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By Luke Broadwater | June 2, 2011
U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-N.Y.) patently absurd comments that he "cannot say with certitude" whether a photo of a penis tweeted from his Twitter account is actually his penis have drawn mockery and ridicule from many quarters.  But no one is currently ripping Weiner apart like comedian Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) is doing today on Twitter.  All day, Colbert has been posting ridiculous quasi-anatomy photos (of a monkey's rear end or oddly shaped flowers, for instance)
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October 9, 2013
I find Michael Gisriel's announced bid for one of the District 12 delegate's seats offensive. Given the fine representatives who have served our District over the years, it is insulting to our previous delegates and voters that a disbarred attorney, one with a failed term as an unsuccessful Maryland delegate in the late 1980s and an avowed special interest lobbyist to boot, would have the gall to say he's going to represent the people of District 12....
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By Luke Broadwater | June 13, 2011
U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) has been catching flak from all sides over his horny online chats with women, but it's the comedians he once counted as allies who have been having the most fun with him.  Recently on his HBO show, liberal comedian Bill Maher recruited "Glee" actress Jane Lynch to read aloud Weiner's chats with Las Vegas blackjack dealer Lisa Weiss.  Here's the short version: They're gross. (If you're easily grossed out by the thought of Weiner talking about his anatomy with women, read no further.)
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2013
OK, I know what you're thinking, enough already with the Anthony Weiner mess. But, hey, he was born to inspire Midweek Madness, which he has done again, just as he did last week . This time, Midweek Madness thanks the adorable Kristin Chenoweth for a fresh way to address the scandal.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2011
After several nights of struggling with how to cover the so-called "Weinergate" scandal surrounding his friend U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), Jon Stewart finally broke down and did the bit properly.  Stewart and Weiner are old friends and even shared a beach house together in Delaware during Stewart's younger years.  The friendship made for a couple of awkward nights of television earlier this week as Stewart gave the embarrassing incident only timid treatment. That all changed last night.  Stewart broke out an R&B singer to mock Weiner in the "full politicial sex scandal soul singer blowout" treatment.
NEWS
June 16, 2011
What New York Rep. Anthony Weiner did was disgusting and weird, and his direct lies and attempts to cover it up were inexcusable. But the news that he plans to resign after pressure from fellow Democrats (including, somewhat indirectly, President Barack Obama) raises extremely thorny questions about what the standards are, exactly, for drumming politicians out of office after a sex scandal. Mr. Weiner is out because he talked about sex and sent lewd photographs on Twitter and lied about it in a press conference.
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June 20, 2011
It sounds like the Sun editorial writers' brains have softened with their article Saturday about Rep. Anthony Weiner ("Why does Anthony Weiner have to resign when other sleazy politicians stay?" June 18). Congressmen Weiner held a position of authority but acted like a sexual predator. He shouldn't have a right to hold office and write laws or introduce legislation that affects normal people. Yet it appears like your editorial writers are defending this type of conduct. The congressman should have been charged with a crime and labeled as a sexual predator just like any other citizen who commits the same violations.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2013
OK, I know what you're thinking, enough already with the Anthony Weiner mess. But, hey, he was born to inspire Midweek Madness, which he has done again, just as he did last week . This time, Midweek Madness thanks the adorable Kristin Chenoweth for a fresh way to address the scandal.
NEWS
June 22, 2011
On June 18, the Baltimore Sun's editorial came out in defense of Anthony Weiner ("Why did Weiner have to resign?"). The item claimed that what Sen. Larry Craig, did was much worse. Really? Sticking your foot inside another person's bathroom stall is worse than bombarding online "friends" with lewd photos and crude commentary? I don't believe so. Nor so I believe such conduct is appropriate for a grown man, much less a husband and member of Congress. C.A. Herman, Pikesville
NEWS
June 10, 2011
When I was growing up my parents taught me to respect the policeman, fireman, my teachers, the clergy, and all of my friend's moms and dads; mainly my own. For some reason they left out politicians. In the case of Anthony Weiner, U.S. Congressman from New York, the concept of showing due respect is as lost as an asteroid wandering in the vastness of the cosmos. Having passed my sixth decade on this planet, I view my parent's command as a testimonial to their belief that certain individuals have earned our admiration, emulation, empathy, and above all of these, our trust.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2013
Poor Anthony Weiner. Just when he thinks the coast is clear, along comes another, um, flash. He  needs a lift, surely. Midweek Madness, which would normally avoid anything political, feels compelled to come to the rescue with the suggestion for a catchy campaign song. It not only carries a confidence-building message ( "I figure whenever you're down and out the only way is up"), but also perfectly captures Weiner's determination, chutzpah and deep-seated need to be looked at, all over.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2013
Maybe I took those high school civics classes too seriously, but isn't there something wrong when the running for and holding of political office is indistinguishable from the kind of reality shows that you hate-watch? To wit: the tabloid heaven that is the New York election season. First came Anthony Weiner, the former congressman with the all too Dickensian name, returning from his sexting scandal to run for mayor. As if that wasn't gift enough for the writers of the late-night show monologues, along comes former Gov. Eliot Spitzer escaping his call-girl past to run for comptroller.
