurant in Iowa while campaigning. RIP Obama, best regards to the Obama family.”
Whoever is responsible for these disgusting Tweets should be prosecuted, and if this is the work of a Fox News employee, they should be immediately fired.