Even though former New York congressman Anthony Weiner has admitted sending lewd photos of himself to female fans, some still believe late conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart and his staff made the entire story up.
From Buzz Feed:
A group of liberal bloggers believe that Anthony Weiner was blackmailed by Andrew Breitbart into a false confession, and are carrying out a lonely Twitter crusade to spread their theory — in spite of the fact that Weiner himself has never claimed this to be the case.
Framed? Only in his own camera lens: Meet The Weiner Truthers http://t.co/dAq5Yviv
— Rachel Sutz Pienta (@wakullawriter) May 26, 2012
— Eye on Politics (@EyeOnPolitics) May 26, 2012
There are Weiner Truthers?! But, didn't he admit he did it? Oh my. http://t.co/d5r0qpev
— MPeper (@MPeper) May 26, 2012
unresolved question: If, as leftwing blogger Cannon-fire says, these accounts are "astroturf" — who's paying the Weiner Truthers? And why?
— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 26, 2012
The @OccupyRebellion account has also been tweeting about the issue.
Not that someone connected to a site named BreitbartUnmasked.com would have an agenda, but both @OccupyRebellion and BreitbartUnmasked.com were mentioned in the story by blogger Patterico about the harassment he received from convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin.
— RB (@RBPundit) May 26, 2012