NEWS
December 21, 2011
When famous folks majorly goof, apologies often follow. Unless you're Donald Trump. Here's our top five favorite mea culpas of the year. 5. "Also, I'm sorry for the confusion that I may of caused to those at the Coroner's office. Won't happen again, now I know where to go! Thank you for your help. " — Lindsay Lohan After tweeting that she has "never been so happy to go to therapy!!!!" Lohan followed up with this apology for being 40 minutes late to court-ordered Los Angeles county morgue duty.
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October 4, 2011
This week we asked our b staff about the tweaks they would like to make to this past year if given the chance. Here's what they had to say. •••• Donald Trump would be permanently afflicted with laryngitis.  Luke Broadwater, reporter, The Baltimore Sun •••• I'd have wanted fewer people embarrassing themselves (Anthony Weiner, Herman Cain) and more news of people distinguishing themselves. Where were our Sully stories? C'mon, people.  Anne Tallent, editor,  b •••• I would have tried the fried Oreos at the state fair.
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By Amy Bree Becker | June 30, 2011
Amy Bree Becker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies at Towson University . Her research considers the impact of political comedy and political entertainment on everyday life.  She also studies public opinion and participation on controversial political issues like the same-sex marriage debate. Professor Becker will share her top 5 political comedy picks each month. For more about Dr. Becker, visit her website or check out her new blog, Fresh Politics, New Media . From Professor Becker’s Desk: Top 5 Political Comedy Highlights from June 2010 1. Jon Stewart’s take on the Anthony Weiner scandal The Anthony Weiner twitter photo scandal provided comedians with a special treat.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2011
I think it is time for fans of Jon Stewart to start worrying about him. He has not been right since the day CNN confronted his friend, Anthony Weiner, outside the then-congressman's office -- and Stewart attacked CNN for doing its job. Stewart has been in a real tailspin since Weiner admitted his lies a week after that. But the event that seems to have really pushed Stewart off the rails is the interview he did with Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" June 19. In that interview, he lied about Fox News viewers being the "most consistently misinformed" of news consumers and then he compounded the false charge by saying "every poll" shows this to be true.
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October 4, 2011
This week we asked our b staff about the tweaks they would like to make to this past year if given the chance. Here's what they had to say. •••• Donald Trump would be permanently afflicted with laryngitis.  Luke Broadwater, reporter, The Baltimore Sun •••• I'd have wanted fewer people embarrassing themselves (Anthony Weiner, Herman Cain) and more news of people distinguishing themselves. Where were our Sully stories? C'mon, people.  Anne Tallent, editor,  b •••• I would have tried the fried Oreos at the state fair.
NEWS
June 22, 2011
On June 18, the Baltimore Sun's editorial came out in defense of Anthony Weiner ("Why did Weiner have to resign?"). The item claimed that what Sen. Larry Craig, did was much worse. Really? Sticking your foot inside another person's bathroom stall is worse than bombarding online "friends" with lewd photos and crude commentary? I don't believe so. Nor so I believe such conduct is appropriate for a grown man, much less a husband and member of Congress. C.A. Herman, Pikesville
NEWS
June 20, 2011
It sounds like the Sun editorial writers' brains have softened with their article Saturday about Rep. Anthony Weiner ("Why does Anthony Weiner have to resign when other sleazy politicians stay?" June 18). Congressmen Weiner held a position of authority but acted like a sexual predator. He shouldn't have a right to hold office and write laws or introduce legislation that affects normal people. Yet it appears like your editorial writers are defending this type of conduct. The congressman should have been charged with a crime and labeled as a sexual predator just like any other citizen who commits the same violations.
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