When Anthony Weiner was first discovered accidentally tweeting a photograph of his nether regions back in 2011, it seemed too good to be true. I (Matt Palumbo) was a junior in high school when that scandal broke – so I did technically have the maturity of a high schooler – and was extremely amused by the whole situation.
But let’s be honest – you didn’t have to be a kid to find it hysterical that Weiner got himself in trouble thanks to his… Weiner.
Comedian Jon Stewart, who was once roommates with Weiner, couldn’t believe it either. “As a comedian this is a slam dunk,” Stewart said as news of the first scandal broke. “’Weiner’ name, weiner picture – where’s my check? But, as a friend of his, I really hope this story is not true.”
Of course, we did learn not long after that it was true, and Weiner resigned from Congress in disgrace. His second sexting scandal cost him his 2013 mayoral campaign, and the latest his marriage and his freedom for the next 21 months. And during those scandals, few papers couldn’t help but joke about Weiner’s name in their reporting.
So over the past six years and three scandals, here’s the absolute funniest coverage:
A tad immature? Sure – but admit it, you laughed.