Rep. Anthony Weiner's Underwear/Twitter Drama

By The Atlantic Wire
Cast of Characters:
  • New York Rep. Anthony Weiner (minorly involved)
  • Andrew Breitbart (lead)
  • Gennette Nicole Cordova, a college student in Washington state
  • Dan Wolfe, random Twitter user @patriotusa76
  • Assorted BigGovernment bloggers including Dana Loesch, Lee Stranahan, Dan Riehl
  • Assorted bloggers from Daily Kos, Politico, Mediaite

Act I. On Thursday night, Breitbart's conservative blog BigGovernment posts the story that New York Rep. Anthony Weiner tweeted a lewd crotch picture to a woman @GennetteNicole (real name Gennette Nicole Cordova, a college student in Washington state). The tweet is quickly deleted, although BigGovernment manages to nab a screen shot. In response, Weiner tweets "Touche Prof Moriarity. More Weiner Jokes for all my guests! #Hacked!"

The end, right? Wrong. Very wrong.

Act II. Conservative bloggers begin theorizing that Weiner intentionally tweeted the picture to Cordova, and the two of them were having an affair. The evidence, slim to say the least, consists of facts such as Cordova once referring to Weiner as her "boyfriend" on Twitter, and her deleting her Facebook, Twitter, and Formspring accounts after the hacking (probably because she was getting harassed?) Adding to this, Dana Loesch of BigGovernment starts asking if it's possible to fake a yfrog account (from where the photo was sent). Confusing photo analysis is undertaken. Breitbart, meanwhile, is tweeting up a storm about it. Actually, everyone is. Twitterverse is awash with Weiner tweets.

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