The press will continue to hound Anthony Weiner because he simply hasn't provided a satisfactory answer. He's either hiding something or committing big PR blunders.
Weiner's confrontation with reporters on Tuesday perfectly captures the scandal now known as Weinergate.
Reporters repeatedly asked him if it was him or someone else (i.e. a hacker) that sent a tweet of a lewd photo from his Twitter account to a young college student.
All you have to do is say no to the question, a reporter repeatedly said.
You're not answering the question, said another reporter.
On Wednesday, Weiner broke the silence and declared that he did not send the tweet. Satisfied with that answer, the press then asked for good measure whether the lewd photo was of him or not.
Weiner refused to provide a satisfactory answer to that question.
CNN's Wolf Biltzer asked him a simpler question: have you ever taken a picture of yourself like this?
Weiner answered: I can tell you this, that there are - I have photographs. I don't know what photographs are out there in the world of me. I don't know what things have been manipulated and doctored, and we're going to try to find out what happened.
Again, an unsatisfactory answer.
If Weiner had nothing to hide, he could have easily avoided turning an alleged hacking incident into a full blown scandal. All he had to do was emphatically deny everything - he didn't send the photo, the photo wasn't his, it wasn't of him, and he doesn't know anything about it.
If he had just said those things, reporters would have left him alone. Instead, his fuzzy and unsatisfactory answers just squarely point the spotlight right at him.
There are two likely outcomes to Weinergate. It could go down as one of the worst-handled PR incidents in recent political history. Or, there is more to the photo than Weiner is currently willing to admit.