Weiner Presser at Four (Update: Weiner Admits Much of It)
[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here. Or by Twitter @AaronWorthing.]
BIG UPDATE: He’s admitting it!!! More coverage as we go forward. I am not sure it is a full mea culpa, but we’ll find out as we go. So apparently he decided to follow something close to my advice. Btw, how does Mike Stack get his reputation back?
Big UPDATE (II): From a breaking news Cnn email:
Rep. Anthony Weiner apologized for falsely claiming that his Twitter account had been hacked after a lewd photo showed up over Memorial Day weekend.
The New York Democrat admitted to having engaged in “several inappropriate relationships” with women he met online though never in person, but said he was not resigning.
And Mediaite speculates that the Clintons are giving them marital advice. I am sure Hillary can teach Huma how to brave humiliation with the promise of political power…
Update: I can’t watch it, but I am hearing many reports that somehow Breitbart has managed to take over Weiner’s conference. As in, he is at the podium, talking.
So how about we discuss predictions, dirty jokes, etc. in this thread?
The New York Post Proclaims it will carry it live. I haven’t tracked down a link for it, yet. Update: here’s a link that might work.
Update (II): This link definitely works.
Update (III): Live blogging of it, here.
Update (IV): And we get more explicit sexting from him.
Place your bets: will he deny it and fight, or resign to sulk away in shame spend more time with his family?
Update: How’s this for carrying water? MSNBC on the Breitbart photos:
For the second time this year, the internet is abuzz with photos of what appears to be a shirtless, married congressman from New York.
Appear to be? Yeah, that is putting it mildly:
I mean seriously, I would find that line excusable if they included the pictures themselves, but instead they give us a lecture about how untrustworthy Breitbart supposedly is:
Breitbart’s tactics are generally eyed with some suspicion by objective news sources. His exposure of a speech by Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod led to a media brouhaha over her perceived racist statements before a full screening of the edited video revealed manipulation of her words; he was also involved in the 2009 controversy around a heavily edited video by James O’Keefe that contributed to the demise of ACORN.
See how they make it sound like Sherrod wasn’t really racist? Oh, except she was, she just later, stopped being so racist. And indeed Chris Matthews even defended Brietbart…
Before that was memory holed. And yes, the Acorn videos were heavily edited. Because guess what? You expect people to sit through hours and hours of video. But regardless they released the unedited videos and they were just as bad as they seemed.
And probably for attribution purposes, I should include a link to Breitbart’s post. Bluntly, Breitbart deserves all the attention he is getting.
[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]
Breaking News: Barney Frank has issued several subpoenas on Andrew Breitbart, seeking the “ready” pic.
(joking)Aaron Worthing (e7d72e) — 6/6/2011 @ 12:48 pm
I’m betting that tries to stick it out.carlitos (b8daca) — 6/6/2011 @ 12:50 pm
“he”carlitos (b8daca) — 6/6/2011 @ 12:50 pm
I’m mostly just curious to see if his honey bunny is gonna be there at his sidehappyfeet (a55ba0) — 6/6/2011 @ 12:50 pm
i suspect you didn’t mean to make a double entendre, but did…
hazard of the thread, i suppose.Aaron Worthing (e7d72e) — 6/6/2011 @ 12:51 pm
here Mr. Breitbart will be streaming the press thingyhappyfeet (a55ba0) — 6/6/2011 @ 12:56 pm
Oh, I meant it, I just flubbed the delivery.carlitos (b8daca) — 6/6/2011 @ 12:57 pm
One of Chick Hearn’s (the late basketball announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers for you folks outside Southern California) “Chick isms” was “The mustard’s on the hot dog.”
Of course Chick meant the game was won by that expression. In Weiner’s case, it looks like Little Tony is going to lose this one.Comanche Voter (0e06a9) — 6/6/2011 @ 12:57 pm
He will stay in, but go to sex rehab. So, has Tommy Xtopher withdrawn his “yellow journalism” screed against Breitbart, yet? That is – of course – rhetorical.lovedinthekeys (4e2587) — 6/6/2011 @ 12:58 pm
I predict that he’s going to double-down, call it a distraction, attack the sources and Breitbart…
He’s not going to resign. He’s one of the most liberal Dems there is. People like him don’t resign – they expect their allies and the media to have their backs and largely he’s correct to assume that.
