NY Times to Weiner: Get Out of Mayor's Race
Candidate can't keep voters' trust
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jul 24, 2013 2:10 AM CDT
New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks during a news conference at the Gay Men's Health Crisis headquarters, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in New York. The former congressman says he's not dropping...   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

(Newser) – The New York Times has had it with Anthony Weiner. First he lied about the crotch-shots posted online, saying they weren't his. After admitting they were, he disappeared for a while; then he came back, said his life had changed, and entered the mayoral race. But new lewd texts have emerged—from after his resignation. "The timing here matters, as it would for any politician who violates the public’s trust and then asks to have it back," the editors note.

We're seeing "a familiar but repellent pattern of misleading and evasion," they write. "It’s up to Mr. Weiner if he wants to keep running, to count on voters to forgive and forget and hand him the keys to City Hall. But he has already disqualified himself." As for his relationship with his wife, the two "deserved privacy" to address Weiner's issues, "and they had it, until they re-emerged in public life and Mr. Weiner decided he was a good fit to run New York City." Click for the full piece on Weiner's "arrogance."

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sandrae
Jul 30, 2013 11:22 AM CDT
I awoke this morning in mental HD thinking about the “Power of Purpose” (or the “Purpose of Power”) and The New York Times... "Editorial Board". I submitted an OpEd to NYT about and for Anthony Weiner after his initial sexting episode not badly written but exploratory in nature. Why had Anthony, someone of apparent intelligence and good judgment, gotten caught up in a publicly embarrassing situation? My “discovery” (if you will) was his being victimized by bullyism because of his surname and his stature throughout his elementary and high school experiences. Well, it was like putting it into a pneumatic tube transmitting system with many outlets but my OpEd wound up in the outlet leading to the Hudson River. Now it is becoming clear to me why. The NYT dislikes Anthony Weiner so much so that it is risking its famed reputation and stylistic reporting skills – and its integrity in reporting in an unbiased fashion – to mount a harsh poison pen campaign against him via its Editorial Board. What amuses me about this effort is the size of the NYT and the number of its employees… some of whom most probably involve themselves with naughty internet adventures also. Ha! And, that is dangerous because news makes news.
jruedy
Jul 29, 2013 6:45 PM CDT
I guess it is ok only if your the President of the USA to get a blow job in office (Bill Clinton) ? Did Hillary forget already what he did? So stop pushing morality on us.
HMD-SMD-ITY
Jul 27, 2013 9:30 PM CDT
Its really the state of affair of this nation. The most popular president ever to take office is William Jefferson Clinton. He has verifiable dark ponies and people love him. Its like "I ain't got time for that." If you exclude all the, "Clinton Chronicles" elements you still have quite a dark character. Ok, I'll give it to you that Paula Jones was probably an opportunist. So paying her off was smart for him to do. Because he really didn't want a parade of marshals, deputies, drivers, governor mansion gardeners, painters, maintenance men, and others saying what they saw go on in the Arkansas mansion when he was in office. Then you had troopergate which the troopers admit they were in it for the dollars when they said they took Clinton to his prostitutes. Then you had Whitewater and Hillary was acquitted. Then Bill pardoned half his and his wife's family. Then Bill's movers carted out historic one-of-a-kind portraits from the White House. U.S. Marshals went to his NY mansion and seized the historic paintings as Clinton said, "It was all a misunderstanding." They also removed every piece of china in the White House thus causing the U.S. Government to recommission fine china makers to recreate more than $100,000 in lost pieces. Still the lovable mug did Mona Lewinsky and we love him for it. Oh that lush, he had himself a little tryst and we still love the adorable dumbo. Then there was the unsuccessful impeachment that probably ended impeachments going forward. All orchestrated by the Republican party, they say. Then there's the Mena Affair which you can look up yourself. Then the Clinton body count which Snopes says is just coincidental for a man of Clinton's stature. But we love that guy and quite frankly, as long as he doesn't drive a dump truck into the Vatican we will forgive him. Well we would probably forgive him for even doing that. We loves our Clinton and gots to have us some Clinton whenever we can.