back to article Limp Weiner to get 21 months in the hole

Disgraced American politician Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months behind bars – and three years of probation – for sexting an underage girl. The former Congressman broke down as he was sentenced in a Manhattan court on Monday for sending penis pics to an unnamed 15-year-old girl and convincing her to undress and …

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  2. Robert Moore
    Coat

    Happy day

    Couldn't happen to a more deserving douchebag.

    1. Lysenko

      Re: Happy day

      Perhaps he can share a cell with Martin Shkreli and discuss "clovergender theory".

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "It's amazing how much trouble one man's cock can cause"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln4QojnG7G8

  4. jamesb2147

    Barred from elected office now, right?

    This is a felony conviction? I believe he's also lost the right to vote, if it is a felony.

    It's definitely an interesting viewpoint to pin Clinton's loss on Weiner. Poor Hillary, always getting fucked by the inability of various men to keep their dicks in their pants.

    1. Chemical Bob

      Re: Barred from elected office now, right?

      Clinton didn't lose because of Weiner. She has the same problems Ted Kennedy had - drunkenness and an inability to win.

    2. fajensen
      Flame

      Re: Barred from elected office now, right?

      With "Poor" Hillary, it is never, never, ever, Her Fault.

  5. Toolman83

    He gets less than 2 years, while that kid that sent pics of himself gets 10

    America, that's AFU.

    17 yo Kid sends pic of himself to older girl, gets 10 years for distributing child porn (of himself!!!).

    This guy sends pics of himself to a minor, gets less than 2 years.

    Remind me which one has actual harm?

    "Land of the free" my ass

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: He gets less than 2 years, while that kid that sent pics of himself gets 10

      Do you have money or connections?

      No (go to jail), Yes (let's work something out)

    2. Eddy Ito
      Facepalm

      Re: He gets less than 2 years, while that kid that sent pics of himself gets 10

      It makes you wonder if they had charged the 17 yo kid as an adult, would it still have been child porn?

    3. bombastic bob Silver badge
      Devil

      Re: He gets less than 2 years, while that kid that sent pics of himself gets 10

      "17 yo Kid sends pic of himself to older girl, gets 10 years for distributing child porn (of himself!!!)."

      this is what happens when you get ACTIVISTS in positions of power as attorneys general and in other investigative positions of authority. That and the occasional nod/wink for their fellow 'lodge members', the country club of "the elite" Washington D.C. insiders, aka "the establishment".

      Mrs. Clinton has YET to get ANY kind of sentencing for the list o' crimes that she's committed [obstruction of justice and mishandling of classified material being the two obvious ones].

      So yeah, it's the law that applies to everyone equally, except that SOME people (certain Demo-rats, certain 'Dynasty' families) are MORE equal than the rest of us...

      Weiner is nothing more than a scapegoat, whose crimes are just too heinous to excuse and cover up. That and it gives Huma a chance to "be free" to be with Mrs. Clinton...

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: He gets less than 2 years, while that kid that sent pics of himself gets 10

        Saw the block of text, saw the uppercase lettering and instantly knew who posted it.

        I'm starting to think Bob IS AManFromMars (notice how posts from one keyboard mashing entity grew in usage as the other fell?).

        Either that or it's a clever way of beating captchas

      2. wayward4now
        Devil

        Re: He gets less than 2 years, while that kid that sent pics of himself gets 10

        "That and it gives Huma a chance to "be free" to be with Mrs. Clinton..." I wonder why the down votes? That's the obvious truth.

    4. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: He gets less than 2 years, while that kid that sent pics of himself gets 10

      > "17 yo Kid sends pic of himself to older girl, gets 10 years for distributing child porn (of himself!!!)."

      Not that I doubt your word, but I don't recall reading about this anywhere. Got a link?

      1. Eddy Ito

        Re: He gets less than 2 years, while that kid that sent pics of himself gets 10

        Not that I doubt your word, but I don't recall reading about this anywhere. Got a link?

        Yep. http://klcc.org/post/teen-who-took-x-rated-selfie-and-texted-photo-guilty-child-porn-washington

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Spot the magic word...

