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Gatecrasher Andrew Breitbart chased out of Netroots Nation

By Muriel Kane
Friday, June 17, 2011 17:57 EDT
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Fresh off his destruction of the career of former Congressman Anthony Weiner, BigGovernment’s Andrew Breitbart showed up unannounced at the Netroots Nation conference on Friday, trailed by his camera crew.

As reported by Dave Weigel of Slate, Breitbart was quickly confronted by progressive activist Ryan Clayton, who told him that since he had no credential to cover the conference, “maybe you should leave” and then asked if he felt it was “okay for you to be here without paying.”

Breitbart attempted to enter the main hall, but staffers refused to let him through without a press credential. They later told Talking Points Memo that he “will not be given a media credential, for fear that he’ll use it to disrupt the proceedings.”

Meanwhile, a cursing and hectoring crowd had pursued Breitbart with cries of “Coward! Coward!” into a service entrance and out of the building.

This video was uploaded by edlynnphoto on June 17, 2011.

Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane is an associate editor at Raw Story. She joined Raw Story as a researcher in 2005, with a particular focus on the Jack Abramoff affair and other Bush administration scandals. She worked extensively with former investigative news managing editor Larisa Alexandrovna, with whom she has co-written numerous articles in addition to her own work. Prior to her association with Raw Story, she spent many years as an independent researcher and writer with a particular focus on history, literature, and contemporary social and political attitudes. Follow her on Twitter at @Muriel_Kane
 
 
 
 
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Gatecrasher Andrew Breitbart chased out of Netroots Nation

By Muriel Kane
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Fresh off his destruction of the career of former Congressman Anthony Weiner, BigGovernment’s Andrew Breitbart showed up unannounced at the Netroots Nation conference on Friday, trailed by his camera crew.

As reported by Dave Weigel of Slate, Breitbart was quickly confronted by progressive activist Ryan Clayton, who told him that since he had no credential to cover the conference, “maybe you should leave” and then asked if he felt it was “okay for you to be here without paying.”

Breitbart attempted to enter the main hall, but staffers refused to let him through without a press credential. They later told Talking Points Memo that he “will not be given a media credential, for fear that he’ll use it to disrupt the proceedings.”

Meanwhile, a cursing and hectoring crowd had pursued Breitbart with cries of “Coward! Coward!” into a service entrance and out of the building.

This video was uploaded by edlynnphoto on June 17, 2011.

Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane is an associate editor at Raw Story. She joined Raw Story as a researcher in 2005, with a particular focus on the Jack Abramoff affair and other Bush administration scandals. She worked extensively with former investigative news managing editor Larisa Alexandrovna, with whom she has co-written numerous articles in addition to her own work. Prior to her association with Raw Story, she spent many years as an independent researcher and writer with a particular focus on history, literature, and contemporary social and political attitudes. Follow her on Twitter at @Muriel_Kane
 
 
 
 
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