Creepy must-see flashback: Weiner lies shamelessly to ABC about what happened

posted at 8:02 pm on June 6, 2011 by Allahpundit

How creepy? Creepy enough that ABC posted this footage (which was recorded a few days ago, of course) just within the past hour and then sent around the link via e-mail. I didn’t go hunting through their archives for it, in other words; they’re pushing it on people tonight themselves because, understandably, they (a) want to atone for having aired this guy’s lies as news last week and (b) presumably want the world to see what an almost pathologically fluid liar he was when cornered. The last 80 seconds of it will have you squirming in your seat — not only the way he claims to be the innocent target of a hoax but his insistence on lecturing the interviewer for assuming the worst, taking care to maintain accusatory eye contact the whole way. It’s genuinely disturbing.

If, like me, you felt bad for him when he choked up at his presser today, spend four minutes watching this. It’ll straighten you right out. And if you still feel bad after that, read the Corner’s round-up of last week’s conspiracy theories in Weiner’s defense. In a sane world, the people mentioned in that post would be the angriest at AW tonight for making them look like royal chumps. Instead, rest assured, most or all of them will end up doubling down by casting Weiner as the victim instead. Not ABC, though. Good for them for holding him accountable.

Update: At Slate, Jack Shafer says the endless apologies after the endless lies only make the whole thing creepier:

He called his behavior, including his many lies about claiming he’d been hacked, “a terrible mistake.” He said he was sorry so many times that his utterances reached the point of semantic satiation—completely bled of meaning and heard only as strange repetitive sounds…

Weiner owes me no apology for his serial lies because I understand that that’s what politicians do when they’re cornered by their fibs or unseemly behavior. I’m not even sore with him for scapegoating the press over a problem of his own making. That, too, goes with the territory. Nor am I outraged that he went onto national television to attempt to cover up his lies, telling Rachel Maddow that he wasn’t “trying to be evasive” and he just didn’t “know” whether the Tweeted drawers photo was of him. For me, when the mass of lies equals the mass of apologies, the whole package congeals into some new sociopathic form for which there is yet no name. (Weinerite, perhaps?) That he was caught lying about his personal life, and not about public policy, doesn’t really matter to me. By demonstrating that he’s as good a liar as he is an apologizer, Weiner tells us everything we need to know about him.


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I never felt bad when he choked up and shed crocodile tears…
Not at all.

OmahaConservative on June 6, 2011 at 8:04 PM

ABC invites everyone to a Weiner roast?

chickasaw42 on June 6, 2011 at 8:05 PM

If, like me, you felt bad for him when he choked up at his presser today

No, no, not me. Then again, I guess I’ve noticed what a filthy, disgusting piece of democratic trash he is.

MeatHeadinCA on June 6, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Creepy is right. Look how easily he lies and attacks others. He’a an amoral jacka$$.

Blake on June 6, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Big lies about such a small subject.

Joe Mama on June 6, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Andrew Breitbart: KUDOS TO YOU

ninjapirate on June 6, 2011 at 8:06 PM

I saw him weeping near the end today but why was he sniffling early one? Were those suppose to be tears, too?

Blake on June 6, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Big lies about such a small subject.

Joe Mama on June 6, 2011 at 8:06 PM

The left lies about everything.

Rebar on June 6, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Creepy is right. Look how easily he lies and attacks others. He’a an amoral jacka$$. He’s a Democrat.

Blake on June 6, 2011 at 8:05 PM

FIFY

MeatHeadinCA on June 6, 2011 at 8:07 PM

The last 80 seconds of it will have you squirming in your seat — not only the way he lies about being the innocent target of a hoax but his insistence on lecturing the interviewer for assuming the worst, taking care to maintain accusatory eye contact the whole way. It’s genuinely disturbing.

Just another day in paradise for a libtard Congressman.

We know they’re a bunch of sociopaths. Unfortunately, the Deomocat voters haven’t figured it out yet.

