Weiner: Let’s move on, shall we?

posted at 2:18 pm on May 31, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Rep. Anthony Weiner gets a skeptical reception from reporters after he suggests that he will move on from the so-called “Weinergate” story that erupted over the weekend. In this clip from CNN, Weiner says the story will go away on its own, to which one reporter responds that the story would go away more quickly if Weiner would answer some of the questions — such as whether he’s pressing for an investigation, whether this was a “hack” or a “prank,” and so forth. Weiner tells the reporters that he’s not convinced answering questions will do much good, a response that they clearly don’t accept:

Allahpundit has been linking the most prominent “Weinergate” stories in the headlines, but neither of us have had anything to say about the story until now. For my part — I won’t speak for AP — the explanation could have gone either way, and I had no opinion on which I thought it might be. Considering that the picture didn’t contain any identifying attributes, nothing about it suggested that it depicted Rep. Weiner at all, except for it being on his Twitter thread. I wanted to wait for a response from Weiner, and given the fact that this happened over a holiday weekend, I kept an open mind about the possibilities.

Weiner’s response seems odd under the circumstances. It might be that Weiner is still telling the truth and just believes this will blow over with the “hacking” explanation and a stonewall strategy from him, but if so, it’s not a safe bet that it will work. The mainstream press seems to be getting pretty curious about Weiner’s Twitter habits, and that may or may not go away with a lack of response from Weiner. One would expect some pretty emphatic denials from a wronged politician, including a demand to track down the culprits of a political dirty trick. A “let’s move along, nothing to see here” attitude at least suggests that Weiner isn’t terribly anxious for an investigation, which raises questions of its own.

I’ve been following the story at Ace’s place this weekend, and I’d recommend readers continue to follow the course of the story there (as well as Big Journalism, which reported it first, and our friends at Verum Serum). I’m still not convinced much of any particular explanation, but Weiner’s response raises a lot more questions than it doesn’t answer.

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if anthony pinky i mean wiener… was a R the press would be cornering his wife and asking her if he owns undies like that…

trailortrash on May 31, 2011 at 2:57 PM

Cannot tell. We do know that the “prankster” is a briefs man. If somebody saved the image before it was removed, could get camera data. Can only find screenshots.

andy85719 on May 31, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Just like the Fugitive, for the rest of his life he’ll be looking for the one-eyed intruder. RBMN on May 31, 2011 at 2:57 PM

At least he got a picture of him…

Akzed on May 31, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Weiner’s avatar pic looks like a girl. Creepy.

andy85719 on May 31, 2011 at 2:59 PM

One would expect some pretty emphatic denials from a wronged politician, including a demand to track down the culprits of a political dirty trick.

particularly, a politician known for being pretty emphatic about everything like Anthony Weiner. He’s pretty muted and “back to work” here….but, there are still big questions about little things….

ted c on May 31, 2011 at 3:00 PM

the explanation could have gone either way, and I had no opinion on which I thought it might be

I call BS.

This is either a BIG story about a sitting Congressman sending weiner pics to a teen over the internet, or it’s a BIG story about someone trying to setup a sitting Congressman by hacking into their Twitter account.

Either way, it’s a very BIG story.

faraway on May 31, 2011 at 2:41 PM

Exactly. Regardless of who sent the photo, it’s a huge story.

holygoat on May 31, 2011 at 3:02 PM

Nothing to see her, eh, Mr. Weenie.

Kissmygrits on May 31, 2011 at 3:02 PM

Yeah I’m recommenting… it’s important….

Weiner’s Actual Tweet Stream Disputes His Version, Raises Valid Questions

http://biggovernment.com/driehl/2011/05/31/weiners-actual-tweet-stream-disputes-his-version-raises-valid-questions/

ninjapirate on May 31, 2011 at 3:02 PM

I can’t believe this happened when Imus went on break to the ranch…this is one of his favorite past times making fun of Rep Weiner’s name. Anthony Weiner is regular on Imus.

