Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Anthony Weiner Twitter photo scandal: Comedians Stewart, Colbert, Leno rip on disgraced politician

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 8:38 AM

Comedy hosts Jon Stewart, Jay Leno and Stephen Colbert ripped on Anthony Weiner on Monday night, just hours after the politican admitted he had tweeted lewd photos of himself to several women.
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Comedy hosts Jon Stewart, Jay Leno and Stephen Colbert ripped on Anthony Weiner on Monday night, just hours after the politican admitted he had tweeted lewd photos of himself to several women.

Anthony Weiner's Twitter scandal is a comedian's dream.

The disgraced politician was mercilessly pilloried by late night TV hosts Monday, just hours after he admitted that he'd carried out online sexting relationships with six women over three years.

"This is the weirdest f----g story I've ever seen in my life -- or the greatest episode of 'Maury' ever," joked the Daily Show's Jon Stewart, referring to Maury Povich's trashy show.

Stewart, an old friend of the New York Democrat, showed two of the controversial photos Weiner sent to the women -- one of the politician's underwear-clad crotch and another of him shirtless.

"Perhaps the most upsetting thing about having a friend caught up in a scandal of this nature is finding out, A) he's packing jumbo heat, and B) he's ripped," Stewart said. "I can't believe this guy and me are the same f----g age!"

Jay Leno of the "Tonight Show" joked he received a video on his cell phone from Weiner. He then pulled out his iPhone and showed footage of a man dancing in his underwear.

Leno gave the politician credit for finally telling the truth, adding, "Apparently he wanted to wait until his pants came back from the dry cleaners."

And Stephen Colbert's sketch on Comedy Central was rife with penis jokes.

"Today at an emergency press conference, the truth came out, like a dolphin wiggling free of a blanket," said Colbert.
"Democrats don't share our values," added the faux right-winger.

"An elected official is tweeting dirty photos to strange women who he never meets for sex? Come on, at least Republican Chris Lee was trying to get some action," Colbert said, referring to the New York representative who resigned this year after a shirtless picture he sent to a woman he met on Craigslist surfaced

The comedians also took digs at conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, who first published the lewd photos.

Breitbart, who hijacked the stage before Weiner's Monday press conference, demanded an apology from Weiner and said he had an even more X-rated photo.

Stewart said Breitbart "Kanye'd" the event, referring to the rapper who crashed MTV's Video Music Awards during Taylor Swift's award speech.

"Breitbart has taken flack for using misleading editing in the ACORN pimp scandal, the Shirley Sherrod scandal and the NPR scandal," Colbert said. "But after this, he's one for four."


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