Poll: Was Immediate Honesty Anthony Weiner’s Best Move?

The crisis communications rulebook usually teaches that a public figure’s best chance for professional survival is to disclose everything the moment a scandal breaks. But would that have worked for Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY)?

A brief recap: Last week, the married Congressman denied sending a photo of himself in his underwear to a woman on Twitter – but said he couldn’t rule out “with certitude” that the photo was indeed of him.

His media interviews got more surreal as the week went on, as I wrote about here.

It turns out that may not have been the only photo. More photos are emerging today, including at least one shot with a suggestive title and several with his naked torso. Another website is reporting on the “sexts” he allegedly sent another woman.

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What crisis strategy would you have recommended to Mr. Weiner when the press first started asking questions?

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