Weinergate … interview of the day

I have done my best to avoid “Weinergate”, but after this bite, so to speak, yesterday it just became irresistible. The video below the fold is I think the best interview he gave all day, when he gets into a confrontation with an unidentified reporter and may I say acted just as pricey as he did the day he got into a fight with Megyn Kelly over the death tax. Enjoyed my little mobsters.

Just as a little background for all of you, the story broke over the weekend when Andrew Breitbart revealed that either Congressman Anthony Weiner or someone who hacked into his account, tweeted a picture of a man in his underwear, sexually aroused, to a 21-year-old college coed in California. It just so happens that not only does she follow him on twitter but he follows her. Still as the SoundOffSister would say that’s all circumstantial evidence, albeit strong circumstantial evidence. Yesterday he went before the press, not to deny that the picture was of him, but to tell the press it was time to move on so he could do the people’s business.

The story begins here at Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government website. If you can stomach it, it includes the twitter post and the picture of a man in his underwear. Wiener claims his account was hacked and he has hired lawyers to hunt down that dastardly hacker. But even the press finds it strange that, one, he would lawyer up when all he needs to do is just call the police and, two, why he has not asked for the FBI to intervene in a matter that is very serious since he is a sitting Congressman. Something here smells, sort of, I mean …  oh nevermind. The key here … he just won’t answer the question, is that your pic and did you send it.

For her part, the woman involved,says she thinks the account was hacked too, although doesn’t denie the two follow each other.

On Sunday evening, the woman, Gennette Nicole Cordova, released a lengthy statement indicating that an unnamed Twitter user other than Weiner was likely behind the photo.

“The account that these tweets were sent from was familiar to me; this person had harassed me many times after the Congressman followed me on Twitter a month or so ago,” the statement read in part. “Since I had dealt with this person and his cohorts before I assumed that the tweet and the picture were their latest attempts at defaming the Congressman and harassing his supporters.”

Cordova, who described herself in the statement as a 21-year-old college student from Seattle, said that “there have never been any inappropriate exchanges between Anthony Weiner and myself, including the tweet/picture in question, which had apparently been deleted before it reached me.”

Still more questions than answers my little mobsters, but I’m not the one to answer them. If you’re looking for more information head on over to red state where Eric Erickson has been following the subject closely, so to speak.

40 replies
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Don’t worry: the liberal press will surely move on.? It is only news when a Republican sends provocative picture to people that aren’t their spouses.? Compare the controversies and consequences of Larry Craig (R) and Gary Studds (D).

  2. WagTheDog
    WagTheDog says:

    Hum….I find it disturbing that we have a lack of moral fiber in the media, government, and in general.? It is truly a comment on the degradation of society that what rules the day is not what is being done or not being done in hallowed halls, but who is doing what to whom and where.? I blame the 24 hour news cycle in that they (Fox, CNN, MSNBC) need to keep it sensational to attract viewers.? This just panders to the lowest common denominator, and brings legitimate news coverage to the level of E! and MTV News.? Hell, VH1’s “Classic Albums” has more breadth and value than most of the journalism done today.? Don Heanley nailed it in his song “Dirty Laundry”.

  3. Jeff S
    Jeff S says:

    Maybe these accusations will go the way of Nancy Pelosi’s accusation that the CIA lied to her regarding enhanced interrogations a few years ago.?? Congressman Weiner is a piece of work though, remember when he accused Glenn Beck of being in with the gold industry.? You have to wonder is there no one else willing to challenge these guys in congress during elections.? How do folks like him get elected and keep getting re-elected???

  4. GdavidH
    GdavidH says:

    This guy is a pathetic liar with a broken moral compass.? None of this surprises me.

    I do?wish the media would chose another name for this though. Two words that should never be used together are weiner and gate.

  5. RoBrDona
    RoBrDona says:

    Try to explain it away and you can’t. Elected Democrats get all the breaks from the media. Rangle and his ilk are criminals.?From the press? Crickets.??
    No it is not a slow news day, it is a day like any other when scumballs like Weiner get a free pass from the self appointed arbiters of morality … this OVERT hubris and hypocracy insures that?our nation continues to slip into progressive mediocrity.??Pathetic.??

  6. steve418r
    steve418r says:

    He is a Democrat so it is just more of the same.? A little bump in the road and it will all disappear. Tomorrow we will wake up to another lie or scam.

