Rep. Anthony Weiner claims Twitter account hacked as a prank
What happened to Congressman Anthony Weiner and his Twitter account?
- He sent the inappropriate photo (92%, 11 Votes)
- Someone else sent the inappropriate photo from his account (8%, 1 Votes)
- I don't know what to believe (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 12
Andrew N. Farrens
Streetgangs.com Staff Writer
June 3, 2011 | 1:09 p.m.
Social media is a wonderful tool that keeps us informed and connected to our friends and family in ways that we could not have imagined fifteen years ago. If abused or used inappropriately, it can also create a scandal or an embarrassing moment for our elected officials. Last February, Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.) resigned from the House after is was learned he was sending topless photos to a 34-year-old woman he met on Craigslist.
Most recently, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D) of New York, allegedly used Twitter to send an indecent photo of himself from the waist down to a 21-year-old female college student in Seattle last Friday. He denies that he sent the photo, insisting that he does not recognize the photo and that his Twitter account was hacked by a person(s) who remains unknown. In his words, he can’t say “with certainty” that it his him in the photo.
Rep. Weiner has a reputation for a fiery temper and he proved that when he called a reporter a “Jack-ass” during a recent interview. He claims that he was upset because he wanted to discuss the nation’s debt limit and instead is wasting time answering questions about a subject he feels is asinine. This is understandable but he should also be willing to answer questions about the controversy because the people of The United States of America have a right to know and understand the morals of the elected leaders that represent them.
While evading questions with shifty eyes, he dodged the questions of why he had retained a lawyer, saying only that he needed to be advised on what to do next. His claim that his Twitter account was hacked is certainly feasible, but he has not asked for the F.B.I.’s or United States Capital Police assistance in investigating the matter, saying that this is not a federal matter. If his account was hacked that constitutes a crime and should be investigated by the proper authorities which he has not pursued.
Weiner has repeated many times that he does not want to speak about this scandal and has become quite vocal in interviews with the press. The young lady to whom the photos were sent has asked for privacy, using Twitter to inform people that she has not had a relationship with Rep. Weiner in any sort of way. Rep. Weiner would not answer any questions about why he was following the female on Twitter account.
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