For those of us who get news primarily from twitter, the Fox News twitter feed would like to apologize.
The president is not in fact dead, as they previously reported.
Via The Hill:
One tweet from the @foxnewspolitics feed stated: “BREAKING NEWS: @BarackObama assassinated, 2 gunshot wounds have proved too much.”
Another tweet congratulated Vice President Joe Biden on assuming the presidency: “We wish @joebiden the best of luck as our new President of the United States. In such a time of madness, there’s light at the end of tunnel”.
Fox News shortly thereafter announced that their twitter account had been hacked, and apologized for any “distress” the feed may have provided.