TLP: Gasp! Weiner on the Web!
For a guy with the name he has, Congressman Anthony Weiner pretty much has to always see it coming. And going, too, I guess, weiners doing what they do. He's constantly on cable teevee making a joke about weiner jokes.
He's been having a tough time getting a laugh out of this one.
US Rep. Anthony Weiner yesterday spent the day on the grill after a lewd photo purporting to be of him was sent to a pretty Seattle coed from his Twitter account -- but the young woman insisted a stalker was the culprit.He says hacker, she says stalker and skeptics raise questions about disappearing photos and other Internet behavior they find curious. There's one lawyer involved already. And, since Twitter is a cannibalistic bitch, #weinergate is there for endless entertainment.
The six-term Democratic congressman struggled to play defense as rumors swirled, continuing to insist that the illicit tweet -- a below-the-waist photo of a man in bulging gray boxer-briefs -- was the work of a hacker. His rep called the incident nothing more than "a distraction."
The woman on the receiving end of the tawdry tweet -- 21-year-old Gennette Nicole Cordova -- said in a statement published in another New York newspaper that she was sure the questionable photo came from a person who had harassed her many times "after the congressman followed me on Twitter a month or so ago."
Just so you know the media is having fun with this, check out the Post's URL for the story: www.nypost.com/news/local/weiner_goes_to_great_lengths_
Not long before this story sprung up, Weiner was having his own Twitter fun, poking at Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas with #annoying #awful #hashtags. All that was missing was an @longdongsilver.
HuffPost struggled through it:
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) spent his Friday afternoon pestering Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for executing a classic news dump: a release of his financial disclosure filing on the eve of Memorial Day Weekend.Of course, if there's anyone who knows what it's like to have his privates discussed in public, it's Clarence Thomas. Maybe he'll invite Weiner to commiserate over a Coke.
The Congressman spent the day tweeting to his heart's content, first alerting his 43,000-plus followers to the likelihood that someone on the Court was going to try and bury an embarrassing story while the world's attention was turned toward the commute and barbecue ahead:
"Friday dump Scotus style? I'm hearing disclosures released today. #ConflictsAbound," he tweeted.