Anthony Weiner was caught sexting women for the third time in six years

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Back in 2011, Anthony Weiner destroyed his congressional career when he admitted to sexting a half-dozen women behind his wife’s back. Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin were thought of as a brilliant political couple, with his congressional career and Huma being Hillary Clinton’s long-time right-hand woman. Huma and Hillary are very loyal to each other, and Hillary reportedly thinks of Huma as her second daughter. Some wondered if Hillary encouraged Huma to stick it out with Weiner even after the awful 2011 incident which destroyed his congressional career. Whatever happened, Huma and Weiner did stick together. And they had a baby.

Then in 2013, as Weiner was running for the Democratic nomination for NYC mayor, guess what happened? Another sexting/dick photo scandal. Weiner had been sending dick photos to women, and he used the name Carlos Danger to do it. It was Weiner’s second fall from grace in three years’ time. Skip ahead to 2016. The New York Post has been running stories – with little evidence – about how Weiner has likely been sexting and dick-pic-ing ladies still, even after he ruined his career (twice). Finally, the Post got someone to give up the photos. They published the cover last night – Weiner’s crotch shot with his son sleeping beside him. Classy. You can read the NY Post’s story about it here.

I always thought Huma really loved Weiner and she stayed with him because, despite their issues, they were committed to raising their son together. But third time’s a charm, hopefully. Maybe Huma will finally leave this a—hole.

Update. She’s finally leaving the a–hole! Huma has announced that she’s separating from Weiner. We’ll have more on this tomorrow!



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  1. QQ says:

    COME ON SON!!!?!?!? Is it that Pressing for you to do this?? if so why stay married?? Seriously, i get the concept of letting one’s freak flag fly but in the context of him being married AND being a public figure, this is Awful, For his wife who prides it seems on Hermetic discretion and sh*t for himself!

    • PunkyMomma says:

      Huma just announced they’re separating.

      • Naya says:

        I feel so bad for her. This b.s. couldn’t have come at a worse time. This is literally the busiest and most important year of her career so far and now she has to deal with his damn ass.

    • ladysussex says:

      It really boggles the mind doesn’t it? I think his issue is 3 fold. 1. He’s the quintessential politician who thinks he’s above any kind of laws or rules. Rules are for the common folk, not for him or his friends. 2. He clearly has a sexual compulsion. 3. His wife “forgave” him and stayed with him even after he did it twice in two years. This just adds to his sense of being able to do whatever he wants with impunity.

  2. yuck says:

    Some day his kid is gonna read all about this—so, ewwwww.

    • C. says:

      My thoughts exactly.

    • Saras says:

      OMG read about it?!? The poor kid will see his sicko dad’s $!@# pic next to his sweet little baby head! Who takes a picture with the baby next to the crotch??? Apparently ol Weiner dog😢

  3. canadiangirlgirl says:

    He needs help. His wife needs to really think about what to do, especially since they have a child. 🐷

    • Jen43 says:

      He definitely needs help. He’s been caught twice and it ruined his career. I wonder what gets him off about this. Is it the thrill that he’ll get caught? Is he hoping to meet up with these women? I mean, his wife is in the spotlight again, so he figures now is a good time to send some d**k pics and embarrass her. Maybe he desperately wants her to leave him and she won’t. In any case, it’s very self destructive.

    • supposedtobeworking says:

      She just released a statement that she’s leaving him. Good for her, and it makes me sad if she was committed to him for love and he pulled this on her 3 times. That’s a need to fill an ego. And she’s accomplished, which sucks. I hope she eventually finds someone who honours her, if that’s what she wants.

  4. Kylie says:

    Huma and their son deserve better. Weiner isn’t going to change.

  5. Jen says:

    I’m speechless about the photos. Concerning their relationship, I watched “Weiner,” the documentary about his run for mayor, and could not make sense of it. I can’t understand why she’s still with him because I didn’t get the sense it’s love.

    • Whatabout says:

      I’ve always wondered if they have some sort of arrangement? I feel like after the second time a person would naturally leave their partner. But who knows.

      Also I really want to see the documentary. Is it in theaters or for rental?

      • perplexed says:

        It must be some sort of arrangement.

        I get why Hillary chose to stay with Bill (he has charisma and they are probably in love with each other’s intellect, and there does seem to be some sort of team work ethic these two inspire in each other) but I don’t see ANY reason for Huma to stay with Weiner. He doesn’t have any of Bill’s qualities to offset all the glaring, embarrassing flaws. Even someone like Ben Affleck has charisma and other charming qualities to make it somewhat easy for me to see through Jen’s eyes why she’d be drawn to him over and over again. But Huma and Weiner? Like, what is there in him to be drawn to?

        I guess people say Weiner is smart and so is she, but neither has ever really struck me as smart as Bill and Hillary so the whole “they’re intellectual equals!” thing doesn’t resonate with me. I think she’s very loyal to Hillary and I believe that’s why she is where she is, more than because of any intellectual acumen, while nothing about him really makes sense to me. Someone like Ben Affleck is a cheater (and that’s wrong blah blah blah), but I’ve never thought of him as being a creepster, you know, like a flasher. What Weiner does is very strange.

      • Mare3 says:

        @Whatabout. If you are in the States, your local library might have added copies of the DVD to their inventory (mine did)

      • ladysussex says:

        Hillary is Huma’s mentor, and Hillary stayed with a serial cheater. At least Bill was handsome and charismatic, and he was favorited by the Powers That Be, so that most likely was her reason for staying. But Wiener??? GAWD he’s neither handsome or charismatic, and he keeps shooting his political career in the proverbial foot. She should have cut bait a long time ago. I just wish she’d done it before she had a child with that hideous creep.

      • Bella bella says:

        The movie was at an indie movie theater near me only a few weeks ago.

    • Naya says:

      I saw the documentary, it was great. Spoilers up ahead; she is so likeable. I wasn’t prepared for that after all the speculation about her motivation. The scenes with them tending to their kid made me think that she stays firstly because she feels guilty about how much time she spends from home and the fact that he is a hands on dad. I think she also blames herself for his behaviour, like maybe if she was “better”, “more available”…

      There’s a scene where he is scolding her for not letting him leverage her name in the election and he tells her “be a politicians wife” in the most condescending voice you can imagine. When he finds out that Hillary’s camp is pushing her to leave him, he goes into a passive aggressive mode and you can just see how torn she is. Honestly she just breaks your heart every time she is on screen.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        That is so sad to hear.

        He’s such an ass. I can’t believe he brought his kid into his creeping.

      • sunny says:

        I actually think at one point she really loved him. I have always believed that for a few reasons: 1. She chose to ignore the warning of several people she was close to and marry him 2. She chose to stay with him after the first scandal(though her pregnancy was probably a huge factor). 3. Although Weiner is an arrogant a**, he also seems smart and passionate and probably wasn’t threatened by the type of career that Huma wanted.

        I do agree with you though that it seems later on she stayed with him out of some combination of loyalty, guilt and his willingness to focus on their child/support her career. I do believe that she had a lingering real affection for him because she really put herself out there during his 2013 campaign, and she truly dislikes being the focus of spotlight(the few pieces on her I have seen over the last 10 years have stressed her aversion to being a public figure). I think it was partly an effort to rehab his image for her own career, but given how uncomfortable she seems in the Weiner documentary and his obvious desperation at seeking office again, I truly believe she put herself out there again in some part to support him. What really struck me about the documentary is how he talks to her- badgering her to use her connections to get him campaign funding, the harsh tone he seems to take in conversations with her when it seems clear after the second scandal broke that people were advising her to leave. And god the humiliation she goes through in that documentary is incredible. You get the sense that she is furious and destroyed that her husband cannot help but tank their lives repeatedly. Her body language is really telling- so many shots of her crossing her arms, hanging her head, making herself smaller. It is pretty awful to watch.

        This latest scandal is disgusting and I hope for all parties involved he seeks treatment and works on addressing his compulsions.

  6. Tate says:

    That pic with his son lying next to him is all sorts of ewwwww. 😟

  7. Locke Lamora says:

    Well, he’s an asshole. Amd obviously stupid. I don’t see why his political career shouls be destroyed over a sexting scandal though. Who cares about his personal life?

    • Sandy says:

      You said it yourself, he’s stupid. Most people don’t expect their politicians do be honest all the time, but discretion is a necessary trait in most people’s eyes for a politician. He obviously is beyond the quiet rolls in hay and lacks self-control. Doesn’t really inspire confidence in the man.

    • perplexed says:

      I think what he does is creepier than cheating though. In the past, I was under the impression he was sending pics to people who didn’t actually want them. Maybe I’m wrong, but that’s the impression I had — like, what he was doing was harassment.

      That he can’t figure out how Twitter works also makes him look way too foolish to be running anything.

    • MoonTheLoon says:

      As his wife is the top aide to a leading political figure and he’s bound to know stuff about her job, he is also a security risk. Considering his little habit is so prolific, how hard would it be for someone to blackmail him a la David Petreus? That’s why these things matter. I personally couldn’t care less if he’s got issues and she’s willing to forgive him. What would be worrying is if classified info got into the wrong hands thanks to his inability to control himself.

  8. HH says:

    I’m not one for the whole “out of your league” mentality, but ummm… What was she doing with him in the first place?

    • ladysussex says:

      I’m with you, HH. I just didn’t get it even before the 2nd and 3rd time he’s been caught. I can totally understand falling in love with someone hideous because they have other great qualities, but he just does not. He’s clearly not intelligent, or he would have learned to cover his tracks better. When I hear him talk, his voice sounds like a shrill older woman. He’s just gross.

  9. Nev says:

    He obviously wants to be single and out there. Let him go.

  10. Jenns says:

    Ew. What a total creep.

  11. PunkyMomma says:

    At what point does someone step in and do something for this guy who obviously has some real issues? Sexting with your child in the frame? IDK if that’s considered child abuse, or just idiocy, but enough already.

    (True fact: Weiner’s college roommate was Jon Stewart, who said after the initial story broke that Weiner’s was a smart nice guy with some issues.)

    • Crumpet says:

      Yeah, that is what I find most disturbing about that photo. His baby sleeping next to him while he takes photos of his erection.

      I can’t relate to his wife at. all. But then I couldn’t relate to Hillary sticking with Bill after his White House shenanigans either.

      • Snappyfish says:

        Wiener & Stewart might have been roommates after college but JS went to William & Mary & Weiner did not. He went to a SUNY school

        Huma is lovely, intelligent & accomplished. I expect she had stays for her son. She needs to leave him for her & her son’s sake

      • Kate says:

        Umm, Hillary’s about to be President of the United States, something she would’ve never ever achieved without Bill. That’s why she stuck with him. Huma’s a little different case because it isn’t like Weiner was ever that powerful. He was an obnoxious uber-liberal congressman from NYC. His long-term prospects for greater success were never there.

