Barbara Morgan, a spokeswoman for Anthony Weiner's mayoral campaign, went on an outrageous rant against former intern Olivia Nuzzi, who had written an unflattering portrayal of the Weiner campaign that appeared on the front page of the Daily News. In light of recent revelations, I truly don’t know how Weiner intends to keep running this disastrous and embarrassing campaign.
When Talking Points Memo called Morgan to discuss an unrelated topic, Morgan proceeded to verbally admonish Nuzzi and her Daily News piece. She called the former intern a “bitch,” a “slutbag,” a “c*nt,” and a "tw*t."
Morgan was responding to Nuzzi’s piece, which painted the campaign as disorganized and unprofessional. Nuzzi claimed that most of the interns only joined to get closer to the former congressman’s wife, Huma Abedin, a close aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Nuzzi said that much of the staff had “short résumés,” including Morgan who was the former press secretary for the New Jersey state education commissioner.
“I’m dealing with, like, stupid f*cking interns who make it on to the cover of the Daily News even though they signed [non-disclosure agreements] and/or they proceeded to trash me,” Morgan said in her interview. “And by the way, I tried to fire her, but she begged to come back and I gave her a second chance.” “F*cking slutbag. Nice f*cking glamour shot on the cover of the Daily News. Man, see if you ever get a job in this town again," she said. The rant continued, trashing Nuzzi’s credibility for her lackadaisical work ethic and her own inexperience.
“She sucked. She, like, wasn’t good at setting up events. She was clearly there because she wanted to be seen ... she would just not show up for work,” Morgan said. “And then, like, she had the f*cking balls to, like, trash me in the paper. And be like, ‘His communications director was last the press secretary of the Department of Education in New Jersey.’ You know what? F*ck you, you little c*nt. I’m not joking, I am going to sue her.”
Morgan's approach is reprehensible. She literally called Nuzzi the four worst, most offensive things a person can call a woman.
As of last night, Morgan issued a statement to Business Insider, apologizing for her actions. “In a moment of frustration, I used inappropriate language in what I thought was an off-the-record conversation," she said. "It was wrong and I am very sorry, which is what I said tonight when I called and emailed Olivia to apologize."
Apology not accepted. You can be upset, you can be angry, but show some self-restraint. You can express your outrage in a mature manner, but this is just trash. The Weiner campaign continues its rapid downfall. This campaign is not worthy of New Yorkers' time and I hope it ends soon.