Conservative media showman Andrew Brietbart took the microphone this afternoon at a press conference scheduled for Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY). TPM’s Eric Lach is on scene for the presser and sent these dispatches:
“He was on the side when a few reporters noticed him. Then suddenly swarmed. So then he strolls up to the podium,” Lach reports. “I don’t know if he got permission or what. Now just ended after someone in back yells “thank you” and he says thank you and gets off stage. “Breitbart told reporters he feels “vindicated” after the initial attacks on his reporting of the Weiner incident. He said the photos he published today are from a tip they got before the infamous Weiner tweet that eventually led to today’s press conference.
“I’ve yet to meet her,” Breitbart said of the woman who allegedly received the shirtless photos of Weiner and passed them along to Breitbart. ABC News is reportedly in contact with the woman and may publish her story later.
“This is a legitimate story,” Breitbart said.
Watch a reel of Breitbart’s appearance at the presser: