Meet the Weiner truthers

Different versions of the theory exist; some involve the premise that Republican congressman Michael Grimm, from a neighboring district, extorted Weiner, or that @patriotusa76, the account that first pointed out Weiner’s tweet, was a paid campaign tracker for the Republicans.

The theories were in vogue a year ago but have now migrated to a particularly obsessive part of the blogosphere, one that’s perpetually engaged in a war with its similarly hard-line counterparts on the right.

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