Is Andrew Breitbart’s Stunt Punishable By Law?by Carlos Galindo on Jun. 07, 2011, under Uncategorized
Did everyone see what I saw yesterday? Andrew Breitbart hijacked the podium just prior to Anthony Weiner coming on for his presser. I do believe that Breitbarts stunt yesterday had a criminal element within it!
Before you start spouting off consider this. Breitbart’s hijacking of the podium does not in itself constitute a criminal act. It was what Breitbart said when he was standing at the podium that contains a criminal element. Breitbart’s insistence that Weiner apologize was not the issue. He felt that he had been damaged and he felt that he should be made whole again. So far we’re okay, it’s when Brietbart brought up the fact that he has a picture in his possession of Weiner that would be detrimental for the congressman. More importantly, it’s when Breitbart said he was there for vindication and that if he did not receive an apology, he would release the picture. That my friends is black mail, and that’s a criminal offense.
Blackmail as defined in Webster
Definition of BLACKMAIL
: a tribute anciently exacted on the Scottish border by plundering chiefs in exchange for immunity from pillage
a : extortion or coercion by threats especially of public exposure or criminal prosecution
Breitbart is clearly upset, he’s got a photo, he wants an apology, and, he threatens to reveal said photo if the good congressman does not tender said apology.
Let me make something perfectly clear here, especially for those who are already screaming bloody liberal. I am not at all in agreement with Anthony Weiner’s behavior, and I do think that he had pumped himself up so much, no pun intended, that he thought he was invincible. Reminds me of the E.F. Hutton commercials, only in this case, whenever Weiner spoke, the media listened.
So Weiner screwed up. He either needs to resign or do what every other irresponsible politician does, cry, say you’re sorry, hope and pray that the ethics committee, if there’s one involved, doesn’t find you guilty, and if so, that the penalty isn’t severe, and then hope that the news cycle on this issue runs out, and ultimately start reinventing yourself before the next elections.
In any event I think that Weiner’s behavior is reprehensible and most definitely conduct unbecoming a U.S. Representative, having said that, Breitbart’s behavior was not only reprehensible, it was downright nefariously criminal. Oh, in case you don’t have the definition for nefarious, Webster says its:
flagrantly wicked or impious : evil
Carlos E. Galindo is a radio talk show host & political analyst conducting radio shows in both English and Spanish on four radio stations in Arizona. Mr. Galindo is a weekly contributor to KPFK 98.7 FM Los Angeles and has appeared on CNN, Univision and Telemundo as a political analyst. Mr. Galindo is also an Op-Ed columnist on Prensa Hispana Arizona. www.nospinonair.com/http://www.carlosgalindo.com
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