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.