I so didn’t want to wake up typing, I have things to do, Herman Cain is just 2 hours away in New Hampshire, the wife and kids have the day off and I still don’t know where in NE Sarah Palin is going to be and I have two sample ads to write for a potential customer of the radio show.
Not to mention normal Memorial Day stuff.
And yet the Weiner case continues to beckon with developments that are not at all favorable to our friends on the left. So here I am back at the keyboard after mass trying to get an update in before the Memorial Day observance.
The young lady in question put out a statement yesterday that you will find at the New York Daily News, in it she makes some charges concerning a person on Twitter “harassed” her:
The account that these tweets were sent from was familiar to me; this person had harassed me many times after the Congressman followed me on Twitter a month or so ago. Since I had dealt with this person and his cohorts before I assumed that the tweet and the picture were their latest attempts at defaming the Congressman and harassing his supporters.
This will be read by the tens of thousands who read that paper.
What will likely not be read by those same tens of thousands are two tweets she put out last night saying:
1. I never said or implied that the alleged “stalker” was behind the tweet
2. I never once speculated about the alleged hacking.
Say WHAT? This is Bill Clinton grade: “it depends on the meaning of the what the word ‘is’ is” style.
It would seem to me the statement’s purpose was not to deal with unanswered questions but to get the “I’m being harassed by the right” theme out so the left can follow-up with nonsense like this from Joan Walsh:
It’s about @AndrewBreitbart and insane bloggers savaging a 21 year old girl.
Apparently the media not able to contain the story has decided their narrative is going to be about evil right wingers harassing a poor innocent 21-year-old journalism student.
This narrative is designed to do one thing: to take the spotlight off of the suddenly silent Anthony Weiner and to avoid asking Ms. Cordova some specific questions such as:
1. Did you at any time send or relieve Direct Messages with Congressman Weiner via Twitter or any software used to access Twitter?
2. Did anyone from the Congressman’s office contact you at any time between the time the tweet became known and the release of your statement.
3. Did you exchange direct messages with Tommy Christopher of Mediate before the release of your statement, and if so what was the nature of said messages?
4. Who if anyone aided in the drafting, editing and presentation of your prepared statement, was a lawyer consulted
Tell me Ms. Walsh would you consider those questions “savaging” anyone?
And incidentally, do you have any questions for the congressman as Stacy McCain explains:
I think if you were keenly observant, you might have noticed something curious over the weekend: The normally loquacious @RepWeiner didn’t have a damned thing to say about this whole “hacking” incident, except a couple of vague jokes.
Does it not strike you as odd, Ms. Walsh, that the New York congressman — who has never been known to be averse to TV cameras — did not rush into a studio, or call a press conference, to rebut the accusation that he had Tweeted photos of his tumescence to a 21-year-old?
So the loquacious congressman says nothing, while his spokesman issues denials and, after 36 “anxiety-filled” hours, we get a confusing statement from the self-described “fan” of Weiner to whom the notorious photo was addressed.
There is something wrong with this story, Ms. Walsh. And what’s wrong has nothing to do with Andrew Breitbart.
Lee Stranahan follows up with two examples of simple questions that Joan Walsh has not asked:
1. Why did Rep. Weiner, who only follows 200 people, choose to follow 21 year old college student Gennette Cordova?
2. And how exactly did he come to follow her?
Ms. Walsh, may I point out that Andrew Breitbart was not following the young lady on Twitter but a certain congressman in a district 2900 miles from her was. I don’t claim to be a professional journalist but it would seem to me that any reporter whose goal is the truth of this matter rather than defending a congressman beloved by the left would be asking questions. Andrew Breitbart is not the story here no matter how much you or the Daily Kos crowd wish it to be so.
Meanwhile as paid reports cry “Breitbart” and unleash the dogs of indignation Ace of Spades contacted the alleged “harasser” who answered direct questions posed to him (I also contacted him asking to speak to him by phone last night, he choose not to speak by phone and I choose not to ask my questions via the net).
Have you been contacted by any law enforcement officers or agents whatsoever?
No one. Nada. I keep saying bring it on. I have nothing to hide. Not my IP nothing to hide at all.
No one from law enforcement contacted Detective Colby Hall’s number one suspect in the hacking case of the decade? No one? No one at all?
Additionally the gentleman in question has offered to hand over anything an investigator might want concerning this. Ace again:
Isn’t it odd that Weiner and the Comely Coed are not calling the police, while the man the left has all-but-accused as being behind this is the only one who wants a police investigation?
It apparently isn’t odd if you are Joan Walsh or Colby Hall of Mediate. Apparently Ace has demonstrated reporting is one of those jobs American reporters don’t want to do .
Oh and Joan, Colby in case you missed it Bryan Preston notes another Coincidence that a reporter might choose to ask about
It was just a coincidence that Rep. Anthony Weiner had spent much of Friday on twitter (where he could tweet publicly as well as direct message, of course) laying in wait for a supposed Clarence Thomas docu-dump; and it was a coincidence that Weiner happened to see the allegedly criminal tweet, and was able to delete the tweet in question within minutes of it going off into the wild, even though he allegedly had nothing to do with sending that tweet in the first place. He’s a regular Twitter Batman.
Think about it; a “hack” of Congressman Weiner’s accounts DURING THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND that has the potential to damage his reputation takes place just as he just happens to be sitting there ready to delete the offending tweet and picture.
What a lucky guy!
Oh one last thing, take a look at this story from CBS. Here is the headline:
Rep. Weiner: I did not send Twitter crotch pic
Now a person seeing that headline would naturally assume that CBS asked Rep Weiner and he denied it. Unfortunately that’s not what the story says:
NEW YORK — A lewd photograph of a crotch sent from the Twitter account of U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is just “a distraction” perpetrated by a hacker, his spokesman said Sunday.
Dave Arnold told The Associated Press in an email that the tweet, directed at a woman, was “a distraction” from the married New York Democrat’s “important work representing his constituents.”
So it’s a distraction? I have a question:
Has anybody in the Media spoken directly to Congressman Weiner on the record concerning this matter?
The most interesting part of this story is going to be the MSM spin, but at least they can use it as an excuse to ignore Sarah Palin.