Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Media: Anderson Cooper's Account Was Hacked

just woke up to find out someone gained access to my twitter account. i have not sent a tweet in days or replied to any tweets. We are looking into how this happened.

Analysis Question: Does Anderson Cooper tell the truth about being "hacked" on Twitter?

Media reported that journalist Anderson Cooper's twitter account was hacked as they found an inappropriate tweet about President Trump which would bring question to the journalist's partiality.

Let's consider what he wrote and consider if you were in his place, what would you say?

I would say, "my account was hacked."

This happened to my twitter account once and lots of people got a message from me telling them to buy sunglasses of a particular brand.

I wrote, My account was hacked. This was not from me."

I wanted them to know that not only was my account hacked but that I was not shilling for the company that makes these sunglasses. I also thought it good for others to change their password, hence, the priority of being hacked.

Let's look at the subject's tweet:

just woke up to find out someone gained access to my twitter account. i have not sent a tweet in days or replied to any tweets. We are looking into how this happened.

1.  We note that he does not begin with the pronoun "I" to start his statement. Since he uses the pronoun "I" later (lower case), we cannot conclude that he is not using it because of the low character number, or via habit. By beginning without the pronoun "I", he psychologically is not "committing" to what follows.  This is to put us on alert that the information that follows may contain unreliable portions. 

2.  Where one begins is always important and speaks to priority.  What is the first thing the subject wants his audience to know?  Was it that his account was hacked?

The priority for him is this:  He wants his audience to know that he just woke up.  Therefore, whatever tweet was sent out, it could not have been from him because he was sleeping. 

This is his priority.  It is alibi establishment and it is his priority. 

3.  Next, he said his account was "accessed."  It was not hacked and it is inaccurate for media to report his account was hacked. It was not hacked, but someone did access it. 

Minimization Language 

Accessing it is a much softer word than "hacked."

This tells us about the Linguistic Disposition towards the person who posted the twitter message:  the person who did this is not a "hacker."

"gain access" is not a negative assertion nor is it an accusation.  Accusatory language expected in any form of identity theft, misrepresenting his opinion, or misusing his account.  

The person who did this is not given a decidedly negative linguistic disposition towards someone who has done something that should be decidedly negative.  If a hacker got into his account, could the hacker reach other accounts, including credit cards?

This soft language is not only unexpected, but it gives insight into how Anderson Cooper feels about the person who did not "hack" but "gained access" into his personal account.  

We may consider that from the subject's point of view, the person who did this did not do it by breaking into his account. That would be a "bad person" doing something very "bad" and even dangerous. 

 The person who did this only accessed it, which means that either they had the password or even that they did not even need to enter a password.  Consider this in light of the positive (in context) linguistic disposition towards the person who did this.  

In the subject's verbalized perception of reality:   it could not be Anderson Cooper because he was asleep.  It was not a hacker, either, though. This is to establish an alibi.  If you are hacked, you do not need an alibi. 

4.  i have not sent a tweet in days or replied to any tweets.

This is further alibi building. It shows a need to alibi, further weakening his defense. Not only was he sleeping but he has not sent a tweet in "days" or replied to any tweets.

It is interesting to note that this follows no pronoun with a lower case (downgraded) pronoun. We would need to know if this use of the lower case "I" is routine.

Yet, the alibi building, itself, is unnecessary if he was hacked.

The tweet sent out, if hacked, is utterly unrelated to any activity by Anderson Cooper, before or after this tweet. It is not only unnecessary but it is a tangent.

This shows a need to persuade of that which he does not state: he was hacked.

If he was hacked, it is immaterial if he has not sent a tweet or he has sent 1,000 tweets.

It is, however, necessary for him to state it.

5. "We are looking into how this happened"

Here he changes to the plural "we" to not allow himself to be either "alone" in this assertion, or to make the assertion without any pronoun.

Analysis Conclusion:

Deception Indicated.

Anderson Cooper was not "hacked."

Anderson Cooper knows the identity of the person who used his twitter account to insult President Trump. Whether the person is him, himself, or someone close to him, Anderson Cooper is not able to say "I was hacked." I cannot say it for him.

Anderson Cooper has a need to alibi himself, repeatedly, and uses unnecessary and persuasive language.

He is deceptive.

He knows who tweeted.

He simply needed to write, "My twitter account was hacked; I did not write this tweet." Instead, he needs his audience to know his status of sleeping. This is both unnecessary and often found in deceptive people in many cases.

Readers should not hold to high expectations that CNN would report anything but "hacking."

That the insult was consistent with his own statements since the presidential primary is not part of Statement Analysis. We must decide upon truth or deception based upon his own words. That the consistency of insult exists is something to be viewed separately.

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GeekRad said...

Peter, are you going to analyze Kimberly Jones statements regarding Keaton's video and the racist allegations?

Anonymous said...


Amanda Knox, once wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for murder in Italy, has been working as a writer and activist since returning stateside. Now, she’ll be hosting her own series from Vice and Facebook.

Per a press release from Vice, the show will be a five-episode series called The Scarlet Letter Reports, “exploring the gendered nature of public shaming.” In it, Knox will interview such figures as Amber Rose and teen rape survivor Daisy Coleman. It will be developed by Broadly, Vice’s women’s site, and premiere on Facebook Watch.

“While on trial for a murder I didn’t commit, my prosecutor painted me as a sex-crazed femme fatale with magical powers to control men. The tabloids loved that story. So did the public. So did the jury. I lost years of my life to prison because of two-dimensional and misogynist stereotypes,” Knox said. “In The Scarlet Letter Reports, I’m hoping to re-humanize others who have been similarly shamed and vilified, and elevate the standard for how we think and talk about public women.”

Knox, then a student at University of Washington, was studying abroad in Perugia, Italy when she was accused of killing her roommate, Meredith Kercher in 2007. She was sentenced to 26 years in prison, served nearly four of them, and was officially exonerated in 2015.

mom2many said...

It is not uncommon for celebrities to hire someone to manage and maintain their social media accounts. It is quite likely that at least one, if not more, people have his password.

T Bake said...

Peter, I’m sorry that this comment is off topic, I came across a case with a lot of available statements and wanted to pass on the link, it’s six chapters dealing with a ten year old boy found hanging back in 1989. I wasn’t sure how to reach you, I didn’t see a “contact me” option. Here is the link to chapter one (the fifth chapter has statements from a person of interest; other chapters include many statements from witnesses, etc).

Anonymous said...

Doesn't Breitart have an evening shift????

Sad news, from KY. The world news been reporting except Breitbart.

Anonymous said...

Topic for analysis?

Selma Hayeks harvey Weinstein story in NY Times 12-12-17

Anonymous said...

Sorry, forgot the link....

John Mc Gowan said...

OT Update:

Karen Ristevski: husband charged with murder of Melbourne woman
Lawyer for Borce Ristevski tells Melbourne magistrates court ‘he will be pleading not guilty’ to the murder

Borce Ristevski will fight a charge he murdered his wife Karen, whose body was found in Victorian bushland months after she went missing in 2016.
Homicide detectives arrested the 53-year-old on Wednesday morning and a short time later he faced Melbourne magistrates court charged with his wife’s murder.

From previous articles.


Borce Ristevski (Karen’s husband)

You know without the knowing, ahh, is the hardest part.

We had a ahh b ahh bit of ahh an argument ahh in regards to, um, the store figures, and um, how she was going to you know improve them, and, she had had a bad day the day before at the store, um, and on the Wednesday morning, um, she just went upstairs, um, and then came downstairs and just went out through the garage, ahh, she might have just walked down the street or just to clear her head because that was the last thing she said to me, um, I’m gonna to go and clear my head, um, can’t do it here.

Just give us a call or give the police a call or y y you know give anyone a call ah just to know you know that you’re safe um, d doesn’t matter what, how you know just get a message back to us.

John Mc Gowan said...


Detectives investigate death of 4-year-old Wiscasset girl

WISCASSET, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Right now, there appear to be more questions than answers as to how and why a 4-year-old died Friday at her home in the coastal town of Wiscasset.

Local police, along with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, asked Maine State Police to step into the investigation surrounding the death of Kendall Chick.

State police have interviewed those who were closest to the pre-schooler, but are remaining tight-lipped over their findings, only saying those interviewed "have been very cooperative".
What they have shared is that Chick spent her last hours inside the home she shared with her grandfather, Stephen Hood and his fiancée, Shawna Gatto, in a quiet neighborhood on Cricket's Lane.
Kendall had celebrated her 4th birthday just two weeks prior on Nov. 26.

Anonymous said...

Tavis Smiley staunchly denies sexual misconduct allegations after PBS suspends his talk show

Bobcat said...


"Denials" as quoted in article:

1) Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson addressed allegations that he molested a 17-year-old girl Tuesday morning, saying that a report that he did so had "absolutely no merit."
2) "This is something that is totally false,"
3) "There’s no perfect people," he added, saying of his own life that, "there’s things that aren’t perfect – and that’s a fact."
4) None of that ever happened,

He is now reported dead from an apparent suicide. The text from his final facebook message includes one more denial:

5) "The accusations from NPR are false"

And this line:

"(1)blame no person,Satan is the accuser, so blame the Devil himself.

Which (to me) says - blame the accuser, she is the devil/satan.

Link to article outlining accusation:

Bobcat said...

^^ He is more likely saying "blame NPR"

Anonymous said...

OT: Salma Hayek's tale of harrassment by Harvey:

"I had to say yes. By now so many years of my life had gone into this film. We were about five weeks into shooting, and I had convinced so many talented people to participate. How could I let their magnificent work go to waste? I had asked for so many favors, I felt an immense pressure to deliver and a deep sense of gratitude for all those who did believe in me and followed me into this madness. So I agreed to do the senseless scene. I arrived on the set the day we were to shoot the scene that I believed would save the movie. And for the first and last time in my career, I had a nervous breakdown: My body began to shake uncontrollably, my breath was short and I began to cry and cry, unable to stop, as if I were throwing up tears. Since those around me had no knowledge of my history of Harvey, they were very surprised by my struggle that morning. It was not because I would be naked with another woman. It was because I would be naked with her for Harvey Weinstein. But I could not tell them then. My mind understood that I had to do it, but my body wouldn’t stop crying and convulsing. At that point, I started throwing up while a set frozen still waited to shoot. I had to take a tranquilizer, which eventually stopped the crying but made the vomiting worse. As you can imagine, this was not sexy, but it was the only way I could get through the scene."

