Hannity’s Twitter vanishes
Conspiracy theories flew around Saturday morning after the Twitter account of conservative TV host Sean Hannity was “briefly compromised,” according to a Twitter spokesperson, and unavailable for a few hours.
After the Fox News star’s verified account posted a message that simply and cryptically said “Form Submission 1649,” visitors to Hannity’s page said they were getting a “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist” error message. By the time Hannity’s account was back up later in the morning, speculation was rampant about the mysterious disappearance.
Fox News referred questions to Twitter.
“While we normally do not discuss individual accounts, for privacy and security reasons, we have permission from the account owner to confirm that account was briefly compromised,” a Twitter spokesperson said in an email. They did not realize any further information.
Some blamed shadowy “deep state” government figures looking to take down Hannity, who is a big supporter of President Donald Trump.
“The Deep State is in panic!” tweeted Alex Jones, a far-right radio show host.
Other users were rooting for the theory that a rogue Twitter employee was behind the deactivation. That was Twitter’s explanation for an 11-minute outage that took down Trump’s twitter account in November.
Trump: Royals ‘lovely couple’
President Donald Trump says Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancee, American actress Meghan Markle, look like a “lovely couple” and he doesn’t know if he’s been invited to their May wedding.
The interview by Britain’s ITV News was conducted Thursday during Trump’s brief visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In excerpts released earlier, the president apologized for retweeting videos made by a British far-right group and said he looked forward to visiting Britain, where he has been invited to make a state visit hosted by Queen Elizabeth II.
Invitations for Harry and Markle’s May 19 wedding at Windsor Castle have not been sent out yet, their press team says.
Fleetwood Mac raises $7 million
Rock ’n’ roll’s dysfunctional family Fleetwood Mac joined with artists paying tribute to their work to raise $7 million for down-on-their luck musicians at a benefit in New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Friday.
The annual MusiCares fundraiser is held just before the Grammys. Fleetwood Mac was made whole again recently when Christine McVie rejoined after a 15-year hiatus. Members have mellowed and grown more appreciative of their career since their drug-taking, partner-swapping heyday.
“Not very far below the level of dysfunction is what really exists and what we’re feeling now more than ever in our career, which is love,” said Lindsey Buckingham.
The band capped the benefit with a five-song mini-set, including Tusk and Buckingham’s classic kiss-off, Go Your Own Way.
Sean Hannity, Donald Trump, Fleetwood Mac, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle
Hannity’s Twitter vanishes