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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Weiner's Twit Attack: GOP NY-26 Revenge & NYC Mayoral Run Politics? Yes!

Its Time I Step In To Defend Congressman Anthony Weiner. After All The Guy Does Represent The District Of My Birthplace In New York City (Brooklyn).

You Know This Latest Media Hyped Sextext Scandal Involving A Congress Member Smells Like The GOP Might Behind It.

Could This Incident Be Fueled By Revenge From Kathy Hocul's Recent Win?

Hmmmm. Possibly.

Let's See First Hocul Wins NY-26, Than Weiner Gets Hacked, Than Sarah Palin Has Lunch With Donald Trump In Where? NEW YORK CITY Of Course!

Just A Coincidence? Or Not!

Anthony Weiner, A Well Known Liberal, NY Democrat Not Afraid To Stand Up & Fight For America's Middle Class, Senior Citizens, Health Care, Medicare, Rebuilding Our Infrastructure, etc., Was Recently Targeted By The Right Wing Media & Possibly A GOP Operative, For His Liberal Views & Liberal Agenda.

Most Recently His Support For The Winner Of NY-26, Democrat Kathy Hocul.

I Also believe Weiner Was Targeted Because He's Made It No Secret That He Intends To Run For Mayor Of New York City In 2013.

Yeah I Said It!

I Do Believe Weiner's Twitter Account Scandal Is The Direct Result Of DIRTY GOP & NY Politics.

Now Am I Saying The Particular Photo In Question Is Actually A Real Photo Of Weiner's "Hot Dog Bun"?

I Don't Know. Could Be Or Maybe Not.

Does It Matter? NOT In The Least Bit!


The Particular Photo In Question Could Have Been Posted To Weiner's Twitter Account BEFORE He Married. (Married For Less Than A Year)

Weiner, A True Servant Of The People & Former Ladies Man, Doesn't Mind Communicating Regularly Via His Twitter Account.

Its Just Common Web 2.0 Social Media.

So Its Highly Likely The Particular Photo In Question Could Have Been Sent By Some Scorned Chick (Of Legal Age!) Whom He Dated At One Time Or Another.

The Particular Photo In Question Could Also Possibly Be The Work Of A Paid GOP Operative, Hired To Smear His Name & Credibility Prior To The 2012 Elections So He Wouldn't Have A Chance To Run For NYC Mayor In 2013.

Folks Just Think About What Kind Of Great Mayor Weiner Would Be For New York City.

I Can Just Imagine!

He Would Be GREAT For New York City!

Weiner Is Passionate & Absolutely Loves New York!

Wall Street Would NOT Hate Him, Yet He Would Still Be Loved By NYC's Middle Class & Low Income Constituents Too.

Sure The Guy Is Explosive But What REAL New Yorker Isn't?

Come On People!

Stop Behaving As If You Haven't Been Cussed Out Or Ranted On By New Yorkers Before!

Isn't This How Fellow New Yorker Donald Trump Behaved At An Event In Las Vegas About A Month Ago?

So How Come It Was Ok For Trump To Behave Like A Real New Yorker, While Weiner Gets Slammed By The Mainstream Media?

Come On People!

Where's The Sincerity & Fairness?

Give The Guy A Chance To Prove His Innocence!

Should Weiner Be Cast Aside After 13 Successful Years In Congress?

I Think Not!

The Mainstream Media (CNN) Should NOT Be Allowed To Destroy Congressman Weiner As Payback Over Former NY-26 Republican Congressman Chris Lee's Dirty Little Scandal Earlier This Year.

By The Way Has Anyone Noticed CNN's Anti-Obama/ Anti-Democrat Agenda Lately?

So Until Anthony Has Been Given A Reasonable Amount Of Time To Clear His Name & Prove Himself Innocent, I Say He Should Be Respected As A Liberal, Yet STILL Very Effective, Brooklyn Congressman With A Brilliant Political Future Ahead Of Him!

God Bless Congressman Weiner & I Pray He Survives This Dirty, Possibly GOP Backed Scandal!

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Congressman Weiner says he did not post lewd photo on Twitter

A Liberal Democratic congressman who came under fire for a lewd photo that briefly appeared on his Twitter account over the weekend told CNN Wednesday that he did not post the image.

Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner spoke to CNN's Wolf Blitzer a day after a contentious exchange with reporters in which he refused to directly answer any questions about the picture.

On Wednesday he said he had hired a law firm to look into the matter. But he declined to directly answer whether he appeared in the photo.

"Photos can be manipulated. Photos can be of one thing and changed to something else. We're going to try to get to the bottom of what happened," he said. The photo showed the lower body of a man wearing underwear.

A conservative blogger who broke the story has called for a full investigation of what he said was either the hacking of a congressman's account or something Weiner wants to hide.

But Weiner told CNN he did not think such steps are necessary to deal with what he said was internet spam, an issue that many Americans face.

"Just because it happened to Congressman Weiner on his personal account doesn't mean that the taxpayers should pay for an investigation," he said. "I'm going to turn it over to some people who are going to give me advice on what to do next.

"This seems like it was a prank to make fun of my name, the name Weiner. It happens a lot," he added.

Asked whether he was protecting anyone, Weiner replied, "Yes, I'm protecting my wife, who every day is waking up to these insane stories that are getting so far from reality. You know, we've been married less than a year."

He also declined to say what he had written in direct messages to Twitter followers.

"I'm not going to get into how I communicate with people on social media. There was nothing ... inappropriate," he said.

An e-mail that Twitter sent to members of Congress Wednesday lists several online security tips, according to a copy of the e-mail CNN obtained. The message does not specifically mention the photo posted on Weiner's page, but notes that questions about account security have surged recently.

"Some of you inquired today about the security of Twitter accounts," Twitter's Adam Sharp wrote. "While we won't comment on individual accounts, news reports of the past few days are a good reminder of the importance of actively protecting your account credentials."

Weiner on Tuesday told reporters he wasn't interested in talking about the issue any more, saying he already made statements over the Memorial Day weekend after the photo turned up on his Twitter account Friday night.

In a heated exchange with reporters, he repeatedly dodged direct questions about the photo.

"If I were giving a speech to 45,000 people, and someone in the back threw a pie or yelled out an insult, I would not spend the next two hours of my speech responding to that pie or that insult. I would return to the things that I want to talk about," Weiner said in response to a question about whether he sent the lewd photo to a Seattle woman.

He also refused to say why he hasn't asked law enforcement to investigate if in fact his account was hacked, as he has said it was.

Despite repeated efforts by reporters, Weiner did not directly answer questions about the photo.

In earlier comments, when asked if the photo was of him, Weiner deflected the question.

"I'm not going to talk about this anymore," he said, adding: "I'm going to get back to the conversation I care about," including economic issues and what he calls a conflict-of-interest situation involving conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on the health care reform law. The New York Democrat is a leading liberal voice in Congress.

Asked several questions about the Twitter situation Tuesday, Weiner stuck to his message.

"I understand you're doing your job, but I'm going to go back to work now," Weiner said at one point. When asked if he was concerned about being hacked, he responded: "I'm going to return to working on the things I care about. I participated in the story a couple of days now, given comments on it. This is a distraction and I'm not going to let it distract me."

When a reporter noted the distraction might go away if he answered the questions, Weiner answered: "I'm not convinced of that.

"I'm not convinced there's any value of me talking about it," Weiner said.

Asked again if he was the man in the photo, Weiner responded again that he had made previous statements and now it was time for him to get back to work.

On Wednesday, Weiner told CNN that he regretted "the way that I handled it yesterday and I'm trying to do a better job today."

Previously, Weiner blamed the photo on a hacker who got control of his social-networking accounts and played a prank. Weiner's spokesman, Dave Arnold, said Monday the congressman has retained an attorney to look into the situation.

No formal criminal investigation has been launched, which rankles Andrew Breitbart, whose conservative website first reported the photo on Weiner's Twitter account in connection with a tweet to a Seattle woman.

Breitbart, who has been involved in questionable tactics against Democrats and liberals in the past, told CNN on Tuesday that the case warrants further investigation.

"There's something fundamentally different between a prank and a hack -- a prank is innocuous, a hack is criminal," Breitbart said, later adding he wanted a full investigation by the FBI and Capitol Police.

However, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said Tuesday he believed the situation was a harmless prank unworthy of further investigation.

"Twitter is not a very secure environment," Toobin said, noting that information on the site can be unreliable "and doesn't even come from the people it appears to come from."

He added: "There's a famous expression -- don't make a federal case out of it."

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