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Newser causes more trouble for Rep. Anthony Weiner (Byron York weighs in)
The Washington Examiner ^ | May 31, 2011 | Byron York

Posted on 05/31/2011 2:21:46 PM PDT by abb

After retaining legal counsel in a case in which a lewd photo was sent from his Twitter account to a 21 year-old female college student, New York Rep. Anthony Weiner says he will no longer answer questions about the matter. The matter has become a "distraction," the outspoken Democrat told reporters Tuesday, and he intends to spend his time working on congressional matters and not answering questions about what has become known in furious Internet speculation as "Weinergate."

In a performance that might please a defense attorney but would make a public relations consultant cringe, Weiner, who has said his Twitter account was "hacked" and also that he was the victim of a "prank," one-by-one refused to answer six of the most pressing questions about the controversy:

1) Was the photo in question of Weiner himself?

You know, look, I'm not going to talk about this any more. I think that if I was giving a speech to 45,000 people, and someone stood up and heckled in the back, I wouldn't spend three days talking to him. I'm going to get back to the conversation I care about.

2) Why hire a lawyer?

I've put out a couple statements over the last couple days. I would refer you to those to answer these questions. I understand you're doing your job, but I'm going to go back to work.

3) Why not report the matter to Capitol Police?

I put out a statement about that over the last couple of days. I put out a couple of statements. I mean, I'm trying my best, I've spent a couple of days cooperating and trying to help you do your job, but at a certain point I've got to get back to work and I think we've reached that point today.

4) Was the account hacked, or was Weiner the victim of a prank?

I'm not convinced that there's any value any more of me talking about it. I understand you've got to do your job, and I'm going to get back to work. There are some enormously important things, and I believe this has been a distraction. I'm not going to let it be so any more.

5) Why was Weiner following a 21 year-old college student on Twitter?

I appreciate the questions. I understand you're doing your job but this is now a couple of days later, I've got to finally get back to work and focus on things I want to focus on.

6) Is Weiner concerned about the security of Facebook and Twitter accounts?

I'm going to return to working on things that I care about. I've 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.

Near the end of the news conference, a reporter said to Weiner, "This distraction might go away if you answered some of the questions that are out there." A pensive looking Weiner quickly responded: "I'm not convinced of that. I'm not convinced of that."

At the moment, there is no publicly available proof either that Weiner sent the photo or that he was the victim of hackers. Weiner has expressed a desire to "move on." But many members of Congress have Facebook and Twitter accounts, and the possibility that those accounts could be sabotaged by someone seeking to destroy a politcian's career is troubling. For that reason alone, it seems likely that public officials, if not Anthony Weiner himself, will want to know more about what really happened in this case.


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KEYWORDS: byronyork; cordova; corruption; dbm; democrats; gagdadbob; onecosmosblog; pervert; tonybaloney; weiner; weinergate
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1 posted on 05/31/2011 2:21:55 PM PDT by abb
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To: doug from upland

ping


2 posted on 05/31/2011 2:22:41 PM PDT by abb
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To: abb
The matter has become a "distraction," the outspoken Democrat told reporters Tuesday

Don't flatter yourself, Tony. It's not that big of a distraction.

3 posted on 05/31/2011 2:24:43 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Hoodat

Link to video of presser.

http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/politics/2011/05/31/sot.dc.weiner.twitter.hacked.cnn


4 posted on 05/31/2011 2:27:20 PM PDT by abb
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To: abb
5) Why was Weiner following a 21 year-old college student on Twitter?

One of the many questions from which Weiner will be shrinking.

5 posted on 05/31/2011 2:27:55 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Hoodat

By the end of the week, it will shrink in importance.


6 posted on 05/31/2011 2:28:55 PM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: abb

” Why was Weiner following a 21 year-old college student on Twitter?”

GUILTY!


7 posted on 05/31/2011 2:29:38 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: abb
"Weiner says he will no longer answer questions about the matter."

And then, he drove away...



8 posted on 05/31/2011 2:30:06 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: abb
Near the end of the news conference, a reporter said to Weiner, "This distraction might go away if you answered some of the questions that are out there." A pensive looking Weiner quickly responded: "I'm not convinced of that. I'm not convinced of that."

