Weiner Bitten Below The Waist
Congressman Anthony Weiner, who represents the west end of Rockaway, doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
Weiner has made a point of using the new social media to reach out to his constituents, one time even holding multiple town hall meetings through the use of Facebook, Twitter and various other social media outlets. Now, even his supporters say, perhaps, the practice has come back to bite him on a part of his anatomy that he probably doesn’t want to speak about on any platform. A spokesperson for Weiner said on Tuesday that a lewd photo sent to a college student from Weiner’s Twitter account was posted by a hacker – and he’s hired a lawyer to investigate. The furball, which some tabloid press is calling “Weinergate,” kicked off Friday when a photo of a man’s bulging crotch in boxer briefs appeared in Weiner’s Twitter stream. The Tweet was addressed to college student Gennette Cordova, 21, of Seattle – but the image was visible to any and all of Weiner’s 40,000 Twitter followers. The post was swiftly deleted, and Weiner soon Tweeted that his account had been hacked. “More Weiner jokes for all my guests,” he Tweeted.
Cordova denied to a number of daily newspapers, that she had ever met Weiner, much less had a relationship with him as some bloggers intimated. “I have never met Congressman Weiner, though I am a fan,” she told the New York Daily News over the weekend. “I’ve never been to New York or to D.C.”
“I have seen myself labeled as the ‘Femme Fatale of Weinergate,’ ‘Anthony Weiner’s 21-year-old coed mistress’ and ‘the self-proclaimed girlfriend of Anthony Weiner,’” she told the Daily News in the statement.
“All of this is so outlandish that I don’t know whether to be pissed off or amused, quite frankly.”
On Tuesday, Weiner told reporters, “We have retained an attorney who is going to give us advice on this.
The incident was a prank. It was intended to distract, and I am not going to let it do that.
Weiner insiders believe that a “conservative political hacker,” sent the offensive message.