With tears in his eyes, Representative Anthony Weiner admitted sending lewd photos and having online relationships with up to six women. Representative Weiner apologized for his actions, but said that he would not be stepping down from his office.
“I take full responsibility for my actions,” Weiner said. “The picture was of me, and I sent it.”
I’m afraid the Weinergate scandal is only just beginning. With Nancy Pelosi calling for an ethics inquiry and other Democrats cranking up the pressure, Weiner might still be pushed out of his seat.
While most American citizens are disturbed that a man in his position would engage in this kind of conduct, the liberal media immediately came to his defense. Chris Matthews feels that Anthony Weiner’s wife is to blame, and somehow Barbara Walters believes thinks that a married Congressman emailing risque photos to another women is equivalent to Sarah Palin touring the country in a bus.
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AOL news went as far as to claim that Weiner’s photo elevated him to some sort of elite status.
Anthony Weiner probably wishes his shirtless photo — among other images — hadn’t been made public. But that beefcake picture actually puts the Democratic congressman in select company.
Weiner (D-N.Y.) has joined the ranks of bare-chested lawmakers and world leaders who have been photographed without a shirt.
The stripped down list of stripped down politicians includes American presidents like John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
Overseas leaders are no stranger to overexposure — French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin have both been photographed topless.
The days of objective journalism are long gone. When the media jumps at the chance to defend any dirty Democratic law maker, or even to openly celebrate the left and push their progressive agenda, it makes them about as credible as Al Gore’s Nobel Prize.