Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Huma-iliated: NYTimes, Daily News Say Weiner Must Go (We Agree)


Both the New York Times and the Daily News have published editorials today denouncing Anthony Weiner. They each say he must get out of the mayoral race. He lacks all credibility now. His wife, Huma Abedin, seems like she’s lost her mind. Unfortunately, reading Weiner’s latest sexts to the 22 year old woman in Indiana are pretty clear: they are as pornographic as something from Penthouse Forum. Well, he has a knack for this, and for emailing pictures of his penis. But that does not make a mayor. Anthony Weiner is an embarrassment to the city of New York. There’s no way he could represent us anywhere, anytime, except maybe at the adult film movie awards. No matter what our past mayors have done– and I am referring to Rudy Guiliani’s public and guilt free philandering–nothing has been this bad. Weiner shows no moral compass, of course. But he also has no conscience. He wants a ‘second chance.’ Hey–hey got a second chance last year. There is no third chance. Out, now.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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