That's one helluva an admission if you read between the lines. Even if it turns out the photo is not him and it somehow was hacked, it sounds like the potential "why were you following" revelations will lead to nothing good for the Congresscritter.

9 posted on 05/31/2011 2:30:06 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (I asked the bartender for a bin Ladin, she said 'what's that? I said 'two shots then a splash.')
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To: abb
Anthony Weiner is a leftist congressman-for-life from a solidly Democrat district in New York. He is a nasty little man and probably has made many enemies over the years. The leftmedia desperately want to give him a pass on this scandal-in-the-making but Weiner is avoiding offering a clear statement of denial and keeps the thing alive by giving indications that he might have sent the lewd photo to the young woman and was not a victim of hackers. As much as the leftmedia want to give cover to their own, they also love a sex-infused story and a juicy political scandal. Because Anthony Weiner is an unsympathetic character, he is probably not going to be able to sweep this under the metaphorical rug, but he's trying. The alternative media won't let this go so, eventually, Weiner may actually have to deal with it. I hope so.
10 posted on 05/31/2011 2:31:46 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: NonValueAdded

That video - wow!, what a flaccid performance.


11 posted on 05/31/2011 2:31:55 PM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: abb

Reckon his attorney told him to STFU because he had already shot his big mouth off too much? Funny how he went from being all incensed to just wanting to “move on” and get back to his “important work” in about two days.

Guilty creepy prevert, dare I say it, caught with his pants down.


12 posted on 05/31/2011 2:32:01 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Now on CNN Situation Room.


13 posted on 05/31/2011 2:32:11 PM PDT by abb
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To: abb

“I’m going to go back to work.”

Sounds eerily like Bill Clinton after he lied about being involved with Monica Lewinsky. http://www.davidstuff.com/political/clinton.htm
“These allegations are false and I need to go back to work for the American people”

Too many liberal Dems have the morals of a hound dog and figure that if they ever get caught with their pants down, they can lie their way out of anything. In short, they have become “accomplished liars.” Unfortunately, their proclivity to lie spills over into their public policy work.


14 posted on 05/31/2011 2:32:14 PM PDT by DrC
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To: abb

You know, true or not, this couldn’t happen to a more deserving, whiny, little witch.


15 posted on 05/31/2011 2:32:35 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Don't forget about the high school girl also.


16 posted on 05/31/2011 2:37:55 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: abb

Weiner is a leftwingbot,screaming,moronic baby 99.9999% of the time! Why is the Moron crying Foul now, withdrawing, and afraid to go to the FBI and Capital Police and to the Demorat Party Mob Thugs???? There is only one reason! The Cry Baby Moron, Weiner sent the picture of his ugly Weiner to a 21 yr old Coed and got caught Sticky Handed!!! If he were a Republican, the Media would be all over His Weinership! and Weiner would no longer be the Idiot Congresscritter he has proven to be....:-)!


17 posted on 05/31/2011 2:38:09 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Greatest President :George W. Bush!!)
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To: abb
Anthony Weiner has a weiner?

Who knew?

18 posted on 05/31/2011 2:40:51 PM PDT by Gritty (When you replace "law" with "regulation," equality before it is one of the first casualties-Mk Steyn)
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To: abb
Like the old saying...Weiner is not a bit sorry for what he did by following a young girl on Twitter and, apparently, sending her a lewd picture of his private parts. But, he is just sorry he was caught and now he wants us all to believe that he should not be questioned simply because it is a “distraction.” What a laugh.

The question is...if Weiner did not post the picture, and it was a hacker...whose private part is being displayed? If Weiner's how did some hacker get a picture of Weiner sans his undies, hmmmm?

If not his...then somehow he will have to prove it and that could get very, ahhh, uncomfortable for anyone who has to compare the picture to what Weiner has in those undies. OMG what a mess this could be.