    Why does it take the author fourteen paragraphs to get around to mentioning that Weiner is not just a "politician" but a real live Democrat? Is this fact so very unimportant? Or, did the author just want to avoid that pang of soul pain that comes with admitting there are reprehensible people within one's own ideological ranks? It's for sure that Republicans don't enjoy the same 'gently gently' treatment from most of the El Reg authors. But that's okay, everyone 'knows' those people are evil and don't deserve fair treatment, right?

    I know, plenty will claim I'm full of it here, but I suggest those people reserve judgment and wait for the next article denouncing a Republican that's said to have done something bad. I guarantee the R-word will be either in the title, or failing that, in the first sentence. At least that's how it's generally worked for the past several decades thruout most of the media. In fact it's so prevalent a behavior that conservatives in the US have made a sort of game out of it, called by various names, but all of which mean basically "Spot the magic word."

    And fourteen paragraphs is quite a respectable score! A number that high is usually only beaten by a Complete Omission, but CO's actually happen fairly often too. ;-/

    1. PhilipN Silver badge

      Full of it?

      Nope. I can assure you that most Brits (and let's not turn this into a trans-Atlantic slanging match) do not give a toss who - including you - is Democrat and who is Republican. AND El Reg is consistently neutral on the point. Indeed, there was no bait but you rose to it anyway.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Full of it?

        Why are you responding to one of Mercers sophisticated autobots?

        Seems a bit pointless.

        https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/26/robert-mercer-breitbart-war-on-media-steve-bannon-donald-trump-nigel-farage

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Full of it?

          > "Why are you responding to one of Mercers sophisticated autobots?"

          We're all autobots, only some are more sophisticated than others.

          Since you consume The Guardian, I assume you think of yourself as very sophisticated. But not quite sophisticated enough to write out your own arguments, instead depending on questionable leftist boilerplate from the usual suspects. Tsk.

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: Full of it?

            Ahhhh,,,,,making assumptions, there's a good jumping off point for trolling.

            Of course perhaps the reason I referred to the article was it saves me time typing, up to an individual reader what they wish to take from it with no pressure from me.

            But here I am responding to an autobot, how silly of me.

            1. 404

              Re: Full of it?

              I like the Decepticons myself - but I'm just contrary that way

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Full of it?

        Okay, but I was also alluding to liberal vs. conservative politics in general. Does that not exist in Britain? If it does, I'd be willing to bet that the same effect applies there too, since the media there seems to be quite similar as in the US.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Full of it?

          You clearly have zero idea how the press operates in the UK, or that the labels "liberal" and "conservative" have very different meanings in a UK context compared to the US.

          But carry on with the "oh poor conservatives, we are so oppressed and downtrodden - we only control the US presidency, both houses of congress, the British parliament, and the bulk of the businesses and media companies around the world. When will we get a break?"

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: Full of it?

            > "...we only control the US presidency, both houses of congress, the British parliament, and the bulk of the businesses and media companies around the world."

            Some of that is true, but not the part about the media being on the right. That's a laughable stance for you to take after witnessing the "Great Unhinging" of nearly all media persons after Donald Trump won the White House, and after that Brexit thing too. Their leftist bias is fully out in the open now, on display for all to see. But it's that very bias, no longer well hidden, that led to their favored party's ruination the last few years. Karma, baby.

            Oh, and why are you reading this? I'm an autobot, remember? ;-/

            1. Teiwaz

              Re: Full of it?

              Some of that is true, but not the part about the media being on the right. That's a laughable

              This would be the mythical 'liberal media league'?

              I find it hard to reconcile that with the likes of the newspaper industry in the UK which, during the 80's thrived on scandal and getting the 'freshest' page 3 models because 'that's what sold papers', and a couple of decades later fed the pedo paranoia (and any other ) because 'that's what sells papers'.

              Nothing left (or really right) abut that lot, just (self)centre...

              1. Tom 38

                Re: Full of it?

                newspaper industry in the UK which, during the 80's thrived on scandal and getting the 'freshest' page 3 models

                And the 90s too. I remember one week, the Sport (it's a daily printed publication in tabloid format, but calling it a newspaper is generous) ran a series of "they're coming" articles on a particularly pneumatic 15 year old girl; she was basically nude in these pics, but with boobs obscured by chairs etc. This all lead to her "unveiling" for her 16th birthday in the Sunday Sport

              2. Franco

                Re: Full of it?

