The Smoking Gun: The Dark Past Of The "Weinergate" Co-Pilot

Twitter avenger Mike Stack not your typical conservative agitator

June 3, 2011- The Twitter user who first floated the rumor that a lewd photo scandal was brewing for Representative Anthony Weiner is not your typical conservative avenger, an investigation by The Smoking Gun has determined.

Mike Stack, a 39-year-old New Jersey resident, is known as “goatsred” in the Twitterverse, where he has helped lead a months-long assault on the New York City politician. Stack was joined at the hip in this pursuit by “patriotusa76,” who gave his name as “Dan Wolfe” and was the online avenger who happened last Friday night to discover the notorious tweet emanating from Weiner’s account.

Salon: Embarrassing emails from Weiner tweeter leaked

The intrigue surrounding the Anthony Weiner crotch shot story, Andrew Breitbart and a mystery Twitter user deepens

-by Justin Elliott

June 2, 2011- Did Andrew Breitbart leak embarrassing personal emails sent to him by the mystery Twitter user at the center of the Anthony Weiner crotch shot scandal? Possibly.

This gets in the weeds of the Weiner saga, but it could help shed light on the origins of the story, so bear with us for a minute. Remember: This all started late last Friday evening when an underwear picture was allegedly sent from the congressman's Twitter account. But no one noticed the image except for Twitter user @patriotusa76, or Dan Wolfe, who seized on the alleged Weiner tweet and publicized it.

Bringing Breitbart (And Thomas) To Justice (MOAR)

-Originally blogged by Stranded Wind on the Daily Kos

June 2, 2011- As the situation becomes more clear the need for accountability becomes equally clear.

Congressman Anthony Weiner was stalked, set up, smeared, and this was coordinated to protect Clarence Thomas from scrutiny.

This is another ACORN, another Shirley Sherrod, another NPR ‘sting’. They pick a target, they lie and deceive until they have something a credulous corporate media will swallow, and then another career is ruined or another community resource is destroyed.

RAW Story: Chris Hayes: Breitbart ‘a serial manipulator of the media’

-By Eric W. Dolan

May 31, 2011- On MSNBC’s The Last Word Tuesday night, Chris Hayes questioned why conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart was allowed to “spout off” on CNN about Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY). Breitbart implied Tuesday that Weiner had been engaged in inappropriate relationships with multiple young women.

“Am I wrong in my level of outrage that this person who has been so discredited, so many times, is such a serial manipulator of the media is allowed to just come on and spout off like this?” he asked.

“Andrew Breitbart is not known to be the most self-reflective, remorseful person,” his guest, Huffington Post’s Alex Wagner added. “I think in that same interview he talked about the Shirley Sherrod story being a liberal attack on him.”

RAW Story: Breitbart: Weiner having relationships with ‘girls that are quite young’

-By David Edwards

May 31, 2011- Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart appeared on CNN Tuesday where he implied Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) had been engaged in inappropriate relationships with multiple young women.

Breitbart said that Dan Wolfe, the source for a lewd picture that allegedly appeared on Weiner’s Twitter account, had been tracking the congressman.

“I don’t know him that well, he has been monitoring relationships that Congressman Weiner has been having with women, young women, who claimed to have relationships with him,” Breitbart explained. “I’m not saying what type of relationships, but people that @RepWeiner follows. Girls that are quite young — younger than the girl in question here — talk openly about Rep. Weiner, who he follows these girls.”

Daily Kos: Brietbart to use SEX SMEAR on Rep. Anthony Weiner. UPDATE: BUSTED! Brietbart FAKED IT! EPIC FAIL

-Posted by MinistryOfTruth on Daily Kos

May 28, 2011- On, known serial liar and corporate hack Andrew Breitbart and friends have cooked up another Shirley Sherrod style attack on a Democrat, this time NY House Rep Anthony Weiner.

Hacked or hung?
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY 9″) finds himself in a late night online pickle.

Courthouse News Service: ACORN Foes Face Trial for Undercover Film Work

-By Maria Dinzeo

May 26, 2011- The First Amendment does not protect the conduct of two conservative activists who secretly filmed an employee of the national community organizing group Acorn, a federal judge ruled.

     Juan Carlos Vera claimed James O'Keefe III and Hannah Giles visited his office in August 2009, and conspired to create video and audio tapes of him, even after asking him if their conversation would be confidential. The Acorn acronym stands for Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

    O'Keefe and Giles are best known for going undercover to discredit organizations like Acorn and Planned Parenthood. In one encounter, Giles posed as a prostitute and O'Keefe as a pimp to videotape an Acorn employee offering advice on how to run a tax-free brothel for underage sex workers.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Videographer Who Took Aim at NPR Gets IRS Approval for New Charity

-By Lisa Chiu

May 25, 2011- Project Veritas, the organization created by the controversial videographer James O’Keefe, has received charity status from the Internal Revenue Service.

Members of Mr. O’Keefe’s group applied for nonprofit status for Project Veritas in August 2010 to help raise money to pay for its hidden-camera exposés of groups like NPR and Acorn that it believes are dishonest. Its videos of NPR led the chief executive and chief fund raiser to leave their jobs within days of their release,

The IRS approved their application for tax-exempt status in April, according to documents from the tax agency. Donors who choose to give money to Project Veritas are now eligible to deduct the value of their donations on their federal income taxes.

AP: James O'Keefe denied permission to travel outside New Jersey

May 25, 2011- A federal magistrate in New Orleans has refused to let conservative activist James O'Keefe make several trips outside New Jersey while he's on probation for a case in which he was accused of trying to tamper with the phones in Sen. Mary Landrieu's office.

Last week, O'Keefe asked for permission from Magistrate Daniel Knowles III to attend a conference in Washington, travel to Charleston, S.C., and Baltimore for paid speeches and make several personal trips to Maryland.

Knowles, who denied that request Monday without explanation, had approved several previous requests by O'Keefe to travel outside New Jersey. O'Keefe's attorney, Michael Madigan, said in court papers that prosecutors and his client's probation officer didn't object to his latest request.

Mark Crispin Miller
Progressive Democrats of America