Monday, May 30, 2011

Weiner: Hey, That Whole Lewd Photo Thing Was Just a Prank, But I'm Lawyering Up Anyway

Good luck with that.
Rep. Anthony Weiner isn't laughing at what he's calling an Internet "prank" - and he's hired an attorney to explore civil or criminal charges.

Weiner's office is playing off the lewd photo posted on his Twitter account Friday as the handiwork of a rabble-rousing hacker, but says the congressman can't take any chances.

"We are loath to treat it as more, but we are relying on professional advice," Weiner's spokesman Dave Arnold said.

Weiner's office did not identify the attorney.

The online soap opera unfolded over the weekend when an obscene photo on Weiner's Twitter page was addressed to Seattle college student Gennette Cordova - but visible to all 40,000 of his followers.

The photo of a man's crotch in tight-fitting underwear was quickly deleted - and Weiner insisted he'd been hacked.

As the blogosphere continued to buzz on Monday, Weiner hinted that his political foes were quick to focus on the controversy - rather than address issues affecting everyday Americans.

"Many want to change the subject [away from the issues] - I don't," Weiner said in a statement to The News on Monday. "This was a prank, and a silly one. I am focused on my work."
Actually, it's not a prank. If true, it's clearly a crime. Why hasn't Weiner reported this to the proper authorities?

And as if the New York Mets haven't suffered enough of late. Now they have this pervert wearing their gear.

Update: Some CNN video, via Mediaite.

He's rather ho-hum about the whole thing. Hey, this stuff happens! What are you going to do?


LibertyAtStake said...

The longer RepWeiner denies it's his weiner on the Intertubes, without calling the cops, the more likely he disappears from the political scene.  And this is good for the republic.  Hang in there, Weiner Boy.


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Richard Butler said...

Don't try and shit me Weiner. I'm not a turd. There's more to this than meets the eye. And this Putz Weiner is hiding something.

uncledan said...

Someone needs to ask YFrog and Twitter if indeed the accounts were hacked. Or will Twitter and YFrog kill their reputations and fall on their swords for the Weiner?

FrankG said...

If he reports it to the FBI - his IP will come up as teh sender. Mr. "Vienna Sausage" doesn't want that. I wonder if Huma can even identify it. I bet she's never seen it

uncledan said...

Get the Weiner-wife out here for a statement to the press! Ask her what she thinks of her husband trying to take down Clarence Thomas when he's sending his weiner-pics to a mistress, pornstars, and high school girls.

The Reaganite Republican said...

Hey Tony, whatcha doin, pitchin a tent? lol

Tea Party at Perrysburg said...

I guess he's not worried about it happening again, or on another level or national security. I guess he's not interested in national security and catching the perps. I guess anything could happen with his Twitter now and he's immune from responsibility since some hacker did it, I guess.