Should media treat Weiner's sexting scandal as a Clinton campaign story? | The Tylt
Since Anthony Weiner's latest sexting scandal broke on Monday, several media outlets (notably the New York Times) have speculated about how the sordid story reflects on the Clinton campaign. Weiner's estranged wife Huma Abedin is a top Clinton aide. Both Esquire and ThinkProgress sharply criticized the Times—pointing out that Weiner had no role in the Clinton campaign, but other outlets are covering the news as a campaign story. What do you think: fair or unfair? Vote below!
Should media treat Weiner's sexting scandal as a Clinton campaign story?
At ThinkProgress, Judd Legum sharply criticized media outlets for connecting the Weiner scandal to his wife and the Clinton campaign.
Esquire said the New York Times should be embarrassed, and Propane Jane called it "bullshit clickbait."
Others were more than happy to tie the scandal to the Clinton campaign.
Unsurprisingly, Donald Trump jumped in to the fray to publicly wonder if national security had been compromised and critique Clinton's bad judgment.
The New York Times' Maggie Haberman drew comparisons between Weiner and Steve Bannon's scandals. Though Bannon is Trump's campaign manager and Weiner had no role with the Clinton campaign.
The problem for Clinton team - after Democrats repeatedly pointed to Bannon personal past, going to be hard to argue Weiner is off limits— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 29, 2016