Video: Breitbart crashes Netroots Nation

posted at 4:29 pm on June 17, 2011 by Allahpundit

Two clips, the second from Dave Weigel who was on the scene:

“Do you have credentials to cover this conference?” asked Clayton.

“No,” said Breitbart.

“Maybe you should leave, then,” said Clayton.

“Okay. If you want to get someone to escort people out of your conference, there are progressives at…”

“So it’s okay for you to be here without paying?”…

Breitbart moved on and attempted to enter the main hall of the conference; he was denied, because organizers had denied him press credentials. Clayton followed; Washington Times reporter followed with him, asking Clayton who he was asking Breitbart about. Breitbart quickly decided to head upstairs, chased out by cries of “Coward! Coward! Coward!”

He walked into the online left’s biggest event of the year and, per Weigel, was apparently set to enter the main hall knowing that every liberal there hates him with a passion. The organizers blocked him, then people started screeching accusations at him about using coke and sleeping with prostitutes. So he left. Yet somehow, in the progressive telling, it’s Breitbart who’s the coward. The saddest part, via the second vid: Actual high-fiving after he was gone to celebrate the total pwnage of … denying a guy press credentials so that he can’t confront you on your home turf. Take that, wingnuts.

Update: Breitbart tells Mediaite that not everyone at the conference was as belligerent to him as the people shown here:

I am happy to, and have had a civil one-on-one conversation with several Netroots attendees at the Hilton, so it’s strange that this video has come out to distort the narrative of what actually happened.

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“Did he register for the conference? Did he just try to crash the thing? Was he looking to bull bait them into insulting him so that he’d have a video to show on his website to illustrate how mean they are?”

Maybe he was trying to get in to interview Roger Smith.

Ed Driscoll on June 17, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Maybe if you actually read the article you would not be asking stupid questions.

Wade on June 17, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Being on the Left means never having to leave high school. Ever!!

NickDeringer on June 17, 2011 at 5:16 PM

If you’re going to cultivate that kind of a following, then you might have problems.

Yeehaaa. Yeah, damned right. I’m a sick twisted freak, and proud of it.

petefrt on June 17, 2011 at 5:16 PM

I think Breitbart was just creating a diversion.

3 or 4 little Breitbartites slipped in while all the attention was on the main guy.

blink on June 17, 2011 at 5:12 PM

LOL!

Blue Collar Todd on June 17, 2011 at 5:17 PM

steebo77 on June 17, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Ha! Oh the irony! BTW, some lefty friends of mine love to defend Uncut for shutting down banks with their mob-like behavior one day, while talking about the “dangerous lack of civility” of Benjamin Netanyahu and others who dare to challenge The One.

Buy Danish on June 17, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Second video…

“This is the sheep chasing the wolves away”

HA! So they finally admit they are all SHEEP!

katy on June 17, 2011 at 5:20 PM

“According to students present during Ryan’s presentations, the activist touts the homosexual agenda…”

Color me surprised…!

Seven Percent Solution on June 17, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Wow, so it’s that easy? Just shout a bunch of racial epithets and follow that up with “I work for Andrew Breitbart”? Actually when it comes to the left, the shouting incident never even needs to occur. Just fabricate it like the CBC did with the “n-word” controversy on Capitol Hill.

Doughboy on June 17, 2011 at 4:39 PM

Yes Doughboy…it is just that easy.

THIS at the 2:45 mark…..

http://www.youtube.com/user/edlynnphoto#p/a/u/1/-kheu6IlYgI

tencole on June 17, 2011 at 5:22 PM

I think Breitbart was just creating a diversion.

3 or 4 little Breitbartites slipped in while all the attention was on the main guy.

blink on June 17, 2011 at 5:12 PM

Dollar to donut says yer right. Sounds just like AB. Love it.

petefrt on June 17, 2011 at 5:25 PM

You got to pay to play. What was he trying to prove?
He’s an attention whore.

CTSherman on June 17, 2011 at 4:35 PM

This.

ernesto on June 17, 2011 at 4:37 PM

He applied for press credentials and was denied.

So he showed up anyway. Good for him. So would I.

Denying him access because they don’t agree with his views is a very “liberal” thing to do.

And the sheer hatred for him exhibited by the fellow berating him was also a fine example of the “liberal” mindset.

These little clips are fine examples of liberalism: Intolerance and hatred of opposing viewpoints.

Rod on June 17, 2011 at 5:29 PM

Maybe if you actually read the article you would not be asking stupid questions.

Wade on June 17, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Must admit, I’m one that didn’t read the article or watch much of the vid. For all of those pounding me about my stupidity, thanks. I deserve it. He’s still an attention whore;)

CTSherman on June 17, 2011 at 5:30 PM

You got to pay to play. What was he trying to prove?
He’s an attention whore.

