No comment yet from Team Weiner on new sex-chat allegations; Update: Some of it’s true, some not, says Weiner

posted at 2:02 pm on July 23, 2013 by Allahpundit

In fairness to his spokesman, you can’t issue an immediate pro forma denial to claims that your boss sent crotch shots to a random woman when he’s known mainly for sending crotch shots to random women.

Time for a war-room huddle:

The screenshots of conversations — on the nightlife site The Dirty — could not be independently confirmed. They consist of screenshots of exchanges on Facebook and the lesser-known social network Formspring between a woman (whose avatar is blurred) and a man alleged to be (and who she appears to believe) is Weiner, but who also uses the handle “Carlos Danger.”

The site’s anonymous tipster claims that Weiner continued the correspondence with her at least until August 2012, when Weiner allegedly suggested finding her a Chicago condo where they could meet. The screenshots of the exchanges are undated, however, and whether they could be shown to have taken place before or after Weiner’s 2011 fall — before which he has said he had other, yet undisclosed, online relationships — is a key question.

“Can you hard delete all our chats here,” the person identified as Weiner writes in one chat, in which he also allegedly offered his correspondent help in getting on a Politico blogger panel. “I’m deeply flawed,” he allegedly says in another.

His spokesman told BuzzFeed that she’d reply soon; that was roughly five hours ago as I write this. I was skeptical when I saw the screenshots just because they include a Facebook message allegedly sent under Weiner’s own name, but Ben Smith points to this Radar post from 2011 as evidence that he’s been that reckless before. Which makes sense: One of the striking things about the 2011 revelations was that he seemed to want women to know who they were flirting with. It wasn’t him seeking out an anonymous thrill; it was Anthony Weiner, congressman, basking in adulation from women who recognized and admired him. Maybe he couldn’t let go of the rush, even after disgrace and semi-obscurity. Or maybe this is all a set up by his opponents in the mayor’s race. Must be a lotta Democrats out there who want to keep him away from a perch as visible as mayor of NYC. He himself said a few months ago that he can’t be sure if all of his pre-scandal chats with women have surfaced. Maybe some oppo research dug this up — or made it up? — and leaked it. Weiner can’t really be so lame as to have invented “Carlos Danger” as his nom d’amour. Can he?

Exit question: Will voters care? If the screenshots turn out to be from 2011, probably not. If, however, the screenshots are recent, then … probably not. They’re New Yorkers, right? They have a bottomless appetite for crap in their elected officials. No wonder David Paterson’s suddenly thinking about making a comeback too.

Update: Uh oh.

“I said that other texts and photos were likely to come out, and today they have. As I have said in the past, these things that I did were wrong and hurtful to my wife and caused us to go through challenges in our marriage that extended past my resignation from Congress. While some things that have been posted today are true and some are not, there is no question that what I did was wrong. This behavior is behind me. I’ve apologized to Huma and am grateful that she has worked through these issues with me and for her forgiveness. I want to again say that I am very sorry to anyone who was on the receiving end of these messages and the disruption that this has caused. As my wife and I have said, we are focused on moving forward.”

Conspicuous ambiguity there on when, precisely, the new chats happened. Was it pre- or post-scandal? And also, which parts are true and which not? I assume he means that the claim that he was planning to meet the mystery woman for actual sex rather than virtual sex is a lie. He may be a sleaze, but he’s not an in-the-flesh 100-percent adulterer. Yet.

Is the “Carlos Danger” part true, at least? I really want that to be true.

Update: Touche:

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Bmore on July 23, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Muy peligroso, Senor! Why didn’t he just go by Moby Dick?

Westerns are way more popular than the classics.

“Have Dick, Will Travel”

“Shakiest Dick In The West”

“How The Dick Was Won”

BobMbx on July 23, 2013 at 3:56 PM

He is probably using snap chat. I mean if the pictures are unsolicited, if they are sent without consent then this matters. But if he is sexting with adult women and it is mutual, why on earth does this matter? It his private sex life. We really are a voyeuristic society. The glee with which Breitbart pursued the NSFW shot says everything.

libfreeordie on July 23, 2013 at 2:11 PM

It seems the libs used a similar argument when Billy Boy was getting sucked off in the Oval Office by an intern that was not much older than his daughter, and then got caught lying about it. “It’s only about sex!”

Maybe Weiner will go up in the polls. Lord knows there are a lot of weinerheads in NYC.

claudius on July 23, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Sending Dicktures is very bad. Very, very bad.

portlandon on July 23, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Zcat on July 23, 2013 at 3:49 PM

I see a fairly wide stance there……..

BobMbx on July 23, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Will Huma stand by her man, nodding her head in agreement, as Weiner lies? After all, that’s what Hillary did.

claudius on July 23, 2013 at 4:03 PM

BacaDog on July 23, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Isn’t it a sad thing that you actually had to explain that to him.

Cleombrotus on July 23, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Any evidence any of these were recent and authentic, or just old news?

DarkCurrent on July 23, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Carlos Danger to all young women out there: Say hello to my little friend.

OliverB on July 23, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Big Gulp’s coming back to NYC..?

d1carter on July 23, 2013 at 4:26 PM

It’s true, however, that Spitzer ordered the NY troopers to get lost from his hotel hallways.

