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June 25, 2013 - 8:02 am

Michael Barbaro reporting for the Gray Lady:

Anthony D. Weiner’s improbable campaign for mayor of New York City is a wager that voters have made peace with his lewd online behavior, a subject he has largely left behind as he roils the race with his aggressive debating style and his attention-getting policy proposals.

But for the women who were on the other end of Mr. Weiner’s sexually explicit conversations and photographs, his candidacy is an unwanted reminder of a scandal that has upended their lives in ways big and small, cutting short careers, disrupting educations and damaging reputations.

“I cannot tell you the devastation,” said Ms. Weiss, a 42-year-old blackjack dealer in Nevada who exchanged dozens of explicit messages with Mr. Weiner, then a congressman, in 2010 and 2011.

Ms. Weiss, a die-hard Democrat who once volunteered for Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign and was inspired by “Fahrenheit 9/11,” a film critique of the Bush administration, said she had reached out to Mr. Weiner after watching him joust with Republican rivals on cable news. They traded admiring messages on Facebook that, at his prompting, became intimate and raunchy, she said.

From there, the story gets really brutal. Looks like the Times won’t go down easy for the disgraced former congressman.

Stephen Green began blogging at VodkaPundit.com in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

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Sort of having a hard time feeling sorry for Ms. Weiss. She volunteered for Bill Clinton and then got into a voluntary sexting relationship with Weiner? She's got issues.
43 weeks ago
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Perhaps true, but that's not what's interesting here. What is interesting is the lengths to which the story goes to paint her -- a good, liberal Democrat woman just like the ones reading the story -- as a victim of Weiner.

The NYT is really poisoning the well for Weiner.
43 weeks ago
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Wow...if only they had been plagued with the same honesty in 1991-1992 (and again in 1996) when the most recent "Father of the Year" recipient was molesting every woman in the White House, well, almost every one anyway...

Remember BENGHAZI!
43 weeks ago
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Giving him the Lorena Bobbit treatment.
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