Breitbart Devolves Into Creepy Stalker
I was puzzled the other day when a link was sent to me from Breitbart’s site about a “confrontation” he had with some random guy in a food court. Here’s the link (click at your own risk)
For some reason, he took a picture of the guy he was “arguing” with. (I put the words “confrontation” and “arguing” into quotes, because it’s obvious from Breitbart’s account that he’s making most of this up.) Here’s a quick rundown of the “facts” Breitbart presents in his article:
1) Breitbart stood with his hands behind his back to show “nonviolence”
2) Breitbart had his face 2 feet from the other man’s face
3) The man was “trembling”
4) The man got up at the end and patted Breitbart on the shoulder. Breitbart offered a vague threat of “don’t touch me again.” The man apparently touched him again. Breitbart did not follow through on his threat.
This sounds great if you’re telling the story of your heroics to your blog minions. But it just doesn’t add up. The first issue is Breitbart’s supposedly “non violent stance.” For Breitbart’s account to be correct, he would actually be standing over the man, leaning down at him - this is typically a threatening pose.
Secondly, look at the man in the picture (if you dare click the link). He’s sort of smiling, he looks puzzled. The look on his face suggests he is thinking “why is this stranger taking a picture of me?” This man isn’t “trembling” as Breitbart suggests. In fact, if he got up and walked away, as Breitbart said, that means that he took this picture before the confrontation ever took place. How freaking creepy is that?
So either Breitbart walks around with a camera taking pictures of people, hoping to have some kind of confrontation so that he can display the picture later, or he is completely making this story up. How far will he go to ruin some stranger’s life? This disturbs me; Breitbart is obviously becoming more and more unhinged.
Other things to note:
1) It is not illegal to pat someone on the shoulder. Had Breitbart followed up on his threat after a shoulder pat, he would have been guilty of assault & battery.
2) His website commenters are at it again. As LGF has been noting recently, the most ugly, racist comments on his site are not only never deleted, but they receive the most up-votes from other readers. This story is no exception. Commenters who suggest trying to find this guy’s real identity and cause him harm have the most upvotes. This comment: “I will decline in helping you to shame this individual. […] I don’t have any video of this episode and cannot tell were ignorance ends and malice begins.” obviously the most rational comment ever made on his site, has a NEGATIVE 102 rating.