Congressional Hopeful Leaves Porn Sites Open For Facebook Screen Shot -- See His 'Curious' Responses

Ernie Howell

Congressional hopeful Mike Webb shared more than he thought in a Facebook post Monday afternoon while attempting to expose an opponent's conspiracy against him. Instead, Webb posted a screen shot showing that his browsing habits included a few adult websites, multiple media outlets reported.

The screen shot revealing naughty web sites on his internet browser was posted to his official candidate Facebook page. The congressional hopeful was attempting to expose a fraudulent act allegedly committed against him last summer while he searched for a job, and he exposed more than that in a Facebook post. To do so, Mike Webb posted a screen shot of the company that reportedly contacted him about a job opening for which he never interviewed.

Immediately, individuals began to point out the miscue to the congressional hopeful. As the day wore on, however, many individuals began posting wisecracks about the situation. Later, individuals on other social media picked up on the congressional hopeful's gaffe, commenting not on his use of smutty web sites but on his choice of computer settings and preferences.

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A local television station reported that the subjects of the tabs link back to sexy sites. The congressional hopeful's original post had been shared more than 1,400 times and had drawn over 1,900 comments in 16 hours.

Several hours after the original post, the congressional hopeful followed his picture with a lengthy Facebook post attempting to answer media inquiries about the incident. In a post he titled "SEE HOW DIRTY YOU ARE?" Mike Webb posted an email he sent to a media outlet in regard to the situation. Webb blamed his "curious by nature" for the issue.

"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 [sic] application each time that it was loaded on the day of the filing deadline, as well as impact other critical campaign systems."

The congressional hopeful wasn't finished discussing the porn slip-up on Facebook, however. In a third post on Monday, Mike Webb commented that his original post had "reached almost 200,000 people" and led to "my share of 'interesting' comments." The congressional hopeful also explained that the naughty faux pas served as an inspiration and encouraging mark for his campaign.

"But, the truly amazing thing about today was that 'I saw also the Lord, high and lifted up,' and I was very much moved by the love and support of those who expressed their encouragement and support, even some in the national and local press."

What do you think about the explanation congressional hopeful Mike Webb gave as to why his Facebook post included porn web sites? Leave your thought in the comment section below.

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