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Old May 24th, 2012, 11:59 AM
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LHP...

That would be a very convincing argument if those agencies had actually "shown up" out of their own independent concern over the tweet, but the way I read the story that isn't what happened.

All the SF Gate story said was that... (to quote)

A cruise line official confirmed that the FBI, Homeland Security, the Galveston police and the U.S. Coast Guard were alerted about the tweet.

And then....

The fake Twitter account, which parodied the doctor, has been deleted.

And then....

Kruse’s belonging and computer were searched by the authorities, the statement says. Officials determined the tweet was posted from an impostor and the officials cleared the doctor, the ship’s captain confirmed. The Carnival cruise ship captain did not permit him to re-board the ship before it left the Galveston port.
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