Anonymous said...

Peter, the Kentucky Senator that recently committed suicide after being accused of sexual abuse (though filed 5 years ago) of a teen made many statements ripe for training. (Though it may seem tacky given the circumstances)He led a biker-type church in Kentucky, for all practical purposes, and anointed himself the "Pope" though a mere Bishop.

His wife plans to pick up the torch and run for his seat now as she refuses to let liars take down America like the demise of Roy Moore.

His suicide note is among the most interesting of all written statements as the order of priority tells the tale.

Anonymous said...

Anderson Cooper is the devil's spawn.

I totally stay out of politics. I will save my expertise for cases.

Hey Jude said...

I like the idea that what they are looking into is how it happened that Anderson Cooper has not sent or replied to any tweets in days. :)

Anon - she didn't - he wasn't even there when that scene was filmed - interestingly, she didn't say that he wasn't there. I felt sorry for the other actress, who might not have liked her vomiting all over the set, but whose inconvenience was not even mentioned.

She didn't say a lot of things, not really.

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Anonymous said...

Man accused of kidnapping model Chloe Ayling claims they only 'hatched plot to make her famous'
Lukasz Herba claims the pair plotted the kidnap together in a meeting in Paris

Anonymous said...

Maybe Anderson's boyfriend took over his twitter while anderson was asleep! Wow, that was hard to figure out!

Anonymous said...

Noone cares whether you tweeted or not Anderson. You sound like a sniveling cry-baby saying "I didnt tweet!" Noone cares.

Anonymous said...

This is why drinking and tweeting is a bad idea.

John Mc Gowan said...

OT Update:

Melissa McCarty
Exclusive: Dad Justin DiPietro talks Ayla Reynolds case with Crime Watch Daily
The father of Ayla Reynolds, a baby who went missing at 20 months old, is finally breaking his silence about what he says happened the day she vanished -- and what he thinks really happened to her.

Scroll down for transcript.

Tania Cadogan said...

Thanks John

Anonymous said...

@ John, I havent read the link yet, but that is really weird--I had a dream about the Ayla Reynolds case last night that involved looking at a headline in a newspaper! It was a long headline, but I dont remember what it said but the jist of it was that some aspect of the case had been solved! Freaky!

General P. Malaise said...

it isn't a secret about Anderson Cooper's bias against Trump. these people are clowns if they think the public views them as impartial.

Anonymous said...

Crime watch video re dipietro will not load on my phone. I want to watch it before I read transcript.

elf said...

Amanda Knox is just so full of herself smh it's always me, me, me with her🙄

Anonymous said...

Justin said (of Ayla)

"Yeah, I love you and I'll see you soon," said Justin.

Is Justin going to commit suicide before Trista gets him into court?

He said "I'll see you soon" to Ayla.

Anonymous said...

He doesnt have the language of a killed, but he is hiding something.

I think Phoebe killed Ayla.
And both she & Justin discarded her off the sde of a highway.
Phoebe said she "hopes a "Good Samaritan" saw something (said by Phoebe): The Good Samaritan helped someone laying on the side of the road in biblical story. Ayla is off the side of a highway not far from the road (perhaps in woods very close to the road (meaning feet away from the side of the road).
Pandoras Box: She is in a box or container, not a sack like cops are saying.

Anonymous said...

Phoebe said to Trista "What did you do with her?"

Phoebe is confessing that she did it.

Alex said...

I wonder why the interviewer needed Justin for the interview? She introduced so many words and gave him the answers. It was as though Justin gave her the questions.

How hard would it have been to simply ask, "What do you think happened to Ayla the night she disappeared"?


Watch said...

These anonymous comments are really stupid.

John Mc Gowan said...

Re, baby Ayla

Most of what he (justin) says, i believe him.

Tania Cadogan said...

We are looking into how this happened.

This is close
That is distancing.
He places himself close to the tweet

Would the expected be "We are looking into how THAT happened?

Who is the WE that he refers to that is looking into it?
If he didn't send it and he didn't know who did, i would expect the distancing language or am i reading this wrong?

Habundia said...

So many guilty people start their story with "I (we) just woke up......"
When a statement begins with these words I can't help it, but it makes me suspicious from start. Since my introduction into SA through this blog I've learned......"believe them untill they talk you out of it" often they "talk me out of it", this time it is no difference.
Isn't it "amazing" how he hasn't been using, responding, his Twitter account, for a while, but then the morning after those messages were sent he suddenly used his account again and even took the time to respond on what was said through his account? He must have had some magical dream lol