GrannyDee on June 6, 2011 at 8:07 PM

He’s a psycho. No pity for him. Humiliation and resignation are the only answers to this social affliction.

rrpjr on June 6, 2011 at 8:08 PM

I want him to lose everything. His office, marriage, fame, prestige, et al…

OmahaConservative on June 6, 2011 at 8:08 PM

If, like me, you felt bad for him when he choked up at his presser today,

Felt bad for him? Screw him. The dude slimed breitbart, yFrog, Twitter, FB, them #hack3rz and tried to shiv Justice Thomas and others in the ribs in the meantime. I feel sorry for those people and companies. They were innocent and victimized. Rep MeatTweet is guilty and only told the truth when his junk was going to get utterly crushed.

ted c on June 6, 2011 at 8:08 PM

This guy needs a visit from Chris Hansen….

tetriskid on June 6, 2011 at 8:11 PM

If he didn’t speak so fast, he wouldn’t have uttered so many lies.

keep the change on June 6, 2011 at 8:11 PM

He owes us all an apology for insulting our intelligence…and no, I do not accept Weiner’s apology. He has had a few days to destroy lots on evidence.

d1carter on June 6, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Thank you Breitbart.

Thank you Ace.

Were it not for you guys, we’d have no spine (or brains either) at all.

petefrt on June 6, 2011 at 8:12 PM

they’re pushing it on people tonight themselves because, understandably, they (a) want to atone for having aired this guy’s lies as news last week and (b) presumably want the world to see what an almost pathologically fluid liar he was when cornered.

they would not be in this position unless Weiner felt as if he could’ve gotten away with it because he knows how Democrats treat the media, and vice versa. If ABC is having to atone for something, they better go look in the mirror and ask themselves why they are in that position. Over to you Stephanopolous……..

ted c on June 6, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Mr. Breitbart, you are like a god to me!

kurtzz3 on June 6, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Weiner you’re a LIAR!

GarandFan on June 6, 2011 at 8:15 PM

O’Reilly and his guests sicken me.
Pukes, the whole lot of ‘em…

OmahaConservative on June 6, 2011 at 8:15 PM

I’ve never had any sympathy for this lying weasel.

GaltBlvnAtty on June 6, 2011 at 8:16 PM

“I am a victim of this…” Wow.

ABC does something right? Huh. Weird day.

Fallon on June 6, 2011 at 8:16 PM

The sweet, sweet scent of schadenfreude…

JetBoy on June 6, 2011 at 8:17 PM

What a POS

Cicero43 on June 6, 2011 at 8:18 PM

He’s a psycho. No pity for him. Humiliation and resignation are the only answers to this social affliction.

rrpjr on June 6, 2011 at 8:08 PM

He has lots of options. Joining a cloistered Abbey, ritual suicide, or even running for president.

Tommy_G on June 6, 2011 at 8:18 PM

I always enjoy seeing people caught in blatent lies; It’s like a true study in human nature. Weiner lied with complete ease and confidence- his future trust quotient is absolute zero. New Yorkers get what they deserve if they ALLOW him to stay seated as their congressman.

anniekc on June 6, 2011 at 8:18 PM

ERNESTO remind you of anyone?

CW on June 6, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Who are these Cardona & Kusack people on The Factor???
IDJITS!

OmahaConservative on June 6, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Wow, I hadn’t seen that interview before. Bet he never gets the benefit of the doubt from ABC again.

Is it a requirement to be a pathological liar to be in politics? He’s certainly got that down pat.

ProfessorMiao on June 6, 2011 at 8:20 PM

If ABC is having to atone for something, they better go look in the mirror and ask themselves why they are in that position.

ted c on June 6, 2011 at 8:12 PM

The biggest loser in this is the media. But they’ll never learn, and we’ll keep laughing at their expense – they’ve earned it, and they’ll keep on earning it.

beatcanvas on June 6, 2011 at 8:21 PM

Does Huma have any family members that might take this as a slight on their sister/daughter’s honor? Well, I mean, beyond the damage she herself already did by marrying a Jew in the first place…

bofh on June 6, 2011 at 8:21 PM

Wow, I hadn’t seen that interview before. Bet he never gets the benefit of the doubt from ABC again.

Is it a requirement to be a pathological liar to be in politics? He’s certainly got that down pat.

ProfessorMiao on June 6, 2011 at 8:20 PM

He is toast on the interview circuit. He has badly damaged his brand.

OmahaConservative on June 6, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Don’t forget his sexual innuendo directed at female reporters.

All to divert attention from his sexual misdeeds. One of which, according to him, was sending a stiffy picture to a girl who had not indicated she wanted it.

How is that not outrageous?

MayBee on June 6, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Does anybody still think that a person’s private life is irrelevant to their public life?

Splashman on June 6, 2011 at 8:24 PM

By demonstrating that he’s as good a liar as he is an apologizer, Weiner tells us everything we need to know about him.

Untrustworthy, unprincipled and nothing but Democrat.

ted c on June 6, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Does anybody still think that a person’s private life is irrelevant to their public life?

Splashman on June 6, 2011 at 8:24 PM

No, its a fallacy and the compartmentalization of private/public lives utterly falls apart–it just does so at the margins. Exhibit A.

ted c on June 6, 2011 at 8:26 PM

The man is in Congress passing laws that affect our lives. He needs to be expelled now! And they wanted to expel Joe Wilson for calling Barry Soetoro the liar he is?!!?

SouthernGent on June 6, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Brett Baier immediately started with “I can tell you point blank I didn’t send that photo” and “I sent the photo”.

Lawrence O’Donnell is so angry Weiner apologized to Brietbart.

Marcus on June 6, 2011 at 8:27 PM

You all know that Bill Clinton is thanking the stars above that back in his day there was no such thing as “twitter” or “facebook”. Due to the lack of technology Bill couldn’t tweet a picture of his junk, he had to litterally pull it out for the girls to see.

milwife88 on June 6, 2011 at 8:27 PM

Will Joan Walsh double down…?

d1carter on June 6, 2011 at 8:29 PM

Weiner lies just as easily as Obowma…

… Remember that the next time a Democrat opens their mouth.

Seven Percent Solution on June 6, 2011 at 8:29 PM

He is toast on the interview circuit. He has badly damaged his brand.

OmahaConservative on June 6, 2011 at 8:22 PM

I’ve been thinking that even if he isn’t forced to step down, he’s pretty much lost the utility he had to the Democrats as an attack dog. He’ll be so marginalized that he’ll have a lot more time for tweeting.

ProfessorMiao on June 6, 2011 at 8:29 PM

Who are these Cardona & Kusack people on The Factor???
IDJITS!

OmahaConservative on June 6, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Who watches the Factor?

darwin-t on June 6, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Typical NY tactics put the attacker on the defensive by interrupting, counter-charging and stating “I’m the victim too” while lying through your teeth.

MaiDee on June 6, 2011 at 8:33 PM

Look, he lectures that ABC guy in that interview. He talks over him, he falsely expands the argument to the 45,000 people that follow him on twitter when the question was specific to whom he followed–the <200 people. Anthony Weiner stuck it out there in that interview and I'll be damned if he isn't getting it cut off. I'm glad ABC is pushing this out there so that the baby/crying/sobstory of today doesn't drown out his lies of last week.

ted c on June 6, 2011 at 8:34 PM

He is toast on the interview circuit. He has badly damaged his brand.

OmahaConservative on June 6, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Eliot Spitzer has his own show.

pedestrian on June 6, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Pathological.

conservative pilgrim on June 6, 2011 at 8:35 PM

Who watches the Factor?

darwin-t on June 6, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Background noise. I am usually in bed by seven PM CST since I get up at three AM so FNC is still on…

OmahaConservative on June 6, 2011 at 8:35 PM

ninjapirate on June 6, 2011 at 8:03 PM

“Baby, you wanna see a tower? I’ll show you a tower.”

Southernblogger on June 6, 2011 at 8:36 PM

The last 80 seconds of it will have you squirming in your seat

I didn’t believe you AP but yep, I squirmed. That was painful, which also makes me wonder why he admitted anything. Look at how committed he is and how easily he has the reporter on his heels. No amount of evidence was going to dissuade the media from defending him as long as he didn’t explicitly admit it. He’s just that good.

JavelinaBomb on June 6, 2011 at 8:38 PM

In a salacious new transcript of a conversation the embattled Democrat had with the woman, who lives in Nevada but does not want to be identified, the shamed politico asked whether his social networking pen pal gave “good” 0ral sex.
http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/06/weiner-used-jewish-sexual-stereotype-facebook-sexting-partner

ted c on June 6, 2011 at 8:38 PM

pedestrian on June 6, 2011 at 8:34 PM

If New Yorkers are retarded enough to keep putting Bloomers in charge, then it is hardly a big stretch to go for Weiner.

Southernblogger on June 6, 2011 at 8:40 PM

Background noise. I am usually in bed by seven PM CST since I get up at three AM so FNC is still on…

OmahaConservative on June 6, 2011 at 8:35 PM

O’Reilly over the Stanley Cup finals?

darwin-t on June 6, 2011 at 8:40 PM

VP Cheney I am soo disappointed. You’re weak.

