Best Way to Get Accused of Being Like Fox News By Online Commenters
Don’t Support Anthony Weiner
Although we here on the editorial board of The L Magazine/Brooklyn Magazine don’t really like to label ourselves, politically or otherwise, we’re pretty fucking liberal. But lately we’ve had an online commenter repeatedly tell us that we’re as conservative as the folks over at Fox News. Why? Because we don’t support Anthony Weiner. This is crazy. Disliking Weiner and his propensity for lying and sending dick-pics does not make us the second coming of Glenn Beck.
Best Occupy Offspring
This grassroots group came together in the days after Hurricane Sandy and provided much needed aid to all the communities affected by the storm. Its work has been invaluable, and its existence serves as a reminder of the importance of Occupy and all that it stands for.
Best Animal Rights Activist and All-Around Decent Political Sort
Worst Campaigning Trend
The Food Stamp Challenge
If the only way you can gain empathy for economically underprivileged people is to publicly go on food stamps, all the while declaring that eating so cheaply is barely tolerable, then maybe you aren’t naturally empathetic enough to be a public servant.
Lightest Slap on the Wrist
To review: if you spend years systematically harassing and intimidating female staffers, you can still run for City Council; you just can’t head up the entire Democratic party. Huh.
Saddest Loss By The Smallest Margin
Back in October, he lost his bid for Democratic District leader by just 19 votes. Nineteen! If you live in Fort Greene, Greenpoint, or Williamsburg and forgot to vote, we hope you feel guilty to this day.
Best Mayoral Candidate
You know who we’re definitely not voting for? That gavone Anthony Weiner. You know who we are voting for? The most progressive candidate in the race—Sal Albanese, who has the kind of record and ideas Bill De Blasio wishes he did.
Best Attempt At Secession
Jackie’s 5th Amendment, from Park Slope
The petition fell a little short of the 25,000 signatures the neighborhood bar would have needed to get this movement off the ground, but everyone other than the most self-serious of yuppies appreciated the sentiment.
Worst Attempt At Secession
East Williamsburg from the rest of Williamsburg
Part of the problem, not part of the solution.