By Allison Stadd on August 20, 2013 11:00 AM
As we documented last week, Democrat Anthony Weiner’s Twitter escapades have made an enormous impact on the political world, both in how other politicians on Twitter have reacted to the scandal (tweets across all Congress members are down 28%) and Weiner himself, who is under enormous pressure to resign.
At the moment, he’s standing his ground. And maybe with good reason, as a new Anthony Weiner figure from Herobuilders.com – available in standard and the enhanced, adult-only edition – is proving so popular with fans that it’s repeatedly crashing their website.
Wow… I don’t know of many other scandals that could have been prevented with a simple one-character change on a text message, but that’s exactly how Anthony Weiner got caught with his pants down (sorry, that’s my freebie, I’ll keep it above the belt from now on). The embattled representative accidentally shared a picture of his nether-regions on Twitter for all the world to see, and all because he didn’t understand the difference between a DM and a mention or reply.
Funny man Stephen Colbert is at it again, taking to Twitter to tease a politician caught with his pants down, so to speak, in the media spotlight. First was Senator Jon Kyl’s personalized #notintendedtobeafactualstatement hashtag, and now Colbert is frying New York representative Anthony Weiner with his very own #ivebeenhacked campaign.