Earlier this week, we reported on Marc Cenedella — potential challenger to New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand — and the fracas in which he he suddenly found himself when some possibly sexists/definitely ridiculous blog posts were found on a personal blog of his.
Now, initially, he — or at least the company he runs — blamed the offending posts on spiders. To be fair, they don't mean arachnids who hang out in the Starbucks down the street so everybody can see them typing on their Macbooks. No, though the actual excuse is only slightly more believable. They mean automated indexers that crawl the web and pull in content about steak & blow job holidays and the like.
At any rate, we have an update: Mr. Cenedella is still saying he didn't write the posts, but he is taking "full responsibility" for the digital spiders which he has befriended…
Marc, a Republican businessman laying the groundwork for a possible run for a United States Senate seat in New York, said on Tuesday that he took "full responsibility" for blog posts about sex, women and drugs that have drawn criticism.
In an interview posted online by Capital Tonight, a statewide political program that runs on the YNN network, Mr. Cenedella said that the entries were by various authors who wrote for a site that he published previously called Stone.
"I can’t tell you which author wrote which one," Mr. Cenedella said in the interview. "I'm the publisher; I take responsibility for the whole thing."
This is a smart move on Cenedella's part. This is New York, a state that saw consecutive sex scandal-ridden governors and sent a penis-tweeter to the House of Representatives. I don't think they're gonna blanch to strongly at few "Sexy vs. Skanky" and "High Quality Dope" blog posts.
And it's never advisable to throw a bunch of internet spiders under the bus. One could crawl out of your smart phone and lay eggs in your brain. Don't think I haven't seen David Cronenberg movies!
Tags: Kirsten Gillibrand, Marc Cenedella, New York, Senate