  7. ricbee
    ricbee says:

    The interview I heard,he admits it his crotch shot. And he certainly looks like a pervert-I wouldn’t trust him to take out my garbage.

  8. Marilyn
    Marilyn says:

    When you dig a hole for yourself, your only way out is to dig deeper?? Thats what the dem’s think.? The good Congressman’s only way out now will be to have one of his aids?fall on the sword for him.

  9. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    I have been watching the coverage on this morning’s Early Show on CBS, and they interviewed him.? He will not deny that this is a picture of him!? Really.? The CBS lawyer said that “it isn’t against the law to lie to your constituents or the media, but it is a crime to lie to the police”, hence the reticence in calling in the authorities.? In other words, he did it, and can’t lie to the authorities, but since no law was broken, they can’t investigate (or prosecute) unless he asks them to, something he would only do if he were innocent.? He is trying to cover the story by saying it was a picture that was “modified” (man, there are sooooo many jokes I am refraining from making…..).? Even if you are a politician, why would you have a picture like that in your account??? Especially if you are over the age of 9??
    ?
    Now a question for you Twitter mavens: I don’t use Twitter, but clearly, he was logged into his account at the time, hence the rapid removal of the pic.? Can two people be logged into the same account at the same time?

  10. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    Dims, “man, there are sooooo many jokes I am refraining from making” I KNOW….had to tape my hands together yesterday not to post!!!!!!? It’s just a Saturday Night skit waiting to happen.

  11. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    “Weiner,”? “Studd” – maybe these guys should have changed their names before going into politics…too much name-pressure.

  12. TomL
    TomL says:

    To make this go away all he has to say is it’s not me, I’ve been hacked and I’ve turned this over to law enforcement. Instead we get I’m can’t say for certaintude it’s not me and I’ve hired a lawyer to check in to it. I’m betting the lawyer is a cleaner who’s scrubbing the net trying to lose the trail.

  13. crystal4
    crystal4 says:

    All this moral outrage-the same way there was such self-righteous indignation over Lee, Ensign, Vitter, Foley, Craig, etc., etc.
    Oh wait, I don’t remember seeing that here…???

  14. SeeingRed
    SeeingRed says:

    Reminds me of an L1 given the tough assignment of defending an obviously guilty party (and not doing a very good job).

  15. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    crystal, can only speak for myself…but find all political corruption, abuse of power, disregard for moral standards disgusting no matter what party, gender, religion, etc. one belongs to.?

  16. BEA
    BEA says:

    Can’t?ANY of these politicians?keep?their pants zipped and just do their flippin jobs? This whole mess?disgusts me. ?And it’s not just politicians.?So much fun raising kids in this day and age…not!

  17. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    See my post above, crystal.? No apologies for scumbag Craig, but no rewards like Studds got from the Democrats.

  18. Linda Mae
    Linda Mae says:

    Crystal – The outrage you saw was by the main stream press.? If I’s a Dem, then the press ignores it.? Why is Sharpton still in office?? Why isn’t Geitner in jail for fraud because he took reimbursement money from IMF for tax bills he never paid although he signed a note for them that he did?

  19. Lucinda
    Lucinda says:

    crystal,
    The scandals involving David Vitter, Mark Foley and Larry Craig all broke before this blog came into existence. As for John Ensign and Chris Lee, they admitted to wrongdoing and then resigned. All that Anthony Weiner has done is obfuscate.

  20. crystal4
    crystal4 says:

    Weiner’s word v Breitbart’s at this time.
    NPR, Sherrod, Acorn…Breitbart has been caught in so many scams, he doesn’t even bother to worry anymore..when will that pond scum? go to jail?
    ?

  21. Linda Mae
    Linda Mae says:

    crystal
    You are guilty of SIN – a technique many use when they cannot support their argument with facts.
    S switch topics??? make it about breitbart – not Mr. W
    I ignore the facts – Sherrod is possible guilty of fraud – or her husband is with her help
    N name calling – pond scum -? he reports facts.
    The technique is obvious.? I do suggest you go to breitbart directly rather than read the “talking points” which have been distributed.? I suggest you visit newsbusters each day so you can link to the spots which have supported breitbart.? It also illustrates why you may be so misinformed about the subjects since the main stream media picks and chooses what it covers and what it says,? They don’t let the truth get in their way.