Dr Evil on May 31, 2011 at 3:02 PM

“Mrs. Weiner, does the weiner in that picture look like Mr. Weiner’s weiner?”

Akzed on May 31, 2011 at 2:56 PM

We have a thread wiener!

Tennman on May 31, 2011 at 3:03 PM

here. Can’t bead and type.

Kissmygrits on May 31, 2011 at 3:03 PM

He doesn’t look so cocky in that picture above.

AH_C on May 31, 2011 at 3:03 PM

What a little POS ferret. You’re done, pal. Over. Finito. The fact leaks out of your every inflection.

But I love the issue he finds more pressing –”a supreme court justice who needs to recuse himself from the healthcare case”? Really? That wouldn’t be Kagan, would it? This is how these people roll – by turning their weaknesses into attacks. Paul Ryan could learn a lesson.

rrpjr on May 31, 2011 at 3:03 PM

A Republican congressman recently resigned for showing off his chest. I think this incident should be investigated, and if it turns out Weiner sent the picture, he should resign as well.

zoyclem on May 31, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Gateway Pundit apparently got a full listin the the twitter accounts Weiner was following an assortment of pictures of publicly available picture of the account holders. One look at the set and you KNOW there is more to this story. Does NOT look like your normal Congressional internet friends.

michaelo on May 31, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Either way, it’s a very BIG story.

faraway on May 31, 2011 at 2:41 PM

big story about little things….

it’ll be a stretch to try and defend against it…

ted c on May 31, 2011 at 3:04 PM

His explanation was just as circular as Debbie Wasserman Shultz explaining what the dem plan for medicare is.

ctmom on May 31, 2011 at 3:05 PM

OMG… as I comment on this, this story is next to the Kloppenberg story… separated at birth?

MeatHeadinCA on May 31, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Dr Evil on May 31, 2011 at 3:02 PM

If it is any consolation Mark Levin is back tonight, I believe. He uses sound effects when discussing Weiner. Yipee!

ctmom on May 31, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Gateway Pundit apparently got a full listin the the twitter accounts Weiner was following an assortment of pictures of publicly available picture of the account holders. One look at the set and you KNOW there is more to this story. Does NOT look like your normal Congressional internet friends.

michaelo on May 31, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Nope.

This isn’t being reported by the media.

Weiner is in trouble.

tetriskid on May 31, 2011 at 3:09 PM

My guess is that he didn’t do it, but there is enough on his computer that he doesn’t want in the news that he is going to starve this story of oxygen, regardless of the damage it does to him. None of his base believes in anyway, so it doesn’t matter to him. It’s the same as Obama watching the birth certificate chew up the right.

pedestrian on May 31, 2011 at 3:09 PM

THERE ONCE was a lefty named Weiner

Who had quite a witty demeanor

Then on one fateful Tweet

He published his meat

(though it looked much like just a pipe cleaner)

SlimyBill on May 31, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Let me get this straight. Someone hacked into Weiner’s Yfrog account and uploaded a picture, then hacked his twitter account and published the photo through twitter directly to one the 90+ people that he follows. And that person just happened to be a pretty, unknown, young college girl who Weiner says he didn’t know. And during a holiday weekend when the story would get the least amount of coverage.

And, Ed, is just as likely to believe that complicated story as opposed to Weiner is just hot for young girls. Occam’s razor is knocking at your door and wants to come in and shave the bullcrap!

kagai on May 31, 2011 at 3:10 PM

If he’s forced to resign his libtard district will just elect another weiner.

Akzed on May 31, 2011 at 3:11 PM

“Nothing to see here (literally)….move along….keep it moving.”

olesparkie on May 31, 2011 at 3:11 PM

the picture didn’t contain any identifying attributes

That’s because it was the “short” form.

Emperor Norton on May 31, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Drudge News Flash

Rep. Weiner changes name to “Gerkin” – developing

olesparkie on May 31, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Weiner’s avatar pic looks like a girl. Creepy.

andy85719 on May 31, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Yeah, I’ve been slightly unnerved, too, that a mature man serving in the US congress would use his junior HS class pic on social networks. Hmmm….I think he thinks he looks phucking hawt or something. Who knew Horshack had a twin sister all these years later?

