The PJ Tatler

Truthers and Birthers, meet the Weiners

Joseph Cannon, the liberal blogger who defended Anthony Weiner’s “hack attack” and concocted theories that supposedly explained it all, just can’t quit the Ween.

Thus, Weiner made the most amazing confession conceivable: That he just sent a crotch shot out of the blue to someone he did not know. Worse, he used Twitter — which places all images on public display, even when sent as a direct message. (The example here proves the point; that painting was sent by “Chalice” as a DM, yet it is also public.) Moreover, he did this incredible thing knowing full well that there were political enemies tracking his every move on Twitter.


I don’t believe that scenario. I accept every part of his confession except for the statement about the night of the 27th.

I wouldn’t believe that part if Weiner personally called me up and insisted.

Lots of guys have made incredibly dumb mistakes when thinking with their “downstairs” brain. Lord knows I have. But I’ve never encountered a sufferer from “testosterone poisoning” who has ever done anything quite that foolish. Even a private citizen would not (unless protected by anonymity) send out a crotch shot to a woman he did not know.

A congressman…?

My imagination is as good as anyone else’s, but my brain refuses to accept the possibility.

He believe Weiner when Weiner was lying, but now he won’t believe Weiner when Weiner is telling the truth. And despite the clear vindication of Breitbart, Cannon just can’t bring his brain to accepting that reality either.

Will I ever apologize to Andrew Breitbart? Only if he goes back in time and erases his whole history.

His brand of sexual “gotcha” journalism and his reliance on iffy sources were hardly justified by anything Weiner said today. When Drudge broke the Monica Lewinski story, he relied on a single source that mainstream journalists had rejected. Just because that story proved true doesn’t mean that Drudge acted responsibly, or that he is anything but a slimeball. Why should we hold a differing view of Breitbart?

This is the liberal mind: If you’re a conservative, you’re always and ever “wrong” even when you’re actually proven right.