Andrew Breitbart, the neocon media zealot best known for airing deceptively edited videos of anyone to the left of Dick Cheney and leading to crusade to discredit Oakland’s own Van Jones, got a taste of his own medicine Friday when he was confronted with Occupy protesters outside the gathering of the Conservative Political Action Committee in Washington last night.
Simply put, he became unhinged, allowing his true feelings to escape, in which Occupy folk are “raping people.”
Hmmmm. . .
From Emily Crockett of Campus Progress:
Conservative blogger-star Andrew Breitbart lashed out at Occupy protesters outside of CPAC, the mass annual gathering of conservatives, in Washington, DC on Friday night. Campus Progress reporter Emily Crockett was on the scene and captured video of Breitbart losing it, screaming at the protesters “Behave yourselves!” and “Stop raping people!”
During the exchange, which occured around 6:15 p.m. on Friday, Breitbart calls the demonstrators “freaks and animals” before being politely shooed away by hotel security. [Update: Looks like it was security, and not police officers, who tried to move Breitbart away.] Shortly before his appearance, the occupiers clashed with officers outside the hotels entrance, resulting in some tense moments with police and hotel security beating back and coralling the crowd.
Breitbart is known for his far-right blogging efforts, including being the first to post inappropriate photos sent by then-Rep. Anthony Weiner via Twitter.