The Shmooze

Weiner as King Kong on New Yorker's Cover

By Yermi Brenner

  • Print
  • Share Share
Screenshot/The New Yorker

While other contenders in New York’s mayoral race are calling on Anthony Weiner to drop out of the race, the Big Apple’s media outlets are feasting on the controversial candidate.

The New Yorker is the latest to get creative in depicting Weiner’s mishaps. ON this week’s cover, Weiner’s legs are wrapped around the top of the Empire State Building, King Kong style, and the aspiring mayor is doing his thing — taking mobile phone photos of you know what.

The New Yorker’s cover follows Op-Eds in the New York Times and the New York Daily News, both calling for the Jewish candidate to drop out of the race. Weiner has been dropping in the polls since admitting to more incidents of texting sexual messages to young women, but he has given no indication that he’s going to quit the race.

The primary elections are scheduled for Sept. 10.


Would you like to receive updates about new stories?






















We will not share your e-mail address or other personal information.

Already subscribed? Manage your subscription.