"He’s passionate—people respect that and respond to that. If he was a phony, people would see right through him. There’s nothing wrong with being gung-ho."

Queens Jewish Community Council President Warren Hecht says of Congressman Anthony Weiner in an ill-timed profile of the recently embattled representative. The article is featured in the Jewish perspective Moment Magazine, which co-founders Elie Wiesel and Leonard Fein termed “The New Magazine for America’s Jew.”

Why ill-timed? The article makes no mention of the current scandal facing Weiner.

"You wouldn’t be doing any of this if one of the objectives was not to increase the amount of pussy that was available to you. That is what you do. You don’t do it to be, ah, the most approval-rated governor of New York, for fuck’s sake."

— Christopher Hitchens’ take on Spitzergate suddenly seems relevant again. Thanks for that, Anthony Weiner. (via motherjones)

(via motherjones)

Will Bailey with the quips.

Will Bailey with the quips.

"To be clear, the picture was of me. And I sent it."

Anthony Weiner admits to sending photo of crotch, says it was meant to be sent as a DM and as a joke. He regrets the inappropriate action and apologizes to his wife.

Live video of presser via CBS

WaPo:

Rep. Anthony Weiner is set to to hold a 4 p.m. news conference on Monday after two Web sites run by conservative activists posted stories claiming the lawmaker sent a shirtless photo of himself to a young woman.
The photo, which has not been independently verified by Weiner or other news organizations, could raise a new problem for the New York Democrat, who gave a muddled account last week in explaining how a photo of a man’s crotch was sent under his Twitter account to a young woman in Washington state.

The new photo shows the bare torso and part of the face of a man resembling Weiner. The websites BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, both of which are run by conservative Andrew Breitbart, posted the photo this morning and said they came from a young woman who got them from Weiner. The websites didn’t identify the woman.
The photograph is reminiscent of one sent by Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.) to a young woman in the Washington area via the “personals” category on Craigslist.com. Lee resigned shortly after the photo became public.
Breitbart was widely criticized last year after BigGovernment posted a video of a speech by a Shirley Sherrod, a Department of Agriculture official, in which Sherrod appeared to admit that she had discriminated against a white farmer when she worked for Georgia’s agriculture department. In fact, in the full speech, Sherrod condemned discrimination and recounted how she and the farmer had become friends, all of which was edited out by BigGovernment.

Weiner last week said that he was the victim of a prank, and that his Twitter account had been hacked, after a woman in Washington state received a photo of man in his underwear from his account. But he also said that he could not say “with certitude” if the man in the photo was him.
BigGovernment said the latest photo was allegedly sent to the young woman on May 20 from a Yahoo.com email address that the woman alleges was an alternate alias for Weiner.

In the background of the photograph of the shirtless man there are several framed photos that appear to be of Weiner, including one with former President Bill Clinton, according to BigGovernment.
Breitbart says the photos he has posted were provided by an unidentified woman who has a “cache of intimate photos and online communications” between her and Weiner, who is married to Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

WaPo:

Rep. Anthony Weiner is set to to hold a 4 p.m. news conference on Monday after two Web sites run by conservative activists posted stories claiming the lawmaker sent a shirtless photo of himself to a young woman.

The photo, which has not been independently verified by Weiner or other news organizations, could raise a new problem for the New York Democrat, who gave a muddled account last week in explaining how a photo of a man’s crotch was sent under his Twitter account to a young woman in Washington state.

The new photo shows the bare torso and part of the face of a man resembling Weiner. The websites BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, both of which are run by conservative Andrew Breitbart, posted the photo this morning and said they came from a young woman who got them from Weiner. The websites didn’t identify the woman.

The photograph is reminiscent of one sent by Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.) to a young woman in the Washington area via the “personals” category on Craigslist.com. Lee resigned shortly after the photo became public.

Breitbart was widely criticized last year after BigGovernment posted a video of a speech by a Shirley Sherrod, a Department of Agriculture official, in which Sherrod appeared to admit that she had discriminated against a white farmer when she worked for Georgia’s agriculture department. In fact, in the full speech, Sherrod condemned discrimination and recounted how she and the farmer had become friends, all of which was edited out by BigGovernment.

Weiner last week said that he was the victim of a prank, and that his Twitter account had been hacked, after a woman in Washington state received a photo of man in his underwear from his account. But he also said that he could not say “with certitude” if the man in the photo was him.

BigGovernment said the latest photo was allegedly sent to the young woman on May 20 from a Yahoo.com email address that the woman alleges was an alternate alias for Weiner.

In the background of the photograph of the shirtless man there are several framed photos that appear to be of Weiner, including one with former President Bill Clinton, according to BigGovernment.

Breitbart says the photos he has posted were provided by an unidentified woman who has a “cache of intimate photos and online communications” between her and Weiner, who is married to Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

soupsoup:

Jon Stewart just cited my blog, “those blogs, that sounds a lot like reporting! Slow down Woodward and Blogstein!” (Taken with instagram)

soupsoup:

Jon Stewart just cited my blog, “those blogs, that sounds a lot like reporting! Slow down Woodward and Blogstein!” (Taken with instagram)

(Source: kileyrae)

Amazing Anthony Weiner Manages To Get In As Much Opinion As Fox Anchor

Money quote:

Weiner: Okay, let’s ask questions now. I know you like to give speeches. But you’re doing an interview. Let’s ask questions.

Kelly: I got 20 seconds against a heartbreak.

Weiner: What’s the question? I heard your speech; what’s the question?

Kelly: I got to go Congressman, thanks for coming on.

Weiner: Great interview. Aces.

awesomebrainpowers:

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY): Like a boss.

Money quote:

Anti-Choice speaker: “Can I finish my answer, Representative?”
Rep. Weiner: “It doesn’t sound terribly enticing, no.”

Boom.