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Rep. Weiner tweets his wienie

UPDATES are posted at the bottom of this story.

When Facebook tells you that your password’s been compromised  … it’s probably a call to immediate action.

Anthony Weiner. BPaper photo

Brooklyn’s Rep. Anthony Weiner — recently wed but a perennial source of single-guy-on-the-prowl off-color humor — was shown on Twitter in [drumroll, please!] all his glory.

His bulging wienie, cloaked in gray briefs, appeared Friday night on his official account, available to 45,000 followers (and by extension to an indeterminable number of their friends).

The NY Post is calling it Weiner-gate.

The congressman had been warned by Facebook about a week ago that his password might have been compromised. Although he’s a proud technophile, like most users, he took no action, giving the hacker plenty of time to engineer mischief.

Weiner had been tweeting about a hockey game a few minutes before the shot went up [“followers of my lame hockey tweets recall i picked tb and nashville”]; he was monitoring his stream and quickly spiked the offending item — but not before it had been retweeted and screen-grabbed by several followers, the Post reports.

He quickly posted, “Tivo shot. FB hacked. Is my blender gonna attack me next?” and later, “Touche Prof Moriarity. More Weiner Jokes for all my guests! #Hacked!”

The congressman’s spokesman, Dave Arnold, told the Post that the wiener wasn’t Weiner’s (although we’re not certain if Arnold used those exact words).

Once again, for members Congress and all of us plebeians, the gods of social media are not to be trifled with. Protect your passwords!

Here’s the full NY Post account.

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Steamed Weiner: The congressman’s not afraid to speak his mind; he will not yield. Click here to view Weiner’s classic House explosion last summer in defense of 9/11 emergency responders.

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UPDATE 1 PM: The Daily News picked up the rear this morning, posting its later-than-Post coverage with this opening line: “Weiner jokes apparently never grow old.”

UPDATE 10 PM: The Daily News tonight quoted the college student to whom Weiner’s wiener was tweeted:

“I have never met Congressman Weiner, though I am a fan,” Gennette Cordova, 21, of Seattle, Wash., told The Daily News Sunday in an interview. “I’ve never been to New York or to DC.”

“I have seen myself labeled as the ‘Femme Fatale of Weinergate,’ ‘Anthony Weiner’s 21-year-old coed mistress’ and ‘the self-proclaimed girlfriend of Anthony Weiner.’ … All of this is so outlandish that I don’t know whether to be pissed off or amused, quite frankly,” she wrote.

Her full statement is on the Daily News Website.

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