Ben Stein’s Sexting Will Have You Begging For Anthony Weiner

BensteindolIt’s always the quiet ones…

Ben Stein, is probably best known as the economics teacher on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. He’s also an economist in real life who had his start as a speechwriter in the Nixon administration. More recently, he’s known for being a staunch anti-choice conservative, who defended Larry Craig (the wide stance in the Minneapolis Airport Senator) and accused rapist and French economist, Dominique Strauss-Khan.

In hindsight, it all sort of makes sense now. The married Stein is his own kind of perv. Currently, he’s making headlines for an alleged sexting relationship with a 24-year-old pregnant performance artist (not his baby).

Stein introduced readers to the performance artist, Tanya Ma, in his Spectator column, where he compares himself to a teenager who gets mad crushes that last about 10 minutes. He also said, “my main obsessions in my life are my wife, my dog, my son and his family, my secret gf from Mississippi and any beautiful girl I meet.”

Ma was apparently one of those beautiful girls, but things didn’t go so well for Stein when he texted Ma that he wanted to f*** her and touch her. She objected and then sent to the texts to Page Six.


Stein then went on the defensive, writing:

About five months ago, as I was walking through SFO to get into my car, I met a young woman who was extremely excited to meet me. She was literally jumping up and down with excitement. She told me she was a “performance artist” but hinted at some scary parts of her life. She said she would like to be a writer and asked if I could help. We exchanged texting addresses and off I went in my car. I spent fewer than five minutes talking to her in a busy airport terminal.

We texted many times after that day and she told me her tale of woe: she had just discovered she was pregnant by a man who did not want to live with her or support her; she was not sure how she could possibly support a baby; this was just scratching the surface of the horrors that had befallen her.

Only I, Ben Stein, could save her. So, since I am a big believer in Right to Life, I sent her money over the next several months to keep her alive and give her hope. I read some bits of her writing and complimented her lavishly to encourage her ambitions. She sent me examples of her “Performance Art.” Much of it was racy stuff, but always done with a smile and what seemed to me to be a good sense of humor. She shared with me the arithmetic of her livelihood and it was clear that I was keeping her from being broke and homeless while pregnant, although she was a hard worker.

Source: American Spectator

The column then went on to describe her as “wildly misleading,” and that the texts were taken out of context.

As disturbing as this might be, in many ways, it’s just another day on the internet – made notable only by Stein’s fame.