Andrew Breitbart of Big Government Hijacks Anthony Weiner Press Conference

Categories: Media, Weinergate

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Media gathered at the Sheraton hotel in New York City on Monday afternoon to hear Anthony Weiner explain today's onslaught of embarrassment, but got another circus instead. Before Weiner eventually spoke, Breitbart seemingly hijacked the press conference microphone, taking questions from the media about his website's involvement in the scandal. "I'm here to see myself vindicated," he said before attacking the left-wing blogosphere. "It is news," he assured the crowd of Weinergate, while referring to himself intermittently in the third-person. "Breitbart lied, Breitbart lied, Breitbart lied," he mocked, demanding one example of his own malfeasance.

A catastrophic morning took Anthony Weiner's #Weinergate scandal to the next level with the release of dirty messages and gradual publishing of increasingly raunchy photographs, allegedly sent by the congressman to a Texas woman.

One of the pictures in question shows Weiner with his cats, allegedly titled "Me and the pussys," and another set has the congressman shirtless, with threats from Andrew Breitbart and Big Government that another photograph sent from the same email account "is extremely graphic, and leaves nothing to the imagination."

A press conference was reportedly scheduled for 4 p.m. in Manhattan to address the matter. But Breitbart's presence caused a stir among the media and CNN reported that he was crowded in the back of the room. Then, he took the microphone prepared, presumably, for Weiner.

"I'm doing this to save his family," Breitbart said of not releasing the "X-rated" picture of the congressman. But he threatened that it could come out if his Big Government stories continue to be questioned. "I'm not doing this for nefarious purposes," Breitbart said. But he added, "If this guy wants to fight with me again, I have this photo." Asked if that might not be extortion, Breitbart responded, "I'm trying to do the decent thing, but if he wants to fight with fire, come on."

As of 4:22 p.m., it's unclear if Weiner will still speak. We'll update as we know more.

Update: Jennifer Preston of the New York Times writes, "To be fair, turns out reporters asked Andrew Breitbart to take the podium because they were swarming him in the back."

Weiner indeed ended up speaking, albiet a little late, admitting that the photos are indeed of him and that he lied about being hacked. Weiner says he won't resign.

[jcoscarelli@villagevoice.com / @joecoscarelli]

This post has been updated.

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Aarthur anderson
Aarthur anderson

He could have kept stonewalling and probably pulled it off so why did he suddenly confess the truth ?  My guess is that he has some very serious criminal scheme going on and the other people involved FORCED him to in order to halt any further investigaation of him that might expose their scheme.  He doesn't seem to have sufficient integrity on his own so it must have been outside pressure.....

farm kid
farm kid

breitbart, kicked some BUTT yesterday!!! he took on the lame stream media, it was no contest,the LSM should have said NO MAS,NO MAS. how ever they have no brains to think. as the swine weiner, he could have purchased a blow up doll or texted rosie palm and her five sisters.

Al_Swearengen
Al_Swearengen

I'm glad your team scored, it's oh-so-impressive!  Yay!  Yay!  Go team!  Yippee!  It's pathetic, but happy days are here again!

Now go fuck yourself and take the rest of the superficial assholes that make up the "Press Corpse" with you.

Bulkley
Bulkley

Andrew did not hijack the news conference.  He was there as part of the media and it was requested that he take questions.  Get it right.

Just_Another_Joe
Just_Another_Joe

Weiner was definitely blackmailed. You don't constantly defy the Establishment in Congress without running into some sort of trouble.

Honestly, the Rep. needs to start telling the truth again instead of trying to save face; HE WAS HACKED. 

Kaye Graves
Kaye Graves

He needs to resign.  He tried and several "left" web sites have tried to ruin Breit Bart reputation. 

Kat

Aarthur anderson
Aarthur anderson

Hopefully Breitbart has already spoken with a libel attorney......

Mia Battersby
Mia Battersby

http://www.radaronline.com/exc...

   .. here's the story (proof since so many like to say its JUST Breitbart who has info on how shady and deceitful Weiner is) about THE OTHER woman whose come forward.. how many more will be coming forward.

 And don't forget this other piece of 'truth' that came out this morning  : Yfrog Confirms 'Our Email Upload Feature Has Not Been Compromised in Any Way'

 Chris Lee (R) got turned in by someone who 'set him up' and he had the grace to resign.  Weiner ..  yah..  no class. 

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