RepubChica on May 31, 2011 at 3:13 PM

Weiner Goes Flaccid…. picture at 11!

Storybec on May 31, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Other politicians that just wanted to move on:
Richard Nixon
Barney Frank
Jack Murtha
Bill Clinton
Charlie Rangel
Maxine Waters

John Deaux on May 31, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Um…I would say that Jack Murtha has done the ultimate move on. IYKWIMAITYD.

PakviRoti on May 31, 2011 at 3:16 PM

If his account had really been hacked I think the hacker would have sent a picture with NO briefs on.If you are going to hack a congressmans account why not really hack it?

docflash on May 31, 2011 at 3:17 PM

This proves that Weiner tweeted a private picture on what he thought was his private account. Somebody needs to find out what account he meant to use to send that dirty picture…if it hasn’t been deleted already.

portlandon on May 31, 2011 at 3:18 PM

Rep. Anthony Weiner=LYING LITTLE CRAP WEASEL!

wtng2fish on May 31, 2011 at 3:19 PM

Contact TWITTER, they will know without a doubt if Weiner’s account was accessed by an IP address other than what he usually uses.

The media isn’t even asking the right questions…
1. Is that a picture of YOUR crotch?
2. when you say “Hacked” do you mean just because the photo and who you sent it to was seen by someone other than the girl, or do you mean someone hacked you, posted a picture an sent it?
3. Have you set a date to step down yet?
4. Is your wife dumb enough to believe you?

LeeSeneca on May 31, 2011 at 3:24 PM

Huma says it’s not his Weiner… But wishes it was…

Kuffar on May 31, 2011 at 3:24 PM

So now all you good Republicans serving the people out there know the new drill: next time you’re implicated in possible sexual misconduct while serving your term–just ignore pointed questions and repeat that you have more important things to focus on. Should work like a charm.

RepubChica on May 31, 2011 at 2:26 PM

And this is why Republicans are always grabbing their ankles – they let the media and Democrats set the tone.

All I see here is a bunch of people falling each other to avoid a conflict. How’s that been working out so far? Like being called racists and murderers?

While I appreciate Ed and AP’s evenhandedness most times, I don’t think they’re serving any purpose by ignoring the issue. Either we have a crime here or a scumbag politician who, if there were an “R” behind his name, would be hounded and smeared out of office. I’m not getting the “no story” meme.

Thank Bog for Breitbart. He’s out there doing the hard work and taking the hits. He may yet push this one kicking and screaming into the forefront. Too bad most everyone else wants to “play nice”, even as they are being called racists and tossing grandma off the cliff.

kim roy on May 31, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Drudge News Flash

Rep. Weiner changes name to “Gerkin” – developing

olesparkie on May 31, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Kosher Baby Dill

Dr Evil on May 31, 2011 at 3:26 PM

If his account had really been hacked I think the hacker would have sent a picture with NO briefs on.If you are going to hack a congressmans account why not really hack it?

docflash on May 31, 2011 at 3:17 PM

If it was an obvious hack, no one would care. People care only to the extent that Weiner may have actually done it.

pedestrian on May 31, 2011 at 3:29 PM

Move on? I’ve read a high school girl was a target of Weiners ummmmmmm….affections? That is nothing to move on from, Mr. Weiner.

capejasmine on May 31, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Weiner’s weenier has some explaining to do …

Remember Rep Lee, he took his shirt off,

tarpon on May 31, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Have you seen Mrs. Weiner?

She’s beautiful. Tony, why?

eyesky on May 31, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Are you guys kidding? Do you really expect anything to come of this? Barney Franks live-in BF ran a prostitution ring. He got a job for him in Fannie Mae.

???

