Breitbart: ‘What’s in Your Closet, John Podesta?’

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Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 10:07 am

In a short conversation after his speech — which was taped by a film crew that was hovering around us — Andrew Breitbart chided me for asking Giles about the “no outrageous costumes” attack, saying that it was a “distraction” thrown up by the Center for American Progress and Media Matters and pointing out that when blogger Mike Stark first asked O’Keefe about the costumes, he happily explained that the pimp costume wasn’t worn inside of ACORN’s offices. If George Soros, John Podesta of the Center for American Progress, and Eric Boehlert of Media Matters wanted to watch the unedited tapes, said Breitbart, he was ready. He’d be challenging them to do so for months.

“This is a concerted effort, politics of personal destruction,” said Breitbart. He leaned down toward my notebook as I wrote down quotes. “Fuck you, John Podesta. What’s in your closet, John Podesta? Big Podesta? Big Soros? Do you want us to play these games? Because we’re playing to win.”

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Suburban Guerrilla » Blog Archive » Still Surly
Pingback posted February 20, 2010 @ 12:04 pm

[...] That’s the thing with the right wing. They’re so used to having their self-congratulatory tongues down each other’s throats, they’re astounded and take great umbrage when someone calls them on their crap. [...]


SusiefromPhilly
Comment posted February 20, 2010 @ 12:04 pm

I will pray for Andrew.


Timetester
Comment posted February 20, 2010 @ 1:11 pm

I heart Breitbart!!! He's on fire.


chrisjay
Comment posted February 20, 2010 @ 1:36 pm

“Bring it on” says Breitbart
file under
Famous Last Words


Styve
Comment posted February 20, 2010 @ 1:46 pm

Bright guy, huh?! True maroon!


24wienersaheaddotcom
Comment posted February 20, 2010 @ 2:14 pm

What exactly is it about George Soros that gives these guys such a hard on? Soros uses all the tools of the capitalist system to make himself a gazillionaire – shouldn't they be all for that?
Meanwhile a guy like Bernie Madoff steals a gazillion from people. Where's the outrage over that? Where's the 'fuck Bernie Madoff”?

I guess that Breitbart figures all the cool kids will want to hang with him 'cause of his tough persona. What a drama queen.


CT_Katie
Comment posted February 20, 2010 @ 2:29 pm

For Breitbart's sake, I have to hope all that rage he shows is manufactured for the cameras and his rightwing base. I have to hope he thinks he's enraging the left with his antics, tactics and hyperbolic rhetoric, because otherwise the man seems like a prime candidate for a heart attack or nervous breakdown.

Ironically, I don't know anyone on the left he really upsets, which probably causes him real rage. He always comes across as an actor in an overwrought tele-drama he's writing as he goes.

I dislike his politics, but I feel more pain and less aversion each time I hear him speak.


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stoogedude
Comment posted February 20, 2010 @ 2:59 pm

I'm beginning to suspect that Andrew Breitbart is truly an evil human being. Either that or one massively corrupt human being.


Name
Comment posted February 20, 2010 @ 3:25 pm

Totally sane, not at all crazy……Breitbart is a valuable addition to our nation's discourse.


GMRoper
Comment posted February 20, 2010 @ 4:48 pm

Which of course, leads one to believe that you are famously familiar with corruption. Oh, wait, you're liberal aren't you?


Swami_Binkinanda
Comment posted February 20, 2010 @ 7:06 pm

Same principle as the “race traitor” notion in the south. Soros is a traitor to his class/wealth cohort because he doesn't go along with the Texas terrorists, the oil money people LBJ, Bush I and Nixon described as wackos. Oh, and he's a Jew who survived the Holocaust, which they don't like and want to pretend never happened except when it's time to send money and arms to Israel to spite the Islamiacs.


Swami_Binkinanda
Comment posted February 20, 2010 @ 7:10 pm

Oh yeah, he's flaming!


tex2
Comment posted February 20, 2010 @ 10:25 pm

If you think Bernie ripped people off, here's another example that has ripped off millions of people for several decades, to the tune of 10s of billions of dollars:

Amway is a scam, and here's why: Amway pays out as little money as they can get away with, so they support the higher level IBOs ripping off their downline via the tool scam.

As a result, about 99% of IBOs operate at a net loss, while the top 1% make several TIMES more from their Amway tool scam than from the Amway products. This was made illegal in the UK in 2008, but our FTC is unable to pull their heads out of their butts to stop it here.

Read about it on my blog, I suggest you start here: http://tiny.cc/D5oJh and forward the information to everyone you know, so they don't get scammed.


TeaPartyFee549
Comment posted February 21, 2010 @ 2:07 am

WARNING TO THE RIGHT: You dont want a person like this appropriating your party. He's deliberately cultivating your own worst qualities. He bodes as much disaster for your party l(et alone our country), as the previous administrations has. Careful what you wish for.


mepmep09
Comment posted February 21, 2010 @ 4:00 am

Meet the Andrew Breitbart investigative news team


bobbdobbs
Comment posted February 21, 2010 @ 9:57 am

The liberal effete have been tossing personal smears from on high for a long time. Tossing the mud but trying not to get any splash back for themselves.

Breitbart is merely turning the tables on them. He wants there to be a price to pay for engaging in that sort of behavior. If the liberals want to sling mud, they'll have to start to deal with the splash back.


Careerfed
Comment posted February 21, 2010 @ 12:37 pm

Brietbart is such a queen.


beezling
Comment posted February 21, 2010 @ 8:57 pm

Fantastic stuff, as per usual


stoogedude
Comment posted February 21, 2010 @ 11:10 pm

How is my comment anonymous? Doesn't my name show up? If not…refer to me as stoogedude. I am a proud liberal. I'm from the Midwest. I proudly voted for Obama…what else do you want to know?

By the way, I'm from Illinois, so I know a thing or two about corrupt people.

It seems like Breitbart will throw ethics out the window to get a story. But you know what true journalism is…oh wait, you're a conservative, aren't you?


Al Swearengen
Comment posted February 22, 2010 @ 4:59 pm

Not-so-Breitbart is a lunatic, absolutely nuts.

The poster child for the unhinged right, a scotch-for-breakfast-looking angry moron.


Ken_Conibear
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 4:43 pm

Breibart has displayed more courage than others. To sacrifice one's good name is an ultimate offer. Plucky don't you think?


Ken_Conibear
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 9:43 pm

Breibart has displayed more courage than others. To sacrifice one's good name is an ultimate offer. Plucky don't you think?


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Comment posted September 4, 2010 @ 7:00 pm

For Breitbart's sake, I have to hope all that rage he shows is manufactured for the cameras and his rightwing base. I have to hope he thinks he's enraging the left with his antics, tactics and hyperbolic rhetoric, because otherwise the man seems like a prime candidate for a heart attack or nervous breakdown.


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