      • supposedtobeworking says:

        @Kate, I think its more complicated than that. They have a very successful partnership that has benefitted both of them (and Chelsea). I think both were too pragmatic about their goals and vision for life to ‘fall in love’, and they found a partner could accept that in their spouse. I do think there is mutual respect, love and support, it just doesn’t look like the model North Americans are sold. Bill just dropped the ball getting caught with his ladies, otherwise the facade would have insulated them a bit better. But as a non-American, I do not begrudge them their relationship if they are on the same page. I also think Hillary is lucky she has a spouse that will support her goal of becoming President. It’s a huge endeavour.

      • Kate says:

        @supposedtobeworking — Don’t misunderstand, I don’t begrudge Hillary for staying. People can do what they want with their own marriages as long as both of them are cool with it and they aren’t hurting other people. Even if she truly was blind-sided by some of Bill’s activities — and I don’t believe for a second that she was — she made the conscious decision to stay and that’s her right. I do think the two have a mutual respect and affection for each other. it isn’t the thing of storybook romances, but it works for them. She wouldn’t be where she is today if she had dumped him.

        The upside for Huma staying with Weiner is far less clear and, based on the latest reports, less clear to her too since she dumped him about a year ago.

      • Timbuktu says:

        I wonder if you’re misremembering things a bit. I do remember when Weiner was pretty huge, sort of the young star of the Democratic party and all. No, he never got to the point where he was powerful enough because he screwed up very quickly, but if I recall correctly, he seemed to have a very bright future ahead when they got married. Clearly, she either didn’t know about his little fetish, or (if we believe this to be an arrangement more than a bona fide love story) didn’t think it’d come out, because she trusted that he did it discreetly under an alias?
        The latter seems silly and stupid to me, I know I’d NEVER go into politics if I had skeletons in my closet, because I’d fear it’s only a matter of time before they are discovered, but we had so many political scandals that leave me scratching my head as to what they were thinking, that I wouldn’t be too surprised if it was the case here.

    • Lexa says:

      @Snappyfish That surprised me, too… I went to W&M and had never heard that. But after Googling, it seems Weiner did some sort of exchange program there his junior year?

      • Snappyfish says:

        @Lexi W&M is a great school!! Congrats! I see that W&M doesn’t claim him 🙂
        (I’m in VA but was Notre Dame, UVA for grad but have mad respect for W&M…the schools of Thom)

    • PunkyMomma says:

      Stewart and Weiner were housemates when Weiner did an exchange his junior year. Housemates, not roommates. My bad.

      • Snappyfish says:

        @punkymomma No worries, luv. Your post was still spot on!!
        The WashingtonPost just announced she left him

      • PunkyMomma says:

        It’s going to be sad for their child, Snappyfish he’s the innocent one in this mess. That pic, gah.

  12. Sam says:

    At this point, I’m starting to think that they have some kind of understanding re: talking to other women. However, he seems unable to keep these things private. He meets these women on public platforms and does this in a way that almost guarantees the info will leak. At this point, it feels like he’s basically daring his wife to leave.

    • tracking says:

      I wonder about this, too. They love the political game and are probably good co-parents. Maybe that’s a setup that works for them, without the requisite of fidelity necessarily.

    • Bridget says:

      As far as I’m aware, he just sexts, he’s not meeting up with these women. For all we know, Huma may not consider it cheating. It IS however embarrassing as hell.

    • QueenB says:

      to me it seems more like fetish. if he wanted to hook up with other women he could do that discreetly. i mean which public person would do something like this after being caught twice and being ridiculed for it? there must be something deeper behind it.

    • hogtowngooner says:

      That was my thinking around this as well, similar to pro athletes. I believe those marriages revolve around the concept that you can cheat, but keep it on the DL and don’t bring home STDs or children, and above all, don’t get caught in public and humiliate the other spouse to such an extent where they have no choice but to split.

  13. Kori says:

    Run Huma. He is never going to change. Three strikes and he’s out. And putting his son into one of them? Ick. I read some of his texts and he’s gross. And the lady is a trump loving, Obama basher! I’m sure there’s some analysis to be done there. The opposite of his wife? Self hating? Wanting to have it leaked?its all so messy.

  14. Hannah says:

    Can’t really say that I feel sorry for Huma. I should, but I don’t. At this point her eyes are wide open. I’m sure she has her own reasons for staying married to him, reasons that I’ll likely disagree with. Whatever. People deserve what they decide they want to put up with.

    • Robin says:

      I don’t feel sorry for her either. She should have left him after the first sexting scandal, and she never should have had a child with him. He’s scum and he showed her (and the world) who he was during the first sexting scandal. I feel very sorry for their son. Dad is a scumbag and Mom is power-hungry.

      • Timbuktu says:

        In all fairness, she was already quite pregnant when the first scandal broke out, if I remember correctly. So, if she truly didn’t know, it’s not like she could reconsider the pregnancy. I’m sure that’s why she stuck with him at the time and can’t really judge her for that.

  15. Annie says:

    *spits out coffee* LOL! That headline, made my day.

  16. iseepinkelefants says:

    Maybe he doesn’t cheat, maybe it’s just a compulsion? It’s a bad one but Men are like monkeys, they love showing girls their dick like we’re supposed to give them a standing ovation or something. When random men send me unsolicited dick pics I always tell them it’s tiny but nice try. I feel it restores balance in the universe.