Weiner thinks all of this is simply not important. But it is..., or is it, rather, impotent!?? LOL

19 posted on 05/31/2011 2:43:05 PM PDT by CitizenM (If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.-Ronald Re)
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To: Hoodat
Andrew Breitbart said in this interview that Weiner has a reputation for chasing young girls around town.
20 posted on 05/31/2011 2:44:17 PM PDT by camerongood210 ( Matthew 24)
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To: abb

I would love to know what he is so scared of. He is from a liberal district in NY. I wonder if he did something illegal? Or is it his wife? This doesn’t add up.


21 posted on 05/31/2011 2:45:39 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: camerongood210

He will get resume extra points for this among the Rats, but not as many points is his target had been a boy. You gotta wonder if there are other incidents out there.


22 posted on 05/31/2011 2:47:31 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: West Texas Chuck
Guilty creepy prevert, dare I say it, caught with his pants down.

A Democrat? A guilty, creepy Democrat pervert? Caught with his pants down?

How could this be?

23 posted on 05/31/2011 2:50:37 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: abb

“intends to spend his time working on congressional matters and not answering questions about what has become known in furious Internet speculation as “Weinergate.” “

Good luck with that, Sparky...

Colonel, USAFR


24 posted on 05/31/2011 2:51:33 PM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

BAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!!! Ya got me..


25 posted on 05/31/2011 2:52:21 PM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: DrC
“I’m going to go back to work.”

Wiener did 't complete the phrase.

As initially delivered by der Schlickmeister, it read, "I'm going to go back to work...for the 'Mericun pipple."

Wiener could use some refresher courses on his History of the Democrat Party.

26 posted on 05/31/2011 2:52:59 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: camerongood210

http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/31/congressman-says-weinergate-cybersecurity-investigation-vital-in-order-to-ensure-our-national-security/

Congressman says #Weinergate cybersecurity investigation vital in order to ‘ensure our national security’

Published: 5:23 PM 05/31/2011 | Updated: 5:28 PM 05/31/2011

Florida Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns is demanding an investigation into cybersecurity issues raised by #Weinergate, saying it is vital to “ensure our national security.


27 posted on 05/31/2011 2:53:13 PM PDT by abb
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To: abb

I tried helping him by reporting the crime to the field office of the FBI in Los Angeles. That is where you are supposed to start - at your local field offic.e


28 posted on 05/31/2011 2:55:07 PM PDT by doug from upland (website reserved just in case: TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Hoodat

He’s a creep. And now he won’t answer questions. Wants to “Move on.” Sounds like he’s got a bone to pick with those asking questions!


29 posted on 05/31/2011 2:57:02 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: DrC

You wrote: “Sounds eerily like Bill Clinton after he lied about being involved with Monica Lewinsky. ...Too many liberal Dems have the morals of a hound dog and figure that if they ever get caught with their pants down, they can lie their way out of anything. In short, they have become “accomplished liars.” ..”

As Rush would say, “That’s resume enhancement for a DemocRAT”.

Weiner looks to be a vulgar man and no doubt he envies Clinton.

From 2006:

The Seven Deadly Sins (or Seven F***ing Awesome Virtues)

[snip]

“..Interesting that all of last night’s Democrat condidates promised to find a special role in their administration for Bill Clinton, who is aptly described by Harvey Mansfield as “the envy of vulgar men.” To put it another way, he is an archetypal lower whorizontal man who has never mastered, much less transcended, himself, so he is a perfect symbol for the left — vain, greedy, calculating, unmanly, self-serving, governed by his appetites, indifferent to truth, and articulate and intelligent in ways that are simultaneously vacuous and portentous. ...”

HERE: http://onecosmos.blogspot.com/2006/05/classical-mind-parasitology-seven.html


30 posted on 05/31/2011 3:00:26 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (In the latter times the man of virtue appears vile. --Tao Te Ching)
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To: Mr. Mojo

It has been reported he was also following a bevy of other young lasses on Twitter.

And, Hitler is very urinated with the Weiner too. Thx to DFU.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQVwsS0fKiE


31 posted on 05/31/2011 3:05:50 PM PDT by Sea Parrot
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To: abb

Weiner is slowly twisting in the wind.


