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TPM Tirade Tops Off Epic Tuesday Weiner Media Roast

It doesn’t seem possible, even by the slippery standards of NYC political scandals. On a day that began with a New York Daily News Weiner intern expose, continued with a Howard Stern-Sydney Leathers shock interview and ended with a defiant Anthony Weiner campaign video, there is still more. The coup de (dis)grace, as it were, delivered by Talking Points Memo national affairs writer Hunter Walker.

Weiner’s director of communications Barbara Morgan went off the media deep end during her conversation with Walker, calling the author of that aforementioned NYDN expose every name in the book. She quickly apologized and told The Observer‘s Jill Colvin she thought that part of the conversation was off the record. But TPM editor-publisher Josh Marshall is backing up Walker all the way and, regardless, it would seem that Weiner’s campaign is now really cooked. From Walker’s bombshell report:

“I’m dealing with like stupid f*cking 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.”

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Fitness Chain Ad Riffs on Carlos Danger

The most prominent of several real-life USA Carlos Danger‘s is still, as far as we know, ducking the press.

But this morning, per a tweet from NY1 and CNBC anchor Pat Kiernan, the fictitious one’s PR imprint continues to grow. All thanks to this full-page newspaper ad from a Northeast chain of fitness clubs:

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Crain’s New York Resorts to ‘Weiner Tip Jar’

There’s a funny item in today’s print edition of Crain’s New York Business. Editor Glenn Coleman explains that because the Anthony Weiner puns started to get out of hand (pun intended) in the newsroom, an age-old solution was instituted:

If someone uttered a Weiner pun, much less proposed writing it in a story or headline, they had to deposit 25 cents into what reporters immediately dubbed the “Weiner tip jar.”

“You know the word ‘tip’ could be considered a pun,” someone blithely noted. Quarter for the tip jar, several staffers sing-sung. “This is nuts.” ‘Nother quarter for the tip jar. We were at $2 lickety, um, $2.25 lickety-split.

By late last Friday, Coleman says the total was up to a surprisingly low $6.50. Still good for a couple of dork-namesakes in a bun. And extra points to Coleman for ending the online version of his item with a link to this Seinfeld clip.

The New Yorker Joins in on Anthony Weiner Fun

The latest cover of The New Yorker, ladies and gentlemen. The only thing not to like? This surely just gave Anthony Weiner a new idea.

NY Post (Of Course) Attacks Huma Abedin

Sigh. We were waiting for The New York Post to call out Anthony Weiner for repeatedly acting like a complete ass (dick?), but alas, that wait continues. Instead of attacking Weiner — the person who, you know, keeps f*cking up — the Post is taking issue with Huma Abedin because… Well, why not? She is a woman, after all. She can’t be blameless.

The accompanying article does take Weiner to task a little bit, but it saves plenty of venom for Abedin, who — again — isn’t the one who f*cked up. But no matter. The paper is on to her wily ways:

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New York Media Wants Weiner to Pull Out

The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Daily News have all had enough with Anthony Weiner and his weiner. After Weiner admitted to sending more sexts, each paper ran pieces asking him to please, just go away.

The Times was plain in its request:

At some point, the full story of Anthony Weiner and his sexual relationships and texting habits will finally be told. In the meantime, the serially evasive Mr. Weiner should take his marital troubles and personal compulsions out of the public eye, away from cameras, off the Web and out of the race for mayor of New York City.

The Journal rightfully pointed out that Weiner is more than slightly out of his mind:

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Rating the Weiner ‘Cubicle Guy’ Soundtracks

In this corner, we have The Daily Beast’s take, set to a sort-of square dance-like jig:

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Paging Dr. Carlos Danger…

Miami New Times managing editor Tim Elfrink had a fun blog item yesterday as the newest Anthony Weiner sexting scandal and press conference were rolling down the news pike.

He revealed that there is a real guy in the Miami-Dade area called Carlos Danger, matching the chat pseudonym used by Weiner. This Carlos is a licensed psychiatrist:

The real Dr. Danger – who hopefully at least considered a career building giant, evil laser devices in a hollowed-out mountain somewhere before settling on psychiatry – operates a Coral Gables clinic called Innova Clinical Trials.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: Stelter to Host on CNN | Snowden Can Exit Airport | Layoffs at NBC News


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Brian Stelter to Guest Host Reliable Sources (The Washington Post / Erik Wemple)
Brian Stelter, a New York Times reporter covering television and digital media, will guest-host an edition of CNN’s Sunday program Reliable Sources, the media-watchdog show that longtime host Howard Kurtz recently left for a job with Fox News. In doing so, Stelter will join the likes of NPR’s David Folkenflik, CNN contributor John Avlon and others in CNN’s Reliable Sources bake-off. TVNewser Stelter will host Aug. 11. In the meantime, he will avoid covering CNN, as well as Fox News and MSNBC. Mediaite Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren is not taking the news well that Stelter will be guest-hosting Reliable Sources in August. In a blog post Tuesday, Van Susteren called Stelter’s move a “conflict of interest” and labeled him a “hypocrite” for his paper’s criticism of her husband’s ties to GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain. Gretawire Van Susteren: “Stelter writes about CNN (and MSNBC and Fox News) and is now either hustling CNN or the other way around… there is no clearer conflict of interest. Stelter now knows where his bread is buttered (and where is the New York Times public editor?)”

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Professional Boxer Turned Journalist: ‘I Never Imagined I Would Be on the Other Side of the Notebook’

Words of praise for New York Post staff reporter Kevin Fasick can be found throughout a recent profile piece in his Pennsylvania hometown newspaper the Altoona Mirror. And they speak volumes.

Post deputy metropolitan editor Danny Greenfield calls Fasick one of the paper’s “aces in the hole,” while a former Columbia journalism school teacher remembers the 2007 honors graduate as a “terrific reporter, tenacious without being a jerk.” In the fall of 2011, Fasick wrote a fond tribute to his former boxing mentor, Joe Frazier. That same year, he also scored a memorable exclusive video interview with Anthony Weiner. From the Altoona Mirror piece:

Fasick told the politician he could at least give him a couple minutes in light of his rudeness from a previous encounter. The interview, resulting in Weiner saying for the first time he was not going to resign from his post, went viral.

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