It Came Out of the Blue

No one could have predicted that Breitbart would find a way to accidentally release an x-rated picture of Anthony Wiener. I, for one, am shocked at the lack of integrity displayed by Opie and Anthony and Breitbart. It’s a mystery how it got out, what with Breitbart going to bars and leaving his laptop open with pictures of Weiner’s component parts on full display for everyone. He was so carefully guarding that picture! For “insurance!”

Seriously, if CNN and MSNBC and the rest of these assholes do not realize who they are dealing with now, they simply do not care.

And on a more serious note, how many straight men out there carry around pictures of some other male’s erect penis on their phone? That’s just plain weird, regardless of the circumstances.






158 replies
  1. 1
    Corner Stone says:

    You don’t?

  2. 2
    lacp says:

    Weinerlicious! One can never get too much Weiner, just like one can never have enough Santorum!

  3. 3
    mr. whipple says:

    And on a more serious note, how many straight men out there carry around pictures of some other male’s erect penis on their phone?

    There is cause
    And effect
    There’s a reason I’m so erect.

  4. 4
    D-Chance. says:

    And on a more serious note, how many straight men out there carry around pictures of some other male’s erect penis on their phone?

    How many NORMAL men out there carry around pictures of their OWN penis on their phone? But, this is the Chatroulette generation…

  5. 5
    SFAW says:

    Seriously, if CNN and MSNBC and the rest of these assholes do not realize who they are dealing with now, they simply do not care.

    What’s the phrase … wait a minute … it’ll come to me …

    Oh yeah: “Matt Drudge rules their world”

    Seriously, John, I want useless analysis like that, I can read Jonah or Jacoby. WTF are we paying you for, pap regurgitation?

    I’d suggest that you put CNN’s and MSNBC’s “blogs” (so to speak) on your BWMAMAN list, but I don’t have four months to wait for it.

  6. 6
    eemom says:

    Gawd be praised! I was afraid DougJ was fer realz earlier when he said no more Weinie-peenie posts today.

    Cole, I dare ya to post that pic. I double-dog dare ya.

  7. 7

    Seriously, if CNN and MSNBC and the rest of these assholes do not realize who they are dealing with now, they simply do not care.

    They simply do not care.

    Thank you for playing!

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    SFAW says:

    just like one can never have enough Santorum!

    Well, the young Rethuglicans can’t, maybe. But the rest of us? Nah.

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    Hunter Gathers says:

    And on a more serious note, how many straight men out there carry around pictures of some other male’s erect —– on their phone?

    Drunks like Andrew Brietbart.

  10. 10

    Meanwhile the ratfuckers up in Wisconsin have a Republican named Otto Junkermann running as Democrat against Nancy Nusbaum.

    Junkermann. Please tell me there’s a penis photo on someone’s iPhone. It would make my evening.

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    Ogami Itto says:

    The thing about insurance is that it’s only good if you have it. Breitbart doesn’t have it anymore, so there’s no reason for Weiner not to get a little payback.

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    SST says:

    Yeah, last two sentences summed up my thinking. But when you know your cause is just, everything’s all good! Including keeping pics of some guy’s dick on your computer, I guess.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    Well, since Rachel Maddow had Larry Flynt on to discuss these things, and Opie and Anthony have done their part to keep it going, why not just show the dick? Everyone obviously wants it. Wants it so bad.

    Does Scholastic still put out the Weekly Reader? I’d like them to take a poll.

  14. 14
    Mike Kay (True Grit) says:

    I’m sure glad “liberal lion” Anthony Weiner stood firm and defiantly refused to apologize to Breitbart at the news conference. Oh wait, I forgot, Weiner did apologize.

  15. 15

    Aw fuckit why the hell was my comment embargoed?

  16. 16
    kd bart says:

    2011: Summer of the Trouser Snake

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    Mark S. says:

    Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger who first reported on the lewd photo of Rep. Anthony Weiner, said he has an X-rated picture of the Democratic congressman that he’s keeping as “an insurance policy” against any reprisals

    Jesus, I hope Assange’s fabled insurance policy is a little better than that. Who was that going to protect him from besides Weiner?

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    taylormattd says:

    how many straight men out there carry around pictures of some other male’s erect pen*s on their phone?