32 posted on 05/31/2011 3:08:01 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Dear Lord, Please judge Barack Hussein Obama for betraying Israel, and not the whole nation. Amen.)
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To: doug from upland

Weiner now on CNN melting down!


33 posted on 05/31/2011 3:14:13 PM PDT by abb
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To: abb

Did someone throw a bucket of water on him?


34 posted on 05/31/2011 3:19:45 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Too funny!

Somebody should photoshop that into the "Anthony Weiner mobile".

35 posted on 05/31/2011 3:20:49 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: doug from upland

HUGH ten minute lead-in piece on CNN at the top of the hour. Pi$$ing contest between Weiner and CNN’s Dana Bash. She would not back down, nor would the CNN producer.

Must see TV. We need the clip as soon as it’s posted.


36 posted on 05/31/2011 3:25:03 PM PDT by abb
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To: sheana

Well, since he’s a good Democrat, this story will disappear from the MSM.


37 posted on 05/31/2011 3:27:31 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: sjmjax

Weiner’s challening Barney Frank for the title of “Creepiest House Dem”.


38 posted on 05/31/2011 3:28:13 PM PDT by littleharbour
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To: Hoodat

Weiner applied for an Obama care waiver for his entire district and New York City. That will have a price to pay for, as Weiner will be eaten by the alligator he was feeding until it is his time to be on the menu.


39 posted on 05/31/2011 3:29:37 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: littleharbour

What does Huma, his (Saudi)wife and Hillary Aide have to say about this?


40 posted on 05/31/2011 3:30:40 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: doug from upland

Fox News about to cover the burgeoning story.


41 posted on 05/31/2011 3:31:39 PM PDT by abb
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To: abb
The matter has become a "distraction," the outspoken Democrat told reporters Tuesday

Wasn't that Weiner's (sorry) point?

42 posted on 05/31/2011 3:32:43 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: abb

At the end of the day,Weiner could probably use a stiff one.


43 posted on 05/31/2011 3:33:19 PM PDT by N. Theknow (The MSM is to 0bama what the Broom-n-Scoop Detail is to a circus parade.)
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To: doug from upland

It would be such a shame if extraneous issues of repeated poor personal conduct and bad character caused problems for a promenent Democrat who is so good at his job.

We’ve seen this before when Right Wing conspiracies try to bring down good public servants that are just trying to help the poor and elderly. And children, did I forget children? Unwed mothers — opps, forget I brought that one up and don’t even mention Muslim women. By the way, did Huma get Weiner to convert? Anyway, he is an important guy and very big (whoops, wrong term again) in the current minority in the House.


44 posted on 05/31/2011 3:36:12 PM PDT by KC Burke
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To: abb

"Aw. Ah am touched. He got a lotta those evasive answers from me!"

45 posted on 05/31/2011 3:36:47 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: abb
Near the end of the news conference, a reporter said to Weiner, "This distraction might go away if you answered some of the questions that are out there." A pensive looking Weiner quickly responded: "I'm not convinced of that. I'm not convinced of that. My attorneys have advised me that if I tell the truth, I will be drummed out of the House, because I do collect cute, young, dark Twitter followers, and I thought the best way to get with one of them was to show her just how much she meant to me, and then like an ass I forget to hit DW and send a pic of my johnson to the world. So no, I will not be answering ANYTHING about Weinergate from now on."
46 posted on 05/31/2011 3:41:43 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: blackdog
Weiner applied for an Obama care waiver for his entire district and New York City.

A Weiner Waiver? Hasn't he done too much of that already??

47 posted on 05/31/2011 3:45:50 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: abb

Really?

And here I thought he was going back to work on important things...


48 posted on 05/31/2011 3:54:05 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: blackdog
What does Huma, his (Saudi)wife and Hillary Aide have to say about this?

Something about a "vast right wing conspiracy" if the past is any precedent.

49 posted on 05/31/2011 3:56:24 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Why didn’t he just blame it on a “Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy” and be done with it??


50 posted on 05/31/2011 3:58:00 PM PDT by Bush_Democrat (ATLAS SHRUGGED was supposed to be a warning, NOT a newspaper.)
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