He’s not going anywhere.Scott Jacobs (effddf) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:00 pm
wait I think that url is wrong let me poke around some morehappyfeet (a55ba0) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:02 pm
HERE it is for realshappyfeet (a55ba0) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:03 pm
Andrew himself is actually up at the VERY SAME PODIUM that Weiner will be using…Scott Jacobs (effddf) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:06 pm
I think Chris Lee is in better shape, no homo.stari_momak (d5f987) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:09 pm
Mr. Breitbart says he’s been sick there really is a very very bad cold going around here in LA I’ll probably get it this week cause I been cooking for sick people the last few days which sucks cause I’m flying tomorrowhappyfeet (a55ba0) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:12 pm
After Andrew just finished, I’m thinking the Congressman doesn’t want to do the press event now…
Or is REALLY regretting the common practice of “making the press wait”.Scott Jacobs (effddf) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:13 pm
WeinerPresser?JD (85b089) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:19 pm
lol i know, i am a child. i can’t resist.Aaron Worthing (e7d72e) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:20 pm
If the judge takes a recess for more than 4 hours call your doctor.
😆DohBiden (15aa57) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:20 pm
Andrew himself is actually up at the VERY SAME PODIUM that Weiner will be using…
Now would be a good time for weinerboy to take a nature walk along the Adirondacks.papertiger (e55ba0) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:20 pm
I think I did it wrong. I’m still listening to MSNBC lamenting that we are talking about this meaningless issue, rather than how the tax code was ORIGINALLY INTENDED TO REDISTRIBUTE WEALTH and what not.carlitos (b8daca) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:21 pm
MSNBC=Pasty white people.DohBiden (15aa57) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:23 pm
the other one is just douchebag reporters milling aroundhappyfeet (a55ba0) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:23 pm
Seriously, it’s about a topless congressman and we are being lectured about “monopoly businesses controlling our government.” Chutzpah.carlitos (b8daca) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:24 pm
Now it looks like there is news being gathered at the press conference, but no audio or other coverage. Big knot of reporters surrounding somebody back there.gp (72be5d) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:24 pm
Finally – Weiner!carlitos (b8daca) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:25 pm
yay there he ishappyfeet (a55ba0) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:25 pm
he’s hanging in there sounds like
his hoochie isn’t therehappyfeet (a55ba0) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:25 pm
OMG, he intended to send the photo as a joke. Liar.carlitos (b8daca) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:26 pm
He is now talking. There is a cry in his voice. Despite all this, I bet that he will not resign!!!!!!BT (74cbec) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:27 pm
6 women in 3 years. And no physical contact. Tiger Woods is not impressed.carlitos (b8daca) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:27 pm
OK, he’s having a little cry.
I tuned in just in time to see him cry, and now I will tune out before he bashes Clarence Thomas or something.Dustin (c16eca) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:27 pm
So how’s Charles dealing with all this?DubiousD (67a41a) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:27 pm
Tiger Woods is jealous.DohBiden (15aa57) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:28 pm
“NOT resigning.”carlitos (b8daca) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:28 pm
HE IS NOT RESIGNING!!! TOLD YA!!!!!BT (74cbec) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:28 pm
As a Democrat, he will be coddled by the R. Maddows and NYT, NPR. This will blow over and he will be re-elected.BT (74cbec) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:29 pm
I wish I could watch this. I would hang a Weiner around the neck of every Dem running for Congress, starting with Rep Civility Debbie Wasserman Schultz.JD (29e1cd) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:31 pm
I was wrong in that he is admitting it, but right that he’s not going anywhere…Scott Jacobs (effddf) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:31 pm
Compare and contrast Foley, Craig, Lee,Kennedy, Weiner, and Studds.JD (3ad5b9) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:33 pm
I’m glad that he’s coming clean. That’s what I like to see from an upstanding member of Congress.carlitos (b8daca) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:34 pm
Well the first thing I’m going to do is send Charles Johnson an anonymous tweet of my tiger striped dingus.
