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Weiner: “I apologize to Andrew Breitbart”
Politico ^ | 6-6-2011 | Keach Hagey

Posted on 06/06/2011 2:56:07 PM PDT by smoothsailing

Weiner: “I apologize to Andrew Breitbart”

June 6, 2011

Keach Hagey

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) doled out his first apologies to his wife and his constituents, but also apologized to the media and to Andrew Breitbart specifically during a long and rambling press conference in which he seemed determined to answer every last reporter’s question.

Breitbart had demanded an apology a few minutes before from the same podium, where he climbed after Weiner did not show up on time to his own press conference.

“I’d like an apology from him,” Breitbart said. “This was his strategy, to blame me…so I’m here for some vindication.”

Breitbart said he lost his Memorial Day weekend to fending off accusations that he had been the one to hack Weiner’s Twitter account, after Weiner tried to distance himself from the lewd tweet that appeared there – and was later picked up by Breitbart’s website – by claiming he had been hacked.

He claimed to have one more photo that he would not release because it was too vulgar.

“I’m trying to do the decent thing here and not release the photo,” he said, hinting that such restraint might be tested if Weiner continued to suggest he had been hacked, allowing his supporters to continue to cast blame on Breitbart.

Weiner chose a strategy of total media prostration – though he was firm in his refusal to resign.

“I don’t know what I was thinking,” he said. “This was destructive thing to do. I apologize for doing it.”

After being asked several times, he apologized directly to the media, and to the man who had unexpectedly served as his warm-up act.

“I apologize to Andrew Breitbart,” Weiner said.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: breitbart; dailykos; hesadick; weinergate; weinersnivel
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1 posted on 06/06/2011 2:56:08 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

The MSM won’t be able to tolerate this: a liberal getting caught lying by Breitbart and admitting it. There will be many more hit pieces on Breitbart in the near future.


2 posted on 06/06/2011 2:58:20 PM PDT by Spok (It's better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: smoothsailing

...and the winner is [not Wiener, but] ‘Brietbard’!


3 posted on 06/06/2011 2:58:24 PM PDT by PRePublic (9)
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To: smoothsailing

I do not believe this. Weiner would never apologize to Breitbart.....this has to be a lie......IBTZ


4 posted on 06/06/2011 2:59:13 PM PDT by rface
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To: smoothsailing

Anthony “Tony the Tube” Weiner is obviously fit for Congressional duty.


5 posted on 06/06/2011 2:59:31 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: smoothsailing

i did not, er, did twitter, tweet, that photo, but i am in good shape and therefore, it is art appreciation and i will not resign.

we need people in government to start acting nobly and behaving humbly instead of the other way around.

teeman


6 posted on 06/06/2011 2:59:52 PM PDT by teeman8r (armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: smoothsailing

He lawyered up and saw the civil suits flying his way. He has been well coached on damage control, but not on the continuing blowback if he stays in office. Discovery is going to be real interesting.


7 posted on 06/06/2011 3:01:55 PM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/AW12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: smoothsailing

They asked him about 3 times and he didn’t mention Breitbart’s name until the 3rd time, and quickly added “all the other media...”

Maybe Breitbart should still show the photo. What if it had a little black bar across the middle? But still showed that it was Weiner and it was wiener.


8 posted on 06/06/2011 3:02:07 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Spok

Still protected by the MSM. Not a one asked if he was seeking professional help or psych counseling.

This is a guy who is not only a deeply disturbed predator of young women, he’s also the laughingstock of the Democratic Party.

I can just hear the House of Representatives when there is a roll call vote; the clerk calls out “Mr. Weiner” and the Huse dissolves into snickers.


9 posted on 06/06/2011 3:02:20 PM PDT by plangent
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To: smoothsailing

I saw the press conference and the apology to AB had to be literally be drug from the skank’s twisted lips.

He wasn’t crying from remorse but the fact of being caught stone cold with his junk in his trembling hand!


