I had been reading Olivia Nuzzi's posts about the Weiner campaign over at the newly launched nsfw blog Scribbles I mentioned earlier in the week. She was recently brought on there and had written two posts on Weiner while penning something longer for the print magazine. You may have heard about her at this point.
After she appeared in the Daily News building on her previous dispatches from Weiner Land, his communications director Barbara Morgan unleashed a rant
to TPM against Nuzzi as a fame-hungry former intern, calling her a “fucking slutbag,” “twat,” and “cunt” while threatening to sue her. Top three words an embattled campaign shouldn't call a female journalist. She mistakenly believed she was off the record at that point. You don't say.
Vulgarity aside, I think my favorite line of her rant is the old classic, "See if you ever get a job in this town again.” She actually said those words, out loud, as a steel tycoon might have bellowed to a muckraking reporter in 1920 while slamming a fist on his 400lb oak desk. You are a communications director who just called a woman a twat slut cunt. See if you
get a job in this town again, friend.
I've unlocked Nuzzi's two posts here
if you'd like to read what provoked this tirade. Nsfw editor Paul Carr wrote a recap of the whole affair you can read here
Slutbag was trending on Twitter last night and there was some light-hearted debate between nsfw's staff last night about just what a slutbag is. I suggested it's like a tool kit for an accomplished and particularly devoted slut. Being a slut is nothing to be ashamed of in my mind and a true practitioner needs a Mary Poppins-style bag of debauchery on hand in case any sluttery breaks out. Here's mine.