Right-wing gadfly Breitbart stings again in Weinergate
June 7th, 2011
07:34 AM ET
11 years ago

Right-wing gadfly Breitbart stings again in Weinergate

(CNN) - Bare-chested photos that U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner sent to a woman he met online had been the talk of Washington - and, increasingly, the world - for a week when the married Democrat finally scheduled a press conference to admit that he had sent the photos, then lied about doing it.

But before the shame-faced congressman arrived at the podium, another man took the microphone - apparently urged to do so by a press corps that recognized Weiner's tormentor: right-wing blogger Andrew Breitbart.


Filed under: Andrew Breitbart • Anthony Weiner
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  1. Randy

    Notice that the (R) NY Senator Lee, takes the hit, and resigns after a similiar incident, but Weiner goes on like it's all good. Which party is showing some personal responsibility with this one? People in leadership positions like this, I realize are not perfect, but this is definitely someone I do not want representing me.

    June 7, 2011 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  2. GI Joe

    No actual sexual encounter here, folks.

    Can you say Vitter, Ensign, Craig, Gingrich, Sanford, (on and on and on and on). And as far as I'm concerned, they can lock Edwards up for the pain he caused his family (kinda like the aforementioned repubs).

    June 7, 2011 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Anthony, you goofed up. I think you will realize that the time has come to resign some time around the 4th of July. It has been a fun ride. I apologize for having never voted for you. (not my district) Time has come for you to do what is best for you, which is not making a bad situation even worse. The time has come to resign. Your questionable behavior crossed a line that you yourself have just now recognized. Anthony, you are not what we want to see in our public servants. Sorry.

    June 7, 2011 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  4. Another Corrupt Democrat?

    The hypocrisy of the Democrats has no bounds. If it's a Republican then he needs to be thrown out, but if it's a Democrat, well, we don't hold them to much of a standard anyway, so it's ok?

    Weiner is a liar that will do or say anything to save his own skin. The only reason he came clean was the fact that more pictures were on the way and their was proof of his misconduct. It would seem if a member of Congress tells the national media that his account was hacked, this would automatically initiate a federal investigation. Making statements like this shows a massive lack of judgement. I guess this type of thing is just to be expected from Democrats.

    June 7, 2011 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  5. Rick in OP

    Earlier this year when Republican Chris Lee, a congressman from New York, sent a bare-chested picture to a woman on Craigslist, John Boehner told Lee to resign that day and he was gone.

    Watch the Democrats with Weiner. Rather than telling him to immediately resign, they want to have an "ethics probe" which is another way of buying time in the hope that the public will forget. This shows how desperate the Democrats are to hold on to power. It also shows their complete lack of ethics and common decency.

    And by the way, does anyone see a common thread here? They are all from New York. First it was Spitzer with the hooker and then Kelly and now Weiner. The people from New York always like to lecture the rest of the country about how superior they are. The rest of us would appreciate it if you would stop electing these freaks to public office.

    June 7, 2011 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Be cause he lied to prevent embarrassment, If Wiener does not resign, he is no better than a typical low life lying republican. I will say that this appears to be Breitbart's first witch hunt where he had any facts to back him up.

    June 7, 2011 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  7. diridi

    this issue is a waste of time....we have other bigger issues...o.k, do not nag, drag....enough of this nonsense....

    June 7, 2011 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Randy wrote;
    Notice that the (R) NY Senator Lee, takes the hit, and resigns after a similiar incident, but Weiner goes on like it's all good
    The laundry list of Republicans who stayed in office after sexual improprieties is so long I cannot remember their names. Sen. Ensign in Nevada who was forced to resign. That Minn. Senator caught naken in the mens room at the airport. The SC governer who said he camping in the mountains but was actually AWOL for 3 days in Brazil with a mistress. Want more?

    June 7, 2011 09:24 am at 9:24 am |