    • Crumpet says:

      ‘Men are like monkeys…’ We don’t need to resort to misandry to call Weiner out.

      But I do love your response to the unsolicited photos.

    • Suzanne says:

      Excellent retort! Made me laugh out loud…I’ve never had any man send me dick pics…I guess I’m too old for that stuff…but if any had…I would have made fun of it and never spoken to that pig again. Girls that send their privates via texting…are just plain low class. Period.

      • tina says:

        I don’t believe “men are like moneys” at all and refuse to let Weiner drag down a whole group of men. Weiner is a loser, I have two brothers, uncles and a dad who would never do this, and are far from monkeys…hardworking, supportive, lovely men.

      • MoonTheLoon says:

        It’s why the invention of emoji’s is such a blessing. My response would be a solid wall of the laughing til you cry emoji. That would knock anyone down a peg.

  17. kiki says:

    At this point, Anthony Weiner is a pervert. I thought he was just a sex maniac who want to be pleased, but you are sexting with a toddler next to you ? It is not just idiocy but just down right disgusting and don’t tell me you wouldn’t harm a child because you just put a child in harms way for your idiot sexting ways. Anthony Weiner needs help, I mean HELP. His poor suffering wife needs to wise up and take care of herself and her child. Just leave Anthony Weiner PLEASE.

  18. Piper says:

    Maybe they have some kind of agreement , like Bill and Hillary. They were both politically driven . I just think the embarrassment is too much and really question why Hillary would encourage her to stay ?

  19. Chaine says:

    Including your child in the picture you are sending to a woman of your crotch? That is just beyond gross. Something is really wrong with this guy’s sense of boundaries. When the kid is ten will he be accompanying dad to the strip club?

    • LisaH says:

      Seriously. For me, this is child abuse. I hope someone calls CPS on him. We’re talking about a man who has problems controlling himself. It scares me.

  20. Joanie says:

    Please, please leave him, Huma.

  21. Pepper says:

    He’s gross, but frankly he came off as very skeevy long before any of this came out and if she somehow missed the vibe he gave off, that first scandal laid everything bare. I don’t feel bad for Huma, she knows exactly what she’s married to, dude might as well have pervert tattooed on his forehead. I feel bad for their kid though. Why on earth would you bring a child into a relationship like this? If you want to stay married to your POS husband, cool, you’re an adult, but for the love of god use protection.

    • PHD Gossip says:


    • Goldie says:

      Huma was already pregnant when the 1st sexting scandal broke out. It’s not as if she decided to have a child after she knew about it. That’s why I have a bit of sympathy for her. That said this latest incident goes beyond merely cheating. If she doesn’t leave him now, I’d say she has some serious issues.

      • perplexed says:

        I think she would have known he was weird before she married him, based on how informed everybody makes her sound in terms of being Hillary’s wing-woman. She probably didn’t think what he was doing would be made public, though. Why she married him in the first place, when everybody including Bill and Hillary were warning her not to, is baffling to me.

      • Tourmaline says:

        But before the first of his series of 3 scandals, i.e. before Huma married him and got pregnant, he was kind of a popular guy in some circles. On TV a lot, Dem Congressman with a presumably good future….

      • perplexed says:

        He may have been popular, but I remember reading some articles that said that people were warning her off of him (although I’m not sure if that what was the revised version that was put out after he was caught the first time to make it seem like journalists had discovered new information). How bad must have been his private proclivities that even Bill Clinton didn’t like or want her to marry him?

        The only reason I can figure she married Weiner is because no other politician was interested enough in her to get to the point of marrying her? (Does anyone know much about her private life? She’s so good at being a mystery it’s sort of ironic she ended up with a guy who has no idea how to keep his private life secret) I assume she wanted to follow in Hillary’s footsteps in terms of being close to the centre of power, but couldn’t find someone to match Bill Clinton, so she married this guy thinking she could re-mold him…or something.

  22. Snarky says:

    Gross. If she doesn’t leave him this time, she officially has no self-respect.

  23. Samtha says:

    Going by the number of men who’ve messaged me over the years and then sent or asked to send dick pics, Weiner isn’t atypical.

    He’s just dumb enough to get caught.

  24. Rhiley says:

    Has anyone watched his documentary, Weiner? It is quite good and worth watching if you like political documentaries. It is a shame that he has this sickness because he is actually an extremely smart, well spoken person who really does seem to care about the “little guy.” Ha ha, no pun intended. He would be governor of New York right now but he cannot control himself. I do hope Huma leaves him because she deserves better. I think she loves him, but at this point, he is emotionally abusing her and she needs to get out. His political career is over. He needs help, but she needs to think about herself and her young son. That picture isn’t just disturbing. It is to Catch A Predator Dateline NBC disturbing.

  25. Giddy says:

    Kick him to the curb!

  26. Pants says:

    I always liked his politics. It’s a shame he can’t stay out of his own way. Sigh.

  27. popup says:

    Wow, this guy. Sext all you want, pal, but to send a stranger a picture of his excited dick with his sleeping toddler in the frame? To involve his son in his pervy extramarital affairs to the point that his innocent visage ends up on the cover of the NY Post? That is truly f’d up. If this doesn’t compel Huma to leave him, I really don’t know what will. As a mom, I would be beyond incensed and disgusted.

  28. LAK says:

    Perhaps he is a flasher? Only he keeps his pants on.

    It’s the only reason he keeps doing this whilst not necessarily taking full step of an affair.

