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TIME Tweet Leaves Out That Anthony Weiner Sexted A Minor

Amber Athey White House Correspondent

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.”

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.

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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