Video: Weiner’s creepy press conference

posted at 6:41 pm on July 23, 2013 by Allahpundit

The big revelation: The sexting continued long after he resigned from Congress in 2011, on into the summer of 2012. Right up until the time, in fact, that he was telling People Magazine how awesome his family life was as part of his image rehabilitation effort:

“I’m very happy in my present life,” Weiner told People in the July 18th profile.

“Anthony has spent every day since [the scandal] trying to be the best dad and husband he can be,” his wife said. “I’m proud to be married to him.”

He has?

Watch the vid of the presser. Two years ago, Kirsten Powers called Weiner’s endless lying spanning weeks of scandal “sociopathic.” You get a better sense of that watching this than you do from any of his pressers back then. There’s not a whisper of real remorse or embarrassment here even though this isn’t the first time he’s had to cop to sleazy behavior at a press conference and even though the fact that he went on sexting for a year after leaving office gives voters every reason to think he’s compulsively reckless. The whole thing has a pro forma “let’s get this over with” check-the-box feel to it.

And to add to the creepiness, his wife not only ended up at the podium next to him, she delivered her own statement in his defense. “Anthony has made some horrible mistakes,” she said, “but I do strongly believe that it’s between us in our marriage” — a claim that would be perfectly fair if he wasn’t running for mayor of New York City. Chris Matthews made a (rare) good point on MSNBC: This was, in a way, Huma’s introduction to the public. I follow politics regularly and I don’t think I’ve ever heard her speak before. He was content to keep her in the background until he needed a human shield against the latest round of sexting revelations. And to top it all off, she didn’t seem particularly perturbed by the circumstances either. She flashed a big bright smile when they walked out together and seemed perfectly relaxed throughout, just like Carlos Danger himself did. The media naturally finds her brave and dignified; I think the two of them together put on one of the creepiest shows of careerism since whenever Charlie Crist’s last presser was. I’d vote against him for that reason — not because he’s “flawed” but because we need fewer people in office whose political ambitions have left them literally shameless. Creepy, all the way through.

Exit question: How recent is “recent”?


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Vote for Arnold Horshack!

Galtian on July 23, 2013 at 9:50 PM

OOOH!
OOOH-OOOH!

:)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on July 23, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Surprisingly and worth a rare click to The Slimes, they are calling for him to remove himself from the race.

It seems this is even too much for The Slimes.

linky

kim roy on July 23, 2013 at 10:35 PM

And the lowercase gop can’t even defeat this????……..

…..the republican Party does NOT deserve to live.

PappyD61 on July 23, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Two years ago, Kirsten Powers called Weiner’s endless lying spanning weeks of scandal “sociopathic.”

AP, you couldn’t get an applicable quote from anyone but Weiner’s ex-girlfriend?

Splashman on July 23, 2013 at 7:24 PM

I have had ex-girlfriends (and an ex wife) call me many bad names but I don’t think “sociopathic.” was ever among them. In fact “sociopathic.” would be the one that would concern me the most.

F15Mech on July 23, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Don’t click on the links in the Steyn piece for NRO’s The Corner. I’m not even going to include them here. Just. Don’t.

cynccook on July 23, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Actually I’ll bet Weiner actually wins this thing. The fools will be voting for Huma.

claudius on July 23, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Just watched the press conference. Wiener repeated the phrase “exchanged pictures WITH PEOPLE I NEVER MET.”

Prediction: He met with some of these people.

boko fittleworth on July 23, 2013 at 10:43 PM

I have less respect for Huma than for Weiner.

Lots of Dems treating women horribly these last few days.

#waronwomen

WisCon on July 23, 2013 at 10:44 PM

I can’t help think that maybe Mrs Weiner just wants to be the NY Mayor’s wife very badly. If he doesn’t win I would not be surprised to hear that she quickly dumps him.

Chessplayer on July 23, 2013 at 10:44 PM

I

can’t help think that maybe Mrs Weiner just wants to be the NY Mayor’s wife very badly. If he doesn’t win I would not be surprised to hear that she quickly dumps him.

Chessplayer on July 23, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Ward Cleaver on July 23, 2013 at 10:47 PM

I can’t help think that maybe Mrs Weiner just wants to be the NY Mayor’s wife very badly. If he doesn’t win I would not be surprised to hear that she quickly dumps him.

Chessplayer on July 23, 2013 at 10:44 PM

It’s a symbiotic relationship, like Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Ward Cleaver on July 23, 2013 at 10:49 PM

“And to top it all off, she didn’t seem particularly perturbed by the circumstances either. She flashed a big bright smile when they walked out together and seemed perfectly relaxed throughout….”