    These pics are the new millenial tech version of the traditional flasher in a mac.

    • perplexed says:

      Yeah, I think that’s what he is. I never got the impression that ALL of the women he sent the pics to actually wanted to see any pics. I’m not sure — the headlines were always different, but one headline would argue why what he was doing was harassment while another would say why it wasn’t. That made me think that what he was doing was crossing a line, though I admit my knowledge of what has been happening with him is blurry.

  29. Gg says:

    If this was my kid I would go Lorena Bobbit on him!!!

  30. Green Is Good says:

    Christ, man! Put the dick away!

  31. Chisey says:

    He was doing this WHILE HE WAS WITH HIS SON!? wtf. That guy needs therapy. If he’s already in therapy, he needs more. ‘Don’t sext while your sleeping son is in the frame’ seems like the absolute minimum to be a halfway decent human being. Run, Huma. Just run.

  32. hmmm says:

    The guy’s a compulsive exhibitionist which puts him in the ranks of those guys in raincoats who expose themselves on subways. He needs help or he will never change. She needs to ditch him. It’s so sad.

  33. Amelie says:

    Hopefully this is the kick in the behind Huma needs to leave him. I am sympathetic to her not wanting to get divorced but I feel she is just punishing herself by staying with him. Feel me once, shame on you etc until the third time shame on both of us. She can’t be naive at this point and must have had some kind of idea he was still sexting other women. I doubt she’d be the kind of woman who would be okay with her husband continuing to do this. The fact that he included her son in the picture should be a wake up call to her to take her son and run. If she stays with him after this she is just torturing herself and being a martyr. Nothing noble about it especially where her son is concerned.

  34. QueenB says:

    i guess the pic with the baby in it will be the last straw for her. they very likely have an agreement to both have sex with others as all couples that spend so much time apart have. but i doubt anyone would really tolerate that.

    he also looks sooo goofy on the cover bodyshot.

  35. Giddy says:

    CNN just reported that Huma has given a statement where she announces that she is separating from him.

    • Hindulovegod says:

      The New York Times has the story, too. Maybe the baby in the pictures was her line.

    • QueenB says:

      “Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what’s best for our son”

      “remain”? would be nice if he starts doing it.

  36. Hannah says:

    She announced that she is separating from him. Pfft. Another Garner. She’ll never divorce him, just wait until the dust settles and hope that we don’t notice.

  37. Louisa says:

    Huma has just made a statement that she is leaving him. About time!

  38. popup says:

    Huma just announced that she will be separating from that problematic human.

  39. minx says:

    I really like Huma Abedin. I’m sorry this schmuck has put her through this again.

  40. lunchcoma says:


    It boggles my mind that people have to be told this.

  41. Elsie says:

    There was a Law and Order SVU episode based on his story with a similar alias for the NY mayor candidate. Good for her to finally be leaving him.

  42. Tracy says:

    She’s leaving him!

  43. Hannah says:

    I watched the documentary “Weiner.” It was hard to watch – it’s almost Shakespearean to see how Anthony Weiner can’t help but destroy himself. He’s clearly a very smart guy who is easily overtaken by his vices, and he loses the mayoral race because of it. It seems to me that he is the dominant one in the relationship with Huma. Who knows what it’s actually like between them.

  44. Andrea says:

    I get the impression this guy is a huge attention seeker. A study came out that men often cheat when a woman is pregnant or once they have children together because they crave attention that is now on the child. I think he felt like he wasn’t #1 and thus wanted other women to validate him. He is a man who never should have had kids or who should have gotten with a woman who had a lesser career so that she could be constantly validating him instead—you all have met this type of man out there I am sure.

  45. Andrea says:

    My big question is why does this ruin his career? I don’t care if he wants to sext 200 women on his down time, why in America is this such a moral issue that we can’t get passed? As long as he isn’t using taxpayer money, I say his private life should remain separate from his political life. I am probably in the miniority with this thinking and I do believe that some antics go too far ala Rob Ford, thank goodness Toronto finally stripped him of his powers when he was mayor.

    • perplexed says:

      He keeps getting caught in embarrassing ways though.

      The first time he got caught it was because he posted some area of his lower region publically to Twitter because he didn’t realize his account was not set to private. That he didn’t understand how technology works was enough to get people laughing.

      This time it looks like his kid is also in the pic.

      Anytime I see Weiner discussed (okay, maybe his last name does’t help either), it’s in the context of mocking and hard-core joking, not necessarily morals.

      I think people also expect that the politician not keep making the same PUBLIC mistake over and over again. People are aware that Bill Clinton is not faithful, but his career has not been ruined because he hasn’t made the technological kind of mistakes that Weiner does. Even the Lewinsky thing probably wouldn’t have been quite so embarrassing if no one knew about that dress. You can’t foresee that kind of thing (where the lady you did something with saves the evidence and then tells someone else about it) but you can foresee that Twitter set to PUBLIC probably isn’t the best place to post your lower region pictures.

      • LAK says:

        Monica didn’t set out to keep the dress.

        She was deliberately and maliciously set up by Linda Tripp who had beef with the Clintons where she’d lost for lack of evidence against them.

        Monica being transferred out of the white house to the pentagon by a FOB must have been manna from heaven to Linda especially when she found out that Monica was having an affair with Bill.

        Monica, naive and hurt at the transfer didn’t realise the trap Linda lay for her.

        Monica claims to have told Linda that she had a bunch of clothes waiting to go to the drycleaners including a dress that may or may not have been spilled on by Bill.

