Anthony Weiner's Staggering Fall From Grace is Now Complete
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner of New York has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting a fifteen-year-old girl, according to The New York Times, ending one of the most staggering falls from grace in American political history. Weiner, who became something of a folk ...read more
Anthony Weiner's Personal Life is None of Your Business
Let's be upfront: the latest Anthony Weiner Sexting scandal is none of your business. By now, everyone with eyes and ears has heard the story of the former US representative sending provocative photos of himself to another women who wasn't his wife, Huma Abedin. Yes, they were ...read more
Anthony Weiner Was Caught Sending More Naked Pics of Himself, Overshadowing Even the Dumbest Trump Headlines
There are two dimensions to today's Anthony Weiner story. As you probably know by know, the former Democratic congressman once again sent awkwardly weird, semi-naked photos of himself to a woman on Twitter, and it's currently ruling the news cycle. Those two dimensions are as ...read more
Former Bush Official Wants To Imprison 2 Billion People At Gitmo
One of the many tangents to the Bowe Bergdahl story is the persistent problem of what to do with the detainees who remain in the prison at Guantánamo Bay, but one former Bush official has an idea you've probably never heard before: throw two billion more people in with them. ...read more
The Morning Banter: America the Average, Glenn's Next Chapter, and Moz the Great and Powerful
It's Friday, gang. Here's what you should know today -- or at least some trivial information you can use to make your co-workers think you're an obnoxious know-it-all. Have to admit, a lot of good stuff this morning. 1. It Was Good While It Lasted I've thought for a few ...read more
Geraldo Rivera And Anthony Weiner Produce Douchiest Selfie in Human History
Q: What happens when you combine two narcissistic ego maniacs with cell phones in a media studio? A: Probably the douchiest selfie in human history. ...read more
F**k You Too, Anthony Weiner
Not only is there nothing left that can be said about the shameful three-ring circus that was Anthony Weiner's campaign for New York City mayor, which was mercifully put out of its misery last night, it's probably best we just let the whole thing vanish from memory as quickly ...read more
The Morning Banter: Syria Crisis Perspective, BuzzFeed on Steroids & Anthony Weiner vs a Racist!
It's Thursday morning and only one more day of staring at your screen till the weekend. Sure, you have work to do, but who cares about that? Read more crap on the internet! It's much more fun. Anyways, here's what's happening in the world today: Obama's (Potential) Quagmire ...read more
Anthony Weiner Love You, Mon!
In keeping with our short attention-span culture, I've come to really like Anthony Weiner, despite penning a lengthy polemic here just a little over a month ago decrying him as the living, writhing, retching embodiment of every single thing that’s wrong with American culture ...read more
The Morning Banter: Ender's Shame, Weiner's Weiner, GTA V Tourism
Here's what you may as well be reading in the couple of hours you have left before you find out you've become the victim of a surprise Friday afternoon lay-off: 1. This Is the Ender Somewhere in Studio City, Summit Entertainment is training a group of highly intelligent kids ...read more
Anthony Weiner Accidentally Reveals Hillary Clinton Will be Running in 2016
Anthony Weiner can't seem to keep himself out of trouble. When he's not flashing his penis to young women on the internet, he's accidentally revealing the presidential ambitions of his friends. In an interview with Ben Smith from Buzzfeed, Weiner let slip that his wife would ...read more
My Advice for Anthony Weiner
I have been thinking about what counsel I would give Anthony Weiner about what would be his best move, politically (Other than stop sending pictures of yourself to women you don't know. I mean you practically have to be brain damaged to believe them when they say they will ...read more
Sydney Leather's Guide to Bagging a Politician
For anyone living under a rock for the last few weeks, let me explain this week’s piece. The guy trying to be mayor of New York - the guy who claims that after sexual indiscretions several years ago he has “changed”, was outed again by a girl who came out in the press ...read more
The Morning Banter: Bob McDonnell Is Screwed & Peter Scolari (or Something Like That) Is the New Doctor Who
Here's what you should be reading this morning instead of sitting at your desk lamenting the fact that it's Monday again and you're essentially nothing but a gerbil in a wheel who can't even remember what it wanted to be before it landed in this Sisyphean hell. 1. Scold ...read more
Funny or Die does Anthony Weiner: Sex Pests Should Never Give Up!
So wrong. So right. And so funny: Anthony Weiner Refuses To Quit - watch more funny videos ...read more
Quote of the Day: What Does Anthony Weiner Have to do to Get Disqualified?
Matt Taibbi asks what Anthony Weiner has to do to get disqualified from the Mayoral race: I don't mean to sound like a prude, but what the hell do you have to do to be disqualified from high-level politics in this country? When someone told me a while back that Weiner was ...read more
The Anthony Weiner Campaign: This Is As Awful As American Society Gets
It's now all but official: the campaign of Anthony Weiner for New York City mayor is the living, writhing, retching embodiment of every single thing that's wrong with American culture as of the year 2013. It's a near-flawless microcosm of our entire corrupt Reality TV Nation, ...read more
Mr. Weiner, Please Go Away
I want to write something positive about Anthony Weiner. Really, I do. First of all, I agree with him on almost everything. He is the kind of liberal I like. He is fearless. Secondly, I have worked with his wife, Huma Abedin, and have nothing but respect and admiration for her. ...read more
The Morning Banter: White on White Crime, Clintons vs Weiners and Lincoln Memorial Vandal Arrested!
