Hey, Anthony Weiner: Stop Tweeting With Hot Babes
He likes to follow pretty girls, and at least one porn star
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2011 10:43 AM CDT
Anthony Weiner speaks to the media regarding a lewd photo tweet May 31, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – The media are all atwitter over Anthony Weiner’s Twitter scandal, with the main takeaway being: Anthony Weiner likes to tweet with pretty girls, and he should probably stop doing that. Regardless of whether Weiner actually sent the naughty picture in question to one of his followers, the congressman has a lot of what Fox News terms “tweet-hearts” (groan), and one of them just so happens to be a porn star. Conservative blog The Prudence Paine Papers first revealed the exchanges between Weiner and porn star/stripper Ginger Lee, a self-described “fangirl” of Weiner’s.

Weiner sent at least one direct message to Lee, and followed her at least briefly. The blog also notes that Weiner seems to have had a habit of following young women who have a crush on him. Fox News adds that of Weiner’s 198 followees, “a surprising number … are total babes.” And in the Washington Post, Alexandra Petri concurs: “a surprising number … do seem to be what might be termed nubile out-of-state houris.” On Gawker, Adrian Chen observes that to avoid these sorts of scandals in the future, Weiner should simply treat Twitter like real life: “Would you have a picture taken with your arm around a blonde porn star who basically writes fanfic about you on her blog?” If not, don’t tweet with her, either.