        Linda told her to keep the dress as a keepsake rather than send it to the drycleaners, and a few hours after that told the prosecutors about Monica’s dress which was promptly subpoena-d as evidence of the affair. Upto that point, Bill’s extra-marital activities were circumstantial. This dress was a game changer.

        Linda Tripp deserves to be remembered for *she* is the villian of this case not silly, naive Monica.

      • perplexed says:

        Thanks for the correction and clarification, LAK.

        My apologies for getting the details wrong. I didn’t intend to villainize Monica. I just felt that the circumstances as to how Bill Clinton got caught were less stupid than how Anthony Weiner was. Who could foresee that someone like Linda Tripp would advise Monica to keep the dress as a keepsake? In Weiner’s case, however, I think anyone can foresee what happens when you send out a picture of your lower regions to a social media follower on a public Twitter account. Dumb dumb dumb.

        People keep asking why Weiner’s issue is such public fodder and it’s because he basically made it that way.

    • Hannah says:

      The simple answer is, Americans are judge-y like that when it comes to personal business.

      • perplexed says:

        He keeps humiliating her though. Anyone would judge that.

        Bill Clinton was popular, so I think people are willing to give a pass if you have other traits that aren’t overshadowed by scandal. However, Weiner is associated with scandal to such a great degree that none of us can remember what his other good traits are supposed to be. Maybe it would help if he were better-looking or less creepy looking? (shallow observation).

    • Giddy says:

      I guess it’s a matter of character. If he lies to his wife and gets caught at it repeatedly, why on earth should the electorate trust him to tell the truth. He has lied over and over and exposed his wife to very public humiliation. We like to hope that our elected officials have more sense and better morals than Anthony Weiner.

      • Andrea says:

        There are so many politicians in the US both republicans and democrats who cheat on their wives—hello Newt Gingrich and we seem to give some a pass but others not so much. I guess it was too much, similar to the John Edwards scandal.

      • perplexed says:

        I think when your whole persona is associated with scandal that’s when it becomes difficult to achieve a pass. If someone asked me to say something else about Weiner besides sexting, I wouldn’t know what to say. It’s only on this thread that I’ve learned that he advocates for the less wealthy. With someone like JFK (who didn’t see scandal in his lifetime but we learned decades later was a serial cheater) there are a bunch of things about his political career I could also say about him that don’t involve cheating. Ditto for the rest of the Kennedys we all know cheat left, right, and centre. Maybe charisma helps too, and I don’t think Weiner has the kind of charisma the Kennedys had. Chubby looking, older Ted Kennedy was more charismatic than Weiner is.

        And yeah some people get a pass and some people don’t but that’s life. It’s unpredictable as to why some people achieve success despite scandal and others don’t rise above it so I find asking the question a little futile. It probably comes dow to how self-destructive that politician is, which John Edwards clearly was and Anthony Weiner seems to be. Weiner almost seems to want to get caught. If people argue that this is his private life and should remain remain, he should be the one trying to keep it private in the first place, not going on Twitter hoping everyone will find out what he’s doing.

      • Giddy says:

        Andrea, I agree with you completely. But few politicians are so stupid or have such a driving need to literally expose themselves that they provide the wife with photographic evidence. He and John Edwards are such idiots.

    • Anon33 says:

      Erection next to child is why, maybe? Sorry, but that goes far beyond “it’s their personal business.” That’s something much sicker. If that makes me a “prudish American” (and I can assure you I’m not actually a prude in any sense of the word) then so be it. I’ll own that.

    • Louisa says:

      Andrea I do agree with you up to a point. His sex life shouldn’t matter to his career, but the first sexting scandal came to light when he was a congressman and a young, female constituent sent him a message regarding a political matter. He responded to her with a dick pic. His first impulse when getting a non sexual, work related message from a young woman was to photograph his junk and send it to her. That shows a complete lack of judgement and self control. Not to mention him being a total pig.

      • Andrea says:

        I get the impression he is a huge attention seeker and needs his ego constantly stroked—the ole look at me, look at MEEEEEEEEE!!! I have seen other men like this and they need a woman or women to constantly and I mean constantly stroke their ego—marrying a woman with a high powered career IMO was not the type of woman this type of person could handle. I am surprised they have been together as long as they have.

    • Tourmaline says:

      This doesn’t ruin his career. Because he has no career to ruin and hasn’t since three years ago when the Carlos Danger scandal blew up his mayoral campaign/comeback attempt after his original scandal that caused him to resign from Congress..

    • QueenB says:

      i think we could have a discussion about that the first time it happened. if this happens to someone THREE times, no i wouldnt vote for him. he obviously is too self involved or too stupid and does not seem to learn anything.
      no matter your sexual morals we can expect politicians to at least not be this dense.

    • MoonTheLoon says:

      It ruined his career because it proves he can’t be trusted to control himself and is vulnerable to blackmail (think of what happened to David Petreaus) because of it. He is a huge national security risk, considering who his wife is and that he must be at least somewhat privy to what goes on at her job.

  46. Kate says:

    Is the picture with his kid not a child protection issue in the States? I’ve seen people say it’s gross and wrong, but in my country it would be considered exposing a minor to lewd acts and he’d be lucky to get supervised contact, or no contact but no jail time if the investigation found more images like this.

    Not to mention sexual harassment. Sending unsolicited dick pics is also a crime in my country, and given Weiner apparently just sends them to hot young randoms he sees on social media I don’t get how no ones complained yet. Regardless, he’d be considered a sex offender in my country, the same as a flasher. Is none of this an issue at all in the States?

