Anthony Weiner in bed with ….Politico? UPDATED w/email response

by Datechguy | July 23rd, 2013

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Anthony Weiner in bed with ....Politico? UPDATED w/email response

I know that a lot of peo­ple are bask­ing in the schaden­freude of Anthony Weiner being, well…being Anthony Weiner but there is a VITAL part of the story that is get­ting almost no play.

Weiner also allegedly promised the source a job at Politico

That is ring­ing alarm bells all over my head. That Anthony Weiner hasn’t lost inter­ested in women is no sur­prise, that he con­tends he has job place­ment priv­i­leges at a news orga­ni­za­tion quoted daily on TV cov­er­ing the polit­i­cal scene in DC IS

I called Politico for com­ment and got an answer­ing machine so I’ve sent them the fol­low­ing e-​mail with some ques­tions con­cern­ing this.

Hello Olivia:

Allow me to intro­duce myself I am Peter Ingemi known as DaT­e­chGuy host of DaT­e­chGuy on DaRa­dio a syn­di­cated radio talk show on the Money Mat­ters Radio net­work in New Eng­land & writer of the nation­ally known DaT­e­chGuy on DaRa­dio Blog.

I have sev­eral ques­tions con­cern­ing the alleged state­ment from Anthony Weiner that he promised a young lady a job at Politico.

1. Has politico ever hired based on the request of the polit­i­cal fig­ure? If so what fig­ure and who was hired

( 1a. If “yes” has such hir­ing ever been at the request of a con­ser­v­a­tive polit­i­cal fig­ure?
1b. If “yes” are any of said hired assigned to cover the peo­ple in ques­tion or the party of said people?)

2. Does politico have any kind of pol­icy in place con­cern­ing hir­ing rec­om­men­da­tion from the peo­ple you cover? If so what are they and if not are there any plans to cre­ate such a policy?

3. Does politico have any com­ment on the alleged state­ment that Mr. Weiner promised a politico posi­tion to a young lady in exchange for certain…considerations?

4. Does politico have an opin­ion on why Mr. Weiner would have the opin­ion that he could obtain such a position?

5. Has Anthony Weiner or his staff done any ser­vice or favor for politico so that he would believe they would owe him a favor or look favor­ably on such a favor if asked?

5. Does politico have a pol­icy to insu­late and sep­a­rate their polit­i­cal staff from the peo­ple they cover on a social level?

6. Does politico have a pol­icy con­cern­ing non work inter­ac­tions between the peo­ple they cover and their report­ing staff?

Thank you

Yeah I know in the e-​mail I used #5 twice but I spot­ted that after the fact and wanted to post the exact e-​mail that I sent.

I’ll let you know if they get back to me.

Update: Just got an e-​mail from Oliva at Politico. the e-​mail is as follows:

Thanks for reach­ing out. Included our story from ear­lier below — please see high­lighted graphs.

Thanks, Olivia

The story is here, I include the “high­lighted” bits from the e-​mail below:

TheDirty​.com this week posted a series of explicit exchanges that allegedly occurred between Weiner and an anony­mous source, who is described as “a young female girl who wishes to remain Anony­mous.” Posts on the site say she was 22 last sum­mer when she and Weiner started a rela­tion­ship that played out on Face­book and the social media site Form­spring, as well as through phone and email con­ver­sa­tions — he used the name “Car­los Dan­ger” for his Yahoo account, the site said.

Their exchanges included phone sex and raunchy online mes­sages, accord­ing to the site, which dis­plays screen­shots of some of the alleged con­ver­sa­tions. The site says Weiner also offered to help the unnamed woman pro­cure a blog­ging gig with POLITICO.

Ok so a friend at [POLITICO] called me for ideas for a thing they are doing in swing states,” reads a screen­shot of an alleged exchange between Weiner and the source, whose Face­book pic­ture and name are blurred out.

How can I help?” she responded.

but do me a solid, can you hard delete all our chats here,” Weiner said before con­tin­u­ing, accord­ing to the post. After she agreed, he wrote, “great. So they are look­ing to cre­ate a panel of bloggers…can I give him your deets?”

Absolutely!” she replied.

POLITICO Editor-​In-​Chief John F. Har­ris said he does not have any idea what Weiner is refer­ring to, and no one he’s talked to at the orga­ni­za­tion does, either. Weiner was one of numer­ous con­gress­men invited to con­tribute to a now-​defunct edi­to­r­ial fea­ture for POLITICO called the Arena.

It occurs to me that while Mr. Har­ris’ state­ment answers some of my ques­tions it doesn’t address them all so I replied to Olivia with the fol­low­ing e-​mail:

Hi Olivia:

Thank you for prompt response and your link to the Politico piece. I have linked in and included the high­lighted bits in my post per your e-​mail.

While the state­ment in ques­tion answers two of my ques­tions (3 & 4) and gives a pos­si­ble answer to a 3rd it still leaves sev­eral of my ques­tions unan­swered. I shall repeat those unan­swered ques­tion below:

1. Has politico ever hired based on the request of the polit­i­cal fig­ure? If so what fig­ure and who was hired

( 1a. If “yes” has such hir­ing ever been at the request of a con­ser­v­a­tive polit­i­cal figure?

1b. If “yes” are any of said hired assigned to cover the peo­ple in ques­tion or the party of said people?)

2. Does politico have any kind of pol­icy in place con­cern­ing hir­ing rec­om­men­da­tion from the peo­ple you cover? If so what are they and if not are there any plans to cre­ate such a policy?

5. Does politico have a pol­icy to insu­late and sep­a­rate their polit­i­cal staff from the peo­ple they cover on a social level?

6. Does politico have a pol­icy con­cern­ing non work inter­ac­tions between the peo­ple they cover and their report­ing staff?

I shall be happy to include your answers in any update as soon as prac­ti­ca­ble as I’m cov­er­ing a live event tonight .

My best

I’ve cov­er­ing James O’Keefe in NH tonight but I’ll do my best to update promptly if I get another response before it’s over.

*****************************

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While I’m wait­ing to hear from Politico and as I get ready to leave to cover another story just a reminder my pay­check is what you pay me, the weekly goal is $305 and Right now I’m $239 shy of a full boat.

As Anthony Weiner is not going to arrange a pay­ing job any­time soon I’d like to ask if you’d con­sider being one of the dozen peo­ple I need to kick in $20 to get me over the top this week by hit­ting DaTip­Jar below.

.

I know that a lot of people are basking in the schadenfreude of Anthony Weiner being, well…being Anthony Weiner but there is a VITAL part of the story that is getting almost no play.

Weiner also allegedly promised the source a job at Politico

That is ringing alarm bells all over my head. That Anthony Weiner hasn’t lost interested in women is no surprise, that he contends he has job placement privileges at a news organization quoted daily on TV covering the political scene in DC IS

I called Politico for comment and got an answering machine so I’ve sent them the following e-mail with some questions concerning this.

Hello Olivia:

Allow me to introduce myself I am Peter Ingemi known as DaTechGuy host of DaTechGuy on DaRadio a syndicated radio talk show on the Money Matters Radio network in New England & writer of the nationally known DaTechGuy on DaRadio Blog.

I have several questions concerning the alleged statement from Anthony Weiner that he promised a young lady a job at Politico.

1. Has politico ever hired based on the request of the political figure? If so what figure and who was hired

( 1a. If “yes” has such hiring ever been at the request of a conservative political figure?
1b. If “yes” are any of said hired assigned to cover the people in question or the party of said people?)

2. Does politico have any kind of policy in place concerning hiring recommendation from the people you cover? If so what are they and if not are there any plans to create such a policy?

3. Does politico have any comment on the alleged statement that Mr. Weiner promised a politico position to a young lady in exchange for certain…considerations?

