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

Anthony Weiner listens to a question from the media after courting voters outside a Harlem subway station a day after announcing he will enter the New York mayoral race on May 23, 2013 in New York City. Weiner is joining the Democratic race to succeed three-term Mayor Michael Bloomberg after he was forced to resign from Congress in 2011 following the revelation of sexually explicit online behavior.

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.

Weiner Stopped Sexting a Year Ago, He Says