Weiner scandal is fodder for tabloids, comedians, ad campaigns - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Weiner scandal is fodder for tabloids, comedians, ad campaigns

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

From the Daily News to the New York Post to AM New York and the Post again, there was no shortage of fodder for the tabloids this week.

Now even the New Yorker is jumping on the Weiner joke-wagon with a cover illustration of the mayoral candidate sexting while straddling the Empire State Building as news choppers hover around.

Companies are turning the scandal into marketing gimmicks, like Spirit Airlines which this week announced the Weiner Rises Again promo featuring Carlos Danger with discounts on flights to Cancun and Cabo.

But while the headline writers and ad guys are having a field day, the comedians couldn't ask for better subject matter. The late night guys were all over it this week. And over at the Comic Strip on Second Avenue, we caught up with Pete Lee of VH-1's Best Week Ever.

At this point even Weiner's getting in on the joke. He made a humorous comment when he was asked if he preferred twitter or Facebook.

  • EntertainmentMore>>

  • Nick Cannon confirms "trouble" with Mariah Carey, couple living apart

    Nick Cannon confirms "trouble" with Mariah Carey, couple living apart

    Nick Cannon is coming clean about his reported marital problems with wife Mariah Carey.
    Nick Cannon is coming clean about his reported marital problems with wife Mariah Carey.
  • 2014 Emmy predictions: Who will win?

    2014 Emmy predictions: Who will win?

    Can anyone defeat Matthew McConaughey? Scratch that — can anyone defeat Modern Family?
    Can anyone defeat Matthew McConaughey? Scratch that — can anyone defeat Modern Family?
  • Friday Night Live: August 22, 2014

    Friday Night Live: August 22, 2014

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:34:20 GMT
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this episode: Ace Frehley, Big Sean, Week End Trends, and Chef Luca Manfé of MasterChef.
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this episode: Ace Frehley, Big Sean, Week End Trends, and Chef Luca Manfé of MasterChef.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices