Tweet and Lowdown

  • Aired:  10/24/13
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It only took the government two and a half years to find the senior White House official behind an anonymous Twitter account. (4:01)

>> Jon: HEY, WELCOME BACK.

SO YOU JUST SAW HOW THINGSARE GETTING HARDER AND

HARDER FOR THE OBAMAADMINISTRATION.

OVERSEAS POPULARITY ISPLUMMETING.

AT HOME HEALTH CARE.GOVPROVING TO BE THE COUNTRY'S

FOURTH LEAST FAVORITE WEBSITE FOLLOWING THE NATIONAL

ZOO'S DEAD PANDA CAM.

LOU PORN, THE SITE THATCUTS OUT LOU DOBB'S HEAD AND

PUTS IT OVER YOUR FAVORITEPORN STARS. AND OF COURSE, MACE

BOOK, THE WEB SITE THAT SPRAYSMACE IN YOUR FACE EVERY TIME YOU

LOG ON.

ONE MORE PIECE OF BAD NEWSFOR THE ADMINISTRATION.

>> A WHITE HOUSE INSIDER WITHSENIOR LEVEL SECURITY

CLEARANCE TURNS OUT TO HAVEA DUAL IDENTITY.

ONE AT WORK AND ONE ON-LINE.

>> JOFI JOSEPH WAS DIRECTOROF NUCLEAR NONPROLIFERATION

ISSUES AT THE NATIONALSECURITY COUNCIL.

HE HAD A SECRET ON-LINEPERSONAE OPERATING UNDER THE

TWITTER HANDLENATSECWONK.

>> Jon: WHAT DID THIS GUYDO, LEAK NATIONAL SECRETS,

TELL EVERYONE'S BIDEN'SPASSWORD, BY THE WAY, IT'S

PASSWORD, I KNOW.

>> HE WAS BEHIND ANONYMOUSTWITTER ACCOUNTS THAT TOOK

POTSHOTS AT ADMINISTRATIONOFFICIALS.

>> Jon: OH, SO IT'S LIKELESS DEEP THROAT AND MORE

GOSSIP GIRL?

DID THIS GUY BRING THESNARK.

>> I'M A FAN OF OBAMA BUTHIS CONTINUING RELIANCE AND

DEPENDENCE UPON A VACUOUSCIPHER LIKE VALERIE JARRETT

CONCERNS ME.

SO WHEN WILL SOMEONE DO USTHE FAVOR OF GETTING RID OF

SARAH PALIN AND THE REST OFHER WHITE TRASH FAMILY, I'M

DYING TO CALL OUT LIZ CHENEYFOR THE OVERWEIGHT PIG THAT

SHE IS BUT I REMEMBER THATMIKE ENZI WEIGHS EVEN MORE,

FAIL.

>> Jon: THAT'S NOT SNARK,THAT IS NOT EVEN FUNNY,

THAT'S JUST MEAN [BLEEP].

THE GUY SEEMS TO HAVE SOMEISSUES WITH WOMEN HERE

WHAT THE-- PEREZHILTON CAN'T YOU AT LEAST

DRAW SOME DICKS AND COKE ONPEOPLE'S FACES, JUST TO BE

CLEVER?

AND I HAVE TO SAY, MAN,DOING ALL THAT STUFF ON

TWITTER, THAT IS A STUPIDMOVE THIS IS THE WHITE

HOUSE.

THEY'RE SURVEILINGEVERYONE'S EVERY MOVE.

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE TOCATCH THIS GUY, AN HOUR.

>> FOR MONTHS WEST WINGOFFICIALS SEARCHED FOR THE

MYSTERIOUS TWEETER.

>> Jon: YOU CAN TAP THEGERMAN CHANCELLOR'S PHONE

BUT BITCHING MCSNARKINGTONWAS THREE

CUBICLES AWAY AND NO ONEKNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON.

IT'S NOT LIKE HE WAS TRYINGTO EVADE SUSPICION.

>> 16,000 TWEETS OVER THELAST TWO AND A HALF YEARS, AN

AVERAGE OF 17 PER DAY.

>> PRESUMABLY JOSEPH HAD TOGO OUT OF HIS WAY TO TWEET

AS MUCH AS HE DID.

PROBABLY STEPPING OUTSIDE OFHIS OFFICE TO USE HIS

PERSONAL PHONE FOR THE SNARKYTWEETS.

>> Jon: HE STEPPED AWAY FROMHIS DESK 17 TIMES A DAY!

AND SUDDENLY WHEN HE DOES ANEW TWEET APPEARS AND NOBODY

THOUGHT ANYTHING?

DID YOU JUST THINK YOU HAD ABLADDER THE SIZE OF A

PING-PONG BALL?

THERE GOES JOFI AGAINTHAT GUY PEES MORE THAN

ANYONE-- HEY, LOOK, A NEWPOST, WHAT IS THIS.

I CAN'T WAIT FOR JOFI TO GETBACK SO I CAN SHOW HIM

THE-- THERE IS ONE FACTABOUT THE STORY THAT DOES

STAND OUT TO ME ABOVE ALLOTHERS.

>> THE FOLLOWERS WERE SOMETHE MOST INFLUENTIAL

NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALSAND OBSERVERS IN WASHINGTON.

ALL THE JOURNALISTS FOLLOWEDHIS TWEETS.

ALL THE OFFICIALS, AND ALLTHE PEOPLE THAT HE WAS

INSULTING.

SO HE HAD A VERY ELITEREADERSHIP.

>> Jon: YOU HEAR THAT ANDTHINK THAT IS A SYMPTOM OF

WASHINGTON CULTURE THATTHRIVES ON GOSSIP AND

NASTINESS BUT I HEARSOMEONE AT THE WHITE HOUSE

KNOWS HOW TO USE THEINTERNET.

AND GIVE PEOPLE WHAT THEYWANT.

SO MAYBE THEY SHOULDN'T FIRETHIS GUY, MAYBE THEY PUT HIM

IN CHARGE OF RUNNING THE OLDHEALTHCARE.GOV.

NOW IT COULD WORK BUTOBVIOUSLY WHEN YOU SIGN UP

THE MESSAGE WOULD BE SLIGHTLYMORE LIKE WELCOME TO

OBAMACARE YOU FAT PIECE OF[BLEEP].

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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