- The Washington Times - Monday, August 12, 2013

Anthony Weiner, the beleaguered sexting scandal-plagued New York City mayoral candidate, may be trying to boost his poll numbers with a new documentary about his campaign.

The New York Post reported that MTV filmmaker Josh Kreigman — who also used to work as Mr. Weiner’s congressional district director — has been following the candidate around his campaign trail, filming and recording every step of the way. He rides with the candidate.

Meanwhile, Mr. Weiner always carried a black microphone box in his back pocket, The Post said.

Campaign officials are coy about the taping, saying only that it’s not for a television ad. Mr. Kriegman wouldn’t comment, either. But one observer who’s attended many of Mr. Weiner’s campaign events said the two have been tied at the hip lately.

“He appears to be with [Mr. Weiner] all the time,” the source said, in The Post. “He’s been at retail stops, street fairs, forums. I bet he has amazing footage from the past couple months.”

Mr. Kriegman has made several documentaries in recent years for PBS and for MTV. One of his show’s for MTV — a self-improvement reality series that followed teens as they strove to reach certain goals — won an Emmy.