Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Weiner Photo Scandal Raising Eyebrows

You may have already heard about how 'someone' sent a lewd photo to a female college student from the Twitter account of Congressman Anthony Weiner of New York, a woman he had been following on Twitter for some time. When this came to light yesterday, Weiner claimed that his Twitter account had been hacked by his political enemies, and that he had not sent the photo.  But, as this report this morning from NBC News explains, "Weiner's refusal to answer basic questions about the incident has raised eyebrows on Capitol Hill."

This 3 minute clip also contains footage of an amazing exchange between Weiner and a group of reporters yesterday. He is asked, "Did you send it or not?"   To which Weiner responds, "If I were giving a speech to 45,000 people, and someone threw a pie..."  When he's then asked a follow-up question about why he hasn't asked police to investigate the matter, he again responds, "You know, if I were giving a speech to 45,000 people..."

When he's then asked why a married, 46-year old Congressman would be following a 20 year old college student on Twitter in the first place, Weiner responds, "I am not going to allow myself to be distracted by this issue..."

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