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Weiner

Many politicians have seen their careers go off the tracks, but few instances have been captured so completely on film as the incisive and painfully funny WEINER. With unprecedented access to Anthony Weiner, his family, and his campaign team as they mount his New York City mayoral campaign, the film documents the impending political meltdown of epic proportions.

Director: Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg
Year: 2016
Time: 96 min
Club Member Rating:
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(2016) on IMDb

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The Current Debate: Politics and Privacy in “Weiner”

“On the merits and dangers of exposure in the new documentary directed by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Sternberg.”

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“It’s a very risky behavior, and I guess in that sense, it seems like more of an addiction issue, because if you’re an addict, your judgment is so skewed. Obviously, he could not stop himself. . . .”

Read the full article on Vanity Fair.

There’s Never Been a Better Time To Watch the Beguiling Anthony Weiner Documentary WEINER

The movie was already fascinating. Recent events have made it even more so.

Read the full article on VOX.

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A guide to some of the more notable public embarrassments over the last four decades and how individual politicians weathered the storm provided by the Washington Post.

Should Political Sex Scandals Be News?

“In a fascinating piece in this week’s New York Times Magazine, Yale professor Beverly Gage uncovers the uncensored version of a letter sent by the FBI’s William Sullivan to Martin Luther King Jr. in 1964. In an attempt to discredit the civil-rights leader and drive him from power—and perhaps even to suicide—Sullivan, one of Director J. Edgar Hoover’s deputies, warned King in graphic terms that his extramarital affairs were public knowledge.”

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