CTSherman on June 17, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Well there it is. The communist has spoken. Conservatives pay, communists don’t. Oh and it takes a whore to know a whore, no matter what the whore is.

capejasmine on June 17, 2011 at 5:31 PM

You got to pay to play. What was he trying to prove?
He’s an attention whore.

CTSherman on June 17, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Hey tough guy, pretty sure AB would eat you alive if you told him that to his face.
So you wouldn’t.

carbon_footprint on June 17, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Cowardly and crass. This is precious little better than one of us crashing a fancy-dress party in ragged jeans and a dirty t-shirt, then loudly telling crude jokes until someone got offended enough to run us off.

Uncle Sams Nephew on June 17, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Why?

ButterflyDragon on June 17, 2011 at 4:31 PM

Well maybe because of THIS.
AB and Beck were hosting the Right Nation 2010 convention last year in Chicago and THIS is what came about……

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWlqiv-YL7c

Payback’s a b*tch baby.

tencole on June 17, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Hey tough guy, pretty sure AB would eat you alive start all sorts of Internet scandals about you if you told him that to his face.
So you wouldn’t.

carbon_footprint on June 17, 2011 at 5:32 PM

FTFY.

But you have a point…as one famous person said it’s not a good idea to pick fights with people (or weasels in human suits) when they buy ink by the barrel.

Uncle Sams Nephew on June 17, 2011 at 5:35 PM

capejasmine on June 17, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Really, so now I’m a communist. I had just skimmed over this when I originally commented. I’ve already admitted, I acted stupidly. Get over it.

carbon_footprint on June 17, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Yeah, ok…

CTSherman on June 17, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Uncle Sams Nephew on June 17, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Soros paying you to lie, or do you do it for free? Either way, you’re a whore or a slut.

Master Shake on June 17, 2011 at 5:48 PM

But you have a point…as one famous person said it’s not a good idea to pick fights with people (or weasels in human suits) when they buy ink by the barrel.

Say, you have no idea who Breitbart is, do you? Or his numerous blogs? If you want to compare the traffic of his 4-6 blogs with the top guys at Netroots, be my guest. He’ll hold his own just fine because he’s plenty of his own ink barrels.

manofaiki on June 17, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Cowardly and crass. This is precious little better than one of us crashing a fancy-dress party in ragged jeans and a dirty t-shirt, then loudly telling crude jokes until someone got offended enough to run us off.

Uncle Sams Nephew on June 17, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Confronting your ideological opponents on their own turf is not cowardly. So that was just stupid for you to say that.

manofaiki on June 17, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Stop playing nicely.

Use their own tactics against them.

And watch the ensuing hilarity.

crom on June 17, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Being on the Left means never having to leave high school. Ever!!

NickDeringer on June 17, 2011 at 5:16 PM

High Five

/

————

CTSherman– We need more ABs not less.

CW on June 17, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Heh. Andrew has some balls!

MeatHeadinCA on June 17, 2011 at 6:17 PM

So, they don’t want him in because he what? Might cover their convention? Seriously, what exactly could he do that they feared so much? Let people that might not know that it was occurring? WOW.

di butler on June 17, 2011 at 6:20 PM

Other than the one big brother, where are the “people of color” at this event? Just a bunch of white metrosexuals and burnt out old hippies mixed with some dog breath women.

Hummer53 on June 17, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Other than the one big brother, where are the “people of color” at this event? Just a bunch of white metrosexuals

Hummer53 on June 17, 2011 at 6:24 PM

90% of whom live in their parents’ basement.

angryed on June 17, 2011 at 6:30 PM

I think Breitbart was just creating a diversion.

3 or 4 little Breitbartites slipped in while all the attention was on the main guy.

blink on June 17, 2011 at 5:12 PM

James O’Keefe in disguise slipped in….

Nya-ha

slickwillie2001 on June 17, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Coulter is right. The left has become the embodiment of mob mentality.

Bevan on June 17, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Ryan Clayton of US Uncut…
.
“teabaggers” – Anderson Cooper…

.
Why is it that the nutroots have a fascination with penises, testicles and sexual practices involving only male genitalia? It’s like they just got out of fifth grade gym or health survey class. Tiresome and intellectually stunted, these aberrant adolescents are emotional and developmental stubs (as in underdeveloped).

ExpressoBold on June 17, 2011 at 6:48 PM

Sheep

A meme is born!

MNHawk on June 17, 2011 at 6:51 PM

“Did he register for the conference? Did he just try to crash the thing? Was he looking to bull bait them into insulting him so that he’d have a video to show on his website to illustrate how mean they are?”

“Maybe he was trying to get in to interview Roger Smith.

Ed Driscoll on June 17, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Maybe if you actually read the article you would not be asking stupid questions.

Wade on June 17, 2011 at 5:15 PM”

Ed Driscoll was actually commenting on an earlier comment. He put the questions in quotes.

Vera71 on June 17, 2011 at 7:21 PM

sheep chasing the wolf away

This reminded me of a nature show I saw long ago. A lion will guard its kill successfully against hyenas only until the actual combined weight of the hyenas is more than the lion’s. These people are more like a pack of hyenas. Even a lion like Breitbart can only take so much.

And he is the lion. Not a single one of those half-wits would have guts enough to do what he did. It’s the cowards who are brave only in numbers.

curved space on June 17, 2011 at 7:23 PM

Breitbart didn’t even have to try to get in…the results would have been exactly the same had he just stood around in the lobby until they noticed him.

While I do regard Breitbart as a legitimate journalist – much more so than most anyone with that title these days – he’s also a troll. A damn good troll and I’m damn glad he’s on our side.

A few years back there was an organization (a website, really) called Protest Warrior. They’d get young conservative/libertarian types together to go to leftist wacko rallies and protests. Some would observe, some would infiltrate, some would carry creative, often humorous signs meant to send a message if one took the time to read them.

*Every single time* the lefto-mob confronted them, hilarity would ensue. The butthurt and ensuing lulz were legendary. Many were caught on video. It was a fun time, sure. Much more importantly, it was an education. Many young people – and a little bit of the public, through their videos – got to see what was behind the politics. The utter hatred, the uncontrolable rage, the uncontrollable bodies, all served to open many an eye. All that was ever needed, or is now needed, to expose their insanity is a camera and a flag.

The organization eventually burnt out as did, with the second Bush victory, some of the public visibility of the Left (just going underground for a bit, of course…some (Sheehan) weren’t so useful any more, either.)

And now we have the distillation of the art, the sharpening of the meme, in Mr. Breitbart. To use a phrase common amongst the militant sectors of the Left, we must employ a “diversity of tactics.” As occupiers of the moral high ground we can leave behind the broken windows and burning cars that are at the heart of those words and deploy our cameras and ourselves. Nothing more is needed.

These people are tools cut our throats daily with lies and slander, all of which is mild compared to what’s going through their minds.

Hannibal Smith on June 17, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Tolerance and Inclusiveness not invited either…Hypocrisy on the other hand, he always gets the red carpet…
moc23 on June 17, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Not only that but watch the vids again.
“Where are people of color at Nutroots?”
I looked, saw one security guard and one reporter, all the rest were white, it was a “sea of white people”.

“These Nutroots zealots don’t like “uppity people of color?”

DSchoen on June 17, 2011 at 8:04 PM

“Have you ever slept with a prostitute?”

Just your sister.

Dopenstrange on June 17, 2011 at 8:08 PM

“screeching accusations at him about using coke and sleeping with prostitutes. So he left.”

He should have said “Look kid, for the umpteenth time I am NOT your father. I don’t care what your mother has told you, it wasn’t me.”
And then left.

DSchoen on June 17, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Ryan Clayton of US Uncut…
“teabaggers” – Anderson Cooper…

.

Why is it that the nutroots have a fascination with penises, testicles and sexual practices involving only male genitalia? It’s like they just got out of fifth grade gym or health survey class. Tiresome and intellectually stunted, these aberrant adolescents are emotional and developmental stubs (as in underdeveloped).

ExpressoBold on June 17, 2011 at 6:48 PM

In the case of Andy Vanderbilt it’s not hard to figure out the obsession.

slickwillie2001 on June 17, 2011 at 8:27 PM

Breitbart is such a media hooch. Dude is as anti-Christian as they come.

True_King on June 17, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Uncle Sams Nephew on June 17, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Except he wasn’t
wearing “

ragged jeans and a dirty t-shirt


or “

loudly telling crude jokes


In fact he appears to be in a common area of a building.

Chalk this up to “Pavlov’s dog in a bell testing factory”.
If your slow, the Nutroots are Pavlov’s dog.

DSchoen on June 17, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Actually, yes might be a better answer. Then a week later, he can come out and admit that he had not in fact slept with a hooker, and he’s really sorry about having mislead everybody.

hawksruleva on June 17, 2011 at 4:46 PM

lol!

Alana on June 17, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Why didn’t they want to let him in? Doesn’t it stand to reason that he would discredit himself by shooting video of tolerant and intellectual liberals destroying his arguments with data and facts?

Oh. Right.

Washington Nearsider on June 17, 2011 at 9:27 PM

So where does the HuffingGlue Post stand on this trespassing of a holy convening of leftists?

