Here's the Post hit piece:
Such statements notwithstanding, those on the left trying to paint this as a conspiracy must deal with an array of odd elements that an increasingly tech-savvy public may find suspicious:
* Not just the offending picture but most of the congressman’s pictures were removed from the site.
* Not only did the young lady’s Facebook and Twitter accounts disappear from the ’Net (she’s apparently since started a new Twitter account, and may go back on Facebook), but also her bylines on articles in her college paper.
* The congressman made it a point to tweet what time an East Coast interview would be shown in Seattle, where the young lady’s from.
* Cordova reportedly wrote in the college paper in March about Twitter’s verifiable accounts giving access to celebrities.
Coincidences all, but there’s one more that millions of Twitter users will understand best:
On Twitter, famous people tend to have tens of thousands to millions of followers — but they themselves follow only a fraction of that amount.
Rep. Weiner is a man of national prominence, a rising star in the Democratic Party, frequently on TV, a past and likely future candidate for mayor. He knows and is known by thousands of movers, shakers, members of the press and politicians on the city, state and national levels.
Yet, as of yesterday, he was following fewer than 200 others — and, with all those famous folks to choose from, one of the few he followed was Cordova, a 21-year-old college student who lives nearly 3,000 miles away in Bellingham,Wash.