New York Post's surprisingly restrained Anthony Weiner front

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.

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Judging by Twitter, readers were anticipating something more like a two-by-four to the mayoral candidate's head.

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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