Fodder for Saturday Comics – Wiener Gets Roasted online.
This evening a photo surfaced on Congressman Weiner’s yfrog account and in his verified Twitter timeline of a man in his underwear with an erection. The photo was reportedly sent to a woman on Twitter. We’ve protected her name and her account, which was at one time verified to be active but has since been deleted after the photo in question was deleted. Coincidentally, the rest of the photos in the congressman’s alleged yfrog account were also deleted around 11 p.m. eastern.
Is this the Tweet in question? Was Weiner hacked?
Weiner, who married Hillary Clinton’s longtime assistant, Huma Abedin, last year, has been Tweeting about hockey this evening. Confusion reigns online as puzzled Weiner followers wonder what occurred to Weiner’s timeline.
The photo, stored at Weiner’s alleged yfrog account, is connected to his verified Twitter account. Were his yfrog and Twitter accounts hacked as well?
Given the current mystery surrounding Weinergate, there’s an interesting Tweet that (as of this writing) still remains in Rep. Weiner’s Tweet stream. While we’ve gone to some length to protect the identity of the woman involved, we have confirmed and can document, if need be, that she hails from Seattle, Washington. So the question is, why would Weiner be mindful of the time in Seattle (see the hashtag below) hours before the time he now claims his Facebook account was hacked by someone who then sent an explicit image via Twitter to … a woman in Seattle?
Here’s s a transcript of the Tweet in question:
Heading to 30 Rock to chat with Rachel at 9. #Thats545InSeattleIThink
about 17 hours ago via TweetDeck
Retweeted by 18 people
In fact, the Seattle woman in question who later received the explicit image — and who is now being identified at other sites, actually re-tweeted Rep. Weiner’s tweet: Below is a (redacted) screenshot of her retweet:
Because Twitter timestamps show the actual time in which you’re viewing or screen-grabbing, below is a reconstruction using Weiner’s “Seattle-time Tweet” as our starting point. So, Weiner Tweets that he will be on with Rachel Maddow and uses a hashtag (#Thats545InSeattleIThink) to specifically point out what time his appearance will broadcast in Seattle, where the later recipient of the explicit photo apparently resides. Then, nine minutes after that, Weiner Tweets:
@RepWeiner Wow, what an honor. Thanks RT @hwinkler4real: @RepWeiner tonight and all time u are so articulate … Have a peaceful weekend
17 hours, 23 minutes ago
Then Weiner’s account goes quiet for 3 hours and 24 minutes, with no Tweets whatsoever until an explicit photo is sent to a young woman in … Seattle (see Tweet below). Apparently, Weiner claims that this tweet and the attached photo were sent by an alleged Facebook hacker who gained access to his Twitter account:
@RepWeiner @(name redacted) http://yfrog.com/h25m3luj 13 hours, 59 minutes ago reply
Did liberal hero and would-be Mayor of New York Rep. Anthony Weiner (D – N.Y.) Tweet a picture of his own, underwear-clad erection last night? Conservative bloggers sure seem to hope so!
The pic, according to BigGovernment.com writer “Publius”, was posted last night to Weiner’s official account on yFrog, the Twitter picture service, and sent out on his Twitter feed. It was apparently quickly deleted, but not before Publius grabbed what he says is a screenshot of the yFrog page. (The original Tweet still exists on archiving site Tweet Congress.)
Weiner (pictured above with his wife, Huma Abedin, and the only other man in Congress whose name would make a sex scandal twice as fun) quickly Tweeted that his Facebook was hacked
Weiner’s Wiener?UPDATE: Who Is ‘Gennette Nicole’?
New York Democrat Rep. Anthony Weiner allegedly sent an alleged photo of his alleged penis to an alleged woman via Twitter.
The photo shows a man in gray undershorts with a bulging erection. Weiner is claiming he was the victim of Internet hackers, and I think we should believe him.
Because his penis is probably much smaller than that.
UPDATE: Velvet Hammer at Ironic Surrealism examines “Gennette Nicole,” the self-described “progressive” journalism student in Seattle to whom Weiner allegedly sent the photo, and who had previously described the married congressman as her “boyfriend.” Her Twitter account has now disappeared down the memory hole.
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