/

CW on June 6, 2011 at 8:41 PM

O’Reilly said Weiner came clean today. LOLz! He lied last week, he’s lying now, he’ll lie tomorrow. He couldn’t tell the truth to save his life.

Paul-Cincy on June 6, 2011 at 8:42 PM

CW on June 6, 2011 at 8:41 PM

What did he do??

Southernblogger on June 6, 2011 at 8:42 PM

(b) presumably want the world to see what an almost pathologically fluid liar he was when cornered.

No shrink here, AP, but FIFY anyway.

Gang-of-One on June 6, 2011 at 8:43 PM

What did he do??

Southernblogger on June 6, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Here I though he was the one who sent the Tweets.

CW on June 6, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Who, other than AP, actually felt bad for this weaselsnake? =]

Jeddite on June 6, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Eliot Spitzer has his own show.

pedestrian on June 6, 2011 at 8:34 PM

… on CNN

MeatHeadinCA on June 6, 2011 at 8:45 PM

O’Reilly over the Stanley Cup finals?

darwin-t on June 6, 2011 at 8:40 PM

Lolz.
I’m trying to be lulled into sleepiness, not getting all fired up. Gotta’ be to work at four…

OmahaConservative on June 6, 2011 at 8:45 PM

By demonstrating that he’s as good a liar as he is an apologizer, Weiner tells us everything we need to know about him.

Bingo! Pretty much says it all to me. If I were his constituent that would be enough for me to want him out.

scalleywag on June 6, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Who, other than AP, actually felt bad for this weaselsnake? =]

Jeddite on June 6, 2011 at 8:44 PM

he was feeling bad either because he has a soft, kind and compassionate heart—or–he’s just trying to get on Kirsten Powers good side….#TweetMe RT @allah

ted c on June 6, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Who, other than AP, actually felt bad for this weaselsnake? =]

Jeddite on June 6, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Not me.
I want the li’l pr!ck to lose everything.
And I mean EVERYTHING! Including huma…

OmahaConservative on June 6, 2011 at 8:47 PM

CW on June 6, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Ha ha. I was going to be worried if he suddenly was a RINO or something.

Southernblogger on June 6, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Hmmm weird. These Weiner threads are pretty much Troll free. Someone explain./

CW on June 6, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Hmmm weird. These Weiner threads are pretty much Troll free. Someone explain./

CW on June 6, 2011 at 8:51 PM

the bridges are collapsing in libtard land?

ted c on June 6, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Hmmm weird. These Weiner threads are pretty much Troll free. Someone explain./

CW on June 6, 2011 at 8:51 PM

*sigh*
I really miss Grow Fins, DeathToMediaHacks, getalife and some of the others…
At times like these.

OmahaConservative on June 6, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Where is AnninCA????

OmahaConservative on June 6, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Been there, done that. He is no different than the hundreds of perps I have questioned in law enforcement. Its called “boldfacing” and he and most dems have it down to a science.
Not that they are good liars it is just the media won’t say WTF over,and follow up.

arnold ziffel on June 6, 2011 at 8:57 PM

These are the type people who would murder someone to cover something up…

equanimous on June 6, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Delicious, delicious schadenfreude.

Vyce on June 6, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Look Weiner just tried to swim out of the car and go home and sleep it off delete the photo and lie about it so it’s all cool, its not like he killed anybody ….

ted c on June 6, 2011 at 9:07 PM

He looks like Quagmire in that video. Hmmmm, Separated at birth?

hawkdriver on June 6, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Don’t click on my Quagmire link. It starts one of those fake web scans. Many apologies.

hawkdriver on June 6, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Breitbart just confirmed that the ready.jpg was very explicit, most like it showed him mastur bating, and that he won’t release it.

andy85719 on June 6, 2011 at 9:10 PM

hawkdriver on June 6, 2011 at 9:08 PM

at least you didn’t rick roll it…

equanimous on June 6, 2011 at 9:10 PM

“I follow Sarah Palin”… Sarah check you messages!!!

Caper29 on June 6, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Who, other than AP, actually felt bad for this weaselsnake? =]
Jeddite on June 6, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Can’t bring myself to conjure up any sympathy for this POS “victim” who should be tarred and feathered, but I do feel bad for his family.

Gang-of-One on June 6, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Methinks thou dost protest too much

joepub on June 6, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Why feel sorry for this clown? He brought this all on himself, and it’s been obvious from the begninning that he was lying.

