If you don’t live in New York, you might have missed that U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner had his Twitter account hacked and an inappropriate photo was sent from his account to a young pretty college student.
Or he sent it himself.
It’s hard to know what happened. It’s a photo of bulging grey jockey shorts. I know. Classy.
And the Congressman can’t say “with certitude” that it isn’t him. Okay. But that still doesn’t mean he sent it. Or maybe he did. I have no idea.
Since this guy’s last name is Weiner and the whole story is about a picture of a weiner, it’s pretty much the greatest day ever for New York tabloids.
The New York Post recently ran an article about the woman who received the photo, Gennette Cordova, in which she describes herself as “collateral damage” and says, “I just want this to be over.”
So I tweeted….
And then she tweeted me back saying, “I never gave one interview! Thanks.”
Oh snap! I did not expect to hear back from her. Here I am – giving her a hard time and she’s being so polite about it. She referred me to her tweets where she explains that she believes The New York Post used unethical actions to get quotes from her…
I went to journalism school and if she is telling the truth (which I believe she is) then the Post’s actions are pretty despicable. And Gennette is pretty smart to use Twitter to tell her side of the story.
But I do disagree with her last tweet above. When a racy photo is sent from a married Congressman’s Twitter account to a college student, there is a story. Maybe it’s about inappropriate behavior by a Congressman. Or maybe it’s about computer hacking. I don’t know. But there is a story. Just unfortunately, she is in the middle of it.