It's Tuesday people, and you should at this point in the day be rifling through your emails, looking at your agenda and planning the rest of your day. Or you could be reading about some funny/disturbing shit on the internet, which is of course, much more fun. 1. White on ...read more
The Morning Banter: Friedman Sucks, Hillary Rules, and Cobain Lives
Here's what you should be reading instead of bothering with that whole getting-back-to-work thing: 1. Tom Galt Like everyone else, we here at the Banter love piling on the mockery when it comes to Tom Friedman. He's really such an easy target. But R.J. Eskow actually skipped ...read more
The Morning Banter: Weiner Face-Off, Rise of the Machines, and Olbermann's Countdown To Unemployment
Here's a quick look at what you should be reading this Friday morning instead of trying to figure out ways to duck out of work early. 1. Player Hatin' Here's a shock: Anthony Weiner's poll numbers are plummeting in direct correlation with his likability and anyone's ...read more
6 Jobs Anthony Weiner Would be Perfect For
As Anthony Weiner's career hangs in the balance, the former Congressman and current NYC Mayoral candidate might want to explore other career options should his latest sex scandal bring him down once and for all. Weiner has a problem with, well, his weiner, so he might want to ...read more
Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before...
Well, that was fun while it lasted. Anthony Weiner's big comeback just went from improbable to impossible in a matter of a single day, thanks to whatever irrepressible instinct leads him to involuntarily send pictures of his penis to young women and the media 12-car-pile-up ...read more
Anthony Weiner Caught Sexting. Again.
New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has once again been caught engaging in online sex-talk and sending nude "selfies" to a woman other than his wife, Huma Abedin, on the internet: It was bound to happen sooner or later: An anonymous woman has claimed to the ...read more
The Curious Return of Mark Sanford
I kind of owe Mark Sanford. The scandal that led him to assume the role of poor, dumb, love-struck Paris, willing to bring war to Troy's gates in the name of forbidden desire, was the jumping off point for what I think is the best piece ever to be published over at my little ...read more
The Daily Banter Weekly Round Up!!
This week on The Daily Banter, we looked at Mitt Romney's deceptive use of racist language, and broke down why the ongoing Bain Capital story is so important. We looked at the 'Money Honey' Maria Bartiromo's consistent disregard for the facts on Wall St scandals, and Chez asked ...read more
The Daily Banter Mail Bag!!: McCain vs Bachmann, Romney's 'Retirement' and Weiner's Comeback!!
Welcome to this weeks edition of The Daily Banter Mail Bag where Bob, Ben, and Chez answer reader's questions on a variety of Banter worthy topics!! Today, we discuss John McCain's partial redemption, Romney's retroactive retirement, and Anthony Weiner's proposed comeback to ...read more
Weiner's Comeback: The Ego Returns
By Ben Cohen: On most issues, I agree with former Congressman Anthony Weiner. His unashamed liberalism has always been refreshing and he was a force for good in a political system that rarely produces anything to write home about. But Weiner let himself and his side down with ...read more
Andrew Breitbard Dead at 43
Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger whose posting of a sexually explicit photo of former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner led to the congressman's downfall, has died, his attorney confirmed Thursday. He was 43. Joel Pollak, editor-in-chief and in-house counsel for Breitbart's ...read more
Quote of the Day: Weiner Resigns - TV Show to Follow
Chez Pazienza predicts the future for the disgraced Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner: So Weiner's out. That's okay, give it a year or so and he'll realize that that light at the end of the tunnel was always from the cable TV studio where he'll be hosting his own show. ...read more
Video: White Guys Pretending to be Black
This is a comedy skit I wrote about a year ago about the relationship between middle class white kids and their black friends. I wrote it because I was always intrigued as to why white kids felt the need to 'yo it up' in front of their black friends. Some of my closest childhood ...read more
Quote of the Week: The Real Weiner Scandal
Bob Cesca on predictable corporate media frenzy unleashed by the Anthony Weiner scandal: When Anthony Weiner, John Ensign and others unfurl their penises in public, they supercharge the Underpants-Media-Consumer Complex. The news media reports it because thousands of us watch ...read more
Quote of the Day: Holier than Weiner
Chez Pazienza on America's inability to handle any issue involving sex: For the record, I really am tired of public "sex scandals" -- particularly ones where there was nothing unlawful involved -- further diminishing our cultural discourse in this country and distracting the ...read more
Anthony Weiner Confesses All
In my view, Rep. Anthony Weiner is a fantastic politician who has spent his career seriously challenging power. Sadly, it seems he's also a bit of a creep and not a very good husband. Today, Weiner confessed to sending lewd photographs of himself via twitter and facebook and ...read more
Why is the Media Taking Andrew Breitbart Seriously?
Image via Wikipedia I refuse to take any 'story' Andrew Breitbart breaks seriously because the man has a track record of lying and manipulating the press to serve his own needs. So why the main stream media is taking his claims about Anthony Weiner and his supposed scandal ...read more