You’d sort of assume that a new Anthony Weiner sexting scandal would cause the New York Post to scramble its jets and create a front page as cheeky as its one that welcomed Eliot Spitzer back to electoral politics. And while the paper makes plenty of hay online: “He must pull out,” “Carlos the Jerkel” — today’s front page is remarkably low-key by Post standards.
Judging by Twitter, readers were anticipating something more like a two-by-four to the mayoral candidate’s head.
The @nypost has gone DefCon Beavis and Butthead over Anthony Wiener
— Eric Alt (@Eric_Alt) May 24, 2013
World's best job tonight: Person who gets to design the cover of tomorrow's @NYPost – "In Hot Weiner" "Mayor Danger" "Carlos-er"
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) July 23, 2013
Did the New York Post play Weiner straight? SO DISAPPOINTING. pic.twitter.com/hleohlKLdU
— Dylan Stableford (@stableford) July 24, 2013