Given the current mystery surrounding Weinergate
, there's an interesting Tweet that (as of this writing) still remains in Rep. Weiner's Tweet stream. While we've gone to some length to protect the identity of the woman involved, we have confirmed and can document, if need be, that she hails from Seattle, Washington. So the question is, why would Weiner be mindful of the time in Seattle
(see the hashtag below) hours before the time he now claims his Facebook account was hacked by someone who then sent an explicit image via Twitter to ... a woman in Seattle?
Here's s a transcript of the Tweet in question:
Heading to 30 Rock to chat with Rachel at 9. #Thats545InSeattleIThink
about 17 hours ago via TweetDeck
Retweeted by 18 people
In fact, the Seattle woman in question who later received the explicit image -- and who is now being identified at other sites, actually re-tweeted Rep. Weiner's tweet: Below is a (redacted) screenshot of her retweet:
Because Twitter timestamps show the actual time in which you're viewing or screen-grabbing, below is a reconstruction using Weiner's "Seattle-time Tweet" as our starting point. So, Weiner Tweets that he will be on with Rachel Maddow and uses a hashtag (#Thats545InSeattleIThink)
to specifically point out what time his appearance will broadcast in Seattle, where the later recipient of the explicit photo apparently resides. Then, nine minutes after that, Weiner Tweets:
@RepWeiner Wow, what an honor. Thanks RT @hwinkler4real: @RepWeiner tonight and all time u are so articulate ... Have a peaceful weekend
17 hours, 23 minutes ago
Then Weiner's account goes quiet for 3 hours and 24 minutes, with no Tweets whatsoever until an explicit photo is sent to a young woman in ... Seattle (see Tweet below). Apparently, Weiner claims that this tweet and the attached photo were sent by an alleged Facebook hacker who gained access to his Twitter account:
@RepWeiner @(name redacted) http://yfrog.com/h25m3luj 13 hours, 59 minutes ago reply
Then, just four minutes after that tweet and accompanying image was sent, Weiner suddenly re- appears publicly on Twitter and begins, based upon an analysis of his Tweet stream for the entire month of April, an atypically busy series of unusual Tweets, before culminating in a claim -- out of nowhere -- that his Facebook page was allegedly hacked. Here's a recreation of that stream:
Killng me!! RT @kknapp1: @RepWeiner that is a tragedy! #EpicGame
13 hours, 54 minutes ago reply
@RepWeiner my tivo ate the hockey game! #WhoCanISue?
13 hours, 55 minutes ago reply
@RepWeiner @kknapp1 just kill me now.
13 hours, 52 minutes ago reply
Tivo eats the hockey game and Versus taunts me with endless postgame. #IsThisHell?
13 hours ago reply
Followers of my lame hockey tweets recall i picked tb and nashville. #NotSoBrilliant
12 hours, 50 minutes ago reply
Tivo shot. FB hacked. Is my blender gonna attack me next? #TheToasterIsVeryLoyal
12 hours, 36 minutes ago reply
If nothing else, it does look to have been a very unusual night on Twitter for Representative Weiner and one is left to guess as to why he would have been so concerned about the time in Seattle hours before an alleged hacker sent an explicit image to a woman in ... Seattle.