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.