Anthony Weiner: More Pix Emerge, Rep Confesses He Lied To the Public

by Little Miss Attila on June 6, 2011

Well, let’s get this roundup on the road.

The Radar story about Weiner’s texting/phone dalliance.

At Big Government early in the day, Breitbart published some of the racy pix that Congressman Weiner appears to have sent his online correspondents–but withholds one that he says “leaves nothing to the imagination.” (In today’s press conference, he says that the decision to not publish the most incriminating photo was made to “spare his [Weiner's] family.”)

The Radar and Big Government pieces seem to have prompted Rep Weiner to come clean–hence, today’s presser.

The CBS News account of Weiner’s appearance today, in which he confesses to several of these internet affairs, but asserts that he has been physically faithful to his wife. He says he will not step down from Congress.

Breitbart took the mic (apparently as someone’s urging) at the same press conference, but before the congressman arrived. He asked for an apology from Rep Weiner, and by all accounts received it a few minutes later–for which I admire the congressman.

Weiner also apologized profusely to his wife during the presser. She had apparently known about at least one of these e-affairs before they married, but he kept her in the dark about that infamous Memorial Day Weekend tweet until today.

UPDATE: Reynolds has his own roundup, too.

UPDATE 2: Stacy has his own roundup, video from the presser, and . . . a blow-by-blow bit of liveblogging. Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi is talking about an ethics investigation, which presumably is all about creating distance between Weiner and the Democratic Party–but it frankly sounds like a waste of money to me. And there’s this, from Ann Althouse:

He’s not resigning, and he’s not splitting up with his wife, he said. I don’t know if he can control all that. If you were his wife, would you leave him? Realize that you don’t know what their understandings are. She may very well accept this behavior. He doesn’t physically contact the other women. He does things on line that sophisticated people might characterize as more like enjoying pornography than like having an in-person sexual affair.

NOTE: I’m not suggesting you’re unsophisticated if you don’t minimize this behavior and liken it to the use of pornography. I’m not even saying that you’re unsophisticated if you expect husbands to refrain from using pornography… and from masturbating. But I do think that intelligent spouses draw their lines in different places.

UPDATE 3: This is the biggest Memeorandum thread I’ve ever seen. (Either that, or it’s just glad to see me.)

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

ponce June 6, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Woah…that is one manly dude.

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richard mcenroe June 6, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Sexting to minors.

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Little Miss Attila June 6, 2011 at 7:59 pm

I keep hearing that, but were any of the girls actually minors?

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richard mcenroe June 6, 2011 at 10:37 pm

You tell me:

http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/2011/05/gennette-was-not-alone-weiners-twitter-friends-include-dozens-of-young-lucious-hook-ups/

And of course there was his weasel worded ‘to the best of my knowledge’ they were all adults crap. First off, that won’t keep a private citizen out of jail if they tried it, and secondly, there’s no reason at this point to care what he says he believed, or even if he cared either way. He’s lied too often and too thoroughly.

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ponce June 6, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Looks like LMA caught Richard in a lie.

Little Miss Attila June 6, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Put a sock in it, Flounce.

richard mcenroe June 6, 2011 at 11:11 pm

Oh, and here’s the ABC interview where he refuses to discuss the question to “protect the reputation of the innocent young girls”…
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/flashback-weiners-web-lies-13776485

richard mcenroe June 6, 2011 at 11:15 pm

I’d suggest looking at 3, 4 and 5 on that link and tell me what you think. Remember, that’s only a part of the list.

Of course, they can’t be too young for Ponce.

ponce June 6, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Now you’re just flailing, Dick.

Little Miss Attila June 7, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Hey–you asked for that.

Texan99 June 6, 2011 at 7:26 pm

I’ll give him this — that was almost a real, old-fashioned apology, not one of the pathetic “if by some bizarre chance someone was dumb enough to be offended” non-apologies that have been become standard lately.

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ponce June 6, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Yep,

Weiner is a stand up guy.

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Darrell June 6, 2011 at 8:08 pm

You think this is funny?
Everything you told us the last couple of weeks was an intentional lie or some crap you picked up at
some Left-wing comment section. Every slur you made against Breitbart and the Right was totally without substance.

Before you comment again, you must apologize and retract every on of your words–or get the fuck out of here.
By lifetime ban if necessary. Until you do, your comments should be deleted.

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ponce June 6, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Yes, I do think it is funny, Puerile.

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Darrell June 6, 2011 at 9:23 pm

The fucking lying Left.
No shame when history begins every morning with a new set of lies.
Weiner is just another scum bag Democrat using taxpayer dollars to pay for the perversion de jour and gain control of American’s lives and prosperity. Like every single one of them.

Until you apologize and retract all your previous lies, your comments should be changed to “I’m a lying fucking paid operative for the Democratic Party here to lie to you.”

ponce June 6, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Can I admit I was lying when I said I feel a little sorry for you, Puerile?

Darrell June 6, 2011 at 11:22 pm

ponce meant to say “I’m a lying fucking paid operative for the Democratic Party here to lie to you.”
Make a note of the correction.

PRJoslin June 7, 2011 at 10:26 am

Update 3 is the best line I’ve heard in a week of jokes about the Congressman’s name! Thanks LMA!

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Dave C June 10, 2011 at 4:03 am

The dude waxes his chest..

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