Her loyalty to the muslim brotherhood is outstanding!

burrata on July 23, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Yes, I was sceptical about her being a Muslim Brotherhood spy. It seemed too déclassé like birtherism for my respectable taste. After this, I believe she is a Muslim Brotherhood spy.

thuja on July 23, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Well, we have whackos who run for (and get elected) Mayor here in Seattle, but whooo-ey! Doubt that our loonies can hold a candle here.

ugottabekiddingme on July 23, 2013 at 10:50 PM

at what point does a self absorbed careerist woman like Huma begin to think that her choice of politicians is no longer very helpful to her career????

ted c on July 23, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Huma is following the “don’t just do something, stand there” advice of Hillary.

ted c on July 23, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Oh look – another ‘strong, independent woman’ looks on with a mix of disgust, embarrassment and, of course, lust for power, as her husband explains why he is a pervert.

jangle12 on July 23, 2013 at 10:54 PM

I’d vote against him for that reason — not because he’s “flawed” but because we need fewer people in office whose political ambitions have left them literally shameless.

They’re shameless and unapologetic because they believe they are entitled to power. Carlos wants to walk into a room full of Democrats all loaded up on liquor and whores and yell, “eff you bishes, I’m baaack and it’s time to party!”

ted c on July 23, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Oh look – another ‘strong, independent woman’ looks on with a mix of disgust, embarrassment and, of course, lust for power, as her Democrat husband explains why he is a pervert.

FIFY

ugottabekiddingme on July 23, 2013 at 10:56 PM

They’ve posted the transcripts from some of Señor Danger’s little chats with “Ms Sydney Leathers,” which is actually her real name. Tell me, is it normal for a guy to want to pull hair and choke a gal? Because that all seems a little war on women-ish to me….

cynccook on July 23, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Really? More pics of Weiner’s weiner? Some’n is wrong with that cat.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on July 23, 2013 at 11:19 PM

What’s the matter with New York??

FerdtheMoonCat on July 23, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Video: Weiner’s creepy press conference
POSTED AT 6:41 PM ON JULY 23, 2013 BY ALLAHPUNDIT

Post title repair – no charge.

S. D. on July 23, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Remember, this is the party of moral superiority.

If they do it, it must be OK!

WisCon on July 23, 2013 at 11:42 PM

What’s the matter with New York??

FerdtheMoonCat on July 23, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Hillary, Doomberg, Schumer. You really have to ask?

msupertas on July 23, 2013 at 11:54 PM

What’s the matter with New York??

FerdtheMoonCat on July 23, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Single Party Rule.

Kenosha Kid on July 23, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Can we just get over this charade? Huma and Hillary are lovers. There, I said it. Anyone disagree?
Weiner’s job was to be her “beard”, and his pay was a plausible, politically convenient “family”, with which to advance his career, plus an open path to wherever he wanted to go in Dem politics.
Sadly, little Tony Weiner’s fragile male ego made playing house with a submissive, Muslim Lesbian too much to take. His mentor Bill, had the same problem, albeit with a butchier bitch. Bubba though, was likeable. Huma, Hillary and the Weiner are WAY not.
This is the sort of situation that comes when people feel they can’t live openly. They’re simply ashamed of themselves…or afraid of being themselves. Liberals, so supportive of marriage equality and the like, will be forced to confront the fact that politicians they desperately want to love are too cowardly to come out of the closet.
Ultimately, this is the story that will bring Hillary down…not because she’s a switch hitter, but because she’s incapable of telling the truth.

Kenz on July 24, 2013 at 12:32 AM

OMG…that video is HORRIBLE. This couple is the Democrat Party personified. Watch and learn!

Kenz on July 24, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Ruh-Roh

The National Organization for Women in New York City also called on Mr. Weiner to drop out, calling him “clearly and compellingly unfit for public office.”

~ New York Times

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on July 24, 2013 at 1:00 AM

OMG…that video is HORRIBLE. This couple is the Democrat Party personified. Watch and learn!

Kenz on July 24, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Leftards are dysfunctional freaks who lack self-awareness – who knew? :)

Anti-Control on July 24, 2013 at 2:10 AM

He’s doing it for the middle class. (Hahahahaaaa…)

Ten to one says that if Weiner loses the race, Huma’s outta there.

In the picture at Drudge, Huma looks like Popeye’s wife, Olive Oil.

petefrt on July 24, 2013 at 5:23 AM

I hope he wins – same with Spitzer. I can’t think of better spokesmen for Democrats than these two.

crrr6 on July 24, 2013 at 6:52 AM

I hope he wins – same with Spitzer. I can’t think of better spokesmen for Democrats than these two.

crrr6 on July 24, 2013 at 6:52 AM

I agree. They will be less damaging than other choices, because even the more moderate leftards in other states won’t take them seriously.

thuja on July 24, 2013 at 6:55 AM

Yawwwwwwwwwn…..

If the salesman for Progressivism is damaged goods, they just put in a new face and continue their march towards government tyranny (by rules/regs/court decisions , etc.)

PappyD61 on July 24, 2013 at 7:13 AM

Weiner/Holder 2016

David Blue on July 24, 2013 at 7:15 AM

What does Sharia Law say about One Hung Lo Weiner? Time to snip the nads?

el Vaquero on July 24, 2013 at 7:31 AM

She flashed a big bright smile when they walked out together and seemed perfectly relaxed throughout, just like Carlos Danger himself did.
POSTED AT 6:41 PM ON JULY 23, 2013 BY ALLAHPUNDIT

“Yes he’s a Ted Bundy, but he’s my Ted Bundy!” Yeah, Thanks there Huma for your excellent Hillary rendition. Just as poignant. I’m sure just as sincere.
Like the Clintons she’s clearly the brains. And like her boss, I suspect she’s an onion with very same few layers. “Damn the opinions of the underserving. Just a crisis op.” Kabuki for the unwashed.This is an ends to a means, and she means to keep her dumb d*ck stuck in everyone’s business.
I say beware Huma Danger. Uhm, anybody know her affiliations?

onomo on July 24, 2013 at 7:51 AM

He treats her like she’s from the Middle East…oh wait... he treats her like he’s from the Middle East…

ted c on July 24, 2013 at 7:52 AM

Jeez, just watching this makes one want a drink and a shower.

morganfrost on July 24, 2013 at 7:52 AM

Frankly I think Huma is just as creepy as her husband. And yes she is Muslim from a very extreme Muslim family with deep deep ties to the Muslim brotherhood. Odd that she would be allowed(encouraged…?) to marry and stay with this particular Jewish guy…. Hmmmmm…

Caseoftheblues on July 24, 2013 at 8:11 AM

People used to have a sense of shame and most decent people used to recognize perversion and turn their backs on it. Huma is just lyin’ to the infidels. Looks like the MB picked the wrong up and comer to infiltrate.

Kissmygrits on July 24, 2013 at 9:10 AM

“And to top it all off, she didn’t seem particularly perturbed by the circumstances either. She flashed a big bright smile when they walked out together and seemed perfectly relaxed throughout….”Her loyalty to the muslim brotherhood is outstanding!
burrata on July 23, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Yes, I was sceptical about her being a Muslim Brotherhood spy. It seemed too déclassé like birtherism for my respectable taste. After this, I believe she is a Muslim Brotherhood spy.
thuja on July 23, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Simple. She sees herself as the Islamic Esther, Deborah and Ruth rolled into one to save the caliphate. much like those gals that await their role for mind’s sex. Their reward in paradise is to be virgin for allah rather than one of multiple virgins for a ordinary jihadii

AH_C on July 24, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Just another mainstream Democrat.

Narcissistic, statist, sex-obsessed, can’t be trusted, amoral, you know.

Akzed on July 24, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Weiner says he wants to bring his vision to the city…if he means a vision of his…..well, then he is doing a great job! So far, like in California, calls for thPerv Dem to exit stage left and just go away are being ignored by the Perv.

easyt65 on July 24, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Hmmm. Tried adding ‘media.hotair.com’ to the IE restricted sites. It did stop the loading of the auto-run video clips. But it also stopped the loading of the Headlines section and the Comments section. Rats. That is annoying.

TerryW on July 24, 2013 at 12:28 PM

What immediately came to my mind about “Carlos Danger” was, “Sex offenders don’t rehabilitate.” Q.E.D.

The second thought, upon seeing his wife doing the “Stand By Your Man” shtick next to Carlos Danger, was that she’s basically a prostitute: any decent woman would’ve dumped Carlos Danger after the first go-round, but she’s too hooked on the perks of him having political power to have any claim to being respectable herself.

Classic donks, the both of them.

Spurius Ligustinus on July 24, 2013 at 12:48 PM

I wonder what the MB thinks of him openly shaming her?

scboy on July 24, 2013 at 12:51 PM

I wonder what the MB thinks of him openly shaming her?

scboy on July 24, 2013 at 12:51 PM

First, you cannot shame the shameless, so cast that aside. Second, they are probably thrilled that this scandal imbues her with Absolute Moral Authority, which she and they will milk for all it’s worth at a time and place of their choosing.

Christien on July 24, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Nice of Huma to give us moral instruction and remind us that this is all between husband and wife.

David Blue on July 24, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Take a good look at the photo of Huma…..is she pregnant again?? Maybe it’s just the way that sweater is buttoned but it sure looks like maybe….

MONACO1121 on July 24, 2013 at 1:23 PM

I wonder what the MB thinks of him openly shaming her?

scboy on July 24, 2013 at 12:51 PM

She’s there for their political purposes, no problem.

Something to know about the ROP; Sin is external so when your in the company of sinners …. it’s OK, not your fault.

TerryW on July 24, 2013 at 1:37 PM

They should have asked if they will bring up their child as a Muslim? And what the continuing relationship is between Huma and the Muslim Brotherhood. And if the people of NYC will be fine with this active Muslim connection with their Mayor.

BTW, Eliot Spitzer’s wife files for divorce. Nice to see sanity breaking out in NYC.

virgo on July 26, 2013 at 10:28 PM

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