Congressional candidate forgets to close porn tabs on his screen before sharing THIS on Facebook - YIKES!

Congressional candidate forgets to close porn tabs on his screen before sharing THIS on Facebook – YIKES!

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A Virginia congressional candidate got the wrong kind of exposure for his campaign after a post on Facebook.

porn tab shot

Mike Webb, a conservative candidate for Virginia’s 8th district, posted a screenshot of phone records and a Yahoo search in an effort to call out a staffing agency, but ended up revealing a bit more than he planned, the Daily News reported.

The screenshot posted Monday revealed multiple tabs open, including two for pornography sites. Two tabs on the left of the screenshot partially read “Layla Rivera Tight Bo-” and “Ivone Sexy Amateur.”

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(Facebook: Mike Webb For Congress)

The post was left up for more than six hours with Facebook users flooding the page and leaving comments, according to the News.

But, instead of deleting the post and offering a quick, red-faced apology, Webb re-posted the image hours later, along with a lengthy explanation, claiming he was conducting an “empirical inquiry.”

“Curious by nature, I wanted to test the suggestion that somehow, lurking out in the pornographic world there is some evil operator waiting for the one in a gazillion chance that a candidate for federal office would go to that particular website and thereby be infected with a virus that would cause his or her FEC data file to crash the FECfile application each time that it was loaded on the day of the filing deadline, as well as impact other critical campaign systems,” Webb wrote, according to the News. “But, now let me tell you the results of my empirical inquiry that introduced me to Layla and Ivone,” Webb continued in the long, sometimes confusing post.

The Facebook page has since been taken down but, strangely, Webb pointed to the increase in social media exposure as a good thing, in an email comment to Gawker.

“One commenter about a half hour ago told me that I needed to hire a new social media director, and others earlier were concluding that the candidate declared DOA in his press debut before Christmas in the local press—six months before a Republican challenger ever gets picked up—today is toast for sure. But, when I read that post about the social media director, we were up 42 likes on Facebook, and I don’t know how many on Twitter. Just now, I looked at Facebook, again, and we are up 75, far outpacing my rival who defeated me with establishment support in the nomination convention,” wrote Webb.

“I do not really see a problem with the viewing of some tabs on a screenshot, even if it does show the scrutiny to which some candidates for office are subjected. In December one viewer blew up images from my social media page to suggest that I was engaging in subliminal messaging,” the email concluded.

To be sure life doesn’t get too serious, particularly in politics, witty responses were rapid and amusing all over the Internet.

From Gawker readers:

 If he actually admits to it I would vote for him just because he owned it.

More likely an intern is about to be fired.

 What’s more embarrassing, the porn tabs or the fact that he is using Yahoo as a search engine? I’m going to go with Yahoo on this one.

 

 

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