It has to be ironic that the two Democrats whose names are euphemisms for the male reproductive organ are now BOTH demonstrated perverts (and of course Barney Frank, the homosexual who just got caught advancing one of his gay lovers for a position at the bankrupt Fannie Mae that caused our economy to implode in 2008, is the other).
Republican Rep. Chris Lee was caught sending a picture of himself shirtless to a woman. That was so bad that he resigned. A Democrat won his seat because people were disgusted by the behavior. But that was a “G” rated picture compared to Weiner’s weiner.
It’s Weiner’s turn to say bye bye because of “Weinergate.”
Here’s the story:
Too many coincidences in Weiner’s tale
By PETER INGEMI
Last Updated: 7:22 AM, May 31, 2011
Posted: 7:21 AM, May 31, 2011
In the New York of the late 1800s, Boss Tweed famously complained about Thomas Nast cartoons: Though many immigrants in the city couldn’t read, even the illiterate could understand “those damn pictures.” Rep. Anthony Weiner and his staff now face a similar problem.
By now, you’ve heard about the Tweet picture sent from Weiner’s account to a young lady named Gennette Nicole Cordova. The congressman has insisted his accounts were “hacked.” Cordova, in a statement released late Sunday night (36 hours after the tweet in question), says, “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.” She also said that her previous tweet, “I wonder what my boyfriend @repweiner is up to,” was a joke.
Such statements notwithstanding, those on the left trying to paint this as a conspiracy must deal with an array of odd elements that an increasingly tech-savvy public may find suspicious:
* Not just the offending picture but most of the congressman’s pictures were removed from the site.
* Not only did the young lady’s Facebook and Twitter accounts disappear from the ’Net (she’s apparently since started a new Twitter account, and may go back on Facebook), but also her bylines on articles in her college paper.
* The congressman made it a point to tweet what time an East Coast interview would be shown in Seattle, where the young lady’s from.
* Cordova reportedly wrote in the college paper in March about Twitter’s verifiable accounts giving access to celebrities.
Coincidences all, but there’s one more that millions of Twitter users will understand best:
On Twitter, famous people tend to have tens of thousands to millions of followers — but they themselves follow only a fraction of that amount.
Rep. Weiner is a man of national prominence, a rising star in the Democratic Party, frequently on TV, a past and likely future candidate for mayor. He knows and is known by thousands of movers, shakers, members of the press and politicians on the city, state and national levels.
Yet, as of yesterday, he was following fewer than 200 others — and, with all those famous folks to choose from, one of the few he followed was Cordova, a 21-year-old college student who lives nearly 3,000 miles away in Bellingham,Wash.
Run that though your head for a second and at the same time remember two important facts about Twitter:
1. If two people follow each other on Twitter, they can send private messages unseen by others.
2. The difference between a direct message, seen by only the recipient, and a public tweet, seen by the world, is a single character.
The biggest problem for Weiner and his defenders on the left is not bloggers from the right. It’s the details of “#weinergate” can be understood by millions of ordinary people in 140 characters or less.
Peter Ingemi blogs at datechguyblog.com. He is the host of Da- TechGuy on DaRadio Saturdays 10 a.m. on WCRN-AM 830 in Worcester, Mass.
Here’s Weiner’s utterly bizarre press conference (it’s 7:30 long, but if you think this guy is actually innocent, maybe you could explain how in a way he refuses to do):
He stuck rigidly to his “If I were giving a speech to 45,000 people” non-analogous “analogy” with CNN. But apparently felt the need to add that a Clinton News Network producer is a “jackass” for actually expecting Weiner to answer an actual question about what he has claimed and what he has tacitly admitted.
Weiner – who refused to state that the picture in question was not actually of him – is calling it a “prank,” which is very different from calling it a “crime” as he immediately did when the story first came out on Big Journalism. And he is now refusing to talk about it any more than his answers to questions he’s done nothing but dodge.
Weiner claimed at first his account had been hacked – which is a federal crime (particularly given the fact that he is a congressman) involving real jail time which would obviously need to be handled by the Capitol Police and/or the FBI. But in spite of the fact that he said afederal crime had been committed against him, he refused to file a criminal report. Instead he called his lawyer – who of course essentially said “Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges! We’ll investigate this ourselves and tell you exactly what happened.” And now Weiner – who wanted a federal investigation of Glenn Beck for pitching gold (which has massively increased in value since Beck pitched it, for the record) – suddenly doesn’t want an investigation of what he initially represented as a crime. He doesn’t think it rises – pun apparently not intended – to the level of national federal resources.
The theory that best fits the facts is that Weiner most certainly DID intend to send this picture, but did not intend to send it to all 45,000 of his fool followers. We’re finding out that Weiner had a penchant for tweeting young women – such as porn actress Ginger Lee, with whom Weiner exchanged private tweets. What do you think are the odds that Weiner forgot to change a setting and sent something public what he wanted to send private?
I’ll have to say this: there’s a major difference between liberal women and conservative women. Liberal women have a depraved tendency (which is probably simply part of the fact that liberals are depraved in general) of being willing to sexually service their idols. I think of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Even the New York Times acknowledged that the guy “smelled as if he hadn’t bathed in days.” But that didn’t stop liberal women from servicing their socialist star. I think of “journalist” Nina Burleigh who famously said she would gladly give Bill Clinton oral sex to thank him for keeping abortion legal. [That’s just one of the reasons that fascists are leftists; liberals are only too willing to go to depraved lengths for their messiahs]. And so we shouldn’t be one bit surprised that Weiner is out advertising his weiner to his fans.
It’s time to retire so you can spend more time with your Tweets, Weiner.