Weiner, Crotch, and Spin

on Monday, Jun. 6th

It’s unlikely that the alligator tears of New York Congressman Anthony Weiner will have much of a mitigating effect on the fallout of his crotch-capades.

Weiner took to a press conference earlier this afternoon to admit that he had known it was in fact his own crotch shot that he had Tweeted to a young woman about ten days ago, though he issued statements expressing confusion about its origin. In addition to Weiner’s creepy online flirtation habits, we think it’s also pretty embarrassing that he’s digitally illiterate enough to “accidentally” publish a picture as sensational as that one…and think that he was sending it as a direct message.

Weiner says he and his wife, former Clinton aide Huma Abedin, have “no intention of splitting up over this” –”this” including the other explicit pictures and messages he said have been sent to women online before and after his marriage last year.

Update: Colbert’s take on why Republican politicians have more game when it comes to online romance…scroll to the last 40 seconds or so.

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Tribeca’s Storyscapes Returns For An Epic Second Year

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First Ever Crappy Awards Target SF’s Tech Industry

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Flag, a photo printing start-up that is holding a barnstorming 14-day Kickstarter campaign right now, turned up on my radar this week thanks to John Gruber’s Daring Fireball.

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