I. On The Battle
Brett Weiner (WHY-ner), director/writer/producer: WEE-ner is a much more make-funable name than WHY-ner. WHY-ner is also not great. Because any time you complain, you get it used against you. But WEE-ner's like… it's a dick. So, your last name means “a dick.”
Scott Wiener (WEE-ner), politician: When people pronounce it WHY-ner, that drives me nuts. Whatever challenges there are around WEE-ner, WHY-ner is worse.
David Weiner (WEE-ner), creative and editorial director: I did a piece a bunch of years ago that was picked up by some right-wing blog. And that Fox News show Red Eye, with the host Greg I-forget-his-last-name, he did this [...]
“I wasn’t stunned when he got in trouble. I know him for years and always knew something was wrong with him.” —Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani delivers his verdict on Anthony Weiner to Cindy Adams. Elsewhere in Cindy's column, Giuliani's former police commissioner Bernie Kerik discusses his release from prison.
What did you have with you on your (alleged!) flight home from (alleged!) sexy-sex rehab, Anthony Weiner? "Bizarrely, during his flight home from Orlando, Weiner was carrying a detailed analysis of energy issues in sub-Saharan African countries, as well as what appeared to be real-estate listings for two different grazing and farming properties in Kenya."
• Israel, according to Mitt Romney
• Palestine, according to Walter Russell Mead at The American Interest
• Rev. Jeremiah Wright, according to Rev. Jeremiah Wright
• Christianity, according to Tara Wall, deputy editor at The Washington Times
• Hosni Mubarak, according to Foreign Policy's Shadow Blog, pretty much any FOX guest
Delightful New York Post harridan Andrea Peyser does not disappoint today, after her bravura performance of wife-related questions at Anthony Weiner's press conference yesterday: "The gorgeous and furious Internet cuckold Huma Abedin refused yesterday to stand by her man. She did not show up to walk the plank of public humiliation, the way doormat Silda did for her whoremonger husband, Eliot Spitzer."
Meanwhile, elsewhere, if you feel like staying on with this story, because maybe you're lonely or you want to know how best not to perform your private sexy online chats, it's nice that the UK press is dealing with it as a "sexting scandal," and they [...]
I just figured if I ignored it, it would all go away, and by "it" I mean Congressperson Anthony Weiner's digitized genitalia and the Internet trumpeting thereof. But the "story" is zooming well into week two, and one website, which is at this point entirely composed of Weiner alleged naked pic news, is going the extra mile with a promised all-day rollout of new pictures allegedly sent by Weiner to a lady constituent. (Just kidding: I think she lives out of his district.) So if you're inclined to play along with this spectacle as news, it seems to be beginning here. Why not? If you'd like to participate [...]