Catherine Taibi | The Huffington Post
You can always count on TV news to bring you the most up-to-date information on rain, storms and ... porn?
WREG News Channel 3, a Memphis CBS affiliate, gave viewers a little more than they asked for Tuesday morning when it accidentally tweeted a link to a porn website instead of its weather tracker:
WREG later deleted the tweet and issued the following apology:
We apologize for a tweet that went out earlier this morning.
— WREG News Channel 3 (@3onyourside) October 7, 2014
The station also tweeted a message later Tuesday that seemed to suggest that a hacker was behind the inappropriate tweet:
Do you believe them? Many viewers did not.
@3onyourside nawl don't try to throw us off you guys got caught slipping lol
— ❤Teary not Terry (@Ms_LilBody) October 7, 2014
— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) October 7, 2014
The Huffington Post has reached out to WREG for comment and will update the post if and when the news channel responds.
UPDATE: A spokesperson from WREG responded to The Huffington Post in an email Tuesday afternoon:
“This morning an inappropriate tweet was sent out from the station's account. We apologize and have taken steps to investigate and to tighten security.”