Skip to comments.Five stages of liberal Weiner grief
Posted on 06/09/2011 2:25:12 PM PDT by doug from upland
Anthony Weiner's scandal does not require understanding complicated lobbying laws (Jack Abramoff) or how kickbacks were funneled through labyrinthine layers of bureaucracy (Duke Cunningham), nor does it depend on a partisan view of an issue, like hiring a 24-year-old with no finance experience to remake the entire stock exchange of Iraq. No, it centers on something simple that everyone can relate to: boners on the Internet. And yet, pundits' analysis of Weinergate is still highly dependent on their ideological viewpoint, with liberals defending the New York Democrat even as his hacking claim looked less than credible. Over the past week, Weiner made it pretty hard to defend him, and liberals slowly went through the all the stages of coping before accepting, with the news of Weiner's wife's pregnancy, that this is, in fact, a rather distasteful story. Behold, our timeline of the five stages of liberal Weiner grief.
Salon's Joan Walsh became the target of much conservative Twitterly derision when she wrote an article June 1 titled "Lessons I Won't Learn from Weinergate." Walsh was skeptical that Weiner's crotch shot was real--and even if it was? "I will never, ever take the word of Andrew Breitbart or anyone in his army of political sewer workers, over the word of someone who denies his claims, without independent proof. After Breitbart's hit-job on Shirley Sherrod, as well as the selectively and deceptively edited tapes he used to bring down ACORN, his victims will always deserve the benefit of the doubt."
(Excerpt) Read more at nationaljournal.com ...
First time I changed my tagline in years.
... and I'd like to tell you about my plan to protect children from the Internet..."
During this scandal Weiner has not handled himself well.
Wiener might, just might, be one of the few to break the pattern.
So then Weiner is ‘’wee wee’d’’ up?
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