The Weiner Thread

[Trigger warning for sexual harassment.]

So, I've been following this story about Rep. Anthony Weiner allegedly tweeting a picture of his (?) erect penis in his underwear to a 21-year-old college student in Seattle, a story first published by Andrew Breitbart's "Big Government" website, which, as noted by Raw Story, has "had serious credibility issues in the past." Weiner asserts that his Twitter account was hacked: "The wiener gags never get old."

I have no idea whether the story is true, although I will flatly admit that I hope it isn't. I'll also add that it doesn't make a whole hell of a lot of sense to me that a sophisticated and high-profile Twitter user like Weiner would use the medium to send out pictures of his schlong.

Anyway, here's a thread for discussion. Other links that may be of interest: This blogger asserts the photo was faked. The statement from Gennette Cordova, the recipient of the photo from Weiner's Twitter account, is here. And TPM's got a write-up of Weiner's media strategy.

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