Jennifer Preston assembles the evidence that one or more users faked identities on Twitter to make Rep. Anthony Weiner look bad. To what end? It is still unclear, but if they bore him ill will, they are probably pretty happy at the moment:
At least three months before the revelation that former Representative Anthony D. Weiner was sending lewd messages and photos to women online, a small group of self-described conservatives was monitoring his exchanges with women on Twitter. Now there is evidence that one or more people created two false identities on Twitter in order to collect information to use against him.
Mildly related: I really appreciated Dan Savage’s epic rant about the hypocrisy surrounding the Anthony Weiner story on this week’s episode of “Savage Love.” Here’s a direct link to the audio file. The rant is right at the beginning.