Zing! As Twitchy reported, the Associated Press’ Twitter account was hacked, and it sent out a tweet claiming explosions at the White House. The Dow immediately plummeted, then rallied.

Asked, and answered. Other Twitter users think they know why:

Double zing!



Heh. Never change, Twitter.

  • mickeyco

    How bad off are we when the only thing scarier than our president is Joe Biden?

    • http://www.youtube.com/PathOfJioFreed Danny DeMent

      Why do you think he chose him as VP?

      Better than Kevlar, Joe is..

      • mike_in_kosovo

        True that!

      • Bob Galasso

        Exactly! Who’s going to do in the prez with that moron waiting in the wings?

    • DanStlMo

      How bad is the market when a hacked Tweet can cause a crash?

  • Gil Vietor

    For a second, Joe Biden got excited, then went back to making Walter (Jeff Dunham) impressions in the mirror.

  • QAX3kFmH

    I’m confused what just happened?

    • radicallyalyssa

      AP’s Twitter got hacked and tweeted that the White House was bombed and Obama was injured; if the president were to die, the VP would be in charge, hence the frightening notion that Biden would be president.

  • Ntr

    Regardless of how much of a nightmare it would be if Joe Biden became president, isn’t it a sign of severe weakness and insecurity if the Dow drops over something as simple as a tweet? What does that say about our economy?

  • mike_in_kosovo

    Another thought on this – really proves the lie that the market is confident in Zero’s administration, hmm?

    • Bob Galasso

      The market is high because profit is high since businesses aren’t hiring thanks to Obamacare.

      • Mister A

        The market is high because the Fed is pumping MOAR and MOAR liquidity into the system every month (Ctrl-P). And the market activity is no longer caused by humans. High frequency traders (aka computers) make hundreds of trades every second. They comprise about 75% of all recorded trades and they read the news. The decoupling is nearly complete.

  • http://www.facebook.com/patrick.folzenlogen Patrick Folzenlogen

    I would much rather have Biden over the current, then the wimps on the right would start impeachment against him, they’re afraid of a black guy.

  • Guest

    . . . a perfect example of . . . ‘Money talks . . and bullshi7 walks’ . . .

  • HannahJK

    Hacked by some trader who missed getting in on today’s rally?

  • Maxx

    Visions of Barry losing his keys to the White House, knocking on the locked front door, with Biden on the other side like Jed Clampett, blowing a hole through the porch.

  • r_coplin2001

    Maybe the huge drop in the stock market is saying that they don’t want Joe Biden to run in 2016 for President of the United States.

  • Mister A

    Computers made the market crash… and return within minutes. It had nothing to do with confidence. The algos know best.

  • EverybodyTalks

    Actually, Joe might be better. There might be some doors missing on the White House from shotgun blasts.
    Does anyone really think Joe has an agenda that the Senate Democrats would get behind? The thing is who will run in 2016 for the Democrats?
    With Hilary having the stain of Benghazi on her dress and the gaffs of Joe over the years it makes me wonder if Michelle Obama doesn’t become a contender. Then her hubby can hide behind her skirt for another 8 years.
    I think I just scared myself.