Exclusive: Rep. Cohen tells me he "punked" the press corps. Deleted Cyndi Lauper tweets to show how media jumps for salacious—
Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) April 12, 2013
Earlier this week, Twitter creepster Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) tweeted to Cyndi Lauper, “great night,couldn’t believe how hot u were.see you again next Tuesday.try a little tenderness.” Twice.
It was all part of his master plan to “punk” the press, natch. Something, something, the toaster is still loyal.
That’s his story and he’s sticking to it!
Shorter Cohen: Soon.
And really, he just wanted to get his message out. That’s why he called a press conference on Friday:
And here’s what Cohen thinks of Politwoops, the Sunlight Foundation website that snagged his tweets before he deleted them.
Editor’s note: This post was updated with additional tweets during Rep. Cohen’s press conference.
Cohen’s official statement:
Here we go again: