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That was quite a scene. The news is that Gov. Nixon is declaring a state of emergency and imposing a curfew, from 12 midnight to 5am. He said nothing about releasing the incident report for the shooting, or the autopsy results for Michael Brown.
The audience was very incensed, and there were many angry interruptions. I don’t know if they intended to take more questions, but Nixon was clearly rattled, and beat a hasty retreat after just a few minutes.
I don’t think this helped very much.
Live from the Brady Press Briefing Room.
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At today’s press conference, President Obama strongly defended UN Ambassador Susan Rice against the scurrilous attacks from John McCain and Lindsey Graham:
Whoever writes the headlines for Fox Nation (the knuckle-dragging “community site” of Fox News) seems to believe they have Obama right where they want him: Obama Falls Into Benghazi Trap - ‘Benghazi-Gate’ - Fox Nation.
The Fox Nation “community” reacts in their customary way:
Rice always looks like she came off a week long drunk. Her face looks like someone hit her numerous times with a skillet too. Flat face. She also walks like she rides a really broad horse every night.
Hmmm tribesmen big blck chief stickum foot in mouth and then chewed on it.
4 dead white American heros, I’m wondering what if they were black and W was president do you think the blacks would be so complacent???
Et cetera, et cetera.
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The first woman to come forward and accuse Herman Cain of sexual harassment has been identified.
Cain is scheduled to hold a press conference in about 10 minutes at 5 pm ET, and here’s a thread to watch and comment; all indications are that Cain will deny everything and attack his accusers in personal terms. Should be a hoot.
Right on cue, Cain categorically denied everything, spoke about himself in the third person, and attacked Sharon Bialek as “a troubled woman” whose “statements exceed common sense.”
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.)
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.