Update: Weiner just confessed that he did what he was accused of. He did take the original picture and he did intend to send it as a direct message (IE a private email) and accidentally sent it as a tweet (IE a public posting).
He also confessed that sent many pictures and had online ‘relationships’ with many women over the last 3 years and that he has continued some of these after his marriage.
It’s still largely to me an issue between himself and his family with regard to the activities and between himself and his constiuents as to his future status (he has said flatly he will not resign).
But it’s another example of lying making things much much worse.
I do wonder how the left leaning web sites that have defended him will react and whether they will apologize for attacking Brietbart since what he said was entirely true.
Weiner was asked if he would apologize to Breitbart and he responded with a general ‘sorry to everyone’ kind of answer (couldn’t really expect Weiner to apologize to someone he hates).
I’m already on record of not really caring what Congresscritter Weiner did with his Twitter or Facebook accounts but it now appears there is a new development.
Media reports indicate that a second woman has emerged with perhaps 200 picture of the Congressman with some rather suggestive comments.
Again, by all accounts he was single when he sent these tweets and/or Facebook messages so it just comes down to him being a bit sleazy (hardly unusual for a member of Congress).
However it is worth discussing in that when the story emerged his reaction was odd (saying he did not send the pic but not denying it was him) and this could be the reason.
He has scheduled a press conference for later today, theoretically to comment.
Here’s video of the press conference:
UPDATE: It turns out ABC News was about to do a major story on another woman — and had interviewed her.