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June 02, 2011

Hey, I Don't Want To Cast No Aspersions Or Nothin', But Anthony Weiner May Be Lying

Anthony Weiner tells a lot of lies. So many, in fact, it's hard to keep up.

So one obvious one just struck me.

He claimed the DM sent to the porn star was, if his memory served (i.e., gee whiz, it it turns out I'm lying, it's just a mistake, not the lie it is), simply a "pro-forma" message saying "Thank you for following" and directing the porn star to AnthonyWeiner.com for campaign information.

Ummmm... no.

He could send that message to all of his 45,000 followers. He could DM anyone who followed him. They just couldn't DM him back.

No, following someone gave that person the ability to send a message to him, not just receive it; all 45,000 could already receive "thank you for following, please check AnthonyWeiner.com."

Following someone else allowed him to have an actual conversation. And to get something from those followed.

No, out of 45,000 followers, he personally chose 91 to follow himself, and to send private messages to, and to receive private messages from.

He did not specially select these 91 out of 45,000 to receive the automated pro-forma message "Thank you for following, make sure to check AnthonyWeiner.com for more information."

He could have done that for 45,000 people. He didn't.

He chose 91 very special people to send him DMs. And I doubt he was looking for pro-forma responses in return.

That's less than one half of one one thousandth of all his followers. Fewer, even, when you consider half the "people" he followed were the standard-issue newsfeeds, not people at all.

I'm pretty sure his messages to this specially-selected 91 -- rather heavy with cute young females of the sort he used to enjoy carousing with -- were a tad more personalized than that.

Some more personalized than others.


Ah: Well, okay. This explains it.

It was a pro-forma message.

All the hot chicks I follow get the dic-pic. Pro-forma.

Posted by: Captain Schvantz

Well now you're making sense, that's what you're doing now.

Corrected: I initially said there was no pro-forma message service like that, "that i knew of." Well, there is. I just didn't know of it. And I'm further told he did use that service to pimp his website to followers.

But that actually makes this point stronger. He could do that, and did do that, for thousands of followers.

He didn't need to specially select nubile young girls to do this.

But he chose a tiny fraction of followers -- and a lot of cute young girls -- to have actual private conversations with.

Why?

Not to tell them "Check out AnthonyWeiner.com."

More: I see now this is a rather fully-developed point already. While he did send out automated messages to people who tweeted to him "#WeinerYes" (which I think engages the automated-messaging ability), it still remains the point that he could do this/did this with any of his 45,000 followers; The porn star, the Comely Coed, and the... other one I don't even want to mention were specially chosen for private two-way messaging.

Not "Thank you, drive through, Drink More Ovaltine."

Lesson: Never, ever post while drunk.

The More Important Lesson: If you are lazy, uninformed, but completely sober (Coke Zero mixed with, um, ice), it's probably a good idea to claim the "Lesson" to be learned is "never post while drunk," because, come on, #Drunk! It happens! No one can blame you!

No need to make a federal case out of it. #Drunk! I've totally got a lampshade on my head. #HeySomeoneTurnMeOnItsDarkInHere! LOL.

"Drunk!"


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posted by Ace at 10:24 PM

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