Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y) has managed to keep his name, face and crotch off the covers of both the New York Daily News and the New York Post for the first two days following his official announcement to run for New York City mayor. Have we simply run out of Weiner innuendos?
No. The lack of cover coverage Wednesday was a technical issue. Weiner declared his candidacy via a Web video close to midnight on Tuesday (Wednesday morning). The paper products for both the Daily News and the Post were already in print when the video went up, according to a report by Hunter Walker at Talking Points Memo.
“Everyone was pissed,” an unnamed editor at one of the publications told TPM. The Daily News was, however, able to make a last-minute adjustment and… add the Weiner news on page 10.
As for Thursday’s Weiner blackout, it was a matter of news judgement. A suspected terror attack in London took precedence over Weiner jokes on both the Daily News and Post covers.
“Don’t worry, we still have tons of Weiner jokes,”the tabloid editor told TPM.