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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 amย  – 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.ย  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.

15 Responses to WeinerGate

  • amourningmom says:

    I didn’t miss the story but I like your recap much better. Perhaps you could add a current events section for those of us that would just like the funnier side of the news. ๐Ÿ™‚

    The power of Twitter – pretty impressive (and like you wrote – smart) of her to write you back. She must me writing a lot of people back. . .

  • Valerie says:

    This is hilarious. I don’t have twitter, maybe I should, but this made me laugh. And, I’m with Annie, I feel like a middle-school kid whenever they talk about this story. It’s like heh…Weiner! Hahahahah!

  • I think she means that there is no story from her side of it, is all. She just wants people to leave her alone – and I think “collateral damage” is as good a descriptor of her situation as any!

    The story does seem like a gift from the humor gods, though, doesn’t it? Jon Stewart will NOT SHUT UP about it.

    • Kelcey says:

      Yes, I think you’re right. I think from her side – she’s trying to say, there is no story. Meaning there is no improper relationship between her and Weiner. But I wonder why she’s one of the few that he follows.

  • Emma says:

    My husband started chatting with a guy with a note book and I asked which paper he worked for. He said “The Post, don’t hate me”. He then went on to try and interview us about a road accident we never saw. Then he asked for our names which I refused to give and he said “I won’t check your drivers license so any name will do”
    I gave him Ruperta Merdock and told him to …
    well you get it.

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    I can’t wait to watch The Daily Show and Colbert Nation tonight. They’ll give Weiner and his ‘weiner’ the best gutter humor there is. No wonder why MICHAEL WEINER changed his name to MICHAEL SAVAGE. Can’t be too effective as a shit stirrer when people don’t stop laughing that you were named appropriately after a ‘dick’.

  • Sara says:

    Every time I hear his name, weiner, I can’t help but giggle. How terrible. It would only be more cruel if his first name was Richard. I also thought that her “trojan” reference was a very appropriate pun. ๐Ÿ™‚ Ah, politics.

kelcey kintner