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    Maybe Chinese Intelligence Sevices Sent The Weiner Pic

    Maybe Chinese Intelligence Sevices Sent The Weiner Pic

    It’s possible.  After all, we know the Chinese intelligence services are very adept at hacking.  And Weiner has been a critic of China’s human rights record for years, so China might have a motive.

    And we are being told that what is possible and what might have happened must be what happened.

    But what is possible may not be what has happened.

    It is now up to you to prove that I am wrong about the Chinese hacking theory.  If you can’t disprove it, then I am right.  And Weiner is in the clear. 

    Right?  I said, right?

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    Here are a few for starters:

    Congressman Weiner,

    In an interview with Rachel Maddow yesterday, you said the following with regard to your yFrog account:

    "As far as the yFrog account, I'll be very honest with you, I didn't really know for sure what that was until this thing popped up, and I clicked on it, and then it directed me to where these photographs were being kept, an and I, I kind of quickly deleted it and moved on with my life."

    (Your verbal emphasis in the original).

    Yet, a number of messages were quite recently sent from your Twitter account having items that were specifically attached to them from your yFrog account. Two of them for example, were sent on May 5th, and one was sent back on February 25th.

    If, as you say about your yFrog account, you "didn't really know for sure what that was until this thing popped up" then could you please explain how is it that you were familiar enough with the operation of your yFrog account to be able to attach items from the account on at least three recent occasions, and successfully send them out publicly via Twitter?

    As a national public figure, you have a significant reputation as a "technophile" when it comes to "social media," and you have recently said you personally did the "tweeting" from your account.

    Did you also personally create your yFrog account, and if so when?

    If the Chinese were out to get their commie supporting friend Weiner, why post it on a dead day, the Friday evening of Memorial Day when no one would likely be paying attention? Did the Chinese then delete Nicole's accounts? Wiener's yfrog accounts?, etc.? Did they force Weiner to say he couldn't identify his own junk? Did they post the shoutout to Seattle? Did they friend Nicole within days of Weiner's trip to Seattle?

    @VetHusbandFather June 2, 2011 2:30 PM |

    Not to belabor the point, but it looks like Michelle Malkin has picked up on the claims of his supporters regarding his lack of familiarity with the yFrog account:

    "Weiner’s backers argue that he has no familiarity with Yfrog because he never manually logged into its stand-alone site."

    She made mincemeat of that claim, pointing out at least 6 instances where he uploaded photos to yFrog and sent using Twitter, ones where he was apparently using his "official" Blackberry!

    "Six of these instances were photos tweeted directly from his Blackberry to Twitter. Yfrog has a Twitter app for Blackberry phones and is a default photo host for the Blackberry Twitter app. In other words, Yfrog’s set-up allows a Twitter user to authorize Yfrog as one’s primary photo-hosting site — and bypass a separate sign-in process to the Yfrog site. You can snap a pic with your phone, upload it as part of a Twitter message, and have the yfrog link automatically generate and appear in your tweet."

    This information has particular relevance to his utterly disingenuous statement to Rachel Maddow during the interview.

    So, I suppose we really should rephrase the question:

    Congressman Weiner, a number of messages were quite recently sent from your Twitter account having items attached to them, including digital photos, uploaded from your yFrog account.

    Blogger Michelle Malkin has specifically documented a significant number of such messages, including 6 messages sent from your Blackberry.

    If, as you said to Rachel Maddow, "As far as the yFrog account, I'll be very honest with you, I didn't really know for sure what that was until this thing popped up . . ." then could you please explain how is it that you were familiar enough with the operation of your yFrog account application to be able to take, upload and attach items from the account on a significant number or prior occasions, including very recently from your Blackberry, and to successfully send the photos out publicly via Twitter?

    For example, two such photos you tweeted on May 5th were taken at a Presidential event on the street, both using your Blackberry.

    One of them included a candid, up close photo of President Obama himself speaking to a police officer. A second photo, presumably taken at the same event while awaiting the arrival of the POTUS, was also sent from your Blackberry and even contains the twitter "hashtag" #SoIsTheOfficialTweeter."

    How do you square these "tweets" with attachments with your statement claiming unfamiliarity with yFrog to Rachel Maddow?

    Also, are you "#SoIsTheOfficialTweeter" — that is, did you create that hashtag?

    As a national public figure, you have a significant reputation as a "technophile" when it comes to "social media," and you have recently said you personally did the "tweeting" from your account.

    Did you also personally create your yFrog account, and if so when?


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