Before the Washington Post broke a story alleging that Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore sought relationships with underage girls -- one as young as 14 -- Breitbart ran their own story in defense of the judge.
Citing a woman who said she dated Moore when she was 17 and he 34, Breitbart wrote that Moore was "being romantic" during their relationship, which the woman claims never went beyond kissing. It also cites multiple other teenaged women Moore reportedly dated while in his 30s.
Twitter reacted in disgust to Breitbart's story, which they accused to being published before the Post to "run interference" for the Alabama Republican.
"Breitbart has a pretty good history of supporting people who think it's cool to f*ck kids," one user wrote. "Milo [Yiannapoulos, whom they fired for similar allegations], Roy Moore, etc."
"The same people who blindly believed in Pizzagate are the same ones who are screaming fake news about Roy Moore," another user tweeted.
Read the best responses to Breitbart's role in the Moore allegations below.
Breitbart: Ordering a pizza is code for child sex, put all of those people in jail. Also Breitbart: Roy Moore is a… https://t.co/1MNlnTV6Zc— Richard Belzsnickel (@Richard Belzsnickel)1510251958.0
Breitbart ends its story on the allegations against Roy Moore with three paragraphs of anti-WaPo slander. (Even a G… https://t.co/464Nan3xSx— Steadman™ (@Steadman™)1510253120.0
Breitbart 2016: Hillary Clinton ran a pedophile ring. Lock her up! Breitbart 2017: So what if Roy Moore has been a… https://t.co/T8WqjMVCDw— Jennifer Hayden (@Jennifer Hayden)1510254744.0
Luther Strange ad against Roy Moore: "Roy Moore was the only No vote in 8-1 decision" ...to strike down convictio… https://t.co/kOTetD3Klr— Zac McCrary (@Zac McCrary)1510256429.0
Breitbart is saying Roy Moore only kissed and was romantic with an underage girl. And arguing it’s okay. And...my g… https://t.co/hiI2qSfoUK— Jared Yates Sexton (@Jared Yates Sexton)1510251826.0
Yeah good thing Breitbart got out in front of that Roy Moore is a serial pedophile piece otherwise it might get a lot of attention.— take care of yourself (@take care of yourself)1510251199.0
Doug Jones fought the Klan. Roy Moore wants to criminalize homosexuality & has allegedly molested a 14 year old. Moore is the frontrunner.— Jeet Heer (@Jeet Heer)1510251373.0
Roy Moore thinks homosexuality should be illegal, but happily courted and had sexual relations with a 14 year old girl.— America Resurgent (@America Resurgent)1510251636.0
Curious to see the Pizzagate crowd's reaction to Breitbart running interference for Roy Moore on this story— Will Sommer (@Will Sommer)1510251437.0
Breitbart, today: Ignore the Roy Moore allegations! Breitbart, 2 weeks ago: https://t.co/94kUGeMyuw— Right Wing Watch (@Right Wing Watch)1510254710.0
countdown to when the pizzagate truthers turn out to defend roy moore from what they'll insist is a fake news framejob— inverted vibe curve: burgertown must be defended (@inverted vibe curve: burgertown must be defended)1510252121.0
"Pizzagate" activist Jack Posobiec's reactions to allegations Roy Moore molested at 14-year-old girl https://t.co/nYDCzUwfWZ— Right Wing Watch (@Right Wing Watch)1510253914.0
The WashPost story itself is shocking. But don't overlook the revealing exercise in damage control here. Upon heari… https://t.co/Ywy5cswGs3— Charlie Mahtesian (@Charlie Mahtesian)1510251561.0
hOmOSEXuality iS wRoNG aNd wE sHOulD bE A coUnTRY oF GOD aND GoDLY PEopLE. vOTe ROY MOORE beCauSE hE iS a GoDLY mAN… https://t.co/rakgyKrveg— jacob geers (@jacob geers)1510251737.0
Good chance Breitbart goes after the (very brave) women who reported Roy Moore's deeply fucked-up acts— Jesse Singal (@Jesse Singal)1510253364.0