◼ After a salacious gossip site (not the mainstream media) broke the news that disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner had been sexting with Sydney Leathers, a 23 year-old Democrat operative from Indiana, everything changed. Not just with the fate of Weiner's potential comeback, but also the within a media that had worked so hard to make that comeback possible. - John Nolte/Breitbart
Let us never forget that the same media currently in hyper-drive to drive Weiner out of the race is the very same media that played a willing accomplice to Weiner's comeback strategy. In July 2012, People Magazine ran a fluffy cover profile of Weiner and his family. In April of 2013, the New York Times Magazine ran a very consequential cover story that pretty much did the same.
Tuesday's Politico lead features a Haberman piece that quotes who-knows-how-many unnamed sources within HillaryVille expressing concern for Weiner's wife Huma. The subtext, however, is crystal clear: Drop out, Weiner, or become an enemy of the Clintons.
Politico and Haberman certainly aren't alone. Much of the mainstream media were hoping to resurrect the man who was once an effective fighter for left-wing causes.
But because much of the media simply played stenographer instead of investigative inquisitor, they didn't know they had created a monster who hadn't changed and who is now hurting Hillary Clinton and taking attention away from Obama's 13,475th pivot to the economy.
So he now needs to be chased down and destroyed.
◼ Limbaugh: Clintons ‘Look Like A Joke,’ Are Furious Over Being Compared To Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin - Noah Rothman/Mediaite