C/C ed to Barbara Walters at the View.papertiger (e55ba0) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:34 pm
You can tell that this is really painful for Weiner…
I’m loving it.
I have the biggest Shadenb*ner I have ever had…Scott Jacobs (effddf) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:35 pm
I am enjoying a little schadenfreude by browsing Kos and DU.
“The picture was me and I sent it”
And apparently several women from facebook got these kinds of messages. Yet very, very few of them came out. That’s pretty disturbing. It takes an awful lot of lockstep discipline for many women to know a sitting Congressman is lying, and only one of them actually report the truth (this latest release). Why weren’t more coming out, and sooner? This country has a real sickness of partisanship, and those women were loyalists. That’s my guess.
Also, this really does absolutely destroy the PatriotUSA is up to something story. I know some will insist it doesn’t (that Weiner claims he sent the picture, but didn’t), however that would give PatriotUSA the power to expose Weiner’s lie, so that’s not what happened.
No. PatriotUSA tried to share the truth about a problem he had with a congressman, and a lot of people betrayed certain principles such as letting a journalist’s source stay anonymous. Remember that if you know something. Pay attention to which journalists can be trusted, and which will try to burn you for their ego and some more attention.
I’m glad this is over. It is over, now, right?Dustin (c16eca) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:37 pm
Notice the flag pin on his lapel, is that a usual prop for him?BT (74cbec) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:37 pm
I bet the Kos Kids refuse to believe Weiner and continue to blame Breitbart. Joan Walsh will claim the real Weiner is being held outside Roswell and that she found pods in the basement. And Tommy Christopher and the writers at Mediaite will take the next month off for treatment straightening out their spines that they have twisted into pretzels defending him.MU789 (35e941) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:37 pm
he denied doing drugs without being asked
he’s totally a pothead I thinkhappyfeet (a55ba0) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:40 pm
Yeah, I think the crying I saw was 100% sincere.
I’ve met this guy, and I actually thought he was a pretty decent person, but apparently he’s a jackass and a complete liar.
I’m not watching the conference anymore, but my guess is that he’s not bothering to explain what gives him the right to report (via staff) that his computer security was hacked. That’s a serious accusation to toss out, and this guy has a security clearance he shouldn’t be trusted with. Would he have sold state secrets if the Chinese had found this scandal first? It’s a reasonable question.
Anyway, as real as his pain may be, his law firm probably planned many steps of this awful PR Crisis, and hopefully they are relied on many times in the future by other politicians I want to fall on their face.Dustin (c16eca) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:41 pm
Now that he’s got it out there, so to speak, he’s at least manning up and owning it. Refusing to blame alcohol or drugs, no sexual addiction crap, etc.
“I apologize to Andrew Brietbart.”carlitos (b8daca) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:41 pm
I would love to make campaign ads this cycle.JD (d48c3b) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:41 pm
The real question is – how can MSNBC and Chucky Johnson at Teeny Weeny Green Balls blame this on Palin?MU789 (35e941) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:43 pm
“You give good head?” the embattled and married New York congressman asked the woman on March 16, this year.
She responded: “I’ve been told really good…and i love doing it.”
At that point, 46-year-old Weiner declared: “wow a jewish girl who sucks (bleep)! this thing is ready to do damage.”happyfeet (a55ba0) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:43 pm
I think Paul Rever was really on a mission to warn us about politicians like Anthony Weiner. I bet Morning Slow Joe will make fun of Palin for not knowing that.MU789 (35e941) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:47 pm
Anthony Weiner for Mayor of New York. When he makes a bad decision: he will cry harder than any Republican ever cries. I think just the five seconds of crying that I saw doomed his reputation as a leader. Is the rest of the speech that weak?
That young lady who lied to help cover for him, Cordova, deserves her reputation. I think we can assume that every professionally written letter defending Weiner was 100% dishonest.
I wonder, did Weiner’s lawyers know they were lies when they wrote them?Dustin (c16eca) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:47 pm
You know what jewish men love about blowjobs? The peace and quiet.
/rimshotcarlitos (b8daca) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:48 pm
The story shouldn’t be over… I want people to investigate whether Weiner’s people coerced “Betty” and “Veronica” to lie to cover up this incident (with money or worse)JFH (6579fb) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:48 pm
It will be interesting to see if any of his victims/on-line pals, etc bring any civil suits against him. Let’s hope.BT (74cbec) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:49 pm
so who was responsible for the Smoking Gun’s vicious anal rape of Mike Stack?happyfeet (a55ba0) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:50 pm
The scary thing is that Weiner is one of the 535 that pass laws we have to follow and he isn’t smart enough to know that stuff he sends on the internet is easily traceable back to him. Hasn’t he ever watched an episode of Law and Order or any other cop show in the last ten years?MU789 (35e941) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:50 pm
This has to be awful for his wife. Who talks to women like that, anyway? It’s like I’m from a different planet sometimes.Dustin (c16eca) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:52 pm
Ridiculous, who cares.. Sorry. Yeah, the snarky dem isn’t going anywhere. President Destruction’s off the radar as long as this asinine story gets coverage. Give him the Chris Lee-Mark Foley treatment. These twitter kerfluffles are just going to become a regular thing. Politicians operate on the John Edwards entitlement level. Do whatever whenever however they want. And lie when caught. (I do appreciate Breitbart though for his unique brand of antiseptic.)Vermont Neighbor (1e48bc) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:52 pm
so who was responsible for the Smoking Gun’s vicious anal rape of Mike Stack?
Well since there was only one party to this story that had a motive for sliming Stack it’s pretty easy to point the finger at Weiner. I wonder how much the law firms fee is to do what they did?MU789 (35e941) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:52 pm
I think one of Howard Stern’s people snuck in, shouting “Will you support Arnold’s love child?” and “Were you fully erect, or were you capable of more?”
Not a happy ending.carlitos (b8daca) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:53 pm
Too much, I’m guessing. What a disaster.
And I do think that should be a focus. It’s much more interesting looking at the people who attacked honest messengers with paranoia and fury. Weiner, no doubt, was behind some of it.Dustin (c16eca) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:55 pm
um, i don’t want to see weiner’s happy ending.Aaron Worthing (e7d72e) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:55 pm
Yeah, he was trashy with the oral negotiations..Vermont Neighbor (1e48bc) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:56 pm
I wonder how much the law firms fee is to do what they did?
Probably in the neighborhood of $1K/hr, and billed to the Cmte to Re-elect.AD-RtR/OS! (b8ab92) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:57 pm
I hope he stays on and loses in 2012, which is somewhat possible.
And if he doesn’t lose in 2012, let him stay in office, as an illustration of the culture of corruption.
My only concern is that he probably has many other skeletons in his closet and is not fit to be trusted with power or secrets.Dustin (c16eca) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:57 pm
did anyone ask him if he was still running for mayor my boss person walked in for part of this to chitchathappyfeet (a55ba0) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:57 pm
If he wants to hang around, he’s could face stiff opposition in the primary. Perhaps he can rise to the occasion, but he’ll need every tool in his arsenal.carlitos (b8daca) — 6/6/2011 @ 1:57 pm
he needs to knock huma up pronto so he has a newborn little prop before November next year
people love babies it’s a thinghappyfeet (a55ba0) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:00 pm
I cannot say with certitude that he would lose.Dustin (c16eca) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:00 pm
An Althouse commenter sums it up.Dustin (c16eca) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:02 pm
Carlitos we actually love kosher blowjobs.DohBiden (15aa57) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:03 pm
I told you he would “get away with it” – he has. He will. He will be mayor. He will get everything he wants – this is what progressivism has brought us to. I am so glad I only have like maybe 40 years left.Janetoo (84c5f6) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:03 pm
okay, guys, do keep it within the realm of cleanliness. like call it a BJ not a blowjob, for instnace.
I won’t remove, but patrick might. and i wouldn’t blame him. we don’t want net nannies to block us.Aaron Worthing (e7d72e) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:05 pm
What repercussions does a guy who sends pictures of himself shirtless and has “inappropriate’ discussions with 6 women on the internet deserve, Dustin?
