TIME Magazine left out one major — or rather, minor — detail of Anthony Weiner’s sentencing in a tweet Monday morning.
“Anthony Weiner is being sentenced for sexting,” TIME wrote. “He faces up to 27 months in prison.”
Anthony Weiner is being sentenced for sexting. He faces up to 27 months in prison https://t.co/uxdvoH751G
— TIME (@TIME) September 25, 2017
Of course, as many Twitter users pointed out, Weiner isn’t being sentenced for “sexting,” but rather for sexting a minor. Weiner pleaded guilty to one charge of transferring obscene material to a minor — the girl he sexted with was 15 years old. He also asked the girl to “sexually perform” for him on video chats.
A MINOR!! He was sexting a minor!
— Mahhumbug (@mahamsays) September 25, 2017
…with a Minor
TIME somehow left out the main reason for his sentence
Great journalistic standards
— /V\c||\|TOS|-| (@_MCINT0SH) September 25, 2017
sexting is illegal?
— j (@Budiswiser) September 25, 2017
Does sexting really cover video chat with a 15yr old girl masturbating because he asked her to.
— BlockedByPopehat (@peteh6570) September 25, 2017
Don’t forget that it was a minor he was sending dick pics to. Important detail.
— Rurik (@RurikVarangian) September 25, 2017
Why? Is sexting a crime… oh, you meant “sexting a child”
Why the fake headline?@HumaAbedin
— Just a Good Bot (@btrader) September 25, 2017
Even when users click through to the linked article, which is a wire from the Associated Press, the headline doesn’t reflect the fact that Weiner was sexting a minor.
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