Anthony Weiner Ended His Failed Campaign by Flipping Off a Reporter

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Sept. 11 2013 12:11 AM

Anthony Weiner Ended His Failed Campaign by Flipping Off a Reporter

The ballots in New York City's Democratic mayoral primary were still being counted as Tuesday night turned into Wednesday morning, but two things were already clear, neither of which was exactly a surprise: 1) Anthony Weiner's campaign was over, and 2) he wasn't handling it very well. Here's the photo via an NY1 reporter:

And then the close-up from the WNBC journalist who says he was the one on the receiving end of the obscene gesture.

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