June 1st, 2011
09:00 AM ET
11 years ago

Liberal congressman plays down Twitter controversy over lewd photo

(CNN) - A prank or a possible glimpse of scandal?

Liberal Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner tried Tuesday to deflect attention away from a controversy involving a lewd photo briefly posted on his Twitter account, saying the matter was undeserving of further attention.


Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Congress • House
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  1. Watcher

    CNN really embarrassed itself on this one. When you stop talking about what silly people do on Twitter, I'll tune in again. This used to be a news channel.

    May 31, 2011 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  2. The Elephant in the Room.

    It wasn't him. IIt wasn't from him. And, frankly, it wasn't LEWD. Move along. Nothing to see here.

    I can't imagine anyone that wants to be taken seriously as a journalist is spending any time on this.

    Aren't there about to be RECALL elections for the Republicans that tried to bust the Wisconsin Unions? Seems to me that is a more relevant story.

    May 31, 2011 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  3. Chris

    Breitart is the scumbag of the internet..........remember what he did to Shirley Sherod? Weiner does not want anything to do with breitbart.

    May 31, 2011 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  4. Tom

    If a Repub was doing this it would not go away until the offender quit. For Dems, no big deal, and lets just not talk about it.

    May 31, 2011 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |