Monday, June 6th, 2011
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Andrew Breitbart Puts the Shake On Congressman At Hijacked Presser

This is very, very weird! Andrew Breitbart, who is a blogger, is taking questions from the press at a press conference, instead of Congressman Anthony Weiner, who is now late. He took the time to trash the bloggers who named the woman who came forward with the Weiner alleged crotch photos. "Salon dot com and Joan Walsh played the role that Weiner wanted…." Then he went on to trash Gawker. And "The Daily Kos." And: "I'm here also to get some answers as well!" Also he is guaranteeing that the Weiner pictures are of an "x-rated nature." (Which he will not release.) And someone asked—it sounded like Azi Paybarah, of the Observer?—why he posted the photos in the first place. He responded: "It's clearly a news story. Why are you trying to challenge a news story? … This is a legitimate story and this is a continual attempt to blame the messenger." Now he is talking about ACORN and its "nefarious"-ness. And how he had to go around "the president's protectors in the media" to release the TRUTH about the evils of ACORN. Closing statements? "I've seen a lot of this Congressman's body. He's in very good shape." Then he challenged anyone to reveal a lie he's ever told.

But the point of the event is that he went before the cameras, said that he had an x-rated photo of a Congressman, one which he will not reveal, and then waited for Weiner to respond… who will be on shortly. (I mean, allegedly? Is anyone sure this press conference… isn't actually Breitbart's? Politico's Maggie Haberman says she's sure it's for real!)

23 Comments / Post A Comment

GiovanniGF (#224)

Screw this, I'm moving to Libya.

After this, all we'll have is a picture of a snake eating its own tail.

brent_cox (#40)

This is the worst man's-first-steps-on-the-moon moment ever.

Live blog! Live blog! Live blog!

Is he talking about the same gut on the couch that I saw?

freetzy (#7,018)

With the haircut, jowls and fat man's hands, I'm always surprised Andrew Breitbart isn't Canadian or Australian.

freetzy (#7,018)

@freetzy Also, can I get a ruling from Choire on the gold buttons on the blue blazer?

sharilyn (#4,599)

@freetzy: I SO thought he was Australian, too.

Christ, I'm less disappointed at the revelation that Weiner has been sexting than I am THAT WE ARE NOW VALIDATING/ENCOURAGING BREITBART!

Astigmatism (#1,950)

@Clarence Rosario: Maybe he and Jose Canseco can have a traveling show where they sing songs, spar a bit and foam at the mouth about how they're misunderstood and marginalized by the media. Coming live to the Kootenai River Inn Casino & Spa Ballroom, five nights only!

@Astigmatism Add Sarah Palin in 2013!

hockeymom (#143)

Can't we just change Wikipedia to make it like this never happened?

Van Buren Boy (#1,233)

If diaper-wearing-hooker-banging-bible-thumper David Vitter keeps his job and Anthony Weiner is forced to resign I'm going to lose it.

deepomega (#1,720)

@Van Buren Boy: "Forced"? I think Vitter proves that congresspersons can stay in congress as long as they weren't, so long as they're willing to have the wherewithal to act like it's no big deal. The real question is whether his constituents will re-elect him.

Van Buren Boy (#1,233)

@deepomega Vitter won his 2010 re-election by 19 percentage points. Weiner won't have a problem being re-elected.

deepomega (#1,720)

@Van Buren Boy: Indeed. I think the tradeoff for politicians in apolitical scandals is general historical – David Vitter's legacy will be "that congressdude who fucked a hooker while wearing a diaper", and he'd prefer that to just quietly fading away. If that's the choice they make, the politicians seem to be able to pull it off.

SeanP (#4,058)

@Van Buren Boy I don't think that's a given. Vitter was quite popular in Louisiana before his prostitution fiasco, and had three years for the public to forget about it. Weiner's district is not as reliably Democratic. Also, there's at least a fair chance that his district will disappear due to redistricting.

Lockheed Ventura (#5,536)

Last question shouted as Wiener walked off stage "WERE YOU FULLY ERECT? WERE YOU FULLY ERECT?"

What a world.

Smitros (#5,315)

If he put the shake on him more than three times . . .

caw_caw (#5,641)

So I guess I'm the only one who thinks it's weird that Andrew Breitbart's never been spontaneously tasered and left to writhe on the floor of a dirty public bathroom

cherrispryte (#444)

@caw_caw I'm pretty sure the only reason he hasn't is because he'd most likely get off on it.

caw_caw (#5,641)

@cherrispryte That's a definite possibility. So is wanting to avoid giving that guy more reasons to hold press conferences.

Still.

TEMPTING.

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