And you think the media pressure to report on, let alone investigate, Weinerworks is going to come from where?

hawkdriver on May 31, 2011 at 3:35 PM

Weiner pulled the shot himself, but not before it had been retweeted and screen-grabbed by several followers

Tweetus interruptus

ziggyville on May 31, 2011 at 3:36 PM

You can’t beat Hot Air for it’s renown passivity.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 31, 2011 at 3:37 PM

Given that he tweeted again pretty quickly (4 minutes later, I believe), there are really only two options here.

1) Someone figured out his password and sent a lurid tweet to someone he was following, one of the few non-politicians/non-media that he was following. In which case, he just needs to have a password that can’t easily be figured out.

2) He really is a perv who meant to send that out via Direct Message (which only the sender and receiver can see) and accidentally sent it by reply instead (which anyone following @RepWeiner could potentially see).

That’s really it. His account wasn’t hacked. There’s no way he would have regained control after only 4 minutes, unless he was dealing with the dumbest hacker ever.

There’s also the possibility that this was a staffer, if he allows his staff to post as him. If that were the case I’m sure we probably would have found out about it by now and that person would probably be in the unemployment line.

Red Cloud on May 31, 2011 at 3:37 PM

I just tweeted….to say….I love you….

and just to show you how much, check out my junk!
/@weiner

ted c on May 31, 2011 at 3:38 PM

nothing says “how you doin?” like a bulging member of congress…….

ted c on May 31, 2011 at 3:40 PM

michaelo on May 31, 2011 at 3:03 PM, thanks for that link. It’s very disturbing that a married man, a congressman, was following high school girls on twitter.

Weiner’s body language in the video above is peculiar. He’s also not angry or outraged about being hacked. Very odd indeed. There obviously is much more to this story…

GrannySunni on May 31, 2011 at 3:41 PM

One would expect some pretty emphatic denials from a wronged politician, including a demand to track down the culprits of a political dirty trick.

This is one vicious, vindictive little wuss. If he felt wronged, he’d be pulling out all the stops to get even, especially if it were possibly someone from the right who wronged him.

Hey, Weiner, it was Goldline that stung you… and Beck put ‘em up to it. Investigate that, chump.

petefrt on May 31, 2011 at 3:41 PM

With Wiener, I’m constantly reminded of the Johnny Cash song, “Boy Named Sue”.

And it’s the name that helped to make you strong.

shick on May 31, 2011 at 3:41 PM

Ed,

Sorry, but I think you were just chicken. Ace is the place for the helpful, hardware man and by hardware I mean junk and by man I mean Ace is a man cause he’s been on this on his own. His deconstruction takedown of Weiner’s story has been spot on for days now. He highlighted every fallacy, every incongruity, and the rest of the conservative media has sat there on their pretty little hands, scared out of their minds to take on Weiner.

And I include you. This post of yours, too late to the party already, reeks of CYA. Sorry, I like you but man up here and admit it.

MaxMBJ on May 31, 2011 at 3:43 PM

That’s really it. His account wasn’t hacked. There’s no way he would have regained control after only 4 minutes, unless he was dealing with the dumbest hacker ever.

Red Cloud on May 31, 2011 at 3:37 PM

In this case, a smart hacker would not change the password. They would do exactly what happened: one semi-believable incident. A change of password would be immediate proof that it was not Weiner himself sending the stuff.

Someone looking to drain an account would be different. This was done only to cause a ruckus, which it did.

pedestrian on May 31, 2011 at 3:46 PM

Weiner’s body language in the video above is peculiar. He’s also not angry or outraged about being hacked. Very odd indeed. There obviously is much more to this story…

GrannySunni on May 31, 2011 at 3:41 PM

guilt has a way of weighing on a man, don’t it? Weiner has now proven why he had such a big mouth…..he was compensating for somewhere else.

ted c on May 31, 2011 at 3:48 PM

michaelo on May 31, 2011 at 3:03 PM, thanks for that link. It’s very disturbing that a married man, a congressman, was following high school girls on twitter.