  22. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Well played, Linda!!? I like the SIN part!? It is like FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt), another technique of lefties!

  23. crystal4
    crystal4 says:

    @ Linda mae
    Sherrod is guilty-wow!
    “I do suggest you go to breitbart directly” double wow! I guess you do as you really have no idea how many times he was caught editing videos, distorting the truth, slandering falsifying evidence….
    Someone said that some people, when confronted with facts, still prefer to believe the propaganda.
    ?
    ?

  24. PatRiot
    PatRiot says:

    I wonder what isreally going on in Washington while they drag this red herring around.
    Look at us bickering amonst ourselves – to what end?
    Rally around common sense, put party aside and let’s be Americans.
    The next red herring is John Edwards, then Sarah Palin (Paul Revere).
    Deal with Weiner within the bounds of law -make your calls, write,etc..? Edwards is gossip.
    Palin will get skewered about?Revere like Obama gets skewered about the teleprompter.
    We do have bigger issues that need to be dealt with – eh?

  25. Linda Mae
    Linda Mae says:

    Christ4
    You are continuing to switch the topic.? You are continuing to ignore the facts.? You are continuing to name call.
    Ironically your last comment clearly describes you (not me)? Someone said that some people, when confronted with facts, still prefer to believe the propaganda.

    To claim video was doctored is easier than to defend the sale of young girls as prostitutes, or defend lack of care in Planned Parenthood, or to admit that no one has come forth to claim Breitbart’s offering of a ONE Million dollar reward for any video of someone spitting on the members of the black caucus.? That is why ACORN has changed its name.? Why planned parenthood has done some fast PSA’s.? Why some were fired from NPR.? Candid camera used to be a fun show.? It’s also ironic that it is the only technique Breitbart – and others – can use to inform the American people what is happening.? Once it was the main stream media who did investigative reporting.? Now they just mouth the talking points available to them each morning.? Bottom line:? If you were really interested in the truth, then you would visit breitbart and newsbusters each day and carefully follow the links they provide.? Then, you would…

  26. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    um, crystal?????? …guess Weiner was the one “confronted with the facts.”? It?is all SOOOO sleazy.? Don’t care what political party he belongs to….sure he’s not the only one, either.

  27. Dottie
    Dottie says:

    I just received this from CBS.? I guess they don’t know that Pelosi isn’t Speaker anymore.
    CBS News: Breaking News Alert ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? June 6, 2011
    ——————————
    ———————————–

    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is calling for an Ethics investigation of NY Rep. Weiner, who confessed today to sending lewd images of himself to women online, and then lying about it.

    <span…

  28. crystal4
    crystal4 says:

    Wow-heard the news coming from work and almost flipped the car-who would have thought that Weiner WAS guilty of a sexual escapade-I don’t get it -he’s not a Republican!!
    lol, just kidding!
    Still doesn’t mean that Breitbart is not a serial liar and race baiter-Looking forward to Sherrod ‘s lawsuit-she will take him to the cleaners.

  29. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    I think you can differentiate the Dems and Repub lowlifes (lowlives?) as follows: lewd pictures will be above the waist for R’s and below the waist for D’s.? R’s will resign, D’s will not.

  30. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    Crystal, good for you posting a response.? It’s not easy being the “opposing” side here, but it’s good to have a diversity of opinions.? Apparently, one of his internet “friends” “licensed” his body parts and comments to charming ABC so he pre-empted that last night.? Trust is so fickle online….He got busted for $$$$$, which probably explains the tears.

  31. Linda Mae
    Linda Mae says:

    Still doesn?t mean that Breitbart is not a serial liar and race baiter-Looking forward to Sherrod ?s lawsuit-she will take him to the cleaners.
    Did you hear W’s apology to Breitbart?? Did you catch Breitbart’s comments prior to W’s presser?? He claimed vindication – he’s guilty of exposing the guilty – I have no problem with that.? I don’t think B would hesitate for a minute to expose someone with a R next to his name as well as a D .? I still think you would do well to visit his site every day – as well as newsbusters – especially if you watch main stream media.? I don’t have cable and visit all types of sites to get all pictures of issues.? I think you’d enjoy both sites since you apparently have some interest in our country’s politics.

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