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Weiner-gate Solved

It has been difficult to avoid the flood of media effluent that surrounded an alleged posting on Twitter of an inappropriate picture by Congresscritter Tony Weiner (D-NY9).

This is another Breitbart fraud, and given the long string of frauds perpetrated by Breitbart, the media should be roundly condemned for even bringing it up. How many lies does this guy have to tell before “news” organizations stop repeating them?

Joe Cannon at Cannonfire with the able assistance of one of his readers, Milowent, shows how it was done. It doesn’t even require hacking, just the name of someone’s Yfrog photo account. You e-mail a picture to that account, and Yfrog automatically generates the “Tweet” using the Twitter account of the owner.

In an update, Joe Cannon notes that Yfrog as turned off the e-mail feature.

The only one showing any class in this mess is the young woman to whom the “tweet” was sent: Gennette Nicole Cordova quotes Oscar Wilde: “The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing.”

She is a journalism major, who may want to rethink that, based on the way the “professionals” have reacted.

5 comments

1 ellroon { 06.02.11 at 5:27 pm }

I don’t think we have any journalists anymore…. Bill Moyers being the exception. The rest are teleprompter readers and propaganda parrots….

2 Kryten42 { 06.02.11 at 9:37 pm }

LOL ellroon beat me too it! 😉 😀

I was going to say… I thought most of your actual *journalists* had died off or retired or moved overseas! 😈 It’s amazing when I think that one of the few people doing any journalism right now in the USA are professional comedians! Jon Stewart regularly has high-profile guests who compliment him on his journalism, or say the always watch his show to find out what is really going on (which Jon generally depreciates, probably because he’s smart enough to know that if he call’s himself a journalist, he’ll have some problems to deal with he doesn’t want). 😆

Crazy… Just crazy. But good for young Miss Cordova! Of course, if she keeps doing things like that, she’ll have to apply for work overseas, or become a comedian! 😈

3 Bryan { 06.02.11 at 10:46 pm }

You occasionally see a spark of journalism at local papers, but if the writer is ambitious, it quickly disappears and they join the other ‘droids reprinting the press releases.

We must not bother people with the truth or information that will disturb them.

4 cookiejill { 06.02.11 at 11:20 pm }

While our ship of state is sinking via terrorist demands (kill medicare or we take down the global economy) and the press is drooling over a stupid picture of something that could be construed as a body part that makes lady parts go all a-twitter.

We are so doomed.

5 Bryan { 06.02.11 at 11:34 pm }

The media somewhat understand sex, but know nothing about anything else, so this isn’t really surprising. Sex sells, but the default of the US government debt is boring,