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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Meet Barbara Morgan, Anthony Weiner's Foul-Mouthed Communications Director

As I posted last night, Anthony Weiner's spokesperson, Barbara Morgan (a former DOE employee who worked for Joel Klein) went on an epic rampage yesterday to TPM, ripping a former intern for the Weiner campaign in a profanity-laced rant that would make a marine blush.

The New York Daily News has more on Morgan's tirade today:

Anthony Weiner's communications director trashed a former campaign intern Tuesday in a shocking, profane rant published by a news blog.

Barbara Morgan said Tuesday night that she thought she was “off the record” when she repeatedly called Olivia Nuzzi a “slutbag,” “t--t” and “little c---.”

Morgan was reacting to a column Nuzzi wrote Tuesday exclusively for the Daily News. The college student wrote that some Weiner staffers signed on to the sexting scandal-starred Democrat’s campaign because they thought it might help them land future work with Hillary Clinton.

Nuzzi wrote that there were “a lot of short résumés” among campaign staffers and said Weiner mistakenly called her and several other interns “Monica.”

It was the particular jab on staffers’ job credentials that particularly riled Morgan up.

“You know what? F--- you, you little c--t. I’m not joking, I am going to sue her,” Morgan ripped back to Talking Points Memo Tuesday while calling Nuzzi a “f---ing slutbag" who repeatedly didn't show up during her four weeks as an intern.

"Of those twenty days, she missed probably five because she would just like not show up and not tell me she wasn’t going to be there," she told the blog. "She sucked. She like wasn't good at setting up events. She was clearly there because she wanted to be seen."

Only adding fuel to the fire was seeing Nuzzi's front-page spread with the Daily News  one she sarcastically complimented as a "nice f---ing glamour shot."“I’m dealing with like stupid f---ing interns who make it on to the cover of the Daily News even though they signed [non-disclosure agreements] and/or they proceeded to trash me,” Morgan told TPM. “And by the way, I tried to fire her, but she begged to come back and I gave her a second chance.”

Another day, another crisis for the Weiner campaign.

Morgan, who used to work for Joel Klein at the DOE and obviously knows her way around profanity, misogyny and employee abuse from her tenure with Klein, ought to be fired for this episode.

But Weiner can't fire her because no one else will take her place.

On the flip side of that equation, after Morgan's work for the disaster that is the Weiner campaign and now her 15 minutes of fame calling a former intern a "fucking slutbag," a "twat," and a "cunt," Morgan may not be on anybody else's short list for a job either.

7 comments:

  1. No matter cynical one might about these people, they inevitably reveal themselves to be more profane, nasty and vicious than ordinary people can imagine.

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    1. It's good to see Barbara Morgan get her 15 minutes of fame around this. I find the language she chose to use to insult the former intern interesting and took a closer look at that here:

      http://perdidostreetschool.blogspot.com/2013/07/seven-dirty-words-weiner-campaign-wants.html

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  2. Wow I thought I discovered the Tweed connection until Norm told him he already knew. She did go on to work for Cerf in New Jersey. So what is Weiner doing with a Klein reformer on his staff?? That's what made my head-no pun intended-spin. I knew deep down he was another Emmanuel in the making. He would continue to support RTTT and find a way to punish teachers for failing to endorse him the first time. Hey, I liked him the first time as well. But then again I liked John Edwards. So I am hoping that deBlasio doesn't have Rhee waiting in the wings the way Obama had Duncan.

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    1. Spitzer has a Students First spokesperson flacking for him. De Blasio hired DFER favorite/hedge fundie lawyer Reshma Saujani as deputy public advocate. Democratic campaigns and offices are rife with these ed deform specialists. It's a disease I'm not sure can be eradicated. Not because these people actually believe the stuff they flack for, but because the money is there for people who flack for corporate reform.

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  3. As an aside to all of this, why is the general public shocked by any of this behavior? Look at the society , culture, mores projected through media and entertainment , young people's behavior, etc., etc.

    Our common, popular society is in the toilet. Bankrupt, vacant, and vile. Public school teachers above all know this to be true. Do we really,expect,our political candidates to be any better?

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    1. Nope - just like pointing out when they're not. So often teachers are held to standards that our "leaders" and their functionaries do not hold themselves to.

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