Most people who are socially active regularly engage with people on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. I myself use both platforms for professional and personal use. How I represent myself on my personal social media accounts wouldn’t really make national headlines, though. Not because I’m not talking about controversial issues or anything, but let’s face it, I’m no celebrity and the media has no interest in what I’m talking about. Unfortunately for celebrities, politicians and other people in the public eye…they don’t receive the same luxury.
This brings us to the latest Twitter controversy involving Democrat New York Rep. Anthony Weiner. If you haven’t been paying attention to the news in the last week or two, then you probably haven’t heard about Weiner’s wiener. Here’s the scoop. Earlier last week, a young female college student received a tweet from Weiner containing a picture of a man’s waist in his underwear…showing off a massive bulge. Needless to say, the media has been having a riot with this story.
Weiner completely denies sending the picture through his Twitter account and claims that it must have been a hacker who sent out the photo.
“This is a circumstance where someone committed a prank on the Internet…I didn’t send [that] picture out,” said Weiner.
The thing about this story, which is still pretty fishy to me, is the fact he isn’t denying that the picture is a picture of…um…well…the outline of his manhood! He constantly states he didn’t post or send the picture out, but according to Weiner himself, he “can’t say with certitude” that the waist-down picture showing off a male’s private member is his or not.
Later, Weiner was asked by a reporter for a reason why he didn’t notify Capitol Police to investigate the alleged hacking. Weiner said “I’m not sure I want to put national, federal resources into trying to figure out who posted a picture on Weiner’s website, uh, whatever. I’m not really sure it rises, no pun intended, to that level.”
People continued to blast Weiner with his questionable activity of not hiring someone to investigate the alleged scandal. So, Weiner finally decided to hire a private security firm to investigate. When asked why Weiner didn’t request a police probe he said “if it turns out there’s something larger here, we’ll take the requisite steps.”
So what do you think? Do you think he sent out the picture to the young college female student or do you think this was all a hoax put together by a devious hacker? Do you think Weiner has been handling the press properly or is his ways of including humor into his responses only hurting him in the long run? Let us know what you think; this is definitely a funny story we would love to chat with you about!
At the time I first wrote this, Weiner hadn’t admitted to anything yet and the blog post went live this morning. However he admitted sending the pictures out. So, in light of this, do we believe the sincerity of his apology? And do we believe like Jon Stewart does that it’s really Weiner’s wiener? My bologna has a first name…it’s A-N-T-H-O-N-Y…