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Date: 09/10/13 01:11 PM

38 Responses to Lawrence O` Donnell: Weiner What`s Wrong With You?

  1. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14654 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 12:13 pm
    Link: Lawrence O` Donnell: Weiner What`s Wrong With You? - I love the cackle
  2. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 1:40 pm
    Two points:

    (1) Weiner should no longer be running for public office. There is, indeed, "something wrong" with him.

    (2) Lawrence O`Donnell`s behavior was an embarrassment to journalism. It was WAY, WAY, WAY beyond the pale, violating the first rule of interviewing: Never begin an interview by ridiculing the subject--not just because it shows a lack of decency but because nothing productive will follow (as borne out by these videos).
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 2:03 pm
    Weiner is an ego-maniac. But more than that. I think he has a psychological condition - something like delusions of grandeur or something of the like. It`s fun to laugh at sure, but it`s almost kind of sad. I mean, if he wants to help New Yorkers so badly, why not take his millions and help them directly?



    Squiriz - I don`t know, I feel like it might have even been in line in this case. Of course, we would never want someone to do this with McCain, Obama, or someone like this. But I think Weiner really needed someone to be this frank with him. I would love to see more interviewers be so direct to even people of their own ideology who have deeply wronged. Imagine O`Reilly saying to Aiken, "What is wrong with you?". That`s what some of these guys deserve.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36860 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    ODonnell`s an ass. A professional journalist doesn`t attack the person he`s interviewing by opening the session with "What`s Wrong With You!?" If Weiner got insulted and left they would report "Weiner Storms Off Set".

    That`s a gossip monger, not a journalist.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36860 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    @ Squrlz - Why shouldn`t Weiner run for office? What crime has he committed that makes him ineligible? "Crime".

    His sex life is none of my business so long as he doesn`t break any laws. 75% of men cheat on their wives at least once. Sounds like Anthony Weiner represents at least 75% of his constituents.

    He sexted. It`s tacky. Get over it.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Journalism.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    He shouldn`t be in elected office because of his pathological obsession with it. It`s actually not about the sexting, which is kind of a footnote in my mind nowadays (though hilarious). His personality is just the exact opposite of what we need. And not only is it "me me me", but if you see him in interviews and debates, he`s not very open-minded, either.

    Now, he`s certainly not the only politician guilty of this. However, I don`t know if I could think of a politician who is more pathologically sick than this man.
  8. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 2:45 pm
    @ Gerry: Per Andrew`s comment, it`s not about the texting per se. It`s about the apparent lack of judgment and self-destructiveness.

    Think about it: He left public office after humiliating himself and his family with a sexting event. Fine. Many people blunder and stage comebacks. But to do the exact same thing AGAIN, with multiple women, just prior to running for mayor? To do the exact same thing AGAIN when he`s posing for the cover of *People* magazine as a family man who`s turned over a new leaf?

    That`s speaks of a recklessness that`s pathological.
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    uatme Male 18-29
    1074 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 3:22 pm
    He has the right to run. But what a stupid interview.
  10. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36860 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Squrlz - self destructive because he flirted with a woman? Great leaders go outside the box, it`s what makes them great. Unfortunately for our delicate sensibilities, they are outside the box in their private lives as well.

    Kennedy
    Roosevelt
    Jefferson
    Benjamin Franklin
    Einstein had a long romantic relationship with his cousin.

    This is why we have piss ant mediocre leadership now. We don`t tolerate anything. Even if it`s the same flaws we have ourselves.

    I am more concerned with how he does his job and less concerned with who sucks his dick.
  11. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36860 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 3:38 pm
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 3:45 pm
    I don`t think it has anything to do with his personal business, though. Remember, we have all but forgiven Bill for his escapades with a 21 year old Intern. And also remember, Elliot Spitzer is also running for some New York office right now, and we have barely heard about it! South Carolina governor recently got reelected to a district populated with even "traditional voters".

    It`s his pathological obsession with self. And as for leadership, he violates so many rules of leadership. Based on my own relatively narrow experience in military office training school (I decided not to commission), and everything he does, the way he conducts himself is the opposite of what a leader does.
  13. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 3:49 pm
    @ Gerry: No, no, no. You`re not getting it. I don`t care about the sexting. What I care about is that he let down all the donors and campaign workers who gave their money and time to help him stage a comeback--by doing the EXACT SAME THING that got him into trouble in the first place.

    Sexual urges? Fine, I get it. Hire a discrete hooker to meet you in a hotel room. You can`t tell me that men in power can`t find the info for prostitutes who (for a high price) deliver discretion. Hell, give me an hour or two and *I* could find that information.

