Above is an image that you probably won't see featured on any mainstream media sites. That's because it's photographic evidence that Bill Clinton did indeed officiate the 2010 wedding of Hillary's close confidante Huma Abedin and her sexting-addicted former husband and failed NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.
The picture comes via Newsbusters, who managed to track it down through the 2016 documentary Weiner (a rather mesmerizing film for those interested in human psychology, particularly narcissism and self-delusion; trailer below). Newsbusters notes how hard it was to actually find visual evidence of Clinton's participation in the doomed-from-the-start wedding:
Although the New York Times, Newsweek and others reported on the couple’s 2010 nuptials, even mentioning Clinton’s role, none of these outlets published a picture of the former president presiding over the six-figure ceremony. At least, if there ever were photos, they’ve been taken down … and understandably so. The juxtaposition of the two remarkably similar men is more than a bit embarrassing.
However, we spotted the photo in the May 2016 documentary Weiner, an eye-opening look at the scandal, attempted resurgence and “disastrous mayoral campaign” of the politician. (According to NYT correspondent Mark Leibovich, the long-suffering Abedin never permitted the filmmakers to feature her in the doc – which was apparently ignored.)
This week more sexting tweets emerged involving Weiner and another busty woman, the third time since 2011 that he's been the center of a sexting scandal. This time, however, was different, as one of his tweets showed his young son lying next to him in the bed while Weiner took a lurid image of his own crotch and sent it to the woman. After the New York Post broke the stomach-churning story, Weiner deleted his Twitter account. A few hours later, Abedin announced that she was leaving her shameless husband.
"After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband," she announced on Monday. "Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy."
The media has really earned its leftist credentials in its coverage of the Abedin-Weiner marriage, initially attacking Andrew Breitbart for breaking the original sexting story, then, after that failed, making a concerted effort to downplay the nature of the scandal and to somehow portray Abedin as an icon of "new feminism" (?) for standing by her man. Now the media spin machine will undoubtedly praise Abedin again as a model feminist, but this time for leaving her man.
The Washington Post provides a timeline of the "short, strange" marriage of Abedin and Weiner here. But if you're not interested/willing to read much more on the sordid topic,the Post graciously provides the following brief video summary of the nuptial train wreck:
H/T Trey Sanchez.