The Weiner campaign is melting down in a most entertaining way. First, an intern, Olivia Nuzzi, wrote a couple of short pieces at the Daily News and NSFWcorp detailing the not-surprising fact that a lot of Weiner’s staff were trying to get closer to Huma in order to get closer to the Clintons. She also noted that the campaign was disorganized (someone get the smelling salts, a disorganized campaign!) and that Weiner didn’t pay what had been promised.
That’s pretty garden-variety griping, only published because of the Weiner media feeding frenzy. It only got interesting when Weiner’s communications secretary, whose last job was for the New Jersey state education commissioner, said this:
[…] TPM called Weiner’s communications director Barbara Morgan to discuss an unrelated story Tuesday and she went off on a curse-filled rant about Nuzzi, describing her as a fame hungry “bitch” who “sucked” at her job. Morgan also called Nuzzi a “slutbag,” “twat,” and “cunt” while threatening to sue her.
I wonder what Morgan would have said if Nuzzi had said anything interesting, or had accused Weiner of some kind of sexual harassment (which, notably, she didn’t).