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Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 06/17/2011

Read this: Anthony Weiner, a look back; getting to know Zawahiri; Oprah and O.J.; Norah O’Donnell


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Getting to know Ayman al-Zawahiri, the new guy in charge at al-Qaeda: Old friends describe him as “rigid, truculent and lacking in charisma,” and sort of a two-faced jerk.

Media hound Anthony Weiner’s demise “signals the limits of the fire-breathing model” he used to make his name, write our National colleagues. “After a career playing to an audience beyond the halls of Congress, it seemed that his departure would have little
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impact on the body he left behind.” Kirsten Powers argued that Weiner’s approaches to women amounted to sexual harassment, and Eugene Robinson seems to agree: “He imposed his erotic fantasies and photographs on them, almost as if he were a flasher in a raincoat.” Anna Holmes mulls the mysteries of female infidelity.

Oprah wants to get O.J. to confess — on her new show, of course. Norah O’Donnell jumps from NBC to CBS.

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