    • Goldie says:

      The photo that he took with his child is disgusting, though I’m not sure if any crime was committed. Weiner’s private parts are not exposed ( though you can see that he’s erect) and he’s not touching the child in an inappropriate way. It definitely shows poor judgement and I’m sure a judge would take it into consideration if there is a custody battle.

      This is not just directed at you, but I think it’s funny that some people are claiming that Americans are being overly judgmental and uptight and some are claiming that we’re not reacting strongly enough. I guess you can’t please everyone.

      • Kate says:

        He’s performing what for him is a highly sexual act with his young child inches from his erect penis. At the very least he shows a criminal lack of sexual boundaries, which should be a child protection issue. At worst, he purposefully involved his child in his fetish because it ups the danger aspect and adds to his sexual pleasure, and given he chose not to crop the child out or walk a few metres to a bathroom and take a pic there instead, this option seems likely.

        I don’t think Americans undereact to these things, I think they react to the wrong parts. The same think happened with Bill Clinton. Everyone wanted to talk about cigars and blue dresses and blow jobs, and the almost unrivalled power disparity between Clinton and Lewinsky was mostly ignored. The most powerful man in the world and a 22yr old intern. How could she have said no? And in the end her life was ruined anyway. Here everyone wants to make Weiner puns and laugh at Carlos Danger, and no seems too worried that he’s a flasher.

      • ladysussex says:

        @Kate you raise and excellent point. With Wiener, it’s not simply the dic pics and the sexting (so what!), it’s the sexual harassment of female professionals who did not solicit his “attention”, and the lying about it, not just to his wife but to the public. With Bill Clinton, it wasn’t the sexual relationship that got him impeached, it was that she was a subordinate (this is against the rules in almost any company, let alone the Federal Government agencies) and then suborning perjury in a Federal court. The perjury alone is an impeachable offense.

  47. Aang says:

    “Caught”? It’s not like it’s illegal. Unless he is harassing or stalking these women, I don’t see the problem, granted it’s gross, but it’s not harmful. From the documentary I got the sense that the women were willing participants. And he’s not a culture warrior so no hypocrisy. So this is really between him and his wife.

    • Jaded says:

      You don’t think it’s sick to secretly send pictures of your dick to random women WHILE you’re married and WHILE your child is sleeping next to you? Aang…you need to give your head a shake. He has an unhealthy compulsion and just because he’s not stalking or harassing doesn’t mean he’s not a very sick person who clearly needs some counselling. He’s hurt and humiliated a faithful wife (and eventually their child) in a very public manner behaving like a filthy little teenage boy. Time to grow up Weiner and get the help you obviously need.

      • Aang says:

        Like I said, it’s gross. But if we didn’t clutch our pearls about adults engaging in consensual behavior it would be a non story and remain where it belongs. Between him and his wife. She wouldn’t be publicly humiliated and his son wouldn’t have 100’s of articles to google when he’s older. as long as no laws are broken, no one is harmed, and the politicians involed are raving hypocrites, I feel like they are entitled to a little privacy. If it was a famous woman sending nudes to her BF we would be outraged at the slut shaming and call him a pig if the photos were released.

      • perplexed says:

        It’s a story because he made it public. It’s not like we’d ever know if he knew how to properly handle a public Twitter account.

    • perplexed says:

      He was caught by his wife though and that’s why she’s now divorcing him (finally).

      • Andrea says:

        Caught how? She saw him sexting?

      • Hannah says:

        Did she know about the continued sexting before it came out in the press? It certainly doesn’t seem so. Like other women in the public eye, maybe she was aware and looked the other way, but once it came out in the press, she decided to dump him. I think their marriage was a business arrangement and he became a liability. Once he was an asset to Huma (and Clinton) but not anymore. Too bad that there is a child involved.

      • perplexed says:

        Caught him the same way we all did — because he didn’t know how to handle a public Twitter account. This is not hard to grasp. I don’t get how anyone can miss how he was caught, or why this became a huge story — because he clearly made it public in the first place. The whole reason we know he’s a serial picture sender of his lower regions is because he’s really inept at handling technology and doesn’t seem to understand how social media works. The whole way he got caught the first time was hilarious (if you weren’t his wife, I mean). Maybe Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, or John Oliver can do a breakdown for everybody on how Weiner got caught in the most stupid way possible. Part of the reason the media is commenting on this story so much is because Weiner is so freaking dumb when it comes to computers.

    • tina says:

      just because you aren’t a “cultural warrior” doesn’t mean you get a free pass to be an indecent human being. Just because something isn’t illegal, doesn’t mean it isn’t right and demonstrates lack of character, judgement and morals…I mean the kid is RIGHT THERE!

    • ladysussex says:

      You are correct that, currently, sending unsolicited photos of your genitals is not illegal. It most likely will be in the near future, but it isn’t right now. But he did send unsolicited photos of his member to female professional colleagues, and charges of sexual harassment may soon follow. These women are in a difficult position, because while it definitely constitutes sexual harassment, they are encouraged not to report it/file charges or have their own personal feelings about not reporting it because they are employed (or interning and getting college credit) by the DNC and don’t want to cause a scandal for the candidate that their party (that they believe in) is promoting. They also don’t want to jeopardize their job or internship. In these situations, keeping quite is looked upon as “loyalty”, whilst reporting the candidate is regarded as “disloyalty” to the party.

