One of great ironic, and iconic, moments in American political history was the day Andrew Breitbart accidentally hijacked an Anthony Weiner press conference. Not only was it pure coincidence (Andrews was in New York for other media events, and just happened to be staying three blocks away), it was the turning point in the Weiner sexting scandal.
In case you don’t remember, this story goes back to the days when the main site was called Big Government, and Big Government was riding a wave of interest spurred by the ACORN videos from James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles. The ACORN expose was the first time most had heard the name James O’Keefe, and was when many rank and file Democrats had to acknowledge Andrew Breitbart.
(They have not forgotten either man to this day.)
The Weiner scandal broke when Andrew got an anonymous tip at home, minding his own business, and used it to expose the story. Naturally, the story was being ignored, or denied, by Weiner, the Democrat Party, and their apparatchiks in the main stream media for several days. Weiner and Markos Moulitsas of The Daily Kos, in fact, were trying to make this about Andrew himself being the hacker. They all thought Weiner would survive this.
What we saw was a typical Democrat/media cover up and diversion attempt, much like we are seeing now with the Clinton Foundation, The Global Initiative, and Hillary’s unsecured server. The problem is, Breitbart strolled into Weiner’s presser, audaciously took to the podium, and masterfully held court for about fourteen minutes with a hostile media invested in protecting Weiner and disparaging Breitbart and Big Government.
This will no doubt teach Weiner not to be late to a presser again.
During an off the cuff question and answer session, Breitbart teased about his new found familiarity with Weiner’s body, admitted that the Congressman was in good shape, and indicated he was in possession of other photos — photos that were “pornographic in nature.” He whet everyone’s appetite, but did not put the hammer down, although he indicated that he was not going to allow Weiner to lie his way out of this situation.
As we know, he didn’t let Weiner lie his way out, and neither Weiner’s chosen career or marriage survived the scandal ultimately. Now, in an amazing and ironic twist of fate, Hillary Clinton’s campaign may not survive it either.
From the grave, Andrew Brietbart continues to torture the Democrats and their friends in the liberal main stream media. Sweet irony indeed.