Keller, for instance, made a better choice than Weiner about how to share a tantalizing picture. A question from an audience member had turned the discussion to the wayward congressman and, in the wrap-up, Keller couldn’t resist flashing the cover of this weekend’s New York Times Magazine—which features Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, on the cover. It was just the briefest of glimpses, enough to provoke interest, but not giving too much away. And really, he wasn’t giving anything away: by the following morning, the cover was also available online, already, if you knew where to look. 

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Sarah Laskow is a writer and editor in New York City. Her work has appeared in print and online in Grist, Good, The American Prospect, Salon, The New Republic, and other publications.