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Anthony Weiner Favorites His Way to More Trouble

Some Carlos Danger‘s never learn.

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Per a blog item by The Village Voice‘s Anna Merlan, disgraced New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner is today, also, a disgraceful Twitter user. You see, he didn’t apparently realize that everyone can view – unless an account is protected – his Twitter favorites:

At about 8 a.m. today, Anthony Weiner had 27 Twitter favorites. They included some tweets about hockey (he’s a fan) and some compliments on his new-ish BusinessInsider.com column (he writes about politics and hockey).

Oh, and at least six photos of this Orange County, California woman, who goes by ParisDylan550 on Instagram and ParisRoxanne0 on Twitter.

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Disney Names Ben Sherwood as Anne Sweeney’s Successor (THR)
ABC News president Ben Sherwood has been named Anne Sweeney’s successor as co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group. He’ll officially take over the role on Feb. 1, 2015. TVNewser Sherwood will begin the transition immediately and take on the role of co-president of Disney/ABC while also overseeing ABC News until his successor is named. Variety Sherwood was a front-runner for the job ever since Sweeney shocked industry on March 11 when she announced she was resigning as of January 2015 to pursue a career as a television director. Sherwood steered the rise of Good Morning America and brokered deals like ABC News’ partnership with Yahoo!. He will also serve as co-chairman of Disney Media Networks alongside ESPN’s John Skipper. NYT Among Sherwood’s first decisions — with oversight from Disney chairman Bob Iger and Sweeney — will be the choice of his own successor in the news division. “We have a deep bench of leaders at ABC News,” he said. The standout candidate for that job is James Goldston, the senior vice president of ABC News who has been instrumental first in the revival of the late-night program Nightline and then in the rise of GMAWSJ Sherwood was named president of ABC News in December 2010. He is responsible for all aspects of ABC News’ broadcasts. In addition, Sherwood oversees ABC News Radio, ABCnews.com, satellite service NewsOne and ABC News Now. ABC News reaches a combined audience of well over 270 million people a month on television, on radio and online, and is enjoying significant audience growth driven by a creative renaissance and innovative deal-making. In addition, during Sherwood’s tenure, the news division has won the most prestigious honors in the industry.

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Business Insider Hires Anthony Weiner

AnthonyWeiner-1Anthony Weiner — everyone’s favorite shirtless, pompous jerk — is now a columnist for Business Insider.

In a (perhaps satirical?) announcement, BI proclaimed that it was “very pleased” that Weiner would be penning a monthly column titled “Weiner!” Yes, the exclamation point is real.

Why, you ask? Why would BI want Weiner writing for them? Well, aside from being what seems to be an awful person, Weiner is famous. Oh, and some other bullshit:

We believe the unique combination of brashness and wonkiness that made Weiner one of last year’s most memorable candidates and one of the most high-profile advocates for health care reform during his time in Congress will make him a perfect fit for Business Insider.

Weiner’s Weiner! column debuts March 28.

Weiner Dodges WaPo ‘Worst Campaign of 2013′

TheFixLogoThe choice by Chris Cillizza today of Chris Quinn over Anthony Weiner for the worst political campaign of 2013 has baffled a number of WaPo readers. We share the commenters’ befuddlement.

Then again, per an exclusive MAD magazine preview  today on The Huffington Post, even when Weiner is comically paired with former would-be Comptroller Eliot Spitzer for a Wangs of New York poster (complete with bulging NYC skyline), it’s still not good enough for top spot on “20 Dumbest Things of 2013.” So maybe Cillizza isn’t entirely off the off-base.

Expect to see plenty more Weiner roasts between now and the waning hours of New Year’s Eve. Elsewhere today for example, USA TODAY Network’s Ashley M. Williams leads off her rhetorical rundown of dingbats with Weiner, followed by Lance Armstrong, Alex Rodriguez, Alec Baldwin and others.

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Anthony Weiner Remains Unlikeable

It’s almost impossible to like Anthony Weiner. He’s pompous, egocentric and — though there is plenty of evidence that he’s not the brightest bulb in the pack  — he continues to act as if he’s a brilliant, gifted man. In a new GQ profile, Weiner remains extremely unlikeable. Here are some quotes:

On the theory that he’s his own worst enemy:

I’ve heard that. Thought about it quite a bit. No doubt the obstacles in my way were obstacles I created. But I don’t think so. I just didn’t think of it all as a capital offense. And I rationalized it. I thought, ‘This person’s my friend. Why would they turn on me?’ But it isn’t about harm I’ve done to the world — it’s about harm I’ve done to my wife. So rationalizing it is asinine.

Even when he admits to doing something wrong he finds a way to say it wasn’t really that wrong.

On failing to become mayor:

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Anthony Weiner Yells at Voter After Man Says ‘You’re Married to an Arab’

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The best way to deal with hecklers is to ignore them. Anthony Weiner did not do that today. During a campaign stop in Brooklyn, Weiner got into it with a Jewish man who did his best to start a fight (3:45 mark). As Weiner is leaving a deli, the man can be heard saying “You’re a real scumbag, Anthony. You’re married to an Arab.” Nice guy.

Weiner then reacted to the insults by engaging in a yelling match with the man. Weiner replied “Takes one to know one, jackass,” and it went on from there. “You’re my judge?” asked an obviously angry Weiner. “What rabbi taught you that? You know who judges me? Go visit with your rabbi. You are not my God.”

The man kept needling Weiner calling his behavior “deviant” and claiming that Weiner shouldn’t show his face in public. It all ended when Weiner finally walked off, telling the man to “take care.”

Obviously the best course of action here would’ve been to just ignore the man and walk away. But it’s hard to blame Weiner for yelling at this guy, given the words that started it.

Sydney Leathers Ditching Porn in Favor of Journalism?

What did “Big John” expect? The owner of a Hell’s Kitchen nightclub where Sydney Leathers hosted a Tuesday night soiree to coincide with the first NYC Democratic candidates mayoral debate told the New York Daily News she was a lukewarm hostess. Instead of mingling, she spent most of the night on her phone, texting. Dude, that’s what she does.


But soon, Leathers may be introducing herself to politicians as a journalist. Following an interview with Sean Hannity, she spoke to FOX 411. Leathers confirmed the Vivid porn film is officially off and that she may instead pick up on some fledgling radio beginnings:

“I volunteered with a radio service for eight years. It was a program called the Radio Information Service. Mostly just news broadcasts, all for blind and print handicapped people. There are some talks of me co-hosting a radio show; maybe some political blogging.”

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VICE Chats with Sex Addicts About Anthony Weiner

It takes one to know one? Based on VICE reporter Ryan P. McCarthy‘s recent excursion to a Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) meeting, the answer would seem to be most definitely.

“Mike” (all interviewees were given pseudonyms), a convicted stalker, tells McCarthy that Anthony Weiner has been a frequent topic of conversation at SLAA gatherings. But he feels the doomed politician is more of a “love addict” than sex addict and reveals that many at SLAA have suffered grave consequences as a result of sexting, Webcams and the Internet like.

“Scott” argues that Weiner has yet to cross the critical “River of Denial,” while “Daniel” shares a most intriguing suggestion:

“Weiner should come to one of our meetings, he would be more then welcome here.”

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Atlantic Journo Recalls Her Recent Brunch with Olivia Nuzzi

Garance Franke-Ruta is a senior editor with The Atlantic, covering national politics. She had brunch a couple of weeks ago in New York with Slate’s Dave Weigel.

But in light of certain recent NYC events, it’s the other member of her brunch party that makes the meal 20/20 notable. To Franke-Ruta’s surprise, Weigel had also asked Olivia Nuzzi to join them. The former Weiner campaign intern who would go on to make a big splash via her NSFWCORP blog entries and this past Tuesday’s NYDN cover. Writes Franke-Ruta:

I was impressed by the way Nuzzi coupled a kind of self-conscious sexpot appearance with an unexpectedly deep knowledge of New York and New Jersey politics. She friended me on Facebook shortly thereafter…

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Daily News Corrects Report, Makes Weiner More Firm

When the New York Daily News asked Anthony Weiner if he was currently sexting anyone, his answer was so ambiguous that it caused people to roll their eyes and say something along the lines of “Here we go again.” However, since that interview was published, the paper issued a correction, claiming that Weiner’s answer was “transcribed incorrectly.”

Here’s the original exchange:

Daily News: “There’s no one you’re sexting now?”

Weiner: “You can quibble about beginnings, middles and ends but what we’re talking about is over a year ago.”

You can see why people were annoyed. The answer to this question should’ve been easy. Now check out the “clarified” version:

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