    Me, me, me!!

    Oh wait, I’m not straight.

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    Litlebritdifrnt says:

    Yup, there is something seriously creepy about Breibart having that photo on his phone. No one will call him out on it though.

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    eemom says:

    So. Does this mean we get to start all over with Weiner saying he can’t deny that dick is his?

  21. 21
    Cain says:

    It is so that Eric Cartman and Breitbart can
    touch weiners

    (go to :50)

    he he he he.. (btw not safe for work)

    cain

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    jl says:

    He’s not weird, he’s my Breitbart!

    Too bad that W * * n * r and his family have to go through this embarrassment.

    I was shaken up a little, what with Breitbart apparently being correct about W * * n * r, and not lying about absolutely everything, and saying something that indicated he might have a tiny tiny shred of integrity.

    But, ha ha, dumb gullible me, Breitbart remains Breitbart, and went and released the picture anyway. The time space continuum remains untorn.

    IMHO, Breitbart, like most of these reactionary media celebs has some serious mental issues.

    Of course Breitbart found a way to get the picture out, and throw himself back into the gutter. Doing something ‘weird’ like carrying a pic of guy’s junk around like it was some precious relic was a necessary means.

    Breitbart did it because he is a ruthless sadistic jackass who likes to cause pain, or figured that move would get him a few more bucks on the US media clown show, or because he was out of the spotlight a little too suddenly, and could not control himself.

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    cthulhu says:

    I realized quite some time ago that Breitbart is one weird dude. And definitely working through some self-esteem issues. Doesn’t make him particularly unusual or specifically evil but he’s managed to make the world a little less of a nice place.

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    brat says:

    But here’s the deal. Weiner is an IDIOT if he didn’t think the right-wing noise machine wasn’t coming for him. He was on a tear, going after some serious shit by Justice Thomas. All of this important work has now been totally derailed because he wasn’t smart enough to realize his private life WOULD be used against him.

    If you’re a liberal pol going after the right wing, you had best be as pure as the Pope’s wife. Seriously. It’s grossly unfair, but it’s an unfair hypocritical and f*ckin insane world. Weiner is a fool, an arrogant and clueless fool.

    And for being a fool, he should step down.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    And on a more serious note, how many straight men out there carry around pictures of some other male’s erect penis on their phone?

    *whistles*

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    Mike Kay (True Grit) says:

    WeinerGate: Day 13 – America held hostage.

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    eemom says:

    I like the way the Gawker dude put it:

    Nobody really expected the week to end without Anthony Weiner’s pen*s splashed all over the internet.

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    lamh34 says:

    @eemom: I’d call this more of a “breibart is a weird, weird fuckin’ scum bag” thread.

    back on topic, breibart is a really, really weird dude. He must have a museum full of skeletons in his closet.

    ETA: Can we sic Wickileaks on Breibart?

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    Martin says:

    Well, this was the consequence of not resigning. Brietbart wants the kill.

  30. 30
    DonkeyKong says:

    Is it me of does Breitbart look like this guy?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0FLetTginU

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @kd bart: Gays, hispanics, blacks and muslims don’t mind, I guess. If y’all want to lose it this summer over bedbugs and a crisis of middle-aged, white male pen1s peddling, us despised groups will be more than happy to step aside and keep our profile low while we plot our final barbaric conquest of your country.

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    lacp says:

    Balloon Juice: Now with 24/7 Weiner!

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    Joel says:

    As a transplanted Bostonian, I can attest that our douchebags are as douchey as they come. Ergo, Opie and Anthony.

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    SST says:

    @cthulhu: I remember seeing some interview w/ him saying he’s committed to the destruction of the old media guard, ‘liberal media’ runs everything, etc.

    Since then, I look at his actions through the prism of someone who thinks knows he’s right. So, if he’s right, why worry about the methods?

    Also, I always get a kick out of seeing ABC and other stations work w/ someone who’s said publicly and explicitly that he’s dedicated to their destruction.

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    SST says:

    @Joel: Seconded. Also, fuck the Yankees.

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    Joel says:

    @Southern Beale: 82 years old, he is. Are you sure you want to see the Junkermann?

