Breitbart: I Had No Idea I Was on TV

Monday, 06 Jun 2011 06:29 PM

By Hiram Reisner

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Andrew Breitbart, who broke the Anthony Weiner sex scandal story, says he had no idea he was on live television Monday when he spoke to reporters about the investigation into the lewd photos sent from Weiner’s Twitter account. Breitbart also said on Fox News that he feels vindicated by the Democratic New York congressman’s confession.
 
“First of all, I had no idea that I was live on television. I arrived in New York at a hotel, five blocks away,” Breitbart said. “So, I just walked five blocks, walked into the ballroom. And a gaggle of reporters surrounded me about 40 or 50 of them and they started asking me questions. And they said they couldn’t hear me.”

Breitbart told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that he was asked to get on the stage.

“And I thought that they meant get on the stage because the microphone could, you know, make my voice louder, because I’ve had a cold over the last week,” he said. “So, I went up there, I had no idea that I would be talking to a live audience. I only found out afterwards.”

Hannity noted that Breitbart had been under attack for days, even accused of hacking Weiner’s Twitter account, and it amounted to “blaming the messenger.”

“I need to apologize to my family right now. I mean, I really, I took away their Memorial Day weekend, last weekend,” Breitbart said. “I said trust me, I’ll be with you, I’ll be with you this weekend.

“And then I was down in the desert, getting phone calls saying, they are accusing you of being the hacker. And when these ideas get out there, in the media, you have to fight back or they become the truth, even if they are not true at all,” he said. “So, to me, this mattered. I was out there trying to get to the truth of the story. To vindicate myself. Because so many people in the media were trying to use this again, to try and bury me.”

“It was about vindication,” he said.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

'Frozen': Most Popular Toy in Holiday Survey Dethrones Barbie

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 19:46 PM

Barbie has been the most popular holiday gift for more than a decade, but this year the iconic doll will have to let it  . . .

Nor'easter, Snow Threaten Northeast Travel Ahead of Thanksgiving

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 17:50 PM

The Northeast is bracing for a Nor'easter that is expected to snarl holiday travel plans on Wednesday . . .

Michael Hanline Freed After 1980 Murder Conviction Overturned

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 15:34 PM

Michael Hanline, who was convicted of murder in 1980, was released on bail Monday after prosecutors said they are no lon . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved