Embattled Congressman: I'm Done Talking About Lewd Picture On TwitterBy Marcia Kramer

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork) — Congressman Anthony Weiner said Thursday he’s finished talking about the lewd photo sent from his Twitter account.

But he still wouldn’t say whether he’s the one in the picture.

So CBS 2 political reporter Marcia Kramer decided to go to his office on Capitol Hill to try to get you some answers.

You’ll never believe what happened.

Kramer tried to get an interview with the six-term New York Democrat and as a result had the cops called on her.

Kramer walked in to Weiner’s office, announced herself as being from CBS 2 in New York City and said she’d like to see the congressman. Those few words created quite the stir. Doors slammed and people pretended she wasn’t there.

Finally, brave press secretary David Arnold arrived. The following is the exchange Kramer had with him:

Kramer: “All I want is for him to say something to his constituents, the people who have to vote for him.”

Arnold: “I don’t think you can say he hasn’t said anything to his constituents. He spoke for nine hours yesterday.

Kramer: “But not to anyone in New York. You know, this is the sort of in-the-bunker in the capitol, not to anyone in New York.”

After Kramer left Weiner’s office, his staff called the Capitol Police.

Police officers asked for identification. One cop told Kramer that if she went into Weiner’s office and didn’t leave if she was asked, she could be arrested.

“If you go to an office and are asked to leave, you can be placed under arrest,” Officer Michael Miller said.

Kramer responded, “But I wasn’t refusing to leave.”

Kramer was never asked to leave Weiner’s office, but the fact that the cops were called is a clear sign that the stress of this so-called “Weinergate” controversy is taking its toll. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor became the first member of House leadership to go after Weiner.

“I think the American people are sick of seeing their elected officials tied up in scandals like this. My advice would be to come clean and clear it up. Perhaps he’s trying, but I know there’s a lot of explaining going on, without a lot of clarity,” Cantor said.

Weiner, himself, had little to say Thursday.

“Today I’m going to have to head back to work doing a job I’m paid to do,” he said.

He refused to answer any questions and walked back into his office.

The Congressman adamantly denies tweeting a suggestive photo of a man in grey underwear to a 21-year-old woman, but was far less clear about the photo’s origin when pressed by CBS congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes.

Cordes: “Congressman, I think the main question people are asking is, was that a picture of you?”

Weiner: “Well the main question that a lot of people are asking is did I send the photograph. I did not, this was a prank, a hoax.”

Cordes: “So it sounds like it was a photo of you.”

Weiner: “Well we’re going to try to find out exactly what happened.”

Weiner is also dodging questions about why he followed the Washington State College student on Twitter, along with a bevy of other young women, refusing to answer reporters’ questions about whether he ever sent her private messages.

“Look, I’m not going to get into how I communicate with people on social media,” he said. “Did I send someone a note that says, ‘thank you for following me, tune in for the future.’ I don’t want to open the door to that.”

He said whatever the communication, none of it was inappropriate. But he’s stopped short of calling for an investigation.

On The Early Show Thursday, CBS news legal analyst Jack Ford, said the congressman may have a good reason for not involving authorities.

“It’s not against the law to lie to the media. It’s not against the law to lie to constituents. It is against the law to lie to law enforcement,” said Ford. “So if I’m a lawyer on a case like this, I’m going to be real careful before I let my client talk to law enforcement.”

Another expert told Kramer the ongoing questions could hurt his political ambitions.

“This is something that is not going to go away. It is part of his legacy whether he likes it or not,” said crisis management guru Richard Auletta of Auletta & Assoc.

If Weiner thinks this is going away anytime soon, he’s got another thing coming. There were dozens of journalists on permanent stakeout outside his door all day.

The damage to Weiner’s political future is yet to be determined.

What do you think? Let us know in our comments section.

Marcia Kramer

Comments (761)
  1. simon goldfarb says:

    Weiner is a disgrace to my religion. Please resign Mr. Weiner. You are an abomination to everything that’s decent with our beliefs.

    1. Diver Dave says:

      Why is he a discrace to YOUR religion? You’ve got your logic hidden.

  2. huckaboom says:

    Of course – the article calls Eric Cantor the “House Minority Leader Eric Cantor” – I guess the “Press” didn’t get the memo that the Republicans won the House!!!!!!!

  3. ramjet says:


  4. M. Long says:

    Cantor is not the House Minority Leader…show the media is still stuck in the past…

  5. rick says:

    See what happens when you start investigating wall street?

    I wish I could remember who, but someone just a week or two ago was predicting a scandal involving this guy after he announced that he would be looking into going hard after Wall Street.

    1. smfic says:

      right, because last week is the first time this arrogant prick mentioned anything about “Wall Street” (whatever the F that means). This d-bag sent the photo trying to flirt with a 21yo college girl.
      He got caught, he should resign. But since he’s got a (D) next to his name, he’ll end up being immune. I predict he’ll actually benefit in the end. Things’ll cool down, he’ll continue his non-denial denials, and then next year he’ll end up on a more influential subcommittee.
      Demand this tool’s RESIGNATION NOW!

      1. eric7 says:

        He should have Congressman Vitter be his lawyer to fight this thing!

    2. Don W Hignite says:

      Conspiracy???????Go get your tin caps out, another liberal nut job has lost it.

  6. Terry Furlough says:

    And they are not and the little weiner.. in both ways.. is upset that they ask him a question.. after all he is ABOVE them!!

  7. Monty says:

    What is the matter with you girl? Harrassing a liberal Congressman. That is is big no-no at CBS and NBC and ABC. This girl needs to lose her job. Get out there and make up some negative storys about the Conservatives, which is what you are paid to do. Sheech.

    1. Robert Stephens says:

      Excellent. And this is news? Incredible. The end of a civilization as we know it. Meanwhile, this nation, overextended in its wild adventurism, people within its border needing and trying to get food, and we are sending billions to countries like Pakistan, and facing a $14,366,500,452,790 debt and counting……..Tragic.

      1. mike says:

        Well perhaps if you get rid of democrat losers like this perhaps the country would not have as many problems. Ever stop to think about that?
        Just think how much better things in our nation would be if Obama never got elected.

      2. zepset says:

        For the people who elected this guy to make their decisions for them….yes. It is news. For the rest of us? Maybe one less dem in the House. He’s from a relatively conservative district in NY. News, kindof, I suppose.

        Weiner’s little mishap hitting the wrong icon (“public” or “private” message) would have been shoveled under by the press if he had come clean to begin with.

        Don’t get combative with people who buy ink by the barrell. Be a man. Answer the questions.

      3. Lazybum says:

        Robert- I will be looking for your name on comment boards after the next non-lib gets in trouble because of his wiener. I am guessing I won’t see the same attitude from you or your ilk.

      4. Ed Talley says:

        Yeah, lets get this moron who just loves spending his time involved in juvenile deliquent pranks with young women back to writing our laws and spending our childrens money?

        That will solve our future.

        How about instead try electing some GROWNUP adults instead of these idiotic adolescent minded fools, instead.

        In the good news category, Obama solicitor general came up with a “wonderful” idea how people could avoid Obamacare’s insurance mandate government shakedown…..earn less money and apply for welfare.

        Great having such “adults” in charge.

      5. Don W Hignite says:

        A nice note to the Democrats under Obama we are now at risk of loosing our a+credit rating as a nation. The severity of that translates into those with little understanding of our debt is as follows: If you loan a $1 for 1 million seconds you will get paid back in 16 days. Same loan for a billion seconds you get paid back in 32 years and a trillion seconds is payback in 32,000 years. It will take a world war to clear the debt that Obama has created. We need to change the change that is causing us harm right now it is democratic policies in a republic nation.

      6. Steve says:

        Yes, it’s news, anytime one of our grossly overpaid borderline incompetent elected officials makes an idiot out of himself and by extension the people who voted for him by acting like the immature fool he or she is. Further when elected officials try to hide what they do they make themselves vulnerable to blackmail which in and of itself is enough reason to get them out of office. Nobody in the US is having any trouble getting food, unless they spent their welfare funds on beer and cigarettes and if you want to know where the 14.3 T debt comes from you need look no farther than Social security, Medicare, and defense spending since those three are over 60% of the budget. The debt is not going to be reduced until all 3 are significantly cut. The first two are the democrats holy grail and the third is the GOP’s so don’t hold your breath.

      7. TexasSouthernGentleman says:

        It is malcontempts like this that your trusting that kind of money with.. He Lies! He can be BLACKMAILED! Thats where the money goes..
        Maybe instead of papering over the real issues, do what this lady did and SHOW the story.
        We do not need more idiots in office.. we have too many now..

  8. Terry Furlough says:

    thats to weiner the weinie

  9. Paul says:

    Weinergate…. hahsha.. You can’t make this sh!t up! Goodby Rep Weiner. You are done – no one will EVER think of you without thinking of the crotch shot from the Daily Show. Hilarious!

  10. Some Guy says:

    Giving a false report to the police for the purpose of harassing a citizen going about their lawful business?

    Sounds like wiener has a LOT of explaining to do. In front of a jury.

  11. Mitch says:

    Are you really that ignorant?

    1. JR says:

      He drink a lot of koolaid!

  12. Bdaniel says:

    Remember that it is Anthony Weiner himself that is, in part, responsible for the same issues you are criticizing people about! Weiner, Frank, Dodd and Schumer are the front lines in the economic debacle we are getting from Washington. Yes the Federal Reserve should be disbanded. Yes both political parties are at fault and yes Weiner should be investigated for lying to the people, his wife and most of all to himself. He is a Vienna Sausage with a large and contemptible mouth.

  13. Frank Furter says:

    What a rat-faced, ugly mug this guy has. The same one he had in college when no women would give him the time of day. Well since then he’s become an elected official. See he’s somewhat famous now, so that empowers him to hit on fat college girls via his twitter account. Funny how his big mouth has only made matters worse for him. Well I guess he can call the cops to shut people up. Wiener is a Loser.

    1. RF says:

      Yeah, right. I’m sure Joe Joe the Dog-faced Boy gets more tail then George Clooney.

    2. Todd Clemmer says:

      He’s a smooth talking lawyer. Just like the rest of the Demorats. Most women fall for smooth talkers who have bank, especially lawyers. So Frank Furter was right on the money.

    3. brandy says:

      Weiner, as with most politicians, are LOSERS with the opposite sex until the get elected and they find their political power buys them sex.

      Weiiner dates “super models” because supermodels want to be seen with a US Congressman to further their careers.

    4. staciw says:

      I’ll bet he never had a date in high School!!

    5. good point says:

      Yeah, supermodels are not known for selecting men based on their wealth and/or power. Supermodels usually only go for really handsome guys. Give me a break.

    6. Munchkin says:

      He may have “dated” supermodels, but Weiner became a “beard” when he married Hillary’s “body person” whose main job function was to deliver a “Warm Slurpy” when Hillary wanted it.

    7. KMH says:

      Uh, on the supermodel thing – that’s because he sponsored legislation that would increase the visas for supermodels – and took their campaign contributions – and I guess a few had to have dinner with him. It surely wasn’t he charm and personality. And if it’s so well know – why can’t you name just one?

    8. boo boo says:

      Stimulus payroll?

    9. Right again says:

      you are ill-informed. He married a staffer for Hillary Clinton.

    10. Ken Bowser says:

      He’s dated supermodels SINCE he’s been in congress, not before. I think it’s karma since he shoots off his big mouth when it happens to those in the other party. His pretty wife wouldn’t of given him a second glance if it wasn’t for his cushy job. His joke writer sucks, too

    11. Ken Bowser says:

      He only dated supermodels AFTER being elected to congress. If my dog looked like him, I’d shave it’s butt and teach him to walk backwards.

    12. Carole~~PA. says:

      Todd..he is NOT a lawyer…he was a Congressional aide!! I too thought he was a lawyer…go check out his bio. only has a BA. degree

    13. Ken Bowser says:

      he dated supermodels AFTER being elected to congress, not before.

    14. Garbo says:

      Really? Beautiful women or not, a married man (indication of commitment?)sending photos like this to women half your age is at the very least creepy. Shallow, MG….say, do you have a picture?

    15. barney says:

      Power and money attract loose woman.. the man is a DORK!

    16. Mikey says:


      He may have “dated” supermodels, but Weiner became a “beard” when he married Hillary’s “body person” whose main job function was to deliver a “Warm Slurpy” when Hillary wanted it.

      June 2, 2011 at 8:53 pm

      You got it mostly correct.
      But it’s Hilliary giving the warm slurpy.
      She loves the delicate woman-of-colour’s female features.
      This has been known for some time now. But Shhhh!
      It’s the reason Hilliary can’t/won’t run for POTUS any more.
      Team 0bama is ready and waiting with this ammo should she even think about running for the nomination.

      (do some google digging if you’re interested .)

    17. big bob says:

      Don’t worry this story wll be dead tomorrow. He is a Democrat. 240 stories about the shirtless Republican in three days. He quit. 70 storie about this Democrat. Enjoy today…. it’s over tomorrow.

  14. IraqVet says:

    I’m not being paid, nor am I a Republicrat…Can you prove your “opinion”?
    Just the facts Rocco, just the facts…

  15. Tomas says:

    You forgot to call anyone who dare criticize Wiener an anti Semite. Better read you liberal talking points playbook again!

    1. Steven NYC says:

      LOL good one. And true.

  16. Ron Reale says:

    “why do any of you have an opinion on this?”
    Because this is the type of corruption that leads to where we are, and we must use very opportunity, regardless of party, to get rid of the filth and dirt that brought us to this ethical, moral and economic abyss.
    Just because there are worse thing happening elsewhere, doesn’t mean you ignore what you can deal with along the way.
    You don’t actually thing Weiner is going to be among those trying to fix this problem, do you>
    Ron Reale

    1. Oscar Meyer says:

      Thank you!!!

    2. carlahoag says:

      Exactly! Ignore the little stuff and all of a sudden it’s all big stuff.

  17. RB says:

    You better put an extra layer of tin foil on that hat before they get to you next.

  18. Keeps My Package To Myself says:

    Right, like the New York Media, they have always been the friends of Republicans…

  19. Dot says:

    How do you know it is a phony scandal? I mean the Representative does not even know if it is a picture of him.

    1. tomsyl says:

      Who takes a picture of their own bulging crotch? If Wienie doesn’t know if the picture is of him or not, then he must have photographed himself in his undies with a telltale budge, right? Can you at least admit that?

  20. IraqVet says:

    How do you know it’s phony? What’s your evidence? Do you know something Weener isn’t willing to divulge?

    1. JR says:

      The guy tried to spin and it didn’t work.
      Simple question, did you send the picture?
      Is that your picture?
      It’s a yes or NO answer.

  21. JoeIdaho says:

    Rocco: classic projection. Dems are (in)famous astroturfers, who pay decent to good money to get the word out (ACORN, Rock the Vote, Union demonstrations, etc.)

    All we want is for the good Congressman to answer the question and be done. Or did you vote for him on his obfuscation platform?

  22. Enzo says:

    To all of you on here who say that he’s innocent and that it’s a “Republican plot” which hacked his account- Please, get REAL and look at the facts.
    If someone truly hacked his acct, he would be “outraged” and call in the pollce and FBi, who would find out in short time from where the picture was sent. Weiner is a loud mouthed, pompous ass who got caught ‘with his pants down’, literally! Inside scoop has it that there are more pictures out there that he’s been sending to his ‘friends’

    Look at the FACTS, folks and stop inserting politics into this.

    1. TexasSouthernGentleman says:

      Fact is he is NOT denying it is him in the photo
      Fact is he has started SCRUBBING all of the photo’s from his sites.
      Fact is he wont say he was hacked because it will cause an investigation.

      These are the FACTS we know. Not some right wing conspiracy. He is a horn dog and got caught. His seat will goto another Democrat, so it wont help the republicans.

      The Democrats need to PURGE the party of these socialist and progressives who are BETTER THEN THE ONES THEY RULE… They need to come back to the Party of and for the people! NOT the Party that will RULE the people.

      Its what you do that matters, not what you say your going to do!

      1. TexasSouthernGentleman says:

        I guess we were correct.. He was a LIAR!

  23. Smokey says:

    LOL!!! Pass the bong dude!

  24. Pig in a blanket says:

    His failure to address the issue head on is a clear sign of arrogance. On a lighter note, that Weiner has some ugly mug, Geeez.

  25. DavosSherman says:

    Names are not coincidental. You NYers voted in a real richard.

  26. MLM says:

    This is a disappointment to everyone who wanted to support the Congressman. It is a betrayal of the people who want to believe that the Congressman was a victim of a prank or a hoax.There are probably other people who know the truth. No matter how this turns out, it is unlikely that the Congressman will look good. If I am wrong, I would be happier than if I am right, in this case.

    1. jay kellog says:

      Seriously, what difference does it make? This guy could have raped this girl and you dumb New Yorkers just keep voting these limousine liberals like Wiener and Bloomberg in on the silly notion ” they care about the workin’ man”. As every business that can flees your state. One by one major corporate offices are leavng NY, along with other wealthy people. And dummies like Bloomberg can say is, “Good Riddance”. Fast forward a few years and you strap-hangers are all crying about the lack of jobs and falling wages….Duh!!

      1. Yoadrian Balboa says:

        New Yorkers should be ashamed for electing this scrawny little runt of a wiener. You said it, limousine liberals, these people are pathetic and how they manahe to get elected is a mystery to me. This little runt can’t answer a simple question because he’s ENTITLED and HOW DARE anybody question him about this while he’s trying to do the work of the people right? Little anthony wiener got caught with his underoos down and and now he’s backpeddling in classic clinton style. This id the little runt who racked up over three grand in unpaid parking tickets for parking in handicaped zones, fire hydrants, you name it bacause the little runt is drunk with power. You people in New York better wake up and toss this little trerp, I can’t stand the sight of the weasel!

      2. Bobbyv says:

        Let’s not forget about Charlie Rangle and my favorite, Chuck Shuemer. It always amazes me that the people of harlem constantly complain about the schools and their neighborhood, but when election day rolls around they always vote for the same people (Rangle has been in his seat for FORTY YEARS!!). One week later, they complain how bad things are in their neighborhood.
        I wanted to see W appoint Chuck Shuemer for supreme court. It would have been fun to either watch his head explode from short circuit or see him vote against himself (to quote Groucho Marx, “what ever it is, I’m against it”)

    2. bdaniel says:

      This putz hasn’t looked good since the doctor slapped him at birth

      1. Mom says:

        Actually, assuming the picture is of Rep Weiner, it would be conclusive evidence that he is not a putz.

        A schmuck maybe, but not a putz.

  27. So Cal Person says:

    Twitter and yfrog have a SERIOUS problem with hackability. The man said he DIDN’T send it. If you maintain he did, it’s now up to YOU to prove it. Good luck with that. The girl involved says she never got the pic.

    1. Keeps My Package To Myself says:

      So where did the hacker get the pic of him? He will NOT say that it is not him….

      1. Not Saying He Did or Didn't says:

        Photoshop can be an amazing piece of software.

    2. He's One Ugly Mug says:

      Yep, when a lib Dem says they didn’t do it it’s true and has to be proved otherwise. Your blind defense of all things and people with a D by their name is tiresome.

    3. Drew says:

      No, the “girl involved” did get the photo, and her mother is raising hell– and will stop when the cash starts coming in to shut them both up. This dude DID send his photo, and then…oops, sent it to all 45K on his list.
      Capitol Police, when called, can solve the issue of “who sent this and from where” in about 5 minutes— only Hot Dog here hasn’t and won’t call them- because he already knows what he did. Most people, esp. in govt. call the cops when they are hacked. There are constituents who are of concern in this. This dude is a child- a Portnoy. And his wife is a Paki ISI agent. Do you know any Jews who have married a Wahabist muslim? Nice set up for her, since uh, she is Hillary’s girl.

    4. Scott says:

      Give a tech 5 minutes and he’ll prove it was hacked. But he won’t let that happened, because he knows what proof will actually come to light.

  28. nathan says:

    Sorry CBS I didn’t realize any criticisms of your “reporters’ was subject to censorship. Marcia, Edward R Murrow has nothing on you.

  29. WeinerThe Schmuck says:

    where did my weiner go? i think it is out getting photographed, what is it wearing? i don’t know if its my weiner, has anyone seen my weiner? whos taking pictures of my johnson and emailing it? i can’t tell you if it is my weiner, you will have to ask it.

  30. Robert Courtney says:

    So, Weiner won’t call for the FBI to investigate a hacker (which would be entirely the M.O of the whiner cry baby).
    Yet he calls the cops on a reporter?
    Something is stinky in Weinerville.
    This guy is a LIAR!

    1. bemused says:

      excellent point.

  31. JOHN A. says:

    Why is the media focusing so much on this particular story. If Congressman Weiner was that photo,well he should own up to it.The people who elected him have a right to know that they are being represented by a decent,law abiding politician.Honesty and integrity are 2 very important characteristics of anybody that is a politician who has been elected by the people to do the job correctly ,and with moral character and common sense.

    1. JR says:

      You should know that honesty and integrity are not in the DEM.
      Remember Pelosi? She promised to have the MOST ethical congress.
      Also, you had to pass it to see WHAT’s in it.

    2. Carole~~PA. says:

      honesty and integrity…are not characteristics of a Democrat…

      weiner is a typical Democrat, just can’t get his story straight or his weiner…whatever

  32. shazam says:

    We should take Mr. Weiner at his word. Seriously:

    Which means that someone gained control of at least one congressman’s private pw’s. Without knowing _how_ they did so, it remains entirely possible that this same nefarious person also gained control of other pw’s, perhaps Mr. Weiner’s and perhaps belonging other high-ranking officials.

    Such information could be used to manipulate markest, embarrass other individuals and, depending on the info, even to compromise national security. A complete investigation is needed in order to learn _how_ the pw’s were compromised and specifically by whom. I presume that another congress-person will demand such an investigation in order to assure the nation that all other security breaches can be closed.

    By all means, let’s take Mr. Weiner at his word.

    1. IraqVet says:

      Really? For real? Are you serious? You actually believe what you are writing?

      Where are you from? Nobody with a brain really believes this global fascist didn’t send this creepy photo…even weener believes he sent it, but lacking both honor and integrity he just won’t own it…He’s hopping his bobble head supports will forget.

      1. TomB says:

        Vet, the sarcasm was practically dripping off my computer screen in shazam’s post. Basically saying that if Rep Weiner is telling the truth, then a very serious infraction occurred and a thorough investigation must be conducted. I wouldn’t worry about taxpayer money though in this one, within a day or two they will determine the putz accidentally did the Twitter equivalent of hitting “reply all” to an email and he basically showed the world the kind of guy he really is. A true blue Dem to the core.

  33. We're in Cuba, right? says:

    There’s absolutely nothing wrong with an elected representative calling the police because a reporter asked them a few inconvenient questions.

    It happens all the time in Iran and North Korea and Cuba.

  34. Claire says:

    He DID talk to NEW YORK, just maybe not to you, so this is Kramer’s fault. He gave interviews yesterday with other New York City media outlets yesterday, including New York 1. So if Kramer didn’t get her interview yesterday, well then she missed it. That happens sometimes, a reporter misses her story. Today”s incident is totally her fault, and I guess this is her way of inserting herself into the story. Which is stupid. It’s just bad journalism, and frankly she should know better.
    Doesn’t CBS NY have higher standards than this behavior?

    1. cathy says:

      agreed. I wonder how many times she tracked down a republican to get the straight dope on something. Sad, this woman. Watch her become a martyr for a free press.

      1. Sean in FL says:

        There are Republicans in NY?

      2. thussaiththewalrus says:

        cathy, cathy, cathyi: You really must stop hiding behind the Democrat mindset (and try some reality for a change). WHAT ABOUT CHRIS LEE!!! He was a US Congressman (Republican) who was forced out of office for sending a picture of his BARE CHEST (not against the law, as opposed to a “member at attention” (which IS against the law).

        What about US Congressman Mark Foley (Republican) who was forced out of office because HE SENT AN EMAIL to a man who was over 21! Compare that to US Congressman (Democrat) Gerry Studds WHO REMAINED IN OFFICE AFTER HAVING SEX WITH A 17 YEAR OLD MALE INTERN!!!!

        How about US Senator Bob Packwood (Republican) who was forced out because he kissed and fondled middle-aged women in his office! Compare that to US President Bill Clinton (Democrat) who was FINED but allowed to stay in office after numerous affairs (including unwanted) and forcing his wife and daughter to wait for Easter dinner while he “serviced” an intern, downstairs, in the Oval Office, who was YOUNGER than his daughter!!!

        What about US Congressman Mel Reynolds who had sex with a 16 year old (dozens of times) and was sent to prison? What about Jesse Jackson’s “love child?” What about John Edwards? And his love child, and his girlfriend, Rielle Hunter? What about JFK and RFK sharing Marilyn Monroe? Or JFK and Sam Giancana sharing Judith Campbell Exner? What about the master of them all, Old Joe Kennedy who brought his Hollywood girlfriend to the family dinner talble and forced his wife to share the family dinner and the family home (when she slept in the house). (Don’t worry, Rose got even after his stroke!)

      3. Steve says:

        It sounds like your upset over the fact that a Democrat isn’t getting a free pass from the media roughly 70% of whom self identify as Democrats. You might as well give up the insinuations of media bias. The fact is he could have defused this entire story simply by denying that the photo is him or that he sent it and calling for an investigation. Instead he halfway denies it, refuses to say whether or not the photo is him, and doesn’t even call for an investigation into how his account was supposedly hacked (because he doesn’t want a criminal charge of filing a false report and obstruction of justice). It’s not unreasonable for people to expect their elected officials to behave more maturely than the average 6th grader.

    2. CapeCawder says:

      He may have spoken at length to New York but he in no way answered any questions pertinent to his lewd photo. All he keeps saying is that he is not going to waste anymore time discussing this subject and has blatantly skirted the questions. He is and always has been an arrogant, lying, vulgar piece of garbage.

    3. liberallies says:

      Let’s blame the reporter to WEINER not being able to tell the same story two time in a row.

  35. TurboKitty says:

    The question I’m asking is … WHEN DO WE GET SOME REAL NEWS FROM YOU MAINSTREAM MEDIA PEOPLE … ever wonder why your ratings are dropping like a rock? Buy a vowel, get a clue … THIS IS WHY!!!

  36. ramjet says:

    “House Minority Leader Eric Cantor became the first member of House leadership to go after Weiner.”

    Not exactly-Majority Leader since January 5th & the 112th Congress.

    1. your dad says:

      Barney goes after weiner all the time, doesn’t he count as democrat “leadership”.

      1. Mikey says:

        har har

  37. Dave says:

    Just so I’m clear… he doesn’t call the police about the hacker… but he calls them on a REPORTER?!


  38. neil s says:

    The big question…IS IT WEINER’S SCHNITZEL ???

    1. The Monster says:

      Schnitzel is made by pounding a piece of meat out with a hammer until it is very thin, then breading it and frying it up.

      I think maybe Mrs. Weiner may indeed have made Schitzel out of Anthony over this incident.

  39. Jerry says:

    What a moronic bunch of legislators we have leading our country?
    While we are struggling to survive these knuckleheads are embarrassing themselves ,their families and their country.
    It’s no wonder were in the shape were in?
    Probably why also?
    It seems that if someone with no integrity or brains wants to make a good living they go into politics???

    1. Dawn says:

      I thought we lived in America where every one is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Fifth Amendment!

      But I guess that only applies to Republicans in office. They are innocent even when proven guilty and they won’t step down or resign even if they have violated ethics, etc. Like Sen. Ensign of Nevada or Gov Sanford of South Carolina who knew they were guilty but carried on with business as usual.

      You are quick to claim Weiner is guilty based on what, the fact that he wants to further investigate whether or not that is actually a photo of him in underwear. There was no face shown, apparently, and he adamantly stated he DID NOT SEND the photo. Whether it’s a picture of him or not shouldn’t really matter if he didn’t send it.

      How many photos of you are floating around in cyberspace? Of me? Of any of us? There are no laws prohibiting people from randomly taking photos of people unknowingly and they can be manipulated and circulated. As we have seen with Marilyn Davenport, a Republican Party official, who distributed an email with an image depicting President Barack Obama and his parents as chimpanzees, and then, at least temporarily, angrily defended the stunt as non-racist.

      Or Rep. Christopher Lee of New York who emailed a shirtless photo of himself to a Maryland woman he met on Craigslist, who admitted his wrong doing by evidence of his abrupt resignation not to mention his face was actually in the photo.

      I’m just saying. We are innocent until proven guilty. The accuser has the burden of proof to find Weiner guilty of sending inappropriate photos to young women.

      It would not surprise me if Andrew “Known Liar” Breitbart is at the root of this Weinergate issue. As he was with Acorn and Sherrie Sherrod.

      1. Noman says:

        In your second paragraph, you say that Republicans stay in office no matter the allegation, and in your fifth paragraph you reference the most recent example of a Republican resigning from office. I understand that you libs are too scattered to be consistent throughout the echo chamber, but is it too much to ask that you be consistent in a single post? Really?

      2. Griz says:

        Dawn…you have selective memory.

        The difference between Repubs and Dems is that Dems tolerate this kind of behavior (and worse), but the Repubs usually force their miscreants out of office.

        As to Mr Weiner…couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

      3. JR says:

        Stop drinking Koolaid!
        a simple question with a simple response.
        Did you send the picture? yes or NO
        BTW, if he believed that hiis account has been hacked, should he report to the FBI? He know that filing a false report is a crime.

      4. Mr. Schnitzel says:

        gee Dawn who accused Weiner of anything. I can say though that if pelosi was still speaker their would be hearings if this guy was a republican, and you would be calling for it. It is a federal offense to hack an email or twitter etc. account, especially a federal official. Since hacking is serious the state or the feds have an obligation to investigate and find the hacker. And wouldn’t this be the perfect way for you stalinist types to finally nail Breitbart and put him in jail.Weiner made the accusation of hacking so it is up to him to pursue it. No one is charging Weiner with a crime. He will not pursue it because he fbi could identify the ip of the sender in about ten minutes, and I bet the address would be Weiner’s phone. Again the progressives get out progressed,because that is what your all about especially pompous Weiner.

      5. Hazmat77 says:

        “Whether it’s a picture of him or not shouldn’t really matter if he didn’t send it. ”

        Dawn, get your partisan mindset out of the way …. if Weiner had that picture on his computer, one must wonder why? And as far as being hacked, that is on its face a lie.

        He is simply too unimportant for anyone to hack his accounts.

      6. CapeCawder says:

        Really, Breitbart is a “known liar”? Please give an example or are you just one of the many left wing spineless bomb throwers? You know state it enough times and it becomes gospel. That sort of spineless, lying bomb thrower.
        Just because you do not like what is being reported does not make it a lie.

  40. Dianne says:

    He is like most lawmakers (I say that with a heavy heart, most seem to be lawbreakers), he thinks he is above the law and above his constituents.

    1. Dawn says:

      You are so quick to claim he is guilty! Did you automatically think ACORN was guilty of voter registration fraud? Or Sherrie Sherrod was guilty of racism and playing favorites to people of color? I suspect Andrew Breinbart is likely at the root of this issue based on his record of lying and deception.

      1. tomsyl says:

        Heh – you said “root.”
        When did politicians earn the right to be believed when they deny something embarrassing? This is not a court of law, it is the court of public opinion. People are entitled to disbelieve politicians whenever they like. And the fact that Wiener can’t tell whether it’s his picture or not tells us he photographed himself at some point in his undies with a telltale bulge, even if he didn’t post it in this instance. Which makes him a little weird, doesn’t it?

      2. kaiju says:

        So Dawn, do you think he’s innocent? His story has changed, he grants interviews and then deliberately doesn’t answer, continues to come up with delerious answers to the simple question of “Is that you in the picture?” I also find it almost hilarious that you criticize those who think Weiner is guilty and then go on to make accusations about Breitbart, suggesting his guilt without any evidence. And to answer your first question. Yes ACORN is guilty of voter fr4aud as has been proven in several court cases which led to the firing or resignation of several staffers.

  41. liberallies says:

    Can anyone believe he is really going to get away with this. . His actions are those of a guilty man. . . Same on him for making his WEINER the national news topic for the last few days and for the days ahead as he continues to fail at telling the truth. I also can’t believe those that are willing to dismiss this conduct. I believe there are lots of tweets in his tweet history to the other young ladies he was following.

  42. ericm says:

    The level of Weiner’s arrogance is beyond comprehension at this point. ANSWER THE QUESTION ALREADY!

    Mr. Congressman…you are a public servant, and as such your moral standards may be called in to question – and it is critical that you respond honestly…and CLEARLY…so that your constituents can feel secure in their judgement that you are the person they want representing them.

    Got it?

    1. matt says:

      If you listen carefully he has answered the question many times.

      1. bskb says:

        @matt [citation needed]

      2. Mrs. Weiner says:

        And what exactly was the answer?

    2. YaMamaKnowsBest says:

      He did answer the question. It’s repetitive to keep answering the same questions and it distracts from whats really important… JOBS!!! ECONOMY!!! TAXING THE RICH & BIG CORPORATIONS!!!

      1. bskb says:


        You mean when he kept answering the question by talking about pie? It’s amazing how New Yorks biggest wanna be tough guy has suddenly turned into a shrinking violet. Running from Cameras.

        Of course, if I had a legacy of 1) flashing, 2) being unable to pass a budget in 2 years and 3) helping the Democrats usher in an era of high unemployment and all time high food stamp dependence, I’d be trying to keep cameras away from my office as well.

      2. Just Wondering says:

        So is it his weiner?

  43. Peter Villani says:

    He is as Guilty as Sin. If it were not me I would insist on an FBI ivestigation. He is not a nice person and he thinks he is above the law and is better than everyone else. If it were one of his colleages he would be the first to insist on an ivestigation, especially if it were the other party. Enough with sick politicians on both side of the isle.

    1. cathy says:

      you know this. I didn’t know God posted here.

      1. J.H.C says:

        Oh shut up cathy

      2. thussaiththewalrus says:

        Ditto, cathy! I also know he is guilty as sin!

  44. Mary L. Bullock says:

    Marcia Kramer is an excellent reporter but please, when I saw her today on screen her credibility was lessened by the overdone make-up. Blue eyeshadow and over rouged lips make this lovely, intelligent woman look like a clown. Don’t you have a wardrobe and make-up department? The earrings were a little overdone, too. The female anchor is a class act. I could not find a place on your website to comment on a non-public forum.

  45. SickofBloomberg says:

    Frankly, even if that is him in the picture, he has nothing to be ashamed about, the recipient DID NOT COMPLAIN, and it is clothed, no nudity. Not exactly the same as getting someone pregnant while you’re married or soliciting oral sex in a public bathroom. Maybe just some bad judgment. Bloomberg is still a way bigger crook, thief and liar and he’s mayor. If i were the Repugs, i wouldn’t push this. That dirty laundry can be pretty stinky.

    1. Tom Genin says:

      Thanks for the advice, but when married politicians are tweeting their privates shouded in undies to others more than half their age, using taxpayer paid for means of communication, we’ll chose what we do or do not “Push.”

    2. Bobbyv says:

      If it is wrong, it is wrong. Right and wrong has nothing to do with party affiliation. If we take his word for it, his account has been compromised. He is a congressman of the United States and the people who hacked into his account need to be brought to justice. It is not up to him (or dems or repubs) to allow people to break the law. It needs to be investigated. Next time somebody hacks in, perhaps it will include black mail or worse. Let’s remember all of this wikileaks non-sense. That too was also just “hacking’. People have been killed because of it.

  46. doc says:

    A small weiner.

  47. Anne Hill says:

    good i’m glad someone called the cops on you obnoxious self-serving reporters. he’s talked to plenty of reporters already. i believe he called the cops, and i believe it was warranted, and i would’ve done the same.

    1. Ellen says:

      Anne Hill, Weiner talked for hours, I live in Massachusetts and even heard him on the news here in the Bay State. I feel the same way. These reporters think they have the right to intrude on people’s privacy, and it isn’t for the good of the public, but let’s face it for t.v. ratings. They come off as self righteous and full of themselves.

      1. verityquest says:

        TEll me, Ellen, what’s your feeling on Schwarzenegger, Bill Clinton, Vitter, Craig, and Lee? Go ahead and tell me you feel the exact same way when this happens to Repubs…. that shoe doesn’t quite fit so well when on the other foot, is my guess. The problem here is his arrogant refusal to quit obfuscating, and just FESS UP. This issue was created AND PERPETUATED solely by Mr. Weiner. End of sentence. And if you think a “private investigation” initiated by him is going to show that he did it, you are naive. As disgusting as it is to witness this BS, his arrogance leads the majority of people to wish he gets his commeuppance.

      2. YaMamaKnowsBest says:

        Clinton isn’t a Repub and millions of tax payer $$$ were used to investigate his on the job blow job. Is that money well spent? It’s not like Clinton was a bible toting family values preaching kind of guy like ALL the Repubs who point their crooked little finger at every Democrat in their way.

        The Republican Party is full of hypocritical liars and give Republican voters a bad name.

      3. bobbyv says:

        As you said, Clinton isn’t a Repub, but of all the people on the list he is the ONLY one that was convicted of lying while under oath. The President of the United States got up, pointed a finger at the camera and lied to our face. That, however, is not a crime. Just as Wiener lying to the press is not a crime. What amazed me, even until this day, is that people defended that. “it was only about sex”. Sorry that doesn’t cut it. A lie is a lie and we should hold our elected officials, especially The President, to a higher standard. Once again, right is right and wrong is wrong. it doesn’t matter if it is repub or dem. if it is wrong it is wrong. Let’s stop saying “well what about this guy or that guy, that dem or that repub.”
        Wrong is wrong

    2. Tom Genin says:

      He didn’t call the cops Anne, because the cops would prove he’s guilty.

      Why don’t you call him and press him to call the cops? But don’t worry, he won’t be taking any of those calls anyway.

  48. Live by the sword... says:

    He sunk his mayoral hopes with his own torpedo.

  49. Keep on This Story says:

    You are not going to done talking about it until someone get’s to the truth until “we the public” say so. Because of your lame made up story that someone else did this, you most certainly provoked the public enough that now we have to know. And reporters know we want to know. And they will find out if you can’t do it on your own. And your dismissing it will not make it go away you clown.



    1. mak says:


      That’sfreakin’ hilarious! I am going to be laughing about that one for a while … in fact, I think I’ll put it on a Post-It and stick it to my computer screen. (Just as a reminder, you know.)


      See? I’m still laughing.

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