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    shortstop says:

    @lacp: And not even INTERESTING wiener anymore. That takes some doing, temporarily taking all the fun out those things. I hadn’t previously thought it possible.

  38. 38
    Mike Kay (True Grit) says:

    Uh-Oh.

    Kim Kardashian caught in sexting scandal.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/gos.....ocket.html

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    jl says:

    @brat:

    “And for being a fool, he should step down.”

    No. I think Weiner should stay as long as he can win an election.

    The reactionaries will game any rules, any predictable response from their opponents (which is everyone except the super rich and their lackeys).

    The only scandalous part of the whole affair is that Weiner lied, as far as I can tell (though it is a bit unclear what the deal is with the intended recipient now, and whether what Weiner did was harassment, or like others she was interested in sharing social media pr0n with a politician. I admit I have not looked into it out of sheer disinterest).

    I will not do anything that is even remotely or indirectly related to terms set by the likes of Breitbart, Limbaugh, Brooks, Will and that whole gang of sociopaths.

    If a Democrat does something that merits sanction or resignation by a reasonable man standard, that is different. But not because these reactionary goons set up some cheesy BS sting.

    Unless Weiner was harassing people with his racy pics, then IMHO, he did nothing wrong. If there was no harassment, then Weiner did nothing justifying resignation, and his main problem is that he lied about it.

    Edit: I don’t know what their marital relationship is, so Weiner may have done his wife some serious wrong, but that is a private, not a public matter.

  41. 41

    @cthulhu: Um, cthulhu? No offense, but I was expecting something a little more…dramatic and dread inducing from you.

  42. 42
    Caz says:

    So Breitbart is the one we need to worry about, not Weiner?? It must be nice to live in your fantasy world. Thank god it’s going to become more fantasy in 2012.

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    JS says:

    Resign, don’t resign – I don’t care. It’s between Weiner and his family, and Weiner and his constituents if he runs again.

    I don’t know if it’s that I don’t get it, or that all the people fighting for Weiner’s right to continue on haven’t figured it out yet.. but he’s never going to be that guy getting airtime for railing against Clarence Thomas’ conflict of interest, or any other story.

    He’s not going to be taken seriously by the media anymore, his usefulness as that liberal firebrand is done, over, kaput. Weiner can continue as a back-bencher, and probably regain some respect by working, and keeping his head down. But you’re not getting THAT Anthony Weiner back.

    There is the David Vitter double standard, but then Vitter isn’t exactly a prominent figure among senators. And John Ensign went from Presidential Candidate in waiting to… Hoping to run for Re-election to the Senate to… Just wants to serve out his term to… Resigning the day before he’s forced to testify under oath.

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    jl says:

    @Caz:

    Obvious answer to first question: yes.

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    shortstop says:

    @Caz: Does anyone else hear this guy’s posts in the voice of a generic James Bond villain?

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    @jl:

    No. I think Weiner should stay as long as he can win an election.

    As long as David Vitter remains in office, I believe any current office holder has a mighty fucking low bar to clear on whether they should stay or resign. In fact, if I were Weiner I would answer literally every question posed to me with two words: David Vitter. That would be awesome.

  47. 47
    jwb says:

    @Caz: Shall we talk about Senator Vitter?

  48. 48
    JonF says:

    Someone expected integrity from Opie and Anthony? lol

  49. 49
    MikeJ says:

    @shortstop: No. It’s much less “a lair under a volcano” and more “lair over a Krispy Kreme”. You need a bit of cool to be a Bond villain.

  50. 50
    jwb says:

    @shortstop: No, they aren’t that interesting.

    ETA: MikeJ said it better.

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    PeakVT says:

    I hope Cole didn’t insist that people click on this post.

  52. 52
    lacp says:

    You no longer have a will of your own.
    You no longer have a mind of your own.
    You will post on this topic again and again….and again.

    FEEL THE POWER OF THE WEINER!

  53. 53
    virag says:

    breitbart straight? interesting hypothesis. i wouldn’t be at all shocked to find out that weiner’s wiener is not the only other-man’s-wiener on breitbart’s phone. he looks like a guy that digs wieners. not that there’s anything wrong with that unless you’re a giant, lying hypocrite.

