Anthony Weiner was finally forced this morning to acknowledge he used the much-mocked nickname “Carlos Danger” for his latest batch of digital dalliances.
“Why did you pick a Hispanic name? And how dangerous were you really?” Mr. Weiner was asked during an awkward interview with Univision’s Despierta América.
Because Why Not
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner doesn’t receive many endorsements for his embattled mayoral campaign these days, but he certainly landed one this morning.
Jimmy McMillan, a perennial candidate whose “The Rent Is Too Damn High” anthem and political party has made him a household name, rolled out his support for Mr. Weiner and urged the scandal-scarred candidate to stay in the race.
Man of Mystery
Carlos Danger was present at yesterday’s housing policy discussion at Pace University. No, not Anthony Weiner, though the mayoral candidate who allegedly uses the moniker for his online dalliances was there too.
This “Carlos Danger” was a man dressed in a red cape, black mask and “Zorro” hat.
“Carlos Danger,” former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s alleged online moniker, has provided ample material to headline-writers, late night comedians and just about everyone on Twitter, but one of Mr. Weiner’s opponents in the mayoral race wants an apology as well.
“For Anthony Weiner to hide under a Spanish name to do his bad behavior is very insulting to the Spanish community,” Rev. Erick Salgado said yesterday in a video recorded by Shimon Gifter.
David Letterman appeared genuine as he mused on New York City’s latest sex scandal last night.
“I can forgive anybody of almost anything except pretending and wanting to be ‘Carlos Danger,’” the Late Night host said as he marveled over allegations that Anthony Weiner–who admitted yesterday to continued sexting after his sexting-induced resignation from Congress–used the nickname “Carlos Danger” for some of his escapades.
“Once you identify yourself as Carlos Danger can you really be Mayor of New York City?” Mr. Letterman asked.
No Word on Danger
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner may be owning up to his latest sex-messaging scandal. But his alleged secret online handle? Not quite.
Mr. Weiner dodged a question tonight about the name he reportedly ascribed to himself while engaging in his most recent explicit online chatting sessions: “Carlos Danger.”