Spitzer went after the hookers as AG and then he went into the hookers.

Screwyorkers is the new designation.

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Per Ace, Weiner promised his sext partner a job at Politico…

d1carter on July 23, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Carlos Danger, the World’s Least Interesting Man.

PattyJ on July 23, 2013 at 4:31 PM

I can imagine a whole new line of comic books…


Bootleghooch on July 23, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Danger Weiner. Just brilliant. My grandkids have to inherit the burden of our decline on such humiliating terms.

RushBaby on July 23, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Carlos Danger Wang…

Oil Can on July 23, 2013 at 5:46 PM

not at the table Carlos!!!

burserker on July 23, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Is this the best New York can do? How disgustingly sad.

itsacookbook on July 23, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Carlos Danger…..


ted c on July 23, 2013 at 6:19 PM

I just got back online (movie watching) and checked my updates here…

Dude…Carlos Danger? Really?

Why not Oscar Mayor, you pathetic zilch? Because in a right thinking world, that’s how close you should come to the office.

BlaxPac on July 23, 2013 at 6:23 PM

1. It won’t hurt him one bit.

2. It’s National Hot Dog Day. How did Allah miss that?

Moesart on July 23, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Anthony Weiner: D-(The Dirty) New York.

ardenenoch on July 23, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Barry Goldwater was right – slice it all off and set the NE adrift, especially NY and Mass.

VorDaj on July 23, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Shake it off, Weiner.

faraway on July 23, 2013 at 6:39 PM

I swear, is every single liberal and leftist out there just a crooked, corrupt, pervert or gamer of the system? What is it some super secret prerequisite for becoming a Dimocrat or something? You have to be a lying, cheating, scumbag that would sell out his own mother for a government handout in order to join the party?

Weiner fits right in with the D-RAT party.

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 23, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Weener(gave up the ie or ei thing) is a sick puppy.

Anyway can’t he just confine himself to cheating the old-fashioned way?

Spitzer eats a weener?

Sherman1864 on July 23, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Spitzer beats a weener?

Sherman1864 on July 23, 2013 at 6:49 PM

It’s unclear if his latest admission will hurt his standing with voters

All you need to know about “New York.”

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 23, 2013 at 6:49 PM

#CarlosDanger sounds like a recipient of a shitload of illegal guns c/o Eric Holder’s Fast & Furious programme.

Resist We Much on July 23, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Someone with the talent has to create a comic strip or cartoon entitled “Carlos Danger
and Client 9, Defenders of Justice”. Slick Willie could make guest

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 23, 2013 at 6:51 PM

New billboard ad/bumper sticker:

Carlos Danger for Mayor.
A weiner in every pot.

TXUS on July 23, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Other candidate’s ad/bumper sticker:

Anthony Weiner or Carlos Danger.
Your snext Mayor?

TXUS on July 23, 2013 at 7:04 PM

this whole thing is backed by the Clintons and setting Huma up for national office. The Dems have now a go for broke at all cots and they won’t (pardon me here) PULL OUT OF ANY RACE LOL. They realize this due to no one challenging Obama on his fraud past. You wait, they will run Huma for prez or vice prez.

RAIDER on July 23, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Carlos Danger says:

“Just when I thought I was in, they keep pulling me BACK OUT!!!”

oryguncon on July 23, 2013 at 7:17 PM

You wait, they will run Huma for prez or vice prez.

RAIDER on July 23, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Nope. They will anoint her Hillary’s Secretary of State.

Christien on July 23, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Isn’t what weiner did a badge of honor in the dem party?

Ta111 on July 23, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Is Carlos Danger code for Arnold Horshack?

Galtian on July 23, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Will Hans von Zipper enter the race now?

claudius on July 23, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Do any normal people still live in NYC?
How about some accountants? Maybe a few
janitors from Guatemala…

shorebird on July 24, 2013 at 12:48 AM

He promised her a job and a condo if she would just shut up and delete the texts. He hasn’t even been elected yet and he is already promising tax money and government jobs to strangers on the Internet. The sad thing is, New Yorkers don’t even really care. The people of New York City are just a national joke.

Dollayo on July 24, 2013 at 2:01 AM

Will Weiner pull out? Does Weiner have a hand on the situation? I think Weiner has to get a grip. It’s not the end if you aren’t a politician anymore.

There’s a lucrative market for hand lotion advertizing. Celebrity spokesman Carlos Danger.

papertiger on July 24, 2013 at 4:52 AM

What is it with Democratic Party ‘sex offenders’ refusing to go away? 1st we have the Dem in California ‘dry-humping’ female employees, so much that the City having to mae a rule that says he can’t be alone with a woman, refusing to adhere to the ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy by steppnig down and now we have ‘sex addict’ – who is evidently so impressed with himself that he continues to ‘trolling’ on the internet with his ‘fishing gear’ in his hand for all to see, back for a 2nd attempt to make it into…and stay…in a political office. If Weiner can’t keep his hands off of himself now, he is going to turn out just like the D-Perv in California if he gets elected. Channeling…and borrowing from…Mrs Reagan, “Just say ‘NO’ to PERVS!”

easyt65 on July 24, 2013 at 7:53 AM

He’s having a hard time.

Hening on July 24, 2013 at 8:22 AM