When he commandeered the microphone at Anthony Weiner’s humiliating press conference, Andrew Breitbart sleazily tried to blackmail Weiner by saying he had another, more graphic photo, and that he would hold on to it as “insurance” — to make sure Weiner didn’t try to go after him.
Imagine my overwhelming shock this morning to find that this picture has been posted on the Internet. Apparently Breitbart went out drinking and shared it with pretty much anyone who asked to see it, including radio hosts Opie and Anthony. Who promptly posted it. Shock!
(Sorry, no link — you can find it if you really want to see it.)
UPDATE at 6/8/11 10:58:40 am
Opie explains how they got the picture; Breitbart was showing it to everyone in their studio: Purported X-rated Weiner image released.
We had @ AndrewBreitbart on the show today and we prodded him to see the “pic” that was rumored to be out there. He finally passed his phone around to show a pic of @repweiner ‘s well “weiner”. I believe it was not @AndrewBreitbart ‘s intention to get the pic out there at this time. As the phone made the rounds around the room to @jimnorton @anthonycumia and myself the picture was captured by a video camera that was on! I did try to take a pic of @AndrewBreitbart ‘s phone but it came out blurry because @anthonycumia grabbed the phone. Wasn’t until @AndrewBreitbart left the studio that we realized what was captured on our video camera. #weinersweiner
According to Salon’s Justin Elliott, Breitbart hung up on him when Elliott asked him to comment on this.