Lewd photos, online sex, and support for Israel:
What the media don’t report on ‘Weinergate’
By Richard Edmondson
Anthony Weiner, referred to somewhat laughingly as an “Internet rat” by one of some six women to whom he sent explicit photos of himself, is a longtime supporter of Israel. But somehow the media seem to keep glossing over that fact.
The “Weinergate” scandal engulfed the New York Democrat on May 28 when news leaked concerning a lewd photo sent from Weiner’s Twitter account and directed to a female 21-year-old college student in Seattle. The photo was a close-up shot of a man’s crotch.
Refusing to acknowledge whether the picture was of himself, the congressman initially denied posting the image and claimed his account had been “hacked.” But then in a dramatic press conference on June 6, Weiner confessed, “The photo was of me and I sent it.” He additionally admitted to having “exchanged messages and photos of an explicit nature with about six women over the last three years.”
One of those women is Meagan Broussard, a 26-year-old nursing student living in Texas, who initially spilled the beans on Weiner to conservative blogger Andrew Brietbart, and then later to ABC News. According to the network,
On May 18, Broussard received an image from the RockOh77 account that shows a man’s erect penis. Two days later, she received a shot of a bare-chested man sitting at an office desk. The man in the photo shares facial features with Weiner, and personal photographs in the background resemble his known acquaintances.
The network has posted online an “exclusive slideshow” of images supplied by Broussard, which the young mother of a three-year-old toddler says began to be exchanged between herself and the Congressman starting on April 20. Material handed over to ABC, which Broussard reportedly “licensed” to the network for a fee of $10,000-$15,000, is said to include “dozens of photos, emails, Facebook messages and cell phone call logs.”
It is perhaps the biggest news item in America right now, and the mainstream media have been playing it up for all it’s worth. Think back to Monica and Bill or the O.J. trial. The Weinergate story has gotten that level of saturation. While some of these stories have indeed mentioned the fact that Weiner is Jewish, what almost invariably never gets reported is the congressman’s longstanding support for Israel.