The White House Used the Same Trick as Tyrion Lannister to Out a Leaker
J Thoendell stashed this in Game of Thrones
The cloak-and-dagger plan to unmask @natsecwonk is straight out of Game of Thrones.
It's not exactly promising Princess Myrcella to three different suitors, but the technique used by Tyrion Lannister on HBO's epic Game of Thrones to uncloak the member of the Privy Council betraying him to his sister and mortal foe—giving different information to Varys, Littlefinger, and Grand Maester Pycelle—made an appearance in a recent hunt inside the White House for the pseudonymous national-security tweeter @natsecwonk, according to theWashington Post:
Three weeks ago, the group hatched a plan to trick the suspected NSC staffer into revealing himself. They would intentionally plant inaccurate, but harmless, information with him to see if it would pop up as a 140-character tweet, according to a U.S. official with knowledge of the effort.