New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner was on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday. But aside from that and a YouTube video capturing a verbal altercation he had with a random guy in a deli, Weiner’s coverage has all but disappeared ahead of Tuesday’s Democratic primary in New York.
At appearance after appearance during his final weekend of campaigning, a frantic schedule that featured 13 public events and trio of “tele-town halls,” Weiner attracted scant media attention.
There were just two members of the press at a Weiner event Saturday in which he presented his “closing arguments” for a fairer tax system to a group of Spanish-speaking voters from Washington Heights, with the assistance of a translator.
The next day, outside a YMCA in the Upper West Side where Weiner was pitching his affordable housing plan, a local news producer who had been detailed to the candidate said he was often the sole journalist at his events.
After Weiner concluded his news conference, he asked whether any of the three reporters present had any questions about the topics at hand: public housing, rent regulations, mix-used zoning.
There were none …