Did you hear that “sl@tbag” was trending on twitter yesterday? One word, “Weiner”. Yes the Weinermobile rolls again.
It’s a little complicated, so bear with me. As so often happens, when a ship, in this case, the Weinermobile, begins to sink, the crew starts abandoning ship…er…mobile. After jumping off, it’s not unusual for them to start “talking”, especially if the press is willing and eager to listen. Such is the case of former Weiner Intern, Olivia Nuzzi. She not only talked to the Daily News, she wrote the article and found herself on the cover! Much to the apparent dismay of another staffer, Barbara Morgan, Communications Director. Ms. Morgan was none too pleased and spoke “off the record” to a reporter herself from TPM. Did I say spoke? I meant ranted. I’m guessing Ms. Morgan’s previous job was a sailor, because she sure talks like one. (No offense to actual sailors is intended.) So what does this have to do with “sl@tbag” trending? I’ll get back to that in a minute. First, a little more from the Daily News article. The piece was mainly about the interns on the Weiner campaign and why they joined in the first place. Not surprisingly, Weiner had a hard time finding an experienced staff, so he needed to hire a lot of cheap interns. For sl@tbag, I mean Ms. Nuzzi, she said, because of her interest in politics and previous intern work on campaigns, many of her friends sent her the help wanted ad from the Weiner campaign. Obviously the opportunity looked good to her, because she signed on. Other interns claimed that they joined not so much for Weiner, but for his wife Huma and her connection to Hillary Clinton. They wanted to parlay the Weiner job, (did I just say that?) to a job in the Clinton Camp in 2016.
“I’m here because of Huma,” Clay Adam Wade, a junior staffer, explained to me.
The sentiment was repeated to me again by some fellow interns.
Their hope was to make a connection with Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, and thus forge a potential connection to her longtime boss, Hillary Clinton, to get an inside track for a campaign position if she ran for president in 2016.
The article also gave a glimpse into the campaign and Weiner himself. I found this part interesting:
There was the time when he called his 20 interns into a cramped office, and boasted that if we told him our names and one fact about ourselves, he could correctly identify all of us. He went around the room, then went back to the first intern, and tried to remember her name.
“Monica,” he said. No, it was Stephanie.
Then he called me “Monica.” Wrong again.
Oh, ha-ha-ha Anthony! Monica, as in Monica Lewinski, I get it! Nice slap at Bill Clinton. Or was it a slap to the women interns? Probably both. To the Weiners of the world, wimminz are only good for one thing….right Carlos?
So now the other part of this story. The “off the record” part. Ms. Morgan was so angry about Ms. Nuzzi talking to the Daily News, she trashed her with every name in the book, (the Book of Misogyny I guess) including the now infamous, “sl@tbag”. You’ll have to read about it here as I don’t want to even post a quote. This is after all, a family blog.
What is it about the Third Wave? Do they really think trashing other women and calling them things like, “Sl@tbag” advance our status? She has no problem with what sleezy Carlos Danger does with his cellphone, but getting yourself on the cover of the Daily News….well, that’s something only a sl@t would do!! Okay, I’ve changed my mind, I’ll post one quote from the TPM article just to make my point. But I’ll clean it up a bit. I’m sure you’ll get the gist of it though, Morgan was really mad about that cover!!
“F@c#ing slutbag. Nice f@c#ing glamour shot on the cover of the Daily News. Man, see if you ever get a job in this town again,” said Morgan.
So in Ms. Morgan’s world, a sleezy exhibitionist who wears a towel and uses his cellphone in his bathroom, instead of a trench coat in the park should be Mayor of NYC…but young interns who speak to the press should be unemployed forever. Okay, I get it. Not really.
This whole thing is such an embarrassing mess that could have been avoided. We didn’t even get a whistle.
Update: Ms. Potty Mouth Morgan feels really, really bad about
getting caught what she said, and has issued a heartfelt, sincere apology to sl@tbag Ms. Nuzzi.
**Another Update** Ms. Morgan, according to this report “called and emailed” Ms. Nuzzi her apology. Oh, and Anthony will be standing by his woman, not Huma, Barbara Morgan.
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