  54. 54
    Mike Kay (True Grit) says:

    By-the-way

    Everyone defending Weiner — there’s no better way to show your support than through a campaign donation to the Weiner mayoral fund.

    You can even start an Act-Blue page.

    So put your money where your mouth is — show the “liberal lion” some love with some cash.

  55. 55
    Jebediah says:

    @Caz:
    Oh yay! Look who dropped in!

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    Davis X. Machina says:

    @shortstop: A generic Bond villain huffing helium, yes.

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    Chyron HR says:

    I solely blame John Galt Cole for retroactively making it happen.

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    eemom says:

    @lacp:

    Don’t Fear The Weiner.

  59. 59
    Martin says:

    @eemom: Needs more cowball.

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    @Comrade Javamanphil: Of course if you are Republican,you can stay and be one of the club,provided of course you are straight. Larry Craig was sacrificed. As well as that dude from Florida, whose name escapes me, who texted male pages. Diaper fantasies Si!!! Harvey Milk wannabees No!!!

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    shortstop says:

    @MikeJ: and @Davis X. Machina: Awesome.

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    jnfr says:

    Seen one dick, seen them all.

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    shortstop says:

    @Martin: The photos for that will be released on Thursday.

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    now if some how we can get sullivan to tweet some dong shots that get intercepted and posted by halperin, this blog can turn into the peengularity, or peek dongnut.

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    SFAW says:

    I would deeply appreciate it if Caz would post her PayPal address/account info. I have 25 cents that I could send her, so that she can try to buy at least part of a clue.

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    shortstop says:

    @Mr Stagger Lee: Mark Foley. But then there was also that Florida state rep or state senator who claimed he came on to an undercover cop in a rest stop men’s room because there were “a lot of black people in the area” and he “didn’t want to become a statistic.” And really, who among us hasn’t responded to bigotry-inspired terrors by randomly offering blow jobs to the potentially menacing parties? I challenge y’all to cast the first stone.

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    Upper West says:

    Louie CK — it’s time for you to get involved. As you did on the same Opie and Anthony show, demand that Breitbart confirm that he is not a lizard:

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    SFAW says:

    I solely blame John Galt Cole for retroactively making it happen

    Who is John Galt Cole?

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    shortstop says:

    @SFAW: Or a scarier persona. She could get some voice coaching and work on “No, DEMOCRATS, I expect you to DIE!”

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    cleek says:

    nobody can keep a Wiener up like Brietbart.

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    wasabi gasp says:

    I like to think that getting photos of his cock splashed over the whole world is the impossible dream Weiner spent his whole life pursuing.

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    Drive By Wisdom says:

    I just had to swing by and see all the left hanging liberals who defended their liberal weener boy and now they are eating their crow. You can attack the messenger of reality all you want, but Americans are starting to realize the truth.

    Maybe this guy can move to Massachusetts and shack up with Barney boy.

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    jnfr says:

    Rachel has been fantastic all week, going after Vitter like a laser. Bless her.

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    SFAW says:

    She could get some voice coaching and work on “No, DEMOCRATS, I expect you to DIE!”

    That’s kind of an odd job requirement.

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    SFAW says:

    Oooh, looky looky! Clown-a has a new persona “Drive By Whizzo”.

    Clown-a, we’ve missed you!

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    RossInDetroit says:

    @Drive By Wisdom:

    I just had to swing by and see

    You’re done, then. Swing back out. Buh-bye!

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    @Joel:

    82 years old, he is. Are you sure you want to see the Junkermann?

    LOL. I’m just thinking with a name like Junkermann there are certain expectations…

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    liberal says:

    @virag:
    I thought it was well known that Breitbart was gay. Maybe I’m remembering wrong.

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    SFAW says:

    but Americans are starting to realize the truth.

    Yeah, that Breitbutt is a lying sack of shit closet case who managed to get one not-wrong. One outta twenty-three is pretty good for direct marketing, but for the rest of the world – not so much.

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    trollhattan says:

    @SFAW:

    She could get some voice coaching and work on “No, DEMOCRATS, I expect you to DIE!”
    __
    That’s kind of an odd job requirement.

    Eye sea wot ewe d’id dare.

