The Fourth Estate
Manhattan City Councilman Robert Jackson has a message for the New York Post: Lay off Anthony Weiner’s wife.
Mr. Jackson, who is also running for Manhattan borough president, went on a brief solo rant this afternoon, condemning a recent Post editorial column on former Congressman Anthony Weiner that featured a fake byline from Mr. Weiner’s wife, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
“It crossed the line, in my opinion, of decency,” Mr. Jackson proclaimed on the steps of City Hall this afternoon, a huge foam board depicting the paper’s Sunday story behind him. “We need to stop all this sensationalism … I’m asking the New York Post, stop it!”
We know, another editorial on former Congressman/current New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and his cybersexting “addiction.” If you feel a little gross reading the umpteenth article dissecting the politician’s dong shots…well, you should. You think the media brought down Anthony Weiner when they revealed the photos of his salami? Or that we even want to be covering Carlos Danger as a 24 news cycle?
As salacious as it is, we’re all sick of trying to place those however many women who have stepped forward claiming to have received sexual photos or messages from Weiner in chronological order, as if it matters if he messaged them before his humiliating resignation from Congress, during his “reformed” family man period (as memorialized by that People Magazine profile) or throughout, and as recently as last summer. (Which is not to say that there aren’t more waiting in the wings, currently.)
It stopped being sexy news when we ran out of puns. And now, disturbingly, we’re getting the distinct impression that this is what Weiner wanted all along: to show the world his dick pics.
Brother Where Art Thou
Anthony Weiner says there’s no truth to a new report that claims his brother tried to silence his latest sexting partner as he ramped up his run for mayor.
Earlier this afternoon, the New York Post reported that the former congressman’s brother, Jason Weiner, had reached out to Sydney Leathers to see “if she was going to be a problem,” in the words of the young women’s friend, Lou Colagiovanni.
“She was scared, and very shaken. She got freaked out,” Mr. Colagiovanni reportedly recalled. “She had never met the brother, and here he was contacting her. She had never spoken with him before. She told me about her affair, and that she thought they were trying to find out who they needed to keep quiet.”
Anthony Weiner continued to plow ahead with his increasingly embattled mayoral campaign this evening, telling the audience at a forum in Queens that he’ll be the next man running City Hall.
“You watch, when I become your mayor–like I said, you might not agree with me every day–but every single day when I lay down my head at night I’m gonna be thinking of communities like this,” he said during his closing remarks at the forum, which ironically focused on women.
Anthony Weiner’s new sexting scandal has taking its toll both on the former congressman himself and his standing in the mayoral race.
In the first poll taken since Mr. Weiner admitted Tuesday to continuing digital affairs after his resignation–and after proclaiming himself to be a changed man a year later–Mr. Weiner’s one-time lead has whittled.
After a brief testimony about the state of public housing this evening, former Congressman Anthony Weiner was mobbed by the media once again, seeking more answers about the online sex scandal that continues to unfold.
And, when asked about the last 24 hours of his life, Mr. Weiner didn’t pretend it’s been easy.
“It’s been rough. These are things I brought upon myself,” Mr. Weiner solemnly told reporters. “And I thought they were going to come out towards the end of the campaign. And some of them have. So look, I’m pressing forward. I’m running a campaign based on issues. I’m going to keep doing that.”
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner is in the spotlight yet again after he admitted to continuing his sexting dalliances long after his resignation and proclaiming himself to be a changed man.
Now he’s in damage-control mode.
David Letterman appeared genuine as he mused on New York City’s latest sex scandal last night.
“I can forgive anybody of almost anything except pretending and wanting to be ‘Carlos Danger,’” the Late Night host said as he marveled over allegations that Anthony Weiner–who admitted yesterday to continued sexting after his sexting-induced resignation from Congress–used the nickname “Carlos Danger” for some of his escapades.
“Once you identify yourself as Carlos Danger can you really be Mayor of New York City?” Mr. Letterman asked.
No Word on Danger
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner may be owning up to his latest sex-messaging scandal. But his alleged secret online handle? Not quite.
Mr. Weiner dodged a question tonight about the name he reportedly ascribed to himself while engaging in his most recent explicit online chatting sessions: “Carlos Danger.”
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner, reeling from bombshell allegations that he continued sexting despite his resignation-inducing scandal, admitted to the most salacious detail this evening: That he continued contacting young women after his resignation, the birth of his son and a glossy People magazine spread that proclaimed him a different man.
With his wife, Huma Abedin, standing resolute by his side, Mr. Weiner told more than 100 reporters and photographers crammed into a midtown office building that he continued his lewd behavior for well over a year after resigning from congress.