[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.]