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The Wrong Lesson Of Weinergate: Don't Run From Social Media

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

There are several indisputable lessons to draw from the mistakes of Representative Anthony Weiner. Don't send photos you wouldn't want the press to see. Don't behave in a way you wouldn't want your wife to know. Don't lie to the public.

I worry though that nervous politicians may draw a different lesson: Get me out of social media. Unfortunately, if this becomes a
cautionary tale that chases public figures off of Twitter and Facebook, that would be a disservice to the elected officials and their constituents.

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Damage Control Vital to Weiner's Political Survival, Experts Say

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner's confession that he had lewd online relationships and the media frenzy that ensued does not mean the end of the Congressman's political career — as long as he takes the proper steps, political consultants said.

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Meet Anthony Weiner's Wife: Huma Abedin

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Congressman Anthony Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, has not publicly commented on her husband's confession earlier this week that he sent lewd photos and messages to other women online — but the scandal has thrust her into the spotlight.

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A Break From Political Tradition: Weiner's Wife Does Not Stand By Her Man

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

A teary-eyed Anthony Weiner stood notably alone when the married Congressman faced the press earlier this week to confess he sent lewd photos to women online. Rather than stand by her husband's side, Huma Abedin stood in contrast to wives of disgraced politicians past.

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Trickery from Weiner's First Race: Early Signs of Bad Judgment?

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

How could it be? How could savvy, ambitious Anthony Weiner, the Congressman many thought would be New York City's next mayor, show such a lapse in judgment? His sexually tinged online exchanges with women, and repeated lies about them, did not mesh any which way with his reputation as a bright and brash politician with a big future.

 

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House Ethics Probe: What the Anthony Weiner Investigation Hinges On

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

A day after embattled New York Rep. Anthony Weiner confessed he made a mistake when he sent lewd photos to women over Twitter, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi formally requested a House ethics panel probe of the Congressman Tuesday to investigate whether he violated House rules.

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Pelosi, Reid Distance Themselves from Weiner

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

I know Congressman Weiner, I wish i could defend him. But I can't.

-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, on embattled Congressman Anthony Weiner.

 

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Transportation Nation

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Anthony Weiner and the Politics of...Bike Lanes?

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

FROM THE ARCHIVES -- I wrote this two years ago, as Anthony Weiner's political career was unraveling (but before he'd resigned.) But as he's making moves to get into the race again, seemed like a good time to surface it.  

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The Takeaway

Can Weiner Repair His Brand?

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has a communications crisis on his hands. He tweeted lewd photos to followers and then lied about it to his wife, his family and the press. In his emotional press conference, Weiner admitted to sending the photographs and apologized. Ron Bonjean leads Singer Bonjean Strategies, a communication and crisis management service. Weiner hurt himself, but he also hurt the Democratic party brand, says Bonjean. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for an investigation of Weiner in order to protect her party. However, did Weiner come clean fast enough to save his career?

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Can Rep. Anthony Weiner Survive the Scandal?

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) admitted Monday to sending lewd photos of himself to women he met online. The revelation came after Weiner denied sending photos of himself, saying that his Twitter account was hacked. In a lengthy and teary press conference, Rep. Weiner apologized to his wife, his family and the media for his behavior. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has called for an investigation of Weiner. Can the congressman survive the scandal?

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The Case Against Weiner: Why He Should Leave Office

Monday, June 06, 2011

Weiner proclaimed himself a victim and his supporters treated him as such. In the comments on my own post on this blog I was accused of "smearing" the Congressman when in actuality I was pointing out that the simplest explanation is usually the right one.

-Karol Markowicz, calling for Rep. Anthony Weiner to step down.

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Weathering the Storm: What Anthony Weiner Can Learn From These Sex Scandal Survivors

Monday, June 06, 2011

Anthony Weiner isn't resigning post-sex-scandal, and he's far from the first to try to keep his office in the wake of public shaming. He might want to take lessons from this list of pols who got tangled up in sex-scandals and ended up bruised, but not destroyed. Here are eight political careers that went on despite scandal.

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Watch: Weiner Cops to Lewd Twitter Photos, Breitbart Crashes Stage

Monday, June 06, 2011

In one of the more head-scratching resolutions to a political sex scandal in recent memory, Anthony Weiner today admitted that he did in fact send lewd photos of himself to women he'd met on the internet.

In an emotional and bizzare press conference at the midtown Sheraton this afternoon, Anthony Weiner admitted that he had contact through social media with several women from around the country. He reiterated several times that he had never met any of these women in person, but that his actions constitute "a personal failing" that will no doubt cast his political future into question.

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Anthony Weiner: 'The Picture Was of Me, And I Sent It'

Monday, June 06, 2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner confessed Monday that he was the one responsible for sending a lewd photo of himself to a college student on Twitter but stopped short of resigning from his post a week after the embattled politician first drew fire for the image.

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Weiner Admits He Sent Twitter Photos

Monday, June 06, 2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner confessed Monday that he was the one responsible for sending a lewd photo of himself to a college student on Twitter but stopped short of resigning from his post a week after first drawing fire for the image.

The website BigGovernment.com posted several pictures that appear to be New York Congressman Anthony Weiner getting intimate and topless on a webcam, and Radar.com has published a series of "sext" messages they claim were sent from Weiner to a woman they identify as "middle-aged and from Nevada."

On Monday Anthony Weiner admitted that he has had "inappropriate online conversations" with about six women over the past three years - including while being married to senior Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

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Rep. Anthony Weiner's Twitter Scandal: What May Have Happened

Thursday, June 02, 2011

A tech expert said it's probable a third party who had the user name and password of Rep. Anthony Weiner's Twitter account may be responsible for tweeting a lewd photo to a college student that has landed the Congressman who represents parts of Brooklyn and Queens in hot water.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Anthony Weiner’s Twitter Trouble

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Ben Smith, senior political writer for Politico.com discusses the lewd tweet Representative Anthony Weiner sent out last week, and the controversy that’s ensued.

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Anthony Weiner’s Twitter Trouble

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Politics is and has always been, not some sort of bloodless abstract pursuit, but it’s very much about the people who are in it, and this is part of that, and sex is part of that.

Ben Smith, senior political writer for Politico.com, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Takeaway

Anatomy of 'Weinergate'

Thursday, June 02, 2011

The basics of "Weinergate" are well established. Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY), has a Twitter account. The Friday before Memorial Day weekend, a picture was posted on Yfrog and tweeted from Weiner's account to that of a 21-year-old college student in Seattle. The picture, as most of the country knows by now, was a shot from the chest down of a man in his underwear. It was immediately deleted. Rep. Weiner claimed, on twitter, that he'd been hacked. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich has been watching this unfold. John Abell, New York Bureau Chief for Wired.com, discusses Rep. Weiner's assertion that "I was pranked, I was hacked, I was punked" and how a person might actually prove such a thing.

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Rep. Anthony Weiner Can't 'Say With Certitude' Twitter Photo Is Not Him

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

New York Rep. Anthony Weiner has denied that he sent a lewd photo to a Seattle college student from his Twitter account but said Wednesday he can't "say with certitude" the photo showing a man in his underwear from the waist down is not him.

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