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    shortstop says:

    @trollhattan: Damn, I didn’t! Belated props to you, SFAW.

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    scottinnj says:

    Small sign of some hope…TNC appears to be the summer replacement for Bob Herbert in the NY Times op ed page.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/per.....en/240156/

  84. 84

    Roberto Luongo is having a meltdown. It’s 4-0, Boston. Last game was a bloodbath. I’m not sure I can watch.

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    RossInDetroit says:

    So we’re taking Breitbart’s word that this is Weiner’s junk. Why? Because he’s so credible about everything else?

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    @liberal:

    According to this Breitbart is married with 4 kids.

    I feel sorry for his children.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @liberal: I think you’re confusing him with Drudge.

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    Valdivia says:

    @scottinnj:
    yay!!!!

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    shortstop says:

    @Southern Beale: Hmmm. So probably he’s had sex four times, unless any of the births were multiple.

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    harlana says:

    @RossInDetroit: Egads! I hope it’s not Breitbart’s weiner!

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    SFAW says:

    Details at app. 1:07.

    Is that like “News at 11”?

    I thought it was well known that Breitbart was gay.

    Was?

    Eye sea wot ewe d’id dare.

    Given the subject of the post, I’m guessing John wasn’t expecting to see pu$$y galore on Breitbutt’s lap … top.

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    Hill Dweller says:

    It’s nice to see TNC getting more gigs.

    As for Breitbart, what is the over/under on the number of times he has rubbed one out while gazing lustily at Weiner’s picture?

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    SFAW says:

    So probably he’s had sex four times,

    You’re assuming the kids are (genetically) his.

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    Davis X. Machina says:

    @Drive By Wisdom:

    “Better fewer, but better.”
    V.I. Lenin, The Troll Question, 1923.

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    RossInDetroit says:

    I have to wonder what motivates Breitbart. He’ll be known as the guy who released That Picture. Eww. What kind of person does that, knowing the consequences to their reputation?

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    Tim, Interrupted says:

    And on a more serious note, how many straight men out there carry around pictures of some other male’s erect penis on their phone? That’s just plain weird, regardless of the circumstances.

    And here I repeat my earlier assertion that Andrew Breitbart is a closeted gay man. This of course would not be terribly newsworthy except that he is married, has children and spends his time taking down liberal democrats.

    Media Matters needs to seriously go after this.

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    birthmarker says:

    Does no one else think that perhaps Breitbart had received some legal advice that making threats that sound like blackmail to a US Congressman might not be a great strategy? So he arranged the leak by the radio jocks to give himself a bit of cover since he had said he wouldn’t release it??

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    SFAW says:

    What kind of person does that, knowing the consequences to their reputation?

    That’s not a serious question, right?

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    dlnelson says:

    @jnfr: I am the only female in this family and men, boys, etc. have a fascination with their unit, it starts very young, and never ends. I have an 85 year old dad that talks about it, and two sons, and a husband, the unit rules the world whether it works or not. It starts very young with boys, and never ends. Guys think with their crotch, (some guys do), and pay the price later. Just saying. Girls get it.

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    honus says:

    @mr. whipple: nice Todd reference, dude.

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    shortstop says:

    @SFAW: Nah, I assume nothing. Four was the absolute most number of times I was willing to concede another human being of any gender or orientation might have touched him.

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    Larkspur says:

    Is anyone else amazed that former governor Ed Rendell actually said this:

    “What I think Anthony Weiner should do is, he still has a lot to offer, he should resign, he should get treatment – and I mean real treatment, maybe in-patient treatment,” Rendell told Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Hardball Wednesday evening.

    WTF? In-patient treatment? In-patient treatment? Jeez. If we wanted a second-hand long-distance diagnosis that’s incredibly stupid, shouldn’t Bill Frist be our go-to guy?

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    harlana says:

    @Larkspur: Yes, I was amazed

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    bago says:

    Swinging more pipe than Mario.Waving more Weiner than Breitbart, yo.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @Larkspur: Oh criminy. Where do buffoons go for treatment? I wanna know who has the cure.

    ETA: No offense to any actual buffoons out there. It’s a misunderstood performance art form.