    Instead, Weiner chooses to sext AGAIN with young women he knows next to nothing about--including one who, this time, seized the opportunity of her brief fame to go into porn.

    I look at stupidity like that and all I hear is someone screaming, "I WANT TO SELF-DESTRUCT."
  14. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36860 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 4:37 pm
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    g3n3r1k Male 18-29
    250 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 4:49 pm
    part of me is proud that sexting your penis does not keep people from voting for who they believe would be the best candidate. the other part of me is sad that they vote for this guy.

    and then theres gerry1of1: who insinuates that anthony is great leader for outside the metaphorical box. lol, just... lol
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
    2347 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 4:49 pm
    I don`t agree with Weiner`s politics, and personally, I think he`s a putz.
    But I have absolutely nothing besides disdain for this imbecile-with-an-agenda that masquerades a journalist.
  17. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36860 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 5:03 pm
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
    1511 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 5:52 pm
    I`d vote for him after this interview. He holds his own and is pretty witty...I thought.
    Okay, I wouldn`t vote for him, I`d vote for a libertarian, but I like his attitude.
  19. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36860 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    How about Weiner as President and Bob Filner for Vice ?
  20. Profile photo of Runemang
    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 6:01 pm
    lmfao ... love the headlines posted.
  21. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36860 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 6:50 pm
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36860 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    This is Colbert reading Weiner`s sext msgs

  23. Profile photo of turdburglar
    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Squirz - as a self confessed "FURRY" I think it`s hilarious that you would judge another man`s personal sex life.

    You "crack" me up, you "nutty" bastard.

  24. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 9:09 pm
    @ Turdburglar: ARRRRRGH! Please reread my last post because you don`t seem to be getting it. It`s *not* about the sexting.

    (And since you raised the subject, no, I`m not a furry. I`m a squirrel. A very furry squirrel.)
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36860 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    I started to type something, then erased it.
    Suffice to say there are some real freaks here at IAB.
    Where`s my drink
  26. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14654 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 9:33 pm
    I don`t like the man, I don`t trust him and consider him unfit for public office; I think his morality if broken and his attitude that it doesn`t matter that this is so, nor that everyone knows it`s so is dangerous because it means he may commit abuse of office with impunity.

    However, I admire his ability to ignore shame and unpopularity, pick himself up and go again.
  27. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 9:47 pm
    ~glowers at Gerry~

    Be nice.
  28. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36860 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    @ Draculya - you should know he was incredibly popular among his constituents and considered someone who was doing good work for the average bloke. But then he had sex and his career is over.
  29. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36860 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    @ squirlz - why did you take that personally?
    You responded so you sound self-conscious. Don`t think, just because you are a late-middle aged man who`s self-identified with a tree-dwelling rodent that it means my comments were directed at you.

    Really.


    I mean that.
  30. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 10:03 pm
    @ Gerry: I have to say, I was one of his biggest fans back in the day. I *loved* the guy. NOBODY would attack corporate greed like Wiener would. He was fearless.

    Had he not duplicated his first fall from grace--and wasted the money and time of everyone who rallied for his comeback into politics--I`d still be supporting him.

    I just don`t want to give any more money and political capital to a progressive candidate who seems hell-bent on self-destruction.
  31. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 10, 2013 at 10:05 pm
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 10:05 pm
    ~Unsure of what to make of Gerry`s last comment, Squrlz nibbles a hazelnut pensively~
  33. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14654 posts
    September 11, 2013 at 8:57 am
    Weiner bids New York City farewell.


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    RPossum Male 30-39
    1095 posts
    September 11, 2013 at 11:18 am
    The big apple has no weiner.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    September 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm
    Being frank with Weiner. Yeah, that IS the best I can do. F u guys.
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    September 11, 2013 at 3:11 pm
    Beaten again... Shrivled up-- Weiner`s in a slump now for sure. He should just retreat into a dark place, out of sight.
  37. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 11, 2013 at 4:09 pm
    Sad to see a once-promising political career implode like that. For the non-Americans: Just a few months ago, he was sure to be New York`s next mayor. In the end? He couldn`t even get 5% of the vote.

    Also, I want to repeat from my earliest post on this: Lawrence O`Donnell behaved dispicably. He was an embarrassment to journalism. I thought Weiner handled the so-called interview about as well as he could.
  38. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36860 posts
    September 12, 2013 at 6:40 am

    I`ll admit Weiner may have some impulse control issues.

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