(Anti) Social Media
Weiner On Screen
Displeased with a New York Post story that ran this morning about his hunt for a cheaper apartment, ex-mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner took to Twitter today to declare the broker who leaked the story had “no class.”
The Year Observed
Tune in Friday to see if Mr. Weiner’s cameo is as “impressive” as his “political career.” Read More
We sexted, we filibustered, we shot selfies at Nelson Mandela’s funeral. We made bad websites. We were led astray by cronuts and tempted by imaginary girlfriends, and we shamed our dogs on Facebook. Let he among us who has not twerked pop the first hip bump! We hurled epithets at photographers, stunk up the basketball court and humiliated our spouses. Atonement in January’s harsh glare is nigh, but first, a salute to some of the year’s more colorful newsmakers. Read More
The Year Observed
Scott Stringer, the city’s next comptroller, slayed one scandal-scarred pol on his road to victory. Now he’s bringing on board the ex-staffer of another randy Democrat.
Camille Joseph, who served as the second campaign manager of former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s failed mayoral bid, will join the comptroller’s office as deputy comptroller for public affairs. Ms. Joseph will be tasked with handling all communications and outreach while also serving as a liaison to various governmental agencies.
Blast From The Past
When it comes to the world of sex, it often feels like everything old is new again, but 2013 saw its share of novelties, provocations, celebrations and oddities—the good, the bad and the bizarre.
Law and Order
Political observers have often remarked that if Anthony Weiner had simply come clean about his post-resignation sexting relapse in his initial tell-all interview with The New York Times Magazine, he would have fared far better in this year’s mayoral race.
And in an interview with GQ magazine published today, Mr. Weiner agreed, blaming the Times Magazine writer, Jonathan Van Meter, for not being “tough enough” on him.
An Ongoing Series
Well no, not actually the infamous pictures. That would probably take the “ripped from the headline” boast (when did that become the show’s marketing campaign, by the way?) of Law & Order: SVU‘s latest episode straight into lawsuit territory. But it’s okay: The politician who wants to be the next mayor of New York in “October Surprise” isn’t actually Anthony Weiner, see, because in the episode he is caught sexting pictures of his junk to a 15-year-old.
His campaign may be dead, but Anthony Weiner is still chugging along.
Almost a month to the day since he faced off against MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell and then finished a distant fifth in the mayor’s race, Mr. Weiner challenged conservative talk show host Sean Hannity to a health care debate on Fox News and quickly found the discussion veering into absurdity.