Weiner flips a reporter the bird after concession speech in NYC primary loss

Weiner flips a reporter the bird after concession speech in NYC primary loss
Lindsey Christ should be grateful that that's the "finger" he chose to show her.
Lindsey Christ should be grateful that that’s the “finger” he chose to show her.

“Anthony Weiner: He died as he lived — obscenely.” I defy anyone to come up with a more fitting epitaph for the political career of Carlos Danger, which officially ended last night with a bang that sounded a lot like a whimper.

The Wall Street Journal observes, via the Associated Press, that the twice-disgraced New York politician, who resigned from Congress amid a sexting scandal in 2011, went out with a predictably angry flourish.

Finishing an embarrassing fifth in the Democratic primary, Weiner had just given his concession speech at a Manhattan bar when Lindsey Christ, a reporter with NY1, apparently exchanged words with him.

Weiner, evidently convinced that actions speak louder than words, flashed a middle finger salute at Christ, which she tweeted early this morning, along with the message:

Not really sure how we show this on television… pic.twitter.com/IivT9W96Di

The photo was taken through the tinted window of a car. Weiner was seated in the back.

As one can imagine, Christ generated quite a bit of Twitter activity with her post. Most, though not all, of the comments were supportive of Christ and critical of Weiner. The funniest was posted by a user named Dan, who wrote:

Well, now we know where all the surplus Viagra settled in his system.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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