Did Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) mistakenly Tweet a photo of his … um …

Posted by: ST on May 28, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Rep. Weiner - D-NY… er, wiener on Twitter, or was his yfrog account hacked?  Even more potentially disturbing, the picture (of some man who was, um, ‘standing at attention’ in his underwear) was Tweeted to someone who was not his wife.

In case you think you’re in the middle of a horrifying holiday weekend nightmare, I’m sorry to report that this actually did happen, although denials have been issued, accounts deleted, etc.  So The Truth™ right now is a bit murky and undefined. Publius at Breitbart’s Big Government site has the details, including Twitter screen captures of the timeline of Tweets,  the actual picture that was Tweeted (Not Safe For Work), etc.  Lee Stranahan over at Patterico’s makes things a little more intriguing by posting a screen cap of the timeline, and catching something speculative that Weiner posted earlier that evening that may or may not mean anything in the scheme of things.

Weiner claims his Facebook account was hacked – an odd claim, since his yfrog account is connected to his Twitter account, not Facebook.  In fact, since the photo was Tweeted, all photos at Rep. Weiner’s yfrog account have been deleted, and the Twitter account of the lady the photo was Tweeted to has also been deleted.

I’m not sure one way or the other what happened, but I can speak from personal experience that it’s not uncommon for a Twitter account or some account related to it to get hacked. Mine was hacked a few weeks ago while I was Tweeting.  I caught it right away and deleted the offending Tweets, and changed my password, and everything has been ok since.  It was a little freaky, though, considering it was happening in real time while I was on.

With blogging, I have said before that there are some stories out there that most definitely fall under the category of “it’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it” – and I’m sure that there will be plenty of folks digging for more information on this story in an effort to either clear Weiner or indict him.  I shall not be one of them.  Yours truly will be headed out to a cookout later this evening – burgers only, no wieners, thank you veruh much – and will not be joining in on the “investigative” side of this story.  But, as always, I’ll keep you posted if anything develops …


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12 Responses to “Did Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) mistakenly Tweet a photo of his … um …”


  1. Carlos says:

    “But, as always, I’ll keep you posted if anything develops comes up …”

    Somehow, that seems more appropriate for this story.

    Normally I would assume the story is true until proven false, but this is a sitting congressman so have to assume he would know better.

    On the other hand, he’s from NY and they seem to have a propensity for pic’ing themselves, so…?

  2. mrt721 says:

    It’s his passport photo for San Francisco LINK

  3. I created a hilarious photoshop of Weiner some months back in anticipation of just such a story arising. You can see it here:


  4. Jim McDonald says:

    Well, he did have Bill Clinton perform his wedding ceremony last year. With such high moral standards, anything is possible.

  5. Great White Rat says:

    As I recall, the reason they had a special election in NY-26 was that the GOP congressman there sent inappropriate pictures of himself to a woman who was not his wife. And those weren’t event soft-core porn shots. Result: Congressman resigns in disgrace.

    So now Weiner does worse. I’m sure we’re all waiting for the imminent resignation, right? Right? Bueller??

    Weiner won’t resign because as a liberal, he HAS no standards of conduct. To liberals, there IS no moral code. The only thing they would consider a ‘dsigrace’ is something that would reduce their political power or control over the sheeple they rule.

    Weiner will make an excuse first and try to justify his conduct, and blame it on Republicans if he can find some flimsy way to do it. Then he will act like there’s nothing wrong at all. Ethical standards for liberals haven’t changed since they gave Gerry Studds a standings ovation on the House floor after he was caught molesting teenage pages.

  6. Carlos says:

    The only ethical standards Democraps have are for the Republicans because those are the only ones that can keep the sheeple on the plantation.

    If one has no standards for oneself it’s difficult to be disappointed with oneself.

    That’s also the reason behind public schools teaching self esteem over testable and verifiable results-oriented standards.

  7. TWoPolitics says:

    Weiner should be happy that he has reached this “pinnacle”. He is now a fully qualified, certified Democratic politician. In the liberal, progressive world this is completely acceptable behavior, a rite of passage to be embraced and welcomed. If only he were a Republican would this be unacceptable.