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    WyldPirate says:

    @Larkspur:

    WTF? In-patient treatment? In-patient treatment? Jeez. If we wanted a second-hand long-distance diagnosis that’s incredibly stupid, shouldn’t Bill Frist be our go-to guy?

    doesn’t seem to stop our resident, non-doctor idiot expert, shortstop.

    BTW, found any root vegetables to satisfy yourself with, shortnstupidstop? I can’t imagine you getting the real thing anywhere near you….

    and all of you nice open mind “progressives” here…nice job on the backhanded gay bashing of Breitbart. guess it’s ok to call folks faggots who aren’t on your side. funny how most of it is coming from the biggest Obots as well…

    bunch of fucking hypocrites….

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    Joseph Nobles says:

    Video of Breitbart passing his phone around on the Opie and Anthony show exists. I couldn’t get 20 seconds into it because it starts with Breitbart gleefully describing the picture. What a sad little man. http://youtu.be/9itMNwHIWIc

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    @shortstop:

    it almost takes the fun out of it, now that there is no need to speculate on how said politician will survive in prison.

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    Brachiator says:

    Professional POS Breitbart was doing Weiner Roast his victory dance on the John and Ken talk radio show in Los Angeles this afternoon. This show is huge in the talk radio market, and rules afternoon drive time. I could not bring myself to listen to the show, but it seems pretty clear that the idea is to bring Weiner down, no matter how nasty it gets. There was some hint in the promos that Breitbart had recently flown into town, but wanted to make sure that he got on the air to be interviewed to make sure that he could maximize the damage.

    The pre show promos also suggested that some group had previously got wind of the fact that Weiner had been a naughty boy, and was systematically working to identify the women that Weiner had sent messages and pictures.

    This shit is not going to stop. These people don’t care if they hurt Weiner or his wife or anyone else.

    I wonder if Democrats have what it takes to fight back. Or will they sit in a corner and suck on their thumbs while reading another ivory tower column from Saint Greenwald about how the Weiner Roast is just not serious.

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    OzoneR says:

    Seriously, if CNN and MSNBC and the rest of these assholes do not realize who they are dealing with now, they simply do not care.

    How is this even up for debate? Of course they don’t care, they know what they’re dealing with, they’re party to it.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @Brachiator: Weiner sent the original post that started this whole thing. He admitted he wasn’t hacked. Weiner admitted that there were six women to find. Weiner said he was so sorry that he lied about Breitbert. Maybe Weiner can figure out how to defend himself.

    Different story if he’d been hacked (as originally reported).

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    Cain says:

    @WyldPirate:

    Seriously dude.. you’re like a single subject poster. Every post has some kind of disgruntlement. I don’t even have to read any of your posts as it’s pretty much the same subject matter. (which is why except for this one, I skip past them)

    cain

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    boss bitch says:

    @WyldPirate:

    funny how most of it is coming from the biggest Obots as well…

    If Weiner decides to go get treatment, as Rendell recommends, maybe you should go with him. You have an obsession with Obama and I fear that it may be affecting your life outside of the blogosphere.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @boss bitch:

    You have an obsession with Obama and I fear that it may be affecting your life outside of the blogosphere.

    bitch, you obviously have an obsession with Obama as well. And I fear it may be affecting your life. Also, too.

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    cat48 says:

    Actually, I sorta agree with Rendell; think Tiger Woods or Patrick Kennedy. He’s not a superstar like Tiger or a Kennedy, but if he wanted to keep his job; that would have been the best thing. It’s harder for the GOP & the Press to continue the Weinergate Cable Flash Mob 24/7 for 12 days if you’ve admitted you have a problem. You’re an Inpatient. You’re getting treatment & your new wife is pregnant. I’m sorry I lied to everyone, etc., etc. Just a written stmt would have sufficed. Back to work in about 60 days & keep a low profile. Crisis quickly ended.

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    cat48 says:

    Don’t agree with Rendells entire stmt; just the inpatient part. It’s “Hollywood Crisis Mgmt 101.”

    Too late to edit above.

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    Ripley says:

    Despite Mounting Problems, Weiner To Stay Put.

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    pattonbt says:

    @WyldPirate: Jesus, dude. Can you get through one second of your day without spewing on about Obots? You are truly sad beyond belief. I pity what your life must be like.

