WASHINGTON – The conservative blogger who reported that a photo of a man's crotch had been sent from Rep. Anthony Weiner's Twitter account to a woman college student says he has an X-rated picture he'll publicize if the New York Democrat attempts reprisals against him.
Conservative activist Andrew Breitbart of the website BigGovernment.com tells NBC's "Today" show he considers the image "an insurance policy" against attacks from Weiner, who on Monday admitted the crotch photo was of him. The married Weiner also acknowledged he had engaged in inappropriate contact with six women over three years through social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook and occasionally over the phone.
Breitbart told NBC Tuesday that if Weiner wants to open himself to further investigation, "there are a lot of women" who could come forward. Asked directly if he considered the purported unpublicized picture an insurance policy, Breitbart replied, "I don't like to think of it that way."
Keep in mind that Breitbart has told Hannity
and others that he believes Weiner masterminded the Daily Kos stories against Breitbart.
...he was party to a campaign for 72 hours that weekend to allow for the left-wing blogosphere including the DailyKos to accuse me of being the hacker.
This is an out-and-out lie. And yet I suspect that the delusional Brietbart actually believes it. Thus, "attacks from Weiner" could, in Breitbart's imagination, mean "attacks from anyone
I've been in contact with the Kos writers. (This was not easy for me, given my long-held antipathy for Markos Moulitsas.) There is no substance to Breitbart's conspiracy theory, for which he offered not one iota of evidence. More on this later today.
Any truly free
blogger will, of course, write as he or she pleases, and damn the consequences. The photo will come out anyways; Weiner is silly to hope otherwise.