O'Donnell to Weiner: 'What's Wrong With You?'
BuzzFeed calls trainwreck interview 'too amazing for words'
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2013 9:44 AM CDT
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(Newser) – New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner appeared on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell last night, and let's just say the interview is a memorable one. The host had just one question for Weiner: "What's wrong with you?" O'Donnell was not, as you might expect, referring to Weiner's penchant for naughty texts; rather, he was absolutely obsessed with what he described (over and over again) as Weiner's "pathological need to be in public politics." Writes Josh Feldman at Mediaite, "I DEFY you not to feel just the tiniest pinprick of sympathy for Anthony Weiner" after watching it.

The six-minute exchange was, in the words of BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski, "too amazing for words," and featured such gems from O'Donnell as, "You are being driven by some kind of demons." (Weiner counters with lines like "Chillax, buddy" and "Dude, I don't really need your psychiatric questions.") The best part: Weiner's laugh at the end. If the first six minutes aren't enough for you, good news: Weiner stuck around for another eight minutes, in an online-only segment (though he got in this jab when O'Donnell asked him to keep the conversation going: "Online? Get harangued online? Nobody watches the show. Who do you think's online?") NYC's primary is today; USA Today notes that Weiner is polling fourth out of six Democrat candidates.

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ghinthorn
Sep 12, 2013 10:46 AM CDT
Both men are obviously unstable. Both are so uncomfortable in their own skin, it’s almost laughable. Larry, trying to deflect his own insecurities onto Weiner by asking “What’s wrong with you?”, Weiner trying to sidestep the fact that his “career” amounts to nothing more than sucking at the taxpayer’s teet. These two men so perfectly display all the characteristics of modern “progressives" (i.e. regressives)….. morally rudderless, breathtakingly ignorant, completely self absorbed and less and less able to fool people as to their ultimate ends.
viva_yo
Sep 11, 2013 9:21 AM CDT
I didn't see the interview because I've no interest in Anthony Weiner who hasn't done anything of worth or note during his many years in public office. He behaves as if he's a coke-head with his pressured speech, his propensity to endanger his political life by making adolescent photos of his dick on as public a venue as twitter, not once but twice, having not learned any lessons the first time around. The only thing he's ever done "of note" was to sell-out NY'ers by ending home rule on housing & giving it to Albany. Of all the candidates, even more than Christine Quinn, Weiner is owned by one of NYC's wealthiest lobbies, landlords.
YouAreSOSmart
Sep 11, 2013 4:47 AM CDT
O'Donnell asks Weiner why Weiner does not work for free? How much was O'Donnell paid for having a psychic break on the air? Type your comment here.