Rep. Anthony Weiner Can't Say Crotch Shot is Not Him

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Weinergate is the story that just won't die, and Rep. Anthony Weiner is helping to keep it alive. Now he says he "can't say with certitude" that the crotch shot sent on his Twitter account is not him.

Last Friday a photo went out on Weiner's Twitter that showed just a man's boxer-briefs filled with, well, what fills a man's boxer-briefs. He immediately said his account was hacked, and that he did not send out the photo.

On Tuesday Weiner got a bit testes, I mean testy, with reporters who asked him about the photo.

Wednesday he tried to clear the air, joking, "I'm sorry I was a little stiff yesterday," adding, "The jokes kind of write themselves."

But talking to MSNBC, Weiner could not say that the photo was not of him.

"I can't say with certitude. My system was hacked. Pictures can be manipulated," he told the network. But he insisted, “I didn’t send that picture out."

He said a similar thing to Wolf Blitzer on CNN, to which Blitzer said, "You would know if this is your underpants."

Weiner's response? "I don't know what photographs are out there in the world of me."

He told the New York Daily News, "We've asked (a law) firm to look into whether some of my photos could have been taken, they could have been manipulated."