April 11th, 2013
06:06 PM ET

From the desk of Howard Kurtz: Soul-searching Weiner seeks forgiveness

Editor's note: Howard Kurtz is the host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" and is Newsweek's Washington bureau chief. He is also a contributor to the website Daily Download.

(CNN) - In his anguished, rambling and excruciatingly candid therapy session with The New York Times Magazine this week, Anthony Weiner was nominally engaged in damage control to clear the way for a political comeback.

But it was so much more - it was a catharsis, for the former congressman and his wife Huma Abedin, that was both hard to read and impossible to put down.

On some fundamental level, he had a need to tell the story - the entire story - of what an "idiot" he had been to send pictures of his private parts to random women, which cost him his job and came close to costing him his marriage.

Read more of Howie's two cents here.

soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Paul Douglas

    Someone needs to cover Pigford. Long NYT story and silence from CNN

    May 3, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Reply
  2. vicki neiberg

    yes, Howard, I want to know how a beautiful boy of 19, a US citizen, with all the opportunities in the world, lots of friends, becomes a mass murderer? Why? HOW?

    April 21, 2013 at 11:29 am | Reply

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