David Vitter treatment or Chris Lee? And, pray tell, I’m sure you’ll be us to tell us why his penis fascinates you, and Pat and Aaron and Andy B so much, right?timb (449046) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:06 pm
From the photos I’ve seen, happyfeets’ re-election plan would be a lot of fun. Much better option than oiling the old baseball glove and tweeting.carlitos (b8daca) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:08 pm
Water sure is heavy, as I said before. Let’s compare how some recent folks doing similar things were treated by the press and leftist ideologues (though I repeat myself).
LOL.Simon Jester (10d642) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:09 pm
It occurs to me that without a resignation, all these women who followed him are going to suffer much more scrutiny. His wife will be more in the spotlight, though that probably can’t be avoided.
I think there’s the rub. I didn’t hear many lefties demand Chris Lee resign. They demanded Mark Foley resign, but that was a different situation.
I think the real difference here is that Chris Lee actually had some shame, and wanted to end this mess for his family, even if that meant no more power. Anthony Weiner wants the mess to end, but his power is more precious to him than the hassle to the women he’s chatted up (or his wife).
The scandal itself is not interesting. It’s a nothing. I was right from the first moment that he sent that tweet and that pic and accidentally made it public. Most people were right, other than a few people trying to be contrarian experts. There’s just not a lot to this.
But it’s interesting to see the road Weiner has taken, then and now, consistently selfish. I don’t think democrat leaders like him because of his selfish spotlight grabbing in the past.
But will he be NYC’s Mayor? You never know.Dustin (c16eca) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:10 pm
The age thing is still out there. He answered that poorly. Everybody is able to see he followed and DMd high school girls.MayBee (081489) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:10 pm
People voted Democrat regardless in NYC. So long as he wins the primary which means so long as the Democratic Machine wants him in.
Creepy dude, huh?Sponge Bob Torquemada (fccc6f) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:10 pm
Is Tommy Christopher going to ask Betty and Veronica’s parents for a comment?MayBee (081489) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:11 pm
Emily Miller should raise a fuss. Weiner was guilty of sending lewd texts and comments to women, and he tried to cover it up by making lewd comments to female reporters.MayBee (081489) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:13 pm
He should resign or be voted out.
Clearly, this is a human with impulse control issues who is wantonly reckless.Sponge Bob Torquemada (fccc6f) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:13 pm
He lied to the American people, claiming he was hacked. He’s a congressman who lied to us about serious crimes. We can’t trust him.
But don’t blame me. Weiner was crying that he takes full responsibility. Does he? Are there any real consequences he is willingly taking? He was forced to tell some of the truth… he fought hard even against that.
I think this is a very boring story.
And I bet I’m not bringing it up months later. You, however, are bringing up Chris Lee months later. What’s that say about you? I think you’re trying to accuse me of being homosexual, so I guess you’re a bigot too.Dustin (c16eca) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:13 pm
The age thing is still out there but I’m sure the intelligent member of Congress figures this apology will end everything. But he forgets this is never over until he goes on Oprah and grovels.
Except there is no Oprah show anymore so the joke is on Weiner.MU789 (35e941) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:13 pm
Is Tommy Christopher going to ask Betty and Veronica’s parents for a comment?
They are waiting to make sure the check clears before commenting on what really happened.MU789 (35e941) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:18 pm
he the thing about Vitter is that the Landrieu hoochie kicks his diapered ass when it comes to standing up for oil and gas workers in the Gulf
and that’s not the way it should behappyfeet (a55ba0) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:19 pm
I don’t know why there’s a “he” there at the beginning but I take full responsibilityhappyfeet (a55ba0) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:20 pm
Very creepy. Also, I read on another blog that Weiner won’t deny X-rated pics. I assume he means R-rated.
But while it’s such a serious thing, I do worry about the kids being exposed by name. I don’t blame them very much if they had some innocent comments about prom dates, with parents who sound like absolutely insane Weiner worshiping loyalists. I fear some people will not rest on this issue, even if that means wild, wild, wild speculation. If it caught Weiner engaged in being a sex predator, sure, it was worth it, but there’s no evidence that it will, and the price is pretty high either way.Dustin (c16eca) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:21 pm
Democrats are already known to be the “scum of the Earth” so there is no reason to resignNeo (d1c681) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:22 pm
Andrew Breitbart held a press conference? Did they find pictures of him in his boxer briefs too?Birdbath (19803d) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:23 pm
Will Jon Stewart remain the most trusted source of news after this? I mean he lied about his roommate’s junk. What else has he been lying about?MU789 (35e941) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:23 pm
Well, it’s been over an hour since the presser, and “Media Matters” has absolutely NOTHING on their webpage. (which, I must say, sucks badly)TomB (03bb50) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:24 pm
Yeah, I am saddened by Jon Stewart’s lying than I am about Weiner. Just shows you what we have come to.Sponge Bob Torquemada (fccc6f) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:26 pm
Well, it’s been over an hour since the presser, and “Media Matters” has absolutely NOTHING on their webpage.