4. Does politico have an opinion on why Mr. Weiner would have the opinion that he could obtain such a position?

5. Has Anthony Weiner or his staff done any service or favor for politico so that he would believe they would owe him a favor or look favorably on such a favor if asked?

5. Does politico have a policy to insulate and separate their political staff from the people they cover on a social level?

6. Does politico have a policy concerning non work interactions between the people they cover and their reporting staff?

Thank you

Yeah I know in the e-mail I used #5 twice but I spotted that after the fact and wanted to post the exact e-mail that I sent.

I’ll let you know if they get back to me.

Update: Just got an e-mail from Oliva at Politico. the e-mail is as follows:

Thanks for reaching out. Included our story from earlier below—please see highlighted graphs.

Thanks, Olivia

The story is here, I include the “highlighted” bits from the e-mail below:

TheDirty.com this week posted a series of explicit exchanges that allegedly occurred between Weiner and an anonymous source, who is described as “a young female girl who wishes to remain Anonymous.” Posts on the site say she was 22 last summer when she and Weiner started a relationship that played out on Facebook and the social media site Formspring, as well as through phone and email conversations — he used the name “Carlos Danger” for his Yahoo account, the site said.

Their exchanges included phone sex and raunchy online messages, according to the site, which displays screenshots of some of the alleged conversations. The site says Weiner also offered to help the unnamed woman procure a blogging gig with POLITICO.

“Ok so a friend at [POLITICO] called me for ideas for a thing they are doing in swing states,” reads a screenshot of an alleged exchange between Weiner and the source, whose Facebook picture and name are blurred out.

“How can I help?” she responded.

“but do me a solid, can you hard delete all our chats here,” Weiner said before continuing, according to the post. After she agreed, he wrote, “great. So they are looking to create a panel of bloggers…can I give him your deets?”

“Absolutely!” she replied.

POLITICO Editor-In-Chief John F. Harris said he does not have any idea what Weiner is referring to, and no one he’s talked to at the organization does, either. Weiner was one of numerous congressmen invited to contribute to a now-defunct editorial feature for POLITICO called the Arena.

It occurs to me that while Mr. Harris’ statement answers some of my questions it doesn’t address them all so I replied to Olivia with the following e-mail:

Hi Olivia:

Thank you for prompt response and your link to the Politico piece. I have linked in and included the highlighted bits in my post per your e-mail.

While the statement in question answers two of my questions (3 & 4) and gives a possible answer to a 3rd it still leaves several of my questions unanswered. I shall repeat those unanswered question below:

1. Has politico ever hired based on the request of the political figure? If so what figure and who was hired

( 1a. If “yes” has such hiring ever been at the request of a conservative political figure?

1b. If “yes” are any of said hired assigned to cover the people in question or the party of said people?)

2. Does politico have any kind of policy in place concerning hiring recommendation from the people you cover? If so what are they and if not are there any plans to create such a policy?

5. Does politico have a policy to insulate and separate their political staff from the people they cover on a social level?

6. Does politico have a policy concerning non work interactions between the people they cover and their reporting staff?

I shall be happy to include your answers in any update as soon as practicable as I’m covering a live event tonight .

My best

I’ve covering James O’Keefe in NH tonight but I’ll do my best to update promptly if I get another response before it’s over.

*****************************

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While I’m waiting to hear from Politico and as I get ready to leave to cover another story just a reminder my paycheck is what you pay me, the weekly goal is $305 and Right now I’m $239 shy of a full boat.

As Anthony Weiner is not going to arrange a paying job anytime soon I’d like to ask if you’d consider being one of the dozen people I need to kick in $20 to get me over the top this week by hitting DaTipJar below.

.

DaTechGuy on DaRadio Saturday Noon EST. WBNW AM 1120 Concord WPLM 1390 Plymouth WESO 970 Southbridge, FTR Radio, the 405 Media

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