Saturday, May 28, 2011

Representative Anthony Weiner Twitter Underwear Scandal! — UPDATED!

The Twitter timeline looks pretty incriminating, via Joe Brooks.

And at Big Government, "Weinergate: Congressman Claims “Facebook Hacked” As Lewd Photo Hits Twitter" (via Memeorandum).

That's gotta be the most idiotic stunt ever, the more so for a Member of Congress.

Commentary at Sister Toldjah, "Did Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) mistakenly Tweet a photo of his … um …", and Doug Ross, "Anthony's Weiner Makes Underwhelming Twitter Debut":

Anthony's Weiner needs to resign from Congress immediately. It's the ethical thing to do. He won't, of course, because he's a shameless, power-hungry, Marxist hack like his mentor Chuck Schumer. He won't resign because it would be the ethical thing to do.

Weiner's Twitter feed is here.

Added: Don Surber has more:

Victim or Bret Favre wannabe?

Either way, the photo was hardly impressive.

And Lee Stranahan rounds up additional tweets from Representative Weiner: "Rep. Anthony Weiner Selectively Edits Himself."

UPDATE: Robert Stacy McCain has a beautiful roundup with updates: "Weiner’s Wiener? UPDATE: Who Is ‘Gennette Nicole’? UPDATE: Questions Piling Up" And Doug Ross has an epic post, "Photos: Anthony Weiner's Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend is a 21-Year Old Coed, only 25 Years Younger Than the Married Congressman." Also, Dan Riehl at Big Government, "Weinergate: Why Would Rep Weiner Care What Time It Was In Seattle?"

And lamestream outlets aren't reporting, although Weiner's wiener's fit for the tabloids. At New York Post, "Undies in a twist over 'Weiner wiener': Twitter pic a hack job, he says."


No Sheeples Here! said...


I created a Photoshop of Weiner a couple of months ago in anticipation of just such a story arising.

You can see it here:

Amusing Bunni said...

A Weiner from Weiner!
Ha, you can't make this stuff up.

Keir said...

The hypocrisy is astonishing. In Weiner's last blog post on his own site, he attacks Clarence Thomas, questioning his finances and end with the defiant charge: "I won't let up until he stops dodging the question. I hope I can count on having you with me." Who's dodging the question of today?!
I'm a teacher. If such photos of me were disseminated around the Internet, I would not have the luxury of simply stating that I was bored with responding the the issue and I would henceforth ignore the topic to focus instead on those that interested me personally. Why is it that those above us charged with governing and making laws are held to a lower standard of conduct than us plebs? In the end we're left with what passes today for the typical American politician: obfuscating, self-righteous and attacking others for their own inadequacy. Instead of coming out and clearing up the matter, he makes claims that others manipulated the photo, describing it as an "hoax" and "prank" yet refusing to get the police involved for hacking into his personal files and disseminating pornographic material. If this is his cavalier attitude towards material he is expected to be entrusted with on his watch, how can he be trusted to maintain his community's security?

Anonymous said...

Seriously?! We have far more important issues than a crotch shot and crucifying an effective orator of public will is certainly not the path we should be going on. In Europe, a politicians life is just that — private. Even Ann Coutler told Morgan on CNN that she likes to keep it private. Meanwhile, Vitter has not resigned!? CROTCH ON WASHINGTON! POST YOUR SOLIDARITY PICTURE AGAINST THE MARRIAGE OF SEX AND POLITICS AT!