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Monday, June 24, 2013

NY Times Anthony Weiner Twitter Victim Story Is Finally Posted

You can read it here.

Goes through how the lives of the women Weiner sexted with have been upended.

It reinforces his scumminess (one victim says she never engaged in any sexual communication with Weiner before he sent "an image of himself in boxers, with an obvious erection"), it humanizes these women and helps you to empathize with them, but unless I'm missing something, it doesn't break new ground in the story.

When all is said and done, unless they took something out of this story, I don't see why they didn't leave it up when they accidentally posted it last week.

Frankly I think the Times story with Weiner throwing a salad at the wall and screaming at aides is more damaging to him than this one.

As for these victims of Weinergate, I think one commenter put it best:

Leave these poor women alone. While the Times can not stop people from making crude comments--online or oterwise--it can stop writing about them. They are not public figures nor are they engaged in any ploitical activity. The news value, if any, is minimal and their request for privacy far outweighs that news value. Leave this stuff for the supermarket tabloids.

I think that's exactly right.

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