    I bet if I look through the pet adoption posts here I’ll find you ranting about how the black and white kittehs are fucking cunt/faggot Obots (or Kitlers).

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    cthulhu says:

    @SST: A lot of his oddities are on display in this article from the LA Times:

    It mentions this incident that I have always thought epitomizes Breitbart’s knee jerk, attention-demanding behavior:

    Last year, for example, while having a drink on the veranda of the swanky Shutters Hotel in Santa Monica, Breitbart became incensed by antiwar protesters filing by on the boardwalk and angrily flipped them off. After discovering that they were protesting the abduction of children for conscription in Uganda and the Congo, he wrote a self-flagellating column for the Washington Times headlined “I, Jerk.”

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    Ripley says:

    Breitbart: ‘Erect Penis On Me At All Times,’ Takes It Out As Proof.

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    cthulhu says:

    @Comrade Javamanphil: Well, even the Great Old Ones get distracted by the kids and hence image management can suffer. But fear not – you will all be destroyed in due time.

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    Ripley says:

    Top Dem Let Down By Weiner, Asks For Graceful Withdrawal.

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    Ripley says:

    Breitbart: ‘I’ve Been Holding The Erect Weiner For A Long Time,’ Vows To Keep Working It.

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    Ripley says:

    Breitart Rubs Off On Boston Jocks: Erect Weiner Discussed And Eventually Displayed.

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    Ripley says:

    Weiner Wavering, Looks For Support From Dem Helping Hands

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    eemom says:

    @Ripley:

    you are on it. Don’t stop, keep it up.

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    Ripley says:

    Fearing Legal Action Over Frontal Attack With Erect Weiner, Breitbart Worms In With Shock-Jock Backdoor Approach

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    Ripley says:

    Presentation of Erect Weiner Late In Day: Not Trumpeted, Full Response Expected In Morning

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    Ripley says:

    In New York, Public Pressure On Weiner Occupies Press For More Than A Week.

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    Ripley says:

    Bieber Wins, Weiner Flags As Weekend Approaches.

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    Ripley says:

    Dems Attempt To Pull Weiner: ‘This Is Being Waved In Our Face.’

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    Ripley says:

    Breibart ‘Mostly Satisfied’ As Erect Weiner Leaks; Expects Huge Response Given Enough Time.

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    Ripley says:

    ‘Done’: Press Pushes Erect Weiner In Massive Effort, But All Involved Recognize Lack Of Staying Power.

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    Ripley says:

    Inside Accounts Detail Republican Glee Over Breitbart Exposure Of Erect Weiner: Boehner ‘Ecstatic.’

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    Ripley says:

    McConnell ‘Saw It Coming With A Smile On My Face,’ Says Of Weiner ‘I Knew I’d Grab Onto Something Like This.’

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    Ripley says:

    Lindsey Graham Vows To Investigate Weiner, Demands Gratification: ‘I Will Not Stand As This Sacred Body Is Tainted – I Will Bring The Full Weight Of My Response To Bear.’

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    Ripley says:

    Blog Commenter Suggests ‘Obots’ Deflecting Focus From Genuine News By Engulfing Him In Distracting Weiner Obsession.

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    Ripley says:

    Limbaugh Expresses Both Anger And Admiration As Breitbart Blocks Erect Weiner From Widespread Release.

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    bjacques says:

    The GOP’s obviously going to keep beating on this one for awhile, so don’t expect it to peter out any time soon.

    Real post on newsmap up on the wall:

    Weiner exchanges ‘didn’t make sense’

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    SFAW says:

    Nah, I assume nothing. Four was the absolute most number of times I was willing to concede another human being of any gender or orientation might have touched him.

    You’re far more generous than I would be.

    and all of you nice open mind “progressives” here…nice job on the backhanded gay bashing of Breitbart. guess it’s ok to call folks faggots who aren’t on your side. funny how most of it is coming from the biggest Obots as well…

    You have absolutely no understanding of the subjects about which you write, apparently. Or at the very least, you don’t understand what you read from others.