                Reminds of Brass Eye, which was created with pretty much the sole purpose of satirising media outrage, and created a huge amount of it particularly about the special episode in 2001 about paedophilia. The Daily Star roundly condemned the episode, with the adjacent article being about how Charlotte Church looked at then age 15 and the Mail's response was on the same page as pictures of Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie who were 13 and 11 at the time

                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brass_Eye#.22Paedogeddon.21.22_special_.282001.29

            2. Anonymous Coward
              Anonymous Coward

              Re: Full of it?

              Perhaps the biggest difference in the UK is we decide if an individual is a c*nt BEFORE we ask which party they represent.

              For example....

              May (Weak, weak, weak....), Cameron (well meaning but crippled by his own background and sense of infallible righteousness), Corbyn (I lived in the seventies and sure don't want to go back to that lost decade), Farage (so far up his own ar*e it's amazing he can even talk), Thornberry (the rise of the superior liberal...it's tough to be one of the people when you're as self lovingly aloof as she is), Davis (there should be an IQ test before you're allowed in Cabinet), Johnson (who I'm amazed finds time to be Foreign Secretary with all the extra marital shagging he undertakes) are all in the appropriate group.

          2. fajensen
            Pint

            Re: Full of it?

            When will we get a break?"

            Just as soon as they manage to loose control of at least one of both houses - then the current US president can whine about "... getting nothing done ... because Evil Dims ..." just like Obama did using opposite polarities.

        2. Alister

          Re: Full of it?

          @Big John

          Okay, but I was also alluding to liberal vs. conservative politics in general. Does that not exist in Britain?

          No, in Britain we have the Conservative party, who are traditionally thought of as right leaning, the Labour party, who are left leaning, and the Liberal Democrats, who are inconsequential but probably centerist.

          If it does, I'd be willing to bet that the same effect applies there too, since the media there seems to be quite similar as in the US.

          It depends on which bit of the British media you want to look at. The BBC is almost always toeing the party line of the establishment, which may or may not echo the views of the current ruling party.

          The Times, once considered to be the most rigorously balanced newspaper, is now owned by Murdoch, along with the Sunday Times and The Sun, and they are all broadly supportive of the Conservative viewpoint.

          The Daily Mail, the Independant, and The Telegraph are strong Conservative supporters. The Daily Mirror and The Guardian are strong supporters of a Labour view.

          So by far the majority of British newspapers are right-wing.

    2. Flocke Kroes Silver badge

      Re: Spot the magic word...

      The magic word was in the title. Those of us with attention spans longer than a goldfish can remember who Wiener is and which party he was in. It you want some real fun, take a look at what happens when someone uses a personal e-mail account for White House business.

      The comments are all things you have read before. The difference is who is saying them and why. This time it is the pinko lefty commies saying "Lock him up", despite all the clear and reasoned arguments from the Trump apologists. The other big difference is the democrits do not actually want him locked up. They are just saying that for a laugh, and to prompt yet another post of excuses from a Repitle. Even after 100 posts (I have not read all the comments) the Reptiles have not worked out that repeating what the Decepticons said last year is causing howls of laughter.

      You are welcome to try and explain what is going on to your fellow Reprobates, but I find that an up hill struggle. For my credulous deluded snow flake comrades, I recommend reclassifying the contents of these emails as top secret, dragging Kushner in for a bunch of of congressional hearings and having the FBI investigate the lies on each of his security clearance applications forms before yelling "Jail Jared!"

    3. Tom 38

      Re: Spot the magic word...

      I love bombastic_bob and Big John, no-one else has ever made me feel more like a righteous member of the proletariat before.

      Up the workers!

    4. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Spot the magic word...

      Why does it take the author fourteen paragraphs to get around to mentioning that Weiner is not just a "politician" but a real live Democrat?

      Maybe because it makes Zero difference to most of the planet if the "Moar Biggly War"-party or "Many Little Wars for Really Good Reasons"-party happens to be the ones bringing ruin to the world at any specific moment? Both parties are crazy and useless!

