09/21/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Anthony Weiner: NYT Has Become "Tabloidy"

Recently The New York Times has been hard on Anthony Weiner, and he thinks that's a reflection of how the paper has changed.

This morning, The Times ran a story about the departure of yet another staff member from the congressman's office, and that was a follow-up to a July 23 front-page story about his high staff turnover.

(Also, last week, one of his likely mayoral rivals, Christine Quinn, got a more favorable profile.)

I saw Weiner this morning near Brooklyn Borough Hall, where he was handing out campaign literature with State Senate candidate Dan Squadron, and asked him about this theme.

The Times is making its "own theme," Weiner said....

"Look, The Times has become more and more tabloid-y," he told me. "They have to make the decisions on how they chose to cover these races."

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