10 posted on 06/06/2011 3:03:09 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Wise To The Lies!)
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To: smoothsailing
specifically during a long and rambling press conference in which he seemed determined to answer every last reporter’s question. That absurd speech was just a repetition of the phrase I'm soooooo sorry. Everything else was he ain't goin nowhere so shove it.
11 posted on 06/06/2011 3:03:11 PM PDT by shadeaud (" If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: smoothsailing

I’m surprised he hasn’t blamed the internet for all this.


12 posted on 06/06/2011 3:03:16 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: smoothsailing
Photobucket
13 posted on 06/06/2011 3:03:35 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: rface
You're wrong. I posted it seconds after the actual statement.
14 posted on 06/06/2011 3:03:45 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: smoothsailing

Why did that young Republican congressman resign for just posting a bare-chested photo on the internet?

Is Mr. Weiner exempt from the same standard of behaviour?

Just asking.


15 posted on 06/06/2011 3:04:00 PM PDT by ripley
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To: plangent

Will the Republicans pay a guy to show up in a gigantic weiner suit at every one of his campaign rallies?


16 posted on 06/06/2011 3:04:11 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: smoothsailing

Weiner needs to step down...The left needs to demand it and so does the right!


17 posted on 06/06/2011 3:04:21 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: smoothsailing

“img src=http://media.philly.com/images/quagmire-weiner.jpg";


18 posted on 06/06/2011 3:04:22 PM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: ripley

Yes, Weiner, like all Dims, are exempt from standards in our political world.

One thing I’ll say though, I think he’ll be much less of a “voice” on the left for a long time. He is years away from being able to be brash again, which means he’s neutered.


19 posted on 06/06/2011 3:06:07 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: maddog55

Got it right this time !

20 posted on 06/06/2011 3:06:19 PM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: smoothsailing

Breitbart should have told him to put mustard on that apology and shove it up his backside.

The media will not hound Breitbart incessantly. They thought they had him on the ropes only to be found holding nothing but air when more evidence came forth. They will not be a happy bunch until they do something to set him up for this.

Not a good day for the media...first off Palin is shown to be right and they wrong about Paul Revere and now they have been found attacking Breitbart for what was an honest bit of reporting. If the hotdog had been a pubbie and the exposer a liberal hack, they would be warming up the Pulitzer for them right now.


21 posted on 06/06/2011 3:06:42 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: rface

I watch the entire press conference and I did not hear an apology to Andy. Transcript please.


22 posted on 06/06/2011 3:07:28 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: ripley

Yes. Democrats are expected not to demonstrate a sense of the moral values they spend their days deriding.

“We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and then bid the geldings to be fruitful.” - C.S. Lewis

Mr. Weiner is exactly the correct result of a liberal society.


23 posted on 06/06/2011 3:07:56 PM PDT by MeganC (NO WAR FOR OIL! ........except when a Democrat's in charge.)
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To: smoothsailing

When you let the little head do the thinking for you this is what happens.

He isn’t the first one it has happened to. The girl is still alive, he didnt drown her in his Oldsmobile.

Hmmm . Kennedy didn’t quit either did he?


24 posted on 06/06/2011 3:08:27 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: plangent

I did not hear the whole press conference, and kept wondering during that which I did hear, whether anyone asked him about his ability to be blackmailed because of his actions? Breitbart, thankfully, on Hannity’s show, made a big point of this. Did the MSM forget about this crucial aspect of his actions or did they cover it?


25 posted on 06/06/2011 3:08:35 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: maddog55

Weiner is a little rat faced nasty partisan weasel. After this press conference. I hope he ends up broke, divorced and out on the street.


26 posted on 06/06/2011 3:09:00 PM PDT by chuckee ( gives too much credence to the UK's)
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To: smoothsailing

“According to FoxNews, a Weiner staff ran through the hotel halls screaming,

“Breitbart’s here. Breitbart’s here.””

lol


27 posted on 06/06/2011 3:09:52 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: smoothsailing
little prick ALERT! Resign, you moron!
28 posted on 06/06/2011 3:09:52 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: blueyon

Are you serious? This will make him more popular in HIS district. MA did not fire Kennedy for murdering a woman. MA did not fire Frank for running a gay brothel out of his apartment in DC. Why would one of the most liberal districts in liberal NY be alarmed at a little wiener?


29 posted on 06/06/2011 3:11:27 PM PDT by Conservative9
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To: bronxville

LMAO!!


30 posted on 06/06/2011 3:12:09 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: hflynn
Hot Air heard it.

Gateway Pundit heard it.

I heard it, and posted it mere seconds after he said it.

Next...? ;)

31 posted on 06/06/2011 3:12:42 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: Steely Tom

I think that it would be appropriate if the Republicans held up a copy of Weiner’s tweeted picture every time he opens his mouth in Congress.


32 posted on 06/06/2011 3:13:35 PM PDT by Eva
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To: bronxville

I saw that on Cavuto, I couldn’t stop laughing!!!


33 posted on 06/06/2011 3:13:39 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

LOL! Thanks for the backup! :o)


34 posted on 06/06/2011 3:14:47 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Wasn’t Breitbart cuddling up to queers at CPAC?

His take on Wiener may be biased.


35 posted on 06/06/2011 3:16:13 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: smoothsailing

Weiner is a lying sack of dog s**t!!!


36 posted on 06/06/2011 3:18:17 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: smoothsailing

Briebart very vocally and strenuously begged, begged the MSM to cite one documented instance where he has lied about PutzGate. Not one word was heard.


37 posted on 06/06/2011 3:19:13 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: bronxville

Breitbart Rocks!


38 posted on 06/06/2011 3:19:44 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: smoothsailing

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

39 posted on 06/06/2011 3:20:20 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: smoothsailing

Shouldn’t we be thinking about the brave men who died on this day? America has gone away, we’ve lost our sense of dignity, responsibility and honor and that is why little wormy perverts like Weiner get the spotlight and the upcoming defense of him by the left wing scum media. To hell with all DemocRATS, they have nothing to say and nothing to contribute so let us turn our backs on their filth and elect a truly honorable person for President. Their time is up, especially the media and their evil doings. We can now take back our Country and not worry about what some lefties think or say!


40 posted on 06/06/2011 3:21:23 PM PDT by Rockiette (Democrats are not intelligent)
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To: Cyman

Yes, I saw that. What a bunch of maggots.


41 posted on 06/06/2011 3:21:23 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: PA Engineer

I suspect that volcano temperature heat was being put on him by Hillary and Schumer. Hillary did NOT want her friend Huma being dragged into a public discussion.


42 posted on 06/06/2011 3:24:11 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: smoothsailing

tar and feather the little bastard


43 posted on 06/06/2011 3:24:35 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: smoothsailing
I liked how he "accepted full responsibility" for his actions with no real consequences.

Didn't some famous democrat guy once say "words, just words?"

44 posted on 06/06/2011 3:25:10 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Flag_This
Pelosi calls for Weiner ethics inquiry
45 posted on 06/06/2011 3:31:36 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Conservative9

So true. The far left is for anything goes regarding sex,so;they will be all for this guy. He will be their hero.

He disgusts me and he is a national security risk like Barney Frank.


46 posted on 06/06/2011 3:32:13 PM PDT by Lumper20
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To: rface; smoothsailing

I do not believe this. Weiner would never apologize to Breitbart.....this has to be a lie......IBTZ

You need to retract your IBTZ at least to smoothsailing as your are clearly WRONG. You probably owe smoothsailing an apology too. Also take that foot out of your mouth.


47 posted on 06/06/2011 3:34:02 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: hflynn

Then you were not watching.....nobody owes you a transcript because you are too stupid to pay attention. Get off you butt and pay attention when you watch these press conferences.


48 posted on 06/06/2011 3:35:46 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: smoothsailing

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49 posted on 06/06/2011 3:44:25 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Rockiette

GREAT point!


50 posted on 06/06/2011 3:46:45 PM PDT by Kahuna
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