And a communications director who lets fly a series of expletives about a former intern, on the record to a reporter, is perhaps the best chapter yet. Unladylike language below the fold!
Tuesday was an angry day in Weinerland.
The campaign staff awoke to see their former intern, Olivia Nuzzi, on the front cover of the Daily News. Inside the paper was an article bylined by Nuzzi in which she told a rather unflattering tale of her experience working on Anthony Weiner’s mayoral bid.
Now, Team Weiner is firing back. TPM called Weiner’s communications director Barbara Morgan to discuss an unrelated story Tuesday and she went off on a curse-filled rant about Nuzzi, describing her as a fame hungry “bitch” who “sucked” at her job. Morgan also called Nuzzi a “slutbag,” “twat,” and “cunt” while threatening to sue her.
“I’m dealing with like stupid fucking interns who make it on to the cover of the Daily News even though they signed NDAs and/or they proceeded to trash me,” Morgan told TPM, referring to a non-disclosure agreement. “And by the way, I tried to fire her, but she begged to come back and I gave her a second chance.”
Morgan went on to suggest Nuzzi would be unable to get a job in New York City’s political scene as a result of her actions.
“Fucking slutbag. Nice fucking glamour shot on the cover of the Daily News. Man, see if you ever get a job in this town again,” said Morgan.
“It’s all bullshit,” she said. “I mean, it’s such bullshit. She could fucking — fucking twat.”
“I mean, it’s such bullshit. She could fucking — fucking twat.” Quote of the day.
There is even more(!) at TPM.
At this point, I’m unclear on who in New York is still supporting Weiner. It’s not like there aren’t other great candidates in the race; Weiner is not the only Democrat and he’s not the only liberal. And it’s not as if Weiner was any political prize to begin with — his time in Congress was essentially an exercise in self-promotion, and he didn’t get anything done. I don’t care if he has a sexting fetish, but I do care that the mayor of New York exercise some semblance of good judgment. And when you had to resign your Congressional seat because you were using social media (and your position of power as an elected official) to engage in sexualized conversations with women on the internet (which you would eventually escalate into unsolicited dick pics) and then you go on a broad PR campaign to rehabilitate your image so you can run for another elected office and then you do that same troublesome thing again I think you either have a serious problem or you demonstrate awful judgment. You are maybe not fit for political office. So who, given the other options on the table, is still supporting Weiner?
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