Conduct unbecoming a Weiner – or something.

Well, I mean, what else is there to say after yesterday’s dreadful “Weinergate” press conference – described by Robert Stacy McCain as the worst press conference ever – in which the embattled loud-mouthed Congressman from NY actually called a reporter a “jackass”? 

Whatever the truth of this story actually is, NY Mag’s Dan Amira makes a great point here:

We won’t pretend to know the truth behind Weinergate — whether Weiner was the victim of a hacker or prankster or conservative conspiracy, or whether he was personally responsible for sending a college girl a photo of a man’s bulge over Twitter. But what’s clear is that Weiner is only inviting more suspicion on himself by the way he’s handling the attention. During an encounter with reporters earlier today, Weiner refused to answer any questions about the incident, including whether that was his own package in the photo, why he contacted a lawyer instead of law enforcement, and why he was following the college student on Twitter in the first place. Instead, he pointed reporters to his previous statements (which don’t actually address those questions) and expressed his desire to move on to more important business.


Evading questions, however, is a strategy most often utilized by people with something to hide, and will only further pique the media’s interest. Weiner either has something to hide, or he has no idea how the media operates.

Not just the Old Media, but the New Media as well, considering the fact that it was the conservative Twitterverse which latched onto this story well before the mainstream media did.

As they say, stay tuned …

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