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May 29, 2011

Mediaite Liberal Hack Spins For Weiner

I originally posted this as a "good" article, in that it raised questions about Weiner's cover story.

In fact, Colby Hall spins desperately and stupidly to claim there are reasons to doubt, as he terms them, "the allegations."

He claims -- this is so stupid at first I thought this was a reason to doubt Weiner -- that a hacker would have wanted to get the information out widely, and because the information was only picked up on by a conservative critic who follows Weiner, that means... it was a hack?

What? The fact that a hacker would want this disseminated widely, and yet only one or two conservatives online at that time saw it (remember, this was only up for a minute or so), suggests it was a hack?


How about this: Weiner has only a few conservative followers; his liberal followers would not retweet this; it was a holiday weekend Friday night; few people were actually online; and ergo only a few people saw the image, who would start retweeting it.

If, as Colby Hall stupidly spins, the hacker would have wanted this to go out to a wide audience -- Why didn't the hacker post it during more highly trafficked hours, and why didn't the hacker lock Weiner out by changing the passwords to ensure the picture would be up more than a few seconds?

Calling My Shot: Prediction:

Weiner will claim he doesn't want to trouble the FBI, or the national intelligence/security apparatus, which really should be interested in a hack of a top-secret-plus level clearance Congressman, and will pay a private firm he controls and he pays with his own money, to look into this matter.

48 hours later this firm will announce he was hacked, but beyond that, the trail goes cold. Fiddlesticks!!!

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posted by Ace at 04:02 PM

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