From the “No matter what happened here, if this were a Republican it would be news by now” department we find this…

Liberal Democrat Rep. Anthony Weiner claimed, very much in passing, that he was the victim of a hacking after what appeared to be a photo outtake from a Cialis ad was linked from his Twitter account.

Big Journalism explains:

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.

Here’s a picture of the raging Weiner in question:

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Wait — that’s the wrong raging wiener. You can see the actual photo here. Don’t worry — whoever it is at least has underwear on.

Seems like an odd photo for a hacker to use, no? You’ve got one crack at embarrassing a member of Congress and that’s the best you can do? But you never know. The photo account and Tweet were deleted and so far Weiner hasn’t made much mention of it on his Twitter account other than to mention a Facebook hack (which is strange since this seems connected to Twitter and not Facebook).

If I were the Congressman, I’d be making a much broader announcement of “I was hacked! That’s not me!” First of all, I wouldn’t want to be associated with a picture that looks like somebody dropped a pack of Lifesavers down the front of some Fruit of the Looms.

Update: Patterico has more on Weiner’s tweets and some coincidences.

Doug Ross thinks Weiner might have gotten the “direct message” feature mixed up with the actual Tweet function. That mistake is easier to make if there’s not much blood left in your brain.

Ironic Surrealism has more, including the woman that picture was sent to — not that the media won’t give it a collective yawn — even though Weiner is married to Hillary’s former aide.

Comments

7 Responses to “Rep. Weiner Claims His Social Media Was Hacked and That’s Not His Wiener”

  1. Joe Redfield on May 28th, 2011 1:49 pm

    I know I'm getting old, but I have absolutely no idea what a "yfrog account" or "verified Twitter timeline" are. Nonetheless, I would like to go on record as stating that Rep. Weiner is an odious vermin. Also, the alleged hacker or hackers are probably the same ones responsible for that "stolen email-gate" that Nancy Pelosi(or maybe it was Boxer or Feinstein, I get those California Wonder Women mixed up) was so upset about a while back.

  2. SignPainterGuy on May 28th, 2011 3:19 pm

    Hey, is that a pack of Lifesavers in your pocket, or are you just not very happy to see me ?! Haa haa !!

    Why is it that people who are becoming mostly irrelevant the ones hit by embarrassments like this ? I remember my MnL and some other waitresses would tell stories of being followed home by stalkers late at night. Riiiight…….these were women that I personally wouldn`t touch with someone else`s 10' pole !

  3. Mike S. on May 28th, 2011 6:00 pm

    I'm surprised that there wasn't a disclaimer on Weiner's shorts, like the disclaimer on a car mirror that states "objects in mirror are closer than they appear", that says "objects in underwear are smaller than they appear".

  4. Marshall_Will on May 28th, 2011 8:15 pm

    Pffftt, if I was packing like 'that' ( I'd be showing EVERYONE! )

    Ahem, if it was a Conservative that 'hacked' Hot yfrog's splitter account… good for YOU son!

    Joe Redfield said:
    "Nonetheless, I would like to go on record as stating that Rep. Weiner is an odious vermin." +1 and duly noted Joe!

  5. SignPainterGuy on May 28th, 2011 9:01 pm

    The place is crawling with rats, mice and cockroaches !

  6. The Watcher on May 29th, 2011 4:52 pm

    'This is not the Weiner you're looking for.'

  7. Ben G. on May 29th, 2011 9:39 pm

    Even if Weiner meant to send a private message to this girl, photos on yfrog are publicly available. This would mean that Weiner was posting the photo publicly on his yfrog account, where anyone can see it regardless of the twitter post, before sending his message. This is a much bigger foul up than accidentally sending a public message instead of a private one, and is pretty implausible.

    Either way, Weiner should have recourse available via the CFAA and other internet law claims. Authorities should be able to easily determine the identity of the poster, whether it's Weiner or a hacker, via IP address.

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