I was however, surprised at the snark thrown Abedin’s way after she announced her departure. Across news sites, headlines announced the Abedin-Weiner split, kept saying Abedin “finally” left.
From Fox News: “Roasted Weiner: Huma Finally Leaves Horn-Dog Hubby.”
From Vanity Fair: “Huma Abedin Is Finally Separating From Anthony Weiner“
You get the drift.
The use of “finally” in this context is so judge-y. It implies that Abedin has come to her senses—apparently, sense that she hasn’t been using all along—after a long delay, and that she should have left Weiner ages ago. It implies that speaker would have done differently in Abedin’s shoes. It implies that Abedin has done something wrong by trying to maintain her marriage, despite her husband’s online sexcapades with strangers.
Think I’m reaching here? While most sites just imply that Abedin screwed up staying, in a NY Daily News article “Finally! What took Huma so long to kick Weiner to the curb?” writer Linda Stati flatly called Abedin a “doormat” and blamed her for Weiner’s escalating behavior.Read More