Top Anthony Weiner aide, Barbara Morgan issued an expletive-laced tirade in what she thought was an off-the-record conversation with Talking Points Memo on Tuesday. Morgan was ranting about former Weiner campaign intern Olivia Nuzzi, who wrote an op-ed for the New York Daily News, which was a Tuesday cover story.
Nuzzi had also, on Monday, penned a post for the blog NSFWCORP.
Nuzzi New York Daily News cover story claimed Weiner incorrectly called multiple interns “Monica.” She also said that people only joined Weiner’s campaign to get close to his wife, Huma Abedin, a close aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — as well as Clinton herself.
I’m dealing with like stupid f*cking interns who make it on to the cover of the Daily News even though they signed NDAs and/or they proceeded to trash me. And by the way, I tried to fire her, but she begged to come back and I gave her a second chance.
F*cking slutbag. Nice f*cking glamour shot on the cover of the Daily News. Man, see if you ever get a job in this town again.
When asked about the veracity of Nuzzi’s stories, Morgan replied:
It’s all bullsh*t. I mean, it’s such bullsh*t. She could f*cking — f*cking tw*t.
Morgan also trashed Nuzzi’s job performance.
However, later on Tuseday, Morgan issued a public apology. She said:
In a moment of frustration, I used inappropriate language in what I thought was an off the record conversation. It was wrong and I am very sorry, which is what I said tonight when I called and emailed Olivia to apologize.
Morgan has reason to be frustrated. The new sex message scandal embroiling Weiner has sunk him in the polls.
In a Wednesday tweet, Nuzzi said she accepted Morgan’s apology. However, her Twitter account currently says:
Slutbag, tw*t and c*nt. Writer for NSFWCORP.