It was painful to watch.
After Rep. Anthony Weiner became the latest politician to fall prey to the allures of the wicked Internet, the congressman held a press conference on Monday afternoon to address the scandal.
“I have made terrible mistakes that have hurt the people I care for the most,” Weiner told the world, referring to the inappropriate photos of him (in one case, shirtless) that are now circulating around the web.
During the conference, in which Weiner apologized for a about half hour straight (We told you it was painful to watch), he revealed that he communicated with about six women through social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook, as well as via emails sent from his Blackberry.
He also said that the now-famous Twitter underwear photo transmission was actually a mistake on his part. Apparently he meant to send it directly to someone, and instead posted it on his account.
Weiner insisted that he would not resign from his office, and that he committed no crimes. “Did I violate the Constitution because I lied about a Twitter post? I don’t think so,” he said.
We almost feel bad for the poor shlub. Then again, did he really expect not to get caught?