Monday's HOT MIC
Do you think the media will find a way to blame Trump?
The teenage girl who had exchanged sexually explicit text messages with former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) lied about her age and political motivations to harm Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, according to a report by the investigative news site WhoWhatWhy.
In a report published Monday, the website said the girl who exchanged the messages with Weiner was closer to 17 and not 15, as initial reports said. That also puts her above the age of consent in North Carolina, which is 16.
In addition, she and her family were also not Clinton supporters, as the girl claimed in a letter published by BuzzFeed, according to social media posts unearthed by the website. The report also says the girl initiated the contact with Weiner and then sought advice from a GOP figure behind "prior efforts to harm Weiner and other Democrats."
The website suggests this could mean that Weiner was the target of a politically motivated plot.
“Seeing that Weiner is both a repeat offender — his sexting addiction cost him his job in Congress as well as a shot at becoming mayor of New York — and associated with one of the most important people in Clinton’s inner circle, it is conceivable that this was a set-up from the beginning, with the objective of embarrassing the Clinton campaign,” the WhoWhatWhy report reads.
I don't know who "WhoWhatWhy" is and don't care much what their politics are, but their "reporting" leaves a lot to be desired.
First, what's this "closer to 17" bullcrap? She's either 15, 16, or 17 - "closer" doesn't count. And if she's 15, Weiner is guilty.
Secondly, here's their "evidence" of a dark Republican "plot":
WhoWhatWhy cites a number of social media messages and photographs to argue that the victim was from a Republican-friendly family and that this suggests a political trick may have been in play.
It says that the victim celebrated Trump's victory on social media, that her father is a registered Republican and that her mother tweeted derisively about the Black Lives Matter movement.
The report also added that Chuck Johnson, a conservative writer, was one of the individuals who connected the girl to The Daily Mail.
“It’s not yet clear whether the motive was primarily money, a plot to smear Clinton, or both,” the report notes.
Sure. All Republican-friendly families would jump at the chance to trap a Democrat and destroy Hillary Clinton's campaign, right?
And "celebrating" a Trump victory by a Republican family is a sure sign of a plot. And how do we know that Trump and the Russians aren't behind this?
I weep for Hillary that she was the victim of this nefarious scheme. Of course, Weiner is a sexual predator, a serial sexting creep, and a deviant. But it's not his fault. The little girl fudged her age by a few months.
What fools these mortals be.