Anthony Weiner Refuses to Say Whether He's Still Sexting

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
July 30 2013 10:32 AM

Anthony Weiner Won't Say Whether or Not He's Still Sexting (Update: Yes, He Did!)

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Anthony Weiner speaks with residents in Staten Island on a visit to homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy on July 26, 2013 in New York City

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--- UPDATE, Wednesday, July 31: Turns out, he did. The problem was with the paper's transcription of the interview. ---

Anthony Weiner sat down with the New York Daily News on Monday in his ongoing bid to turn the page from his latest sexting scandal and back to his campaign in general. That's something that would be nearly impossible with the best PR strategy. And, clearly, the disgraced-congressman-turned-disgrace-mayoral-candidate doesn't have one of those:

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NYDN's Denis Hammill: There is no one you are sexting now?
Weiner: "You can quibble about beginnings, middles and ends but what we're talking about is over a year ago."

If someone wanted to give Weiner the benefit of the doubt they could read that quote as simply another example of the New York Democrat's promise to neither confirm nor deny any specifics of new sexting allegations. (In another part of the interview, Weiner claims that any other sexts that surface would be "all old stuff.") But Carlos Danger long ago lost the benefit of the doubt when it comes to the timeline of his online escapades.

Full Daily News interview here.

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