Anthony Weiner’s awkward press conference may be indicative of guilt. Confronted by the media in regards to a lewd photo sent from his Twitter account to a female college student, Weiner was evasive, avoiding to give a straight “yes” or “no” answer. Instead, he replied with the following statement:
“If I were giving a speech to 45,000 people and someone in the back of the room threw a pie or yelled out an insult, I would not spend the next two hours of my speech responding to that pie or that insult. I would return to what I want to talk about to the audience that I want to talk to…”
An unexpected PR gaffe from a man who, in other situations, convinces with his witty responses, and a very strange behavior, considering that the college student in case has already stated that: “there have never been any inappropriate exchanges between Anthony Weiner and myself, including the tweet/picture in question, which had apparently been deleted before it reached me.”
Rep. Anthony Weiner previously alleged that his Twitter and Facebook accounts have been hacked, however, he failed giving a straight answer to journalists late Tuesday afternoon, a move that led to even more speculation.
The whole affair is now labeled as the Weinergate, and jokes about Weiner and Gennette Cordova, the student who was sent lewd Twitter photo from Rep. Weiner’s account, are pouring all over the Internet. In the absence of proof that the accounts have been hacked, journalists are speculating. Weiner’s lack of diplomacy in front of the media leaves room for even more questions, and rumors.
There was, of course, a better way to handle this situation, but instead, Anthony Weiner gave the media fuel for his own stake.