Secret Service Official Twitter Account Bashes Fox News

It's almost too good to be true, but the tweet above apparently briefly appeared on the official Secret Service Twitter account.

It was promptly deleted, but not before dozens of people retweeted it, including Time political reporter Amy Sullivan. This screenshot appeared on the Tumblr of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Was it an errant direct message? An employee who forgot to log into their personal account? A hacker? Either way, the Secret Service's very brief foray into social media has already proven much more entertaining than hundreds of tweets from the Taliban.

Secret Service Official Twitter Account Bashes Fox News

Update: Steven Ferrezza took a photo of the tweet on his iPhone before it was deleted. (Click on the image to expand)

A Secret Service spokesman told ABC News:

An employee with access to the Secret Service's Twitter account, who mistakenly believed they were on their personal account, posted an unapproved and inappropriate tweet. The tweet did not reflect the views of the U.S. Secret Service and it was immediately removed. We apologize for this mistake, and the user no longer has access to our official account.