A CIA MO­MENT

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

The CIA joined Twit­ter a month ago with this ini­tial mes­sage: “We can nei­ther con­firm nor deny this is out first tweet.” Since then, the federal clan­des­tine agency has main­tained both its of­fi­cial bear­ing and a cer­tain jaunty can­dor as it seeks to find, well, a happy medium of en­gag­ing the pub­lic with­out com­pro­mis­ing mis­sion. So three cheers. And to mark its one-month an­niver­sary, the CIA an­swered five “top ques­tions” sub­mit­ted by a few of its 639,000 fol­low­ers who ap­pear ea­ger for the agency’s take on the where­abouts of Elvis and other de­ceased celebri­ties, of­fi­cial air­craft, day­time talk hosts, em­ploy­ment and com­puter is­sues.

And here are their an­swers: “No, we don’t know where Tu­pac is”; “We flew an A-12 OXCART, not a SR-71 BLACK­BIRD. Ours flew higher & faster. But, more on that later”; “Sorry for not fol­low­ing you back @TheEl­lenShow. But if you visit us maybe we can take a selfie?”; “YES, we are hir­ing,”; No, we don’t know your pass­word, so we can’t send it to you.”

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