Anthony Weiner continued his needling of the Tea Party this week when he put out a report blasting the gold dealer Goldline for preying "on the public's fears of inflation and socialist takeovers." The report didn't sit well with Glenn Beck, who endorses Goldline and is an all-around gold fanboy. Beck accused Weiner of trying to shut down his show and going all Joseph McCarthy on him. But more hilarious, Beck launched WeinerFacts.com, a website dedicated to all things Weiner. The Observer spoke with the Weiner himself about the site.
"He's attacking the messenger and not addressing the message," said Mr. Weiner, who said he had seen the site on Wednesday but hadn't looked at it since. "I think ultimately Fox News and his radio station and he are going to have to answer the questions about this advertiser and about their role in promoting them."
"The focus of my report was not primarily [Mr. Beck's] show. I haven't called for him to be shut down, I haven't called for him to be sanctioned. He's got to live with himself," Mr. Weiner said. "I don't know where the McCarthy charge comes from. I'm not trying to do anything more than protect his viewers from him."
Meanwhile, WeinerFacts.com is producing some horrible but amusing Photoshops of Weiner and wieners.