As if what's become known as Weinergate couldn't get any more reckless, dishonest and irresponsible, thanks to Dan Abram's Mediate
, along comes the Daily Beast to add ignorance to dishonesty with a short item
it obviously put no intelligent thought into.
Conservatives Tried to Tempt Weiner
Two days after Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned from his seat in Congress following his Twitter sex scandal, a conservative group that operates under the alias #bornfreecrew that had been monitoring Weiner's online behavior for months admitted they knew about people creating fake names and Twitter handles to gather more information on the politician.
Conservatives tried to "tempt Weiner?"
That unsubstantiated and likely false assertion makes absolutely no sense. Tommy Christopher's embarrassing, now completely debunked
headline grabbing story relied upon made up sources who played Christopher for a fool, because he did not do adequate due diligence in establishing them as real, or even reliable sources. If anything, he should have ignored them. Among other ridiculous claims, the alleged Mother of the fictitious Nikki Reid claimed that she and her daughter routinely read porn star Ginger Reid's blog
. That Christopher didn't see that, along with other ridiculous claims, as a tremendous red flag waving him off the story is inexcusable. It suggests an additional level of carelessness, whatever were his true motivations: site traffic, or to foolishly and blindly attempt to exonerate a disturbed Anthony Weiner the whole world now knows is guilty - no thanks to Mediate and Tommy Christopher.
And concerning a certain adult actress, we would like to add that this girl did nothing wrong. If you actually read her blog it is about politics and chronic illness. My husband and I read it together with our daughter. Again, ask yourself what your own personal prejudices and hangups are before you make accusations. [my emphasis]
So, no problem with the "Look at all the f*cks I give" comedic image here
? Or, perhaps mom thought Ginger Lee's school girl outfit, complete with knee socks and hands covering her breasts
on her profanity-laced blog regularly announcing her stripping gigs was just the kind of fashion tip and info needed by her teenage daughter? That Christopher overlooked those and other obvious alarm bells in a rush to try and exonerate Weiner, while piling on the Born Free Crew, tells us more about him and his alleged professionalism as a journalist, than it does his bogus sources.
The Under-Aged Participants That Add Clarity And Exoneration
Betty’s mother (we’ll call her Mrs. Betty) says that she and her husband monitor all of Betty’s internet usage, and were incensed by this group’s behavior. Rep. Weiner, she confirms, never contacted Betty privately, with the exception of a Direct Message welcoming her to his Twitter stream, a message Mrs. Betty assumed was automatically generated.
Finally, Christopher's trumped up sources did not support the purportedly conservative group that was on to Weiner, instead, it attacked them in the harshest of terms in a failed attempt to change the subject and clear Weiner. Consequently, The Daily Beast's
assertion that it was the same purported group of conservatives who manufactured the false identities that humiliated Christopher, his editor, Colby Hall, and Dan Abrams' Mediaite by association, is illogical and patently absurd
. But then, that is what most have come to routinely expect from the Daily Beast.
This young girl is troubled and she was hounded by a couple of members of that pack of harassing grown men and women until one of them got her to agree to follow him so they could send each other direct messages.
From there, this man questioned this young girl and was gleeful over anything that he could find to incriminate Rep Weiner. He goes by the name goatsred. He also tried to contact my daughter and she locked her account when this happened. After she locked her account he continued to send requests to follow her, she refused to allow him to follow her.