They are too busy writing their 1,000th story about Palin’s lack of intelligence and don’t have time for a member of Congress lying to us when an ex-governor babbles about Paul Revere. They have their priorities after all.MU789 (35e941) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:27 pm
… so this is the modern day equivalent of the 25 year-old gas station attendant who cruises the local high school in his Z-Roc blasting Led Zeppelin at 2:30pm on a Friday afternoon?Sponge Bob Torquemada (fccc6f) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:28 pm
But while it’s such a serious thing, I do worry about the kids being exposed by name
I have mixed feelings. The girl who slept with my favorite quarterback was exposed by name. Teens who put themselves out there are harder to protect. It’s always harder to protect people more than they are willing to protect themselves.
I don’t want their names put in highlights. But I don’t think it’s worth ignoring what could be a very bad thing for an adult to do, in the name of protecting the kidsMayBee (081489) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:28 pm
Frum on CNN trashing…..Breitbart.MayBee (081489) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:30 pm
I worry more about gingivitishappyfeet (a55ba0) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:31 pm
Can you imagine the volumes of photos Frum has floating out there? That man has bearded up his whole life.Sponge Bob Torquemada (fccc6f) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:31 pm
That’s a legitimate opinion. I disagree, but not strongly. Indeed, if Weiner was sex talking high school girls, that’s totally unacceptable and justifies some collateral damage to expose.
But the problem is we don’t know for sure if Weiner did that. He could have been sloppy enough to text a girl thinking she was an adult. He could have simply had girls following him while not sex talking them.
Anyway, the best defense is raising the children right. These girls were worshiping Weiner. Their parents’ letters are worshiping Weiner. It’s a completely unhealthy way to see our congressmen. I noticed one of the moms said she monitored everything her child did online. You can’t really do that. You can try that as a shortcut because you failed to instil values in your children, but that’s all.
If your worry is right, it’s really sad they forced ‘Veronica’ to say she lied, in a hunt for great fame. I really don’t want to think about it.
It’s not like we’re running out of important things to worry about, anyway.Dustin (c16eca) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:37 pm
The age thing is really disturbing. And what kind of person jokes that he’s stalking someone online, given that’s exactly what he was doing?Rochf (f3fbb0) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:38 pm
how long will Wiener’s nasty pics come anywhere near the top of obamawhore google’s search results you think?happyfeet (a55ba0) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:38 pm
STFU or you will piss off the gays with your wienerphobia
/Sarcasm offDohBiden (15aa57) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:39 pm
But the problem is we don’t know for sure if Weiner did that. He could have been sloppy enough to text a girl thinking she was an adult.
On Twitter right now, the comely coed is claiming she and Weiner had not been exchanging inappropriate DMs. If that is true, Weiner was sending her the crotch shot completely out of the blue.
How sloppy was he?MayBee (081489) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:46 pm
Timmah is auditioning to be Weiner’s beard.JD (2da347) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:49 pm
Weiner kept calling his hot twittersex interactions “relationships” which was kind of a weird word choice I thought.happyfeet (a55ba0) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:51 pm
#109, it would lead a reasonable person to believe maybe they were relationships …….. unconventional but ……….Sponge Bob Torquemada (fccc6f) — 6/6/2011 @ 2:53 pm
These girls were worshiping Weiner. Their parents’ letters are worshiping Weiner.
If you worship the Weiner you have to expect to get some flack. Hell they deserve it, with their phony story made up by the congressman’s law firm and passed off as their own.