Key West Reader on June 17, 2011 at 4:58 PM

I took a look at the HuffoPo article a couple of minutes ago.

A couple of the commentors think it is Brebart’s fault for “inciting violence” by his very presence.

One writes:

“I dont know man. If he want’s to incite violence, then give em what he wants. I think the problem is that the tea party and the republican aren’t scared of the democratic party. I think that should change if put in position like he obviously wanted to do here.”

Another replies:

“Come on, you know better than that. If Sean Hannity came into an area where there were educated individual­s, without saying anything mind you, he would be promoting violence. You do not have to say anything to provoke violence. I’m sure you already know this.”

Alana on June 17, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Uniformly gays lesbians and otherwise unkempt slime balls. Why don’t liberals groom themselves??

Sherman1864 on June 17, 2011 at 9:39 PM

AB 2012! What’s his position on immigration? :)

rightwingyahooo on June 17, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Love the good natured way you clowned yourself there!

Gang-of-One on June 17, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Breitbart is such a media hooch. Dude is as anti-Christian as they come.

True_King on June 17, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Funny you should mention that. I haven’t heard him say much about Christianity at all, one way or the other. Oh well.

gryphon202 on June 18, 2011 at 2:22 AM

Has anyone identified that Nazi? That guy is a direct descendant of Hitler’s Brown Shirts. Ann Couter needs these clips to advertise her new book because they clearly illustrate the hate and bloodlust right below the surface of liberals and their quick tranformation into an angry mob.

peacenprosperity on June 18, 2011 at 8:18 AM

Breitbart is such a media hooch. Dude is as anti-Christian as they come.

True_King on June 17, 2011 at 8:36 PM

As both an admirer of Breitbart and a Christian I’d very much like so see the evidence supporting your claim that he’s “anti-Christian”.

Perhaps you could provide some links?

Thanks in advance.

Rod on June 18, 2011 at 8:35 AM

the Nutroots are Pavlov’s dog.

Pavlov’s dog would be insulted by the comparison.

pdigaudio on June 18, 2011 at 8:38 AM

Uniformly gays lesbians and otherwise unkempt slime balls. Why don’t liberals groom themselves??

Sherman1864 on June 17, 2011 at 9:39 PM

Thank God they haven’t invented Smellavision yet.

pdigaudio on June 18, 2011 at 8:39 AM

what a pathetic little dirt bag trying to make a name for himself. Breitbart should’ve ignored him from the beginning. DD

Darvin Dowdy on June 18, 2011 at 9:45 AM

A truth from the first Breitbart video:

Conservatives make man-scruff look sexy, neat, and trim.

Liberals make man-scuff look unwashed and smelly. (See the redheaded guy back right when the camera pans).

Grace_is_sufficient on June 18, 2011 at 9:47 AM

One thing for sure

in the world of muzzy terrorism one would be snug as a bug near that debacle

these scum are more dangerous than mohammed atta in a 747

no way they would hurt fellow jihadists

Sonosam on June 18, 2011 at 1:01 PM

Ah yes, typical lefty projection. In the back of their minds they know they are being adolescent so they embrace their inner child and scream what amounts to, “I’m rubber your glue!!!11!!”

Heftyjo on June 18, 2011 at 2:39 PM

Baa

Ronnie on June 18, 2011 at 2:41 PM

Liberals are emotionally needy people who want the government to fill a void in their lives. Most were not breast fed properly.

That is all.

long_cat on June 19, 2011 at 1:32 AM

These people remind me of Scientologists. Evil and corrupt, with no truth on their side, they resort to name calling and make outlandish accusations.

Meanwhile anyone in possession of the facts feels nothing but disgust for them.

leereyno on June 19, 2011 at 11:51 AM

Mercy me, “tolerant liberals” hurling homophobic epithets? Never happen…

Oh, wait!

44Magnum on June 20, 2011 at 5:00 PM

The guy in the first video that asked about hookers and coke is a freakish liberal troll. His name is Ryan, he runs http://100proofpolitics.blogspot.com/ but attended #nn11 under the http://usuncut.org. Funny thing, when I tried to video tape his explanation of the story he refused to let me do so and kept grabbing my camera. Goose meet gander?

I asked him why he asked those questions and he countered in simple liberal style by ignoring the question, asking why Weiner’s tweets were relevant, and finishing with “didn’t Breitbart get what he wanted?” Well, having hung out with Breitbart that night I know the answer was no. Breitbart was making himself available to take on any questions or dispute any of the assertions that the left wanted to ask/make. Of course, he did this knowing that these libs can’t control their childish impulses, and therefore generated more video proof that the left is flipping insane.

cannonball on June 20, 2011 at 6:10 PM

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