    But, because I’m charitable: if Breitbutt were openly gay, it would not be a cause for derision. But, because he’s one of these take-no-prisoners-macho-my-dick-swings-bigger-than-yours-you-faggot type of persons, and continues to behave that way, one can speculate about closet cases and how said closetedness reveals itself. Plus, also, too, we know it would piss the hell out of Breitbutt – not that he reads BJ, but one can always hope.

    Now, in the words of Shakespeare – or perhaps it was Aeschylus – fuck off, will you please?

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    SFAW says:

    Real post on newsmap up on the wall:

    “Conant Fights Erection in Harvard Square”?

    (Sorry, a little Boston-based legend, possibly one Tom Levenson has heard?)

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    slimslowslider says:

    Damn, I so wish Louis CK was on Opie and Anthony this day. Ugh.

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    Lynn Dee says:

    John, like you, I was skeptical. But then I realized: Of course Breitbart’s upset! This picture was his ticket to the 24/7 spotlight. He was going to whore his scummy POS ass from one media outlet to the next, braying about how he would release the photo if Weiner tried to “attack” him, but until then, he would do the right thing for the sake of Weiner’s family.

    But now look! The picture is out and his own freaking story has passed him by!

    I for one think it’s hilarious. And I hope he sues Opie and Anthony for intentional infliction of emotional distress or some other trumped up complaint.

    :D

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    liberal says:

    @Suffern ACE:
    No, if I was confusing him w/ someone it wasn’t Drudge.

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    Following the peregrinations and rationalizations of the Breitbatian barking moonbarts, one is let to the ineluctable conclusion that Andrew Breitbart is the Nietzschean Überstench.

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    Judas Escargot says:

    @jl:

    Breitbart did it because he is a ruthless sadistic jackass who likes to cause pain, or figured that move would get him a few more bucks on the US media clown show, or because he was out of the spotlight a little too suddenly, and could not control himself.

    The Douche Abides.

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    taylormattd says:

    @WyldPirate: I am gay, and you are a stupid fucking piece of shit.

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    barkleyg says:

    “That’s just plain weird, regardless of the circumstances”
    or circumcision.

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    […] Balloon Juice It’s a mystery how it got out, what with Breitbart going to bars and leaving his laptop open with pictures of Weiner’s component parts on full display for everyone. […]

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    Makewi says:

    Not a laptop, a menu board. Not that it matters to your underlying point which is….

    Look over here BUNNIES!

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    Retreaded says:

    Really… a menu board now passes as a laptop? Anyone with say, half a brain cell can determine that NOBODY OWNS A LAPTOP WITH A SCREEN THAT THICK ANYMORE!!!! Charles Johnson is an idiot… Those who still read and give credence to that moron isnt far behind.

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    CTD says:

    Yep. It’s a menu board, not a laptop, as is patently obvious to anyone with functional eyeballs.

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    LG says:

    Hey, dumbass: wasn’t a laptop in front of the bar; it was a fucking menu board. Nice try, though. Keep lying to yourself and others.

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    Come on, you guys, stop bothering John with facts.

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    Chris Ar says:

    Dear Liberals:

    I know you don’t want to hear this. I know you’d prefer if I didn’t exist. Breitbart did not leave his laptop open at any bar “for all to see”. You were conned by Charles “I’m a stupid idiot” Johnson who mistook a MENU BOARD for an open laptop. Said penis picture was NEVER on any of Breitbart’s laptop(s). This is yet another attempt by liberals to find some may to ease the pain of being raped by the man you hate so much.

    Ignore this at your own peril. Eventually people who use their brains will just start tuning liberals out.

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    deadrody says:

    Wow, balloon juice is now in league with the fever swamp lunatics of Little Green Footballs. Peddling in moronic conspiracy theories about “laptops” left open on a NYC street.

    Good to know that facts here are like kryptonite and common sense is non-existent.

    It is quite fun watching idiots pretend they the “truth tellers”. ROTFLMAO

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    tomaig says:

    So that’s it? Just leave this ignorant untrue piece up with no correction or even acknowledgement that you can’t tell a laptop from a menu board?

    Tell us again how smart and sophisticated you libs are??

    Nobody even thought, “wow, that’s a BIG laptop..and why is it on the sidewalk?

    In the words of Bugs Bunny, “What an ultra-maroon! What a nin-cow-poop!”

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