Liberal congressman involved in Twitter controversy over lewd photo
May 30th, 2011
08:13 PM ET
12 years ago

Liberal congressman involved in Twitter controversy over lewd photo

(CNN) - A weekend controversy involving a lewd photo posted on the Twitter account of Rep. Anthony Weiner is a "prank" caused by a hacker, Weiner told CNN on Monday.

Weiner, a New York Democrat who is one of the leading liberal voices in the House, blamed the photo on a hacker who got control of his social networking accounts.


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soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Tom in NY

    Why didn't you mention that this smear is being promoted by serial liar Andrew Breitbart, who has made a career of going after liberal targets as part of an ongoing smear campaign?

    May 31, 2011 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  2. Jeff in Virginia

    And you guys are giving this air.... why?

    May 31, 2011 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    So. Breitbart was to the first to notice it. How convenient.
    Who ever smelt it, dealt it.
    Who ever found it, ground it.
    Who ever discovered it, uncovered it.
    And it didn't take him long to notice that it was there, either. Interesting.

    May 31, 2011 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  4. The Real Me

    Right, a hacker did it!

    May 31, 2011 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  5. Martin

    Okay, this story has gone from "it took the picture while in my pocket and posted automatically" to "the blackberry was stolen" now to "it was a prank posted by a hacker".

    Just admit it. You got beaten down by technology and are unable to retract a stupid mistake.

    Another sleazeball politician potentially bought down by social media posts.

    May 31, 2011 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  6. wendell wilburn

    Yea I am sure it is a prank. ROFLMBO . This guy is a pompous jerk!!!!!!!!

    May 31, 2011 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
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