Weiner’s body language in the video above is peculiar. He’s also not angry or outraged about being hacked. Very odd indeed. There obviously is much more to this story…

GrannySunni on May 31, 2011 at 3:41 PM

These are questions that need to be asked.

Why was Congressman Weiner following so many high school girls on Twitter?

tetriskid on May 31, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Former Representative Christopher Lee… ‘Nuff said.

Fallon on May 31, 2011 at 3:48 PM

shick on May 31, 2011 at 3:41 PM

Don’t ever post that wackadoodle’s name anywhere near Johnny Cash’s name again!!!

ladyingray on May 31, 2011 at 3:49 PM

Gateway Pundit apparently got a full listin the the twitter accounts Weiner was following an assortment of pictures of publicly available picture of the account holders. One look at the set and you KNOW there is more to this story. Does NOT look like your normal Congressional internet friends.

michaelo on May 31, 2011 at 3:03 PM

According to the NYPost, one of the people he followed was the 21 year old who was tweeted the picture.

ProfessorMiao on May 31, 2011 at 3:49 PM

♪♫

If I could send a picture of my weiner,
everyone would be in love with me.
But if I sent a picture of my weiner,
that would truly be the end of me.

♪♫

slickwillie2001 on May 31, 2011 at 3:51 PM

michaelo on May 31, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Come on, I’m sure these young, attractive, exotic females have things going on in their lives that an upstanding, nationally-recognized US Congressman laser-focused on mega serious stuff must be privy to on a daily basis. Don’t be so harsh.

RepubChica on May 31, 2011 at 3:51 PM

Why was Congressman Weiner following so many high school girls on Twitter?

tetriskid on May 31, 2011 at 3:48 PM

he’s not going to let that be a distraction. Didn’t you hear, he is getting back to work on issues that are important to him like blaming twitter companies and iPhones for having “reply all” buttons and no “Are you sure you wanna tweet a picture of your junk?” messages installed on their devices.

ted c on May 31, 2011 at 3:52 PM

I’m not getting the “no story” meme.

kim roy on May 31, 2011 at 3:25 PM

It’s a faux highmindedness masking a decadent lack of self confidence. It’s been shot through the ranks of the moderate Right for generations. Little hope for change at this point.

rrpjr on May 31, 2011 at 3:52 PM

This is a huge throbbing shaft of comedy gold and it needs to be polished all the wayy down!

ted c on May 31, 2011 at 3:53 PM

pedestrian on May 31, 2011 at 3:46 PM

Not sure I can go with that. What’s the purpose of pwning a Congressman’s twitter page if you’re not going to seriously PWN the guy.

Red Cloud on May 31, 2011 at 3:56 PM

No big thing. Er uh. Ahem.

If this were a Republican, you KNOW there would be an investigation.

kurtzz3 on May 31, 2011 at 3:56 PM

While I appreciate Ed and AP’s evenhandedness most times, I don’t think they’re serving any purpose by ignoring the issue.

Hardly! They are increasing the chances that weiner remains in office to support the obama agenda. Inconsequential? I think not.
I’m sure they would agree, if he were an R, he’d be gone by now and they would be screaming the headlines.

I suspect they like the sound of “We stayed above it” but they are actually in the thick of it…just on the wrong side…oh well.

winston on May 31, 2011 at 3:59 PM

“Let’s move on, shall we?”

No, Mr. Weiner! We are the media and we can help you find out who hacked your account and tried to ruin your good name sir. Help us help you! /sarc

Oink on May 31, 2011 at 4:01 PM

While I appreciate Ed and AP’s evenhandedness most times, I don’t think they’re serving any purpose by ignoring the issue.

This is going to bite us in the ass just like it did in 2008.

Democrats play for keeps.

tetriskid on May 31, 2011 at 4:02 PM

While I appreciate Ed and AP’s evenhandedness most times, I don’t think they’re serving any purpose by ignoring the issue.

They suffer from a common malady that effects Republicans and other conservatives . . . in hopes of being a “nice person” they refuse to fight back. Unfortunately, history has shown that in a fight, nice guys really do finish last.

rplat on May 31, 2011 at 4:06 PM

His account was Arnold Horshacked.

Western_Civ on May 31, 2011 at 4:06 PM

His name’s Weiner, and he showed a picture of his weiner. 8-D

Akzed on May 31, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Look what you’re doing to Ace!

mikeyboss on May 31, 2011 at 4:09 PM

[Mark Levin] uses sound effects when discussing Weiner. Yipee!

ctmom on May 31, 2011 at 3:07 PM

You mean, like this?

Mary in LA on May 31, 2011 at 4:09 PM

kim roy on May 31, 2011 at 3:25 PM

You might enjoy Ace’s latest on this calling them out. No disrespect intended towards the overlords.

RepubChica on May 31, 2011 at 4:11 PM

This is it? Rep Whiner penis size and the internet. Media in general and bloogers on point waste the air they breath
when the house is on fire and they talk about jokes, hacks and tweeteer space. It seems today that every one wants to out cute the last poster.

TomLawler on May 31, 2011 at 4:13 PM

Look what you’re doing to Ace!

mikeyboss on May 31, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Yep, Ace is definitely rising to the occasion, standing firm, separating facts from fallacies, and finding new wrinkles. He’s a fine, upstanding member of the Internet community, no question, but I fear that all this praise will give him a swelled head.

Mary in LA on May 31, 2011 at 4:14 PM

Not sure I can go with that. What’s the purpose of pwning a Congressman’s twitter page if you’re not going to seriously PWN the guy.

Red Cloud on May 31, 2011 at 3:56 PM

Putting all kinds of trash on his twitter strem would look like a juvenile prank and would be written off as a weak password or shoulder surfing. A single incident that keeps the cameras rolling for days while reporters ask embarrassing questions about who he follows on twitter is far more effective.

pedestrian on May 31, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Does anyone really WANT to know about Anthony Weiner’s sex life?

Look at the guy.

*vomits*

MadisonConservative on May 31, 2011 at 2:26 PM

I normally try not to focus on people’s appearances, but when I saw the picture on the front page, it occurred to me that his nose might be longer than his…um…you know.

I am such a bad girl.

JannyMae on May 31, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Are you guys kidding? Do you really expect anything to come of this? Barney Franks live-in BF ran a prostitution ring. He got a job for him in Fannie Mae.

???

And you think the media pressure to report on, let alone investigate, Weinerworks is going to come from where?

hawkdriver on May 31, 2011 at 3:35 PM

And there it is my friend! We know the low odds but we know if we don’t fight we are SURE to lose. And that’s the path Ed and AP have chosen…we would just as soon NOT get involved.
So weiner lives to destroy the country another day and we CHOSE TO NOT CONFRONT HIM BY SIMPLY ENGAGING…SAD

winston on May 31, 2011 at 4:18 PM

A “let’s move along, nothing to see here” attitude at least suggests that Weiner isn’t terribly anxious for an investigation, which raises questions of its own.

Given this guy’s normal behaviour (resmbling something like my 4 year old’s tantrums) I’d say if he’s being this calm there’s probably something he’s trying to hide.

Scrappy on May 31, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Ace is having paranoid delusions of grandeur.

pedestrian on May 31, 2011 at 4:20 PM

Weiner- shaking his weenier at the crowd, it’s not my weenier…

tinkerthinker on May 31, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Wiling away the beginning of his holiday weekend with his wife out of town (on her way back to the U.S. from Pakistan with Sec. Clinton), bored and wanting to shake things up a bit, Weiner tweeted his clothed erection to a specific recipient whom he is already connected to, not his wife, and pressed the wrong button when he did so. Oops. Period.

As is always the case no matter how egregious an act, the Liberal blogosphere rallies the troops around one of their luminary’s, Rep. Weiner, and the MSM barely sniffs. Ignore it and maybe it will go away. The response and ensuing behavior of the intended recipient has been even more bizarre than the Congressman’s but is not touched upon in Ed’s post at all. Meh, Just go elsewhere if you care to learn more. Laziness? Seems like it. Why the free-pass for Mr. Weiner at HotAir? Why the free-pass everywhere? Who knows. An elected official posts a bare chest and he’s raked over fiery hot coals. Weiner tweets his erect wiener to a woman not his wife and it’s, meh, whatever.

Link a video, type a few paragraphs essentially sending everyone somewhere else, and we’re done. In the old days Michelle, Bryan, and AllahP would be all over this and certainly exert some measurable effort. It seems like all HotAir does now is retweet other people’s work.

FlatFoot on May 31, 2011 at 4:24 PM

Charlie Rangel still sits in the House. Why is this a big deal? He’s not going to resign or anything anyway. Democrats aren’t like Republicans. The guy who resigned because he sent a shirtless picture to some girl shouldn’t have.

I don’t know why Ace is having a cow over this. It’s not that big of a deal.

cpaulus on May 31, 2011 at 4:24 PM

They suffer from a common malady that effects Republicans and other conservatives . . . in hopes of being a “nice person” they refuse to fight back. Unfortunately, history has shown that in a fight, nice guys really do finish last.

rplat on May 31, 2011 at 4:06 PM

If Weiner wants to act like he is guilty let him. But chasing down who really send the pic is not going to bring down the deficit. If all the conservative blogs start following this moronic story, then that’s what voters will think is important to conservatives.

pedestrian on May 31, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Why does Weiner have a picture of a homely girl on his Twitter page?

SukieTawdry on May 31, 2011 at 4:26 PM

Wiener:

“I have a wide stance”

BobMbx on May 31, 2011 at 4:26 PM

Yes someone hacked my twitter account, and my yfrog (photo) account, and my facebook account.

They sent a total of one inappropriate picture link in one tweet @ (global) instead of D (directly to) a cute girl on my follow list… then deleted all my photos and wiped my photo stream.

Then I posted about being hacked, and the hackers left and didn’t touch anything else at all anywhere.

Yep, that’s how the hacking went… nothing suspicious at all about that… that’s how hackers work. They do something that looks like a screw-up and cover-up by me, then they cover their traces and are never seen again. No point looking for him now, you’ll never find a hacker that clever and tricky… but it was a hacker, you can rely on that.

I wouldn’t make that mistake and us @ instead of D when sending pictures of my groin to a young lady, nosirree.

** Are they buying this? No? Damn.

Well it was really just a prank of sorts, nothing serious, no reason to go into it. I mean if it was really HACKING-hacking then we’d have to have a police investigation, but as a prank we should let it go and move on…

** They buying it now? No?

Um… can’t we just move on?

** Crap, I don’t have another plausible story… have to try the “move on” and hope the MSM covers for me.

Seriously? Can I call it a “hacker” when I get smashed and text my ex at 3 AM claiming I want to get back together too? When I send e-mails followed by the “sender would like to retract e-mail” message?

When you have a pic of your junk posted to your photo stream, linked on your twitter posted to a young girl you’ve been following on twitter… and the only way anyone knew is the tweet was accidentally an @ not a D? Yeah, that’s what hackers do, they’re secretive and clean up their tracks and try not to do anything anyone will notice.

That’s why this went down so that only one other person even saw the photo initially… because doing something that would have a good chance of being missed entirely is what the hackers are going for… or something.

Anyone anywhere buy this? Hell maybe it’s true, but it’s the dumbest story I’ve heard today.

gekkobear on May 31, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Pay no attention to the Weiner behind the curtain.

