For over a week, headlines involving lewd messages, first allegedly sent by Congressman Weiner and then later admittedly by the congressman, have dominated the news. The story was spearheaded by conservative propagandist Andrew Breitbart on his extreme right-leaning websites. Considering the source (and the target), the story was suspect, but sadly Breitbart released something factual but it didn’t take long for him to slip back into his sleazy ways.
It all began to fall apart when Breitbart released a topless photo of Weiner on his website Big Government on June 6th, which seemingly prompted the congressman to call a press conference to address the situation once and for all. Breitbart, who was coincidentally in New York and nearby the location of the press conference, decided to crash the event and hold a press conference of his own using Weiner’s podium. Breitbart cried about how great a guy he was for trying to “save” Weiner’s family and how he was just being a good little journalist, but then Breitbart began to slip back into his dirty ways extorting the congressman, saying “if this guy wants to start fighting with me again, I have this photo.”
Breitbart was referring to an alleged x-rated photo of the congressman.
Oh yeah. He also played the victim card, insisting this story stole his family’s Memorial Day weekend (I wonder what it did to Anthony Weiner’s).
Breitbart again said, on NBC’s “Today” show the next day, that the photo was indeed “insurance” should the congressman ever speak up, but then reassured interviewer Matt Lauer that he had no plans of releasing the photo – presumably to cover his ass against legal action. Breitbart did however beat around the bush saying there may be certain circumstances in which he may feel obligated to release the photo.
Remember. Breitbart is just trying to save Weiner’s family.
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