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.
If you haven’t been following “Weinergate”, here’s a basic recap: late last week, a lewd picture of a man’s bulging underpants was sent from New York representative Anthony Weiner’s Twitter account (@repweiner). This picture was directed towards a young coed, and was discovered by a radical conservative Twitter user before being deleted from Weiner’s account. The tweet was forwarded to conservative blogger, and the story has been chugging along ever since.
Now, it doesn’t help that Weiner claims his account was hacked, but refuses to file a police report or get the FBI involved. Nor does it help that he has publicly stated that he cannot say “with certitude” whether the image is of his own nether-regions or not. And this is where Colbert comes in.
Since June 1st, Colbert (@stephenathome) has been tweeting a series of “hacked” tweets, which all include the phrase “I cannot say with certitude that this is not part of my body,” a bizarre image, and the hashtag #ivebeenhacked.
And the images are pretty funny: one was a drooping, spotted gourd, while another was an image of a Ken doll’s lower half.
The absurdity of what happened to rep. Weiner is made all the more clear with someone like Colbert’s ironic commentary from the wings. Whether it is all a big conspiracy or whether it was a mis-tweet is something we’ll probably find out in the end, but Weiner’s fumbling “uncertitude” about the photo’s origin is just plain ridiculous.
Anyways, if you’re in the mood for a laugh this Friday afternoon, head on over to Colbert’s Twitter profile and prepare for some serious chuckles.