Sunday, 19 June 2011

Andrew Breitbart's Minion Harasses Women in Hijab At NetRoots Nation Convention






The following blog post by Sue Wilson tells it all!:


June 17, 2011

Would be journalist and provocateur Andrew Breitbart met his match today when he tried to crash the liberal NetRoots Nation convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  100 Proof Politics editor Ryan Clayton was ready - and his camera and hard questions forced right wing Breitbart into a hasty retreat.

The story started the night before when two women ventured into the streets of Minneapolis wearing the traditional Hijab (headscarf.)  They were approached by John Hugh Gilmore, a 52 year attorney and self described Conservative who blogs for "Minnesota Conservatives."   According to police, he asked the women what they thought of Ayaan Hersi Ali, a Somali who is a fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute who decries Muslims.  The women told him they weren't exactly fans.   The inebriated Gilmore then became upset and started harassing the pair, asking what right they had to be in this country, until 60 onlookers intervened.  Police were called and arrested Gilmore, but not until Gilmore tried to reach Andrew Breitbart on his phone. 

Fast forward to today.  Breitbart entered the Minneapolis Convention Center just minutes after Clayton had interviewed Sana Saleem, a blogger of Pakistani heritage and co-founder of Gawaahi.com, who had witnessed the confrontation.  Breitbart claimed he knew nothing about the event, and a Breitbart colleague accused Clayton of lying about the whole affair, (but Minneapolis Police Department has confirmed Gilmore's arrest.)  

Clayton moved beyond the Minneapolis incident into questions to confirm or deny rumors of Breitbart's alleged drug use and sexual habits.   While Breitbart denied having a cocaine habit, he would not answer whether he had personally ever used cocaine.   Given Hugh Hewitt's recent interview with Breitbart  where Breitbart references the gay magazine "Blue Boy," Clayton also asked about Breitbart's penchant for gay magazines.  At that point, without answering directly, the flustered Breitbart left the Netroots Nation convention, hounded by dozens of attendees shouting, "Coward! Coward!"

12 comments:

Melissa E. said...

First off, any idiot can spew racial epitaphs and claim to work for someone even if they don't. It's not that hard. I could claim to work for Al Sharpton and start spewing anti-Jewish sentiments - does that make it true? Secondly, Clayton accused Breitbart of being connected to a man who attacked Sama Saleem yet you claim she was just a witness, so what is the real story here?
Ryan Clayton is a moron with a Flip cam and an attitude, nothing more. If you're taking anyting he says as truth, I feel sorry for you.

Anonymous said...

Melissa you misread what was there. There were TWO muslim women who were attacked. Sana Saleem was a WITNESS to what happened.

Anonymous said...

Man that Muslim taking the video was brutal. Just what we expect. Way to disprove the "stereotype".

Anonymous said...

Well...I can see why Yahya liked this video enough to post it. The person behind the camera asking questions uses the same methods that Yahya does: Speculate and make accusations without the presence of proof or facts.

Anonymous said...

Bretibart groupies are pathetic!

sam shamoun suporter said...

I see no proofs these persons are christians.

Anonymous said...

"NOTE: I would like to add in that we have no knowledge that Andrew Breitbart was at all involved in what happened as he has been accused of being involved in this video."[*]

Bingo! Exactly what I was saying. There is no evidence at all that this Breitbart guy was involved with what happened, yet Yahya throws the video up on his blog under the title "Andrew Breitbart's Minion Harasses Women...".

You need to be more responsible in how you title your posts Yahya. What makes it worse is that it seems clear that you do this on purpose (and throwing a question mark on the end of a sentence that also doubles as a statement is another example of your shoddy practices).

RefutingActs17 said...

It wasn't Yahya, it was me.

-RefutingActs17.

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Anonymous said...

RF17,

My mistake. The unsubtantiated title, and lack of evidence had all the earmarks of Yahya Snow. I wasn't aware that his sidekick suffered from the same poor practices.