Kenosha Kid on May 31, 2011 at 4:29 PM

Ace…In it to win it…others…along for the ride

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/316945.php

winston on May 31, 2011 at 4:29 PM

If the Conservative Media Wants To Bury This Too, Congratulations, You’re About To Win
Update: Past Perfect: You Now Have Won

petefrt on May 31, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Who would you rather have in office supporting the Democrat’s position? A congressman named Wiener who elicits a Pavlovian snicker anytime he appears on television, or a new face from a solidly liberal district? A televised, sobbing confession from Wiener is not going to put a GOP person in that seat.

pedestrian on May 31, 2011 at 4:30 PM

FlatFoot on May 31, 2011 at 4:24 PM

While Ed may have only now opined on the “controversy de-jour” surrounding Weiners weiner. I have seen several posts and links to this story right here on HA over the past few days. I don’t think we necessarily need Ed’s or Allah’s take on things in order to form our own opinions. So, who cares if Ed has a -so what- view of this story. We’re all talking about now, it aren’t we?

glennbo on May 31, 2011 at 4:33 PM

That’s why this went down so that only one other person even saw the photo initially… because doing something that would have a good chance of being missed entirely is what the hackers are going for… or something.

gekkobear on May 31, 2011 at 4:28 PM

If is does get missed, then the hacker does it again and then the second time it looks like it was the only time, and so it looks more believable. What is Weiner going do, say “hey look at all these other wienershots sent from my account, that proves it wasn’t me!”

Do you think the Stuxnet authors were a failure because they didn’t put up goat.se on the reactor monitors? No, they were very discrete because that is a more effective hack.

pedestrian on May 31, 2011 at 4:35 PM

While I appreciate Ed and AP’s evenhandedness most times, I don’t think they’re serving any purpose by ignoring the issue.
They suffer from a common malady that effects Republicans and other conservatives . . . in hopes of being a “nice person” they refuse to fight back. Unfortunately, history has shown that in a fight, nice guys really do finish last.
rplat on May 31, 2011 at 4:06 PM

But, to be fair, HotAir really does need the space for deep ruminations on the latest celebrity tweets from the likes Hannah Montana, Gaga and Meghan McCain. No room for “elected Democrats most likely to meet Chris Hansen”, sorry.

whatcat on May 31, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Putting all kinds of trash on his twitter strem would look like a juvenile prank and would be written off as a weak password or shoulder surfing. A single incident that keeps the cameras rolling for days while reporters ask embarrassing questions about who he follows on twitter is far more effective.

pedestrian on May 31, 2011 at 4:16 PM

You’re completely clueless, if someone external hacked/accessed his twitter account you can trace from which IP address it was done.
It’s damn easy. And the fact that weiner dont want the FBI to investigate it shows he’s guilty as f**k, as he knows he did it.

the_nile on May 31, 2011 at 4:36 PM

It’s damn easy. And the fact that weiner dont want the FBI to investigate it shows he’s guilty as f**k, as he knows he did it.

the_nile on May 31, 2011 at 4:36 PM

If it weren’t for double standards, the left would have none.

Roy Rogers on May 31, 2011 at 4:38 PM

If is does get missed, then the hacker does it again and then the second time it looks like it was the only time, and so it looks more believable. What is Weiner going do, say “hey look at all these other wienershots sent from my account, that proves it wasn’t me!”

Do you think the Stuxnet authors were a failure because they didn’t put up goat.se on the reactor monitors? No, they were very discrete because that is a more effective hack.

pedestrian on May 31, 2011 at 4:35 PM

What’s your unbelievable story hear?
Is the weiner account hacked or his computer?
Either way it’s serious enough to investigate and trace the source, right?
Why the “prank” fake defense.

the_nile on May 31, 2011 at 4:39 PM

who cares if Ed has a -so what- view of this story.
glennbo

Yeah! You tell ‘em – we need more posts of deep analysis on Hannah Montana’s profound insights on recombinant DNA and quantum mechanics!!

whatcat on May 31, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Weiner: Let’s move on, shall we?

No, I think we shan’t. Why the double standard, media?

Fallon on May 31, 2011 at 4:44 PM

You’re completely clueless, if someone external hacked/accessed his twitter account you can trace from which IP address it was done.
It’s damn easy. And the fact that weiner dont want the FBI to investigate it shows he’s guilty as f**k, as he knows he did it.

the_nile on May 31, 2011 at 4:36 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_address_spoofing

pedestrian on May 31, 2011 at 4:44 PM

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