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Weiner aide slams intern who wrote campaign expose

Posted by Dana Hatic  July 31, 2013 09:28 AM

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By Dana Hatic, Boston.com Correspondent

Barbara Morgan, the communications director for Anthony Weiner's New York City mayoral campaign, had choice words to describe a former intern who wrote two articles revealing unflattering details about the campaign's work environment. In an interview with Talking Points Memo, which she said she believed was off the record, Morgan said the intern, Olivia Nuzzi, was "fame hungry" and "sucked" at her job.

Nuzzi worked for the Weiner campaign for four weeks and on July 29, a story she wrote appeared on the blog NSFWCORP, in which she reported Weiner's campaign manager, Danny Kedem, resigned his post because Weiner had lied about details of his sexting scandal.

She tweeted the link to her blog post:



The following day, another story appeared on the front page of the New York Daily News. In this article, Nuzzi wrote about her experiences as an intern and said a number of campaign staffers were on board "to make a connection with Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin," a long-time Hillary Clinton aide.

Nuzzi apparently anticipated the feedback from her story, tweeting a photo of the cover story:



In this article, Nuzzi suggested Weiner had trouble hiring experienced individuals onto his staff, and though she did not identify Morgan by name, wrote: "his communications director last worked as the press secretary for the New Jersey state education commissioner."

She also brought up an occasion where Weiner gathered the 20 interns in his office for a name recall game and incorrectly identified another intern and Nuzzi as "Monica" before missing three other names and abandoning the exercise.

Morgan, who let a barrage of expletives fly in her interview with TPM, later released a statement regarding her comments:

"In a moment of frustration, I used inappropriate language in what I thought was an off the record conversation. It was wrong and I am very sorry, which is what I said tonight when I called and emailed Olivia to apologize."

Nuzzi responded via Twitter:


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