Anthony Weiner ‘Basically’ Stopped Sexting a Year Ago, According to Daily News Correction

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When asked by the New York Daily News if he was done sending sexy messages to strange women, Anthony Weiner was somewhat vague. Or so we thought. After a day of various media outlets using Weiner's "totally unstraightforward answer" as an example his slippery, truth-dodging ways, the Daily News has quietly added a "clarification" to its Q&A — claiming "a question posed to the mayoral candidate and his answer were transcribed incorrectly" — in which Weiner comes out sounding a little bit less shady than he did originally.

Here's the first version:

Q: There's no one you're sexting now?

You can quibble about beginnings, middles and ends but what we're talking about is over a year ago.

And here's how the story reads now:

Q: And it was over a year ago? There's been nothing else?

A: I mean, oh yeah, all that stuff is behind me. You can quibble about you know, beginnings, middles and ends, but it was basically a year ago.

"Basically." It's still far from unequivocal, but it's better.