The Chicago Tribune has been looking for a buyer for the past few years. Looks like BuzzFeed didn’t have the cash to buy it outright, but it did rent the front page for about 16 minutes.
Screengrab via @ejacqui

The Chicago Tribune has been looking for a buyer for the past few years. Looks like BuzzFeed didn’t have the cash to buy it outright, but it did rent the front page for about 16 minutes.

Screengrab via @ejacqui

F***ing slutbag. Nice f***ing glamour shot on the cover of the Daily News. Man, see if you ever get a job in this town again.

Anthony Weiner’s Communications Director Barbara Morgan, ranting about a former  intern who wrote an unflattering portrayal of life on the Weiner campaign trail.

Technically, calling someone a slutbag is a form of communication, but maybe not a good one.

Still, Morgan is right about one thing: front page glamour shots are totally out of line for a member of the Weiner campaign. The only Weiner-sanctioned photo medium is the grainy cell phone pic, obviously.

Not only has San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D-Creepytown) admitted to harassing his female staffers, he’s now asking the City Council (read: taxpayers) to pick up the tab for his legal defense against the sexual harassment suits filed against him.
But how did California voters come to trust this guy in the first place? Maybe it was his charming smile.
Sure, his hands say, “I’m a grope-y perv whom you can’t possibly trust,” but his face says… uh… okay, his face says the same thing. Maybe it wasn’t the smile.
Photo via @michaelhayes

Not only has San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D-Creepytown) admitted to harassing his female staffers, he’s now asking the City Council (read: taxpayers) to pick up the tab for his legal defense against the sexual harassment suits filed against him.

But how did California voters come to trust this guy in the first place? Maybe it was his charming smile.

Sure, his hands say, “I’m a grope-y perv whom you can’t possibly trust,” but his face says… uh… okay, his face says the same thing. Maybe it wasn’t the smile.

Photo via @michaelhayes

ourpresidents:

LBJ Signs the Medicare Bill

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare into law.  The event took place at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and LBJ told the nation that Medicare “all started with the man from Independence.

Happy birthday, Medicare (and Medicaid)! It’s about time for you to buy a fancy sports car and head to couples therapy!

You can quibble about beginnings, middles and ends but what we’re talking about is over a year ago.

Anthony Weiner, in response to a question from the NY Daily News: “There is no one you are sexting now?”

So, it’s complicated?

Evidence that the free market can fail: A six-foot tall Rick Perry flower planter is STILL available on eBay for the bargain price of $4,500.
C’mon, people, this is the deal of the century! Per Texas law, you can dump anything you want atop Planter Perry’s head without those meddlesome enviro-crats from the EPA getting in the way, and if you can’t be bothered to water it, no problem. Just pray for rain. 
(h/t @hotlineReid)

Evidence that the free market can fail: A six-foot tall Rick Perry flower planter is STILL available on eBay for the bargain price of $4,500.

C’mon, people, this is the deal of the century! Per Texas law, you can dump anything you want atop Planter Perry’s head without those meddlesome enviro-crats from the EPA getting in the way, and if you can’t be bothered to water it, no problem. Just pray for rain. 

(h/t @hotlineReid)

Liberals around the world applauded Pope Francis for meeting the bare minimum standard of human decency on Monday by saying, when asked about the possibility of gay priests, ‘If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?’

Gawker’s Max Read with the best take on the news that Pope Francis appears to be willing to forgive gay priests. (via shortformblog)

Now the Pope is never gonna win a GOP primary.

Pictured: historic summit between a Google Glass-wearing Newt Gingrich and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
Photos via Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images and @newtgingrich

Pictured: historic summit between a Google Glass-wearing Newt Gingrich and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Photos via Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images and @newtgingrich

The moment that media frenzy around Anthony Weiner jumped the shark didn’t occur when Weiner first crotch-shot his way to a congressional resignation.
And it didn’t happen when Weiner joined the mayoral race and rose in the polls.
And it wasn’t when Weiner admitted to sexting “maybe 3” ladies even after he resigned from Congress.
No. Mark it down, the moment Weiner-related journalism took a cyanide pill, shot itself in the face and forever beclowned itself was when a NY Post reporter(allegedly) dressed up like Zorro and demanded of Weiner, in a fake Spanish accent, “I am Carlos. Why’d you steal my name?”
This happened, people. It happened and it can’t unhappen.
Photo by @pearlgabel

The moment that media frenzy around Anthony Weiner jumped the shark didn’t occur when Weiner first crotch-shot his way to a congressional resignation.

And it didn’t happen when Weiner joined the mayoral race and rose in the polls.

And it wasn’t when Weiner admitted to sexting “maybe 3” ladies even after he resigned from Congress.

No. Mark it down, the moment Weiner-related journalism took a cyanide pill, shot itself in the face and forever beclowned itself was when a NY Post reporter(allegedly) dressed up like Zorro and demanded of Weiner, in a fake Spanish accent, “I am Carlos. Why’d you steal my name?

This happened, people. It happened and it can’t unhappen.

Photo by @pearlgabel

newyorker:


Read about next week’s cover, “Carlos Danger” by John Cuneo, online now: http://nyr.kr/12p9PMc

Pretty much!

newyorker:

Read about next week’s cover, “Carlos Danger by John Cuneo, online now: http://nyr.kr/12p9PMc

Pretty much!