      The "news Interest", rather enjoyment, from the spectators point of view is when someone like Weiner gets nailed or something unpleasant leaks - its like switching on the light in a dodgy kebab shop and all the racks and cockroaches are scurrying about for a while in an entertaining manner and maybe one gets to stomp one or two which is sorta satisfying although one knows that there are thousands of the buggers behind the furniture.

    5. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Spot the magic word...

      Why does it take the author fourteen paragraphs to get around to mentioning that Weiner is not just a "politician" but a real live Democrat?

      Because Democrats are more likely to click on online ads than Repubs.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Spot the magic word...

        > "Because Democrats are more likely to click on online ads than Repubs."

        D'oh! I've been ranting on and on about leftist bias in the media, when all along it was primarily just pandering? I confess, my own bias blinded me to this simple fact about simple people. Thanks for straightening me out, AC. :-)

  7. a_yank_lurker

    Weiner's Weiner Problem

    In US prisons there is a pecking order of the cons. Weiner is near the of the pecking and will likely need to isolated from other prisoners to avoid being Bubba's sex slave. Most cons despise those who sexually harass or worse children and a 15 year old is considered a child.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Weiner's Weiner Problem

      I understood he was going to a low secuiity unit, so less chance (however still some chance) he'll end up shived.

      Couldn't happen to a nicer scumbag.

      1. bombastic bob Silver badge
        Unhappy

        Re: Weiner's Weiner Problem

        "so less chance (however still some chance) he'll end up shived."

        more likely, raped into submission and traded for candy bars

    2. hplasm
      Headmaster

      Re: Weiner's Weiner Problem

      Stricktly speaking, Weiner's Wiener Problem

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    With his habits and a name like Weiner

    He should have gone into a different business where that sort of thing is not a big deal.

    Religion.

    1. bombastic bob Silver badge
      Devil

      Re: With his habits and a name like Weiner

      "Religion"

      you say that politics is more 'unaccepting' of the "sexuality of power"? In many cases, it's equally bad, and [to the elitists in BOTH arenas], "not a big deal". To them, it's just one of the 'percs' associated with power over other people.

      "Another case of a priest or preacher engaging in sexual misconduct" - *yawn*

      "Another case of a politician engaging in sexual misconduct" - *yawn*

      Everyone forgot about Mr. Bill "sexual favors from an intern while on the phone in the Oval Office" Clinton?

      [perhaps that makes Mrs. Clinton "the most cheated on woman in the world" and perhaps Huma, Weiner's wife, "the second most cheated on woman"]

      (The Clintons - worse than any royal family, EVAR)

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Wouldn't happen in the UK would it ?

    1. Roj Blake Silver badge

      Re: Wouldn't happen in the UK would it ?

      Nope, because in the UK things are hushed up until the (alleged) offender is either dead or senile.

  10. thomas k

    Old Chokey

    As he'll be staying at Club Fed, any 'chokey' will likely be voluntary.

  11. Francis Boyle

    Meet the Weiner

    That photo was perfectly chosen though perhaps some should point out to the man that none of the colours in the rainbow flag represent Photophallosexuality.

  12. cambsukguy

    It's not that Amazing

    > It's amazing how much trouble one man's cock can cause

    Hitler's Dad caused serious problems with his cock.

    And I can think of quite a few others.

    1. SpammFreeEmail

      Re: It's not that Amazing

      I'm always fascinated that to stop World War two with a time machine almost everyone says "let's go back and kill Hitler as a child".

      I've NEVER heard anyone say "let's go back and save Franz Ferdinand" and thereby probably stop two wars.

      People ehhh, usually just looking for the simple cock blocking solutions.

  13. Anonymous Coward
    Unhappy

    Another missed sub-headline opportunity

    "Weiner caught in the slammer"

  14. MT Field

    The shame

    Hm mm yeh. The decline of reasoned debate.

    1) The guy has a problem and it has ruined his career and very possibly his life.

    2) You can't be in politics without getting at least a little dirty - it is mostly a business where you wrestle with pigs after all.

    3) There is no conspiricy - it's all just stupidity, arrogance, cheating and greed.

    The most significant thing for me in the article was how the girl sold her story to an English Newspaper. The shame ....

    1. bombastic bob Silver badge
      Devil

      Re: The shame

      "how the girl sold her story to an English Newspaper"

      Your tabloids in the UK are better than ours, that's all.

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