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May 31st, 2011
03:30 PM ET

Liberal congressman plays down Twitter controversy over lewd photo

(CNN) - A prank or a possible glimpse of scandal?

Liberal Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner tried Tuesday to deflect attention away from a controversy involving a lewd photo briefly posted on his Twitter account, saying the matter was undeserving of further attention.

Meanwhile, the conservative blogger who broke the story called for a full investigation of what he called either the hacking of a congressman's account or something Weiner wants to hide.

Weiner told reporters he wasn't interested in talking about the issue any more, saying he already issued statements over the Memorial Day weekend after news of the photo of the lower body of a man wearing underwear turned up on his Twitter account on Friday night.

When asked if the photo was of him, he deflected the question.

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  1. mary mires

    I totally agree with Rep. Weiner that this it's time to put the internet incident to rest! This is part of our problem with the media – stop beating a dead horse, and let's deal with the issues involving the future of our country! Let it go already! Interesting too that the reporter of this incident is a conservative apparently known for his inaccurate reports about Democrats!

    May 31, 2011 at 7:33 pm |