  48. Veronica says:

    There’s something almost compulsive and self-destructive about his behavior, which makes me wonder if there are mental health issues he needs to work out. Maybe they had some understanding earlier on, but now it’s so clearly toxic and damaging (really dude, your kid?), the situation is untenable. We all want to fix our partners, but sometimes you can’t and sometimes they don’t want it. I think it really was time for her to leave and go their separate ways.

  49. silliness says:

    Dude, your kid is right next to you! WTF!

    News is she’s leaving him, and all I’ve got to say is that I wish her the best and I hope their little boy is okay.

  50. Soup2Nuts says:

    Yes yes this is all gross and absurd but gotta love the Post referring to a man spending time wth his kid (albeit in an incredibly inappropriate and cringe worthy manner) as “baby-sitting.” It ain’t baby-sitting if the child is yours! That’s called “parenting.” Badly.

    • hogtowngooner says:

      UGH that is such a pet peeve! For some, child-rearing will always default to the mom. Sigh.

  51. JenniferJustice says:

    Please stop saying this man needs help. Tired of the “I have a sex addiction and can’t help myself” claim. He is making conscious decisions. He is not an addict. He simply does whatever he thinks he can get away with and so far he has gotten away with it. He’s still working in politics and his wife not only stayed but had a child with him. It is more likely their marriage is simply a political business arrangement but he is uncouth and lacks the discretion to do what he does and stay in politics. The marriage I don’t care about. Sad for the child involved, but Huma is choosing to stay…again.

    • hogtowngooner says:

      I know what you mean – to say he is “sick” and “needs help” simply allows him to deflect any responsibility for things he is shown to have a compulsion towards. He can just throw his hands up, say “not my fault, I’m sick!” wipe away a few tears and check into PR-rehab (ie, a fancy, out-of-town spa with lots of security) and come back a “changed man.”

      No, he’s a creep who disrespects his wife and son with every photo he sends. Thankfully she’s left him now.

    • Veronica says:

      Having an addiction doesn’t mean it strips away personal responsible, though. It just means we need to empathize with what drives a person’s behavior, not excuse it. Addiction is sometimes unavoidable – treatment and self-awareness are not. What makes Weiner’s behavior unacceptable is that he refuses to address it as an actual problem, not that he may be compelled to do it in the first place.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        I still respectfully disagree. I do not empathize with a person’s behavior simply because they have a proven pattern. How does anybody know what compels him rather than him just being a selfish douche who thinks the rules don’t apply to him because he sees himself as uber important and therefore, untouchable? What makes Weiner’s behavior unacceptable is that he acts on his desires rather than putting his loved ones’ interests ahead of his own. He is not an addict – He is simply a cheater – a cheater who has learned he will be forgiven eventually. He is very self-aware at this point but does not care about anything other than meeting his own wants. That’s not addiction – that’s selfishness.

  52. Tourmaline says:

    The sad thing is that the child is involved in this one. The one thing Anthony was supposed to be doing right was taking care of that kid. Which allowed Huma to be out on the road what must be pretty non-stop with Hillary. Politico is reporting that Huma has been basically estranged from him for months if not longer, and has stopped wearing her rings long before this. The presence of their poor preschooler in these pix in the NY Post is just tragic and I don’t know how Huma could trust his judgment with their child any longer.

  53. perplexed says:

    Why does he make goofy faces like that in his photos if he wants to impress women?

    • ladysussex says:

      I really think it’s part of his psychosis. Like a narcissist who believes that rules don’t apply to him, and despite his hideousness he sees himself as utterly desirable, and that he’s bestowing honor on anyone he sends unsolicited pics to. Why would he send a photo of his erect penis next to his infant son if he wants to impress women? That is repulsive and sick to me or any rational thinking person, but in his mind it’s super sexy.

  54. Ruyana says:

    My aunt used to raise weimaraner dogs, and Anthony looks just like a human version of a weimaraner. Nothing at all attractive about him.

  55. Craig says:

    On the surface, this should be the quickest custody hearing in history.

    But he’s been at home taking care of the child while she’s been on the road non-stop, and if Hillary wins, Huma will certainly be her Chief of Staff.

    Can they split custody if she moves to DC and he stays in NY? A real question for anyone who would know. Would she get full custody?

    • ladysussex says:

      Wiener could argue that she has not been involved at all in the care or raising of the child. It’s a valid argument, as she’s been away for months at a time, and has a very demanding, full time job as it is, even when she is home. It will be even more demanding and time consuming if Hillary becomes President and she has a staff position. Who will care for the child then, if not Wiener? A nanny? It could legitimately get ugly, because courts don’t automatically give custody to mothers like they used to. I had a client a few years ago who got only partial custody of her two small children because the father made the case that she worked too many hours at her job as a restaurant manager, and the father was a teacher. She only got her kids every other weekend.

  56. rudy says:

    wow. wow. wow.
    Read a blind today that said ‘someone’ was pressured by her boss to marry a famous political guy also well known as a dog. This boss did not want it known that her chief advisor preferred same sex and well, you get the picture.

    My take one this? None of our business. Stability with Hillary.

  57. tina says:

    No wonder she and Hillary are so close, they truly have *a lot* in common as far as the men in their lives, eh??

  58. Bohemianmartini says:

    I see u Rudy! Was wondering when someone was going to mention this. I’ll sip that tea and have another glass. The only one I feel sorry for is their son. Clearly his parents have other priorities. Her job and his dick.