I’d get em for plagiarizing, if nothing else.papertiger (e55ba0) — 6/6/2011 @ 3:02 pm
Just heard Pelosi is calling for an investigation.
How about that?
You think she’ll hire Breitbart or Ace?papertiger (e55ba0) — 6/6/2011 @ 3:06 pm
I worry about happyfeet’s gingivitis.Birdbath (19803d) — 6/6/2011 @ 3:21 pm
vigilance is keyhappyfeet (a55ba0) — 6/6/2011 @ 3:22 pm
@112–Looking to drain the swamp, she is.
Perhaps I’m in the minority here, but I still think Weiner may eventually be forced to resign–not by his own conscience, but by his fellow Dem congresscritters who are looking to appear normal and also to get past the tawdry story that by its very nature will continue to dominate the news.elissa (814781) — 6/6/2011 @ 3:23 pm
This is all the more titillating due to his family name. Just like the Lorena Bobbitt escapade was.The Sanity Inspector (ef5d4d) — 6/6/2011 @ 3:24 pm
Pretty big if! The comely coed is a liar, who tried to protect a congressman who was lying to the American people about his account being hacked. A lot of people fell for her act, too. A lot of people praised her while she lied and lied and lied.
She’s an adult and her name is mud, unless you really want a loyal liar (and many sure do these days).
Maybee, I do think there’s a strong possibility Weiner sexted children. I do wish no one had gotten their names publicized.Dustin (c16eca) — 6/6/2011 @ 3:28 pm
This was number three. Things come in threes: Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Arnold’s love child, Weinergate. We should be safe for awhile.Janetoo (84c5f6) — 6/6/2011 @ 3:29 pm
Pelosi has thrown him under the bus.JD (c3df49) — 6/6/2011 @ 3:32 pm
I once grew gingivitis in my garden and we’d weave it into sturdy horse blankets.Birdbath (19803d) — 6/6/2011 @ 3:41 pm
“He had to post a photo of his underwearmrt721 (3f3c8a) — 6/6/2011 @ 3:49 pm
so that you could find out what is in it.”
So I’m still a little interested in Andrew Breitbart’s appearance at the presser. Had Weiner stood there and continued to deny his involvement was Breitbart planning to storm the podium and pass out picures of the really graphic photo of Weiner he claims to be in possession of? Had he warned Weiner what would soon happen if he did not both come clean and publicly apologize to Breitbart?
Breitbart being there was theatre for sure.elissa (814781) — 6/6/2011 @ 3:50 pm
elissa, that’s interesting speculation. I bet something along those lines is what happened, too. Something got Weiner to fess up.
I’m glad he got his apology, because that does turn things around. It’ll be harder for the left to continue attacking Breitbart when he just says ‘what provable lie did I say?’ with no takers. He clearly laid out what exactly he wanted an apology for… those loyal democrats who concocted this story of Breitbart being a villain when he was merely the messenger of the truth. Weiner was right to grant the apology.
This reminds me of Maddow’s ridiculous ‘may I ask you if you want to answer this question’ interview. Desperately coddling a liar with power because he’s a democrat, while desperately bashing the guy who was right because he’s Breitbart.
Hopefully a few people realize this has been going on for a lot time.Dustin (c16eca) — 6/6/2011 @ 4:07 pm
Dustin: I’m glad to see you came back to the conservative view in your regards to Weiner. And I do believe there are X-rated pictures out there, not just R. If these relationships had been ongoing for 3 years, there was more to it than just underwear shots.
Breitbart accomplished what he set out to do, which was show the bias of the MSM. And he actually got an apology out of Weiner. Way to go!PatAZ (f23d3e) — 6/6/2011 @ 5:00 pm
Breitbart embarrassed a room full of America’s best journalists. Not a single moment of that press conference belonged to them. That should be required J-school viewing.Birdbath (19803d) — 6/6/2011 @ 6:04 pm
Hey, I never agreed with his politics.
I just completely misjudged the loser as a man with character. My wife’s been picking on me about it for a couple of days, though I don’t think she even knows Weiner fessed up (who cares?).
But yeah, it’s hard to stay on Weiner’s side in any way, shape, or form. The guy is a complete trainwreck.Dustin (c16eca) — 6/6/2011 @ 6:09 pm