NeighborhoodCatLady on June 6, 2011 at 9:15 PM

These are the type people who would murder someone to cover something up…

equanimous on June 6, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Yup…

… and don’t anyone think any different.

Seven Percent Solution on June 6, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Sounds like Clinton is about to swing the hatchet.

andy85719 on June 6, 2011 at 9:20 PM

“This is a Twitter hoax prank that was done. I’m the victim of it.”

I.. I .. I.. didn’t do it! No, it wasn’t me… it was…. it was it was my GIRLFRIEND! Yeah, that’s the ticket, it was my girlfriend, MORGAN FAIRCHILD!

peski on June 6, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Weiner’s problem isn’t that he made some mistakes, it’s that he has serious character flaws. This is vid is just one example of it.

Dusty on June 6, 2011 at 9:32 PM

We know they’re a bunch of sociopaths. Unfortunately, the Deomocat voters haven’t figured it out yet.

GrannyDee on June 6, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Sure they have. Many, many of them understand they vote for people who are garbage.

A commenter on the mega-thread today said a liberal family member excused away what Weiner was doing because Democrats don’t carry themselves as “holier-than-thou’ like Republicans.

Democrat voters know what they’re doing. They don’t care.

Are there some who honestly vote Democrat for family reasons, habit, tradition, that kind of thing? Sure.

But for most, at some point, they accept the Democrats and their ideology for what it is. Some embrace it. Some hold their nose.

But practically all of them understand what they are voting for.

Which is what really scares the hell out of me.

catmman on June 6, 2011 at 9:33 PM

CREEPY.

I’ve known liars like that. They were all basically sociopaths. Weiner is too. They would lie and lie and lie to avoid responsibility and protect themselves at anyone else’s expense, even if absolutely no one believed them. When they got caught so red handed that they couldn’t lie anymore, they immediately became to sincere, weepy, abjectly apologetic person we saw today.

Seriously, watch one vid after the other. Classic sociopath.

CTD on June 6, 2011 at 9:52 PM

sociopath

poppieseeds on June 6, 2011 at 9:54 PM

Creepy, hmmm, creepy?

Nope. I think it looks a whole lot more like a man who thinks the MSM is in his employment because he’s a Donk. I mean, you have to hand it to Weiner, he really did try to take this guy to the woodshed. LOL, he was telling him how to do his job. Kudos to the interviewer trying to stick to his guys.

Wow, just wow MSM. YOU created these monsters.

PS: What does Anthony say when he rings your door on Halloween?

Need a hint? It rhymes with “Trick or treat.”

hawkdriver on June 6, 2011 at 10:01 PM

Simply breathtaking – a truly pathological liar.

disa on June 6, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Breitbart: “I’m here for some vindication!”

Gotta love the way the man rolls!

Gang-of-One on June 6, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Where is AnninCA????

OmahaConservative on June 6, 2011 at 8:55 PM

And Ernesto,and crr6 (or whatever her handle is)?

Our lib trolls sure are quiet.

Rod on June 6, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Our lib trolls sure are quiet.
Rod on June 6, 2011 at 10:19 PM

You called that one right. For being so fkn. brilliant those two and the other trolls sure don’t make the old college try to defend this kind of stuff.

arnold ziffel on June 6, 2011 at 10:23 PM

I don’t too many people took the “Huma’s beard” notion seriously before, but after watching this…

TallDave on June 6, 2011 at 10:30 PM

Where is AnninCA????

OmahaConservative on June 6, 2011 at 8:55 PM

And Ernesto,and crr6 (or whatever her handle is)?

Our lib trolls sure are quiet.

Rod on June 6, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Kitchen table. Two fingers left in the bottle. Head down. Long slow moans.

slickwillie2001 on June 6, 2011 at 10:36 PM

I don’t too many people took the “Huma’s beard” notion seriously before, but after watching this…

TallDave on June 6, 2011 at 10:30 PM

Beard?

hawkdriver on June 6, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Statistically speaking, this reporter is probably liberal. And he just got an earful of lies and accusations from Weiner. I wonder if he gets it that this is SOP from Democrats to deny and then make the accusers feel guilty. Clinton, Wrangle, Pelosi, they all did the same thing.

Dongemaharu on June 6, 2011 at 11:06 PM

Your sins will find you out.

Mr. Weiner is a liar and a freak … good night Tony.

ORrighty on June 6, 2011 at 11:28 PM

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