Thank You, Rich Eisen (Updated)

I have no words.

I have no words.

See it for yourself. And see the reaction. You really can’t delete tweets, Rich.

This is going to sting. Unless, of course, it’s a hack.

Update: Of course, it’s a hack.

Good for you, Rich.

Good for you, Rich.

Still, that’s a rather unfortunate way to get hacked, and probably a strange 4 AM call or text to get.

After the jump, reactions and reasoning.

Shawne Merriman seems amused:

Shawne, he has words.

Shawne, he has words.

A view of the Twitter world’s reactions, running the gamut:

Click to enlarge.

Click to enlarge.

I was originally skeptical of this being a hack because Eisen routinely tweets from the web interface, and, well, if you were hacking a celebrity’s Twitter, wouldn’t you do it during daylight hours for maximum efficacy? Obviously, Eisen tweeting and dismissing it solves that problem for now, but the tweet itself is public record at this point.

Let this be a lesson: Guard your password and your online identity with the tightest security. When things go wrong, they will go viral in nanoseconds.


Filed under Media Personalities, Whimsy

5 responses to “Thank You, Rich Eisen (Updated)

  1. Loren

    Well, you can delete tweets, but we have evidence.

  2. He was drunk and thought it was a Direct Message. “Hacked” is an easy excuse.

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