On Friday, I wrote a post entitled "The evidence is clear: Weiner sent the tweet."
"Let me start this post by saying something that has now become quite clear: U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-N.Y.) Twitter account was not hacked," I wrote. "He sent the image of his penis to a Twitter follower and has now engaged in a convoluted attempt to cover it up."
I was surprised at the backlash I received. I assumed many others had watched Weiner's dodgy, strange statements (which only made sense from the perspective of the culpable) and reached a similar conclusion.
One blogger called me "ignorant" and "smarmy." A different poster called me a "jackass."
Well, this afternoon, Weiner admitted he did, in fact, send the tweet.
"To be clear, the picture was of me and I sent it," he said at a press conference, apparently at the urging of U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). He apologized to his wife and family and teared up a little bit. Weiner admitted to engaging in other "inappropriate" and "explicit" exchanges with about six women over the last three years. He said he never met the women in person.
"I haven't told the truth and I've done things I deeply regret," he said. "I brought pain to people I care about the most."
One could say that this admission confirms my post from Friday, but I was completely convinced at that time of Weiner's culpability, so it does not come as a surprise to me. There was literally no other way to interpret his actions than those of the guilty party. Today, he admitted what we already knew.
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