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Matt Drudge-Obama Plot Led To Ghost Andrew Breitbart’s ‘VETTING 2: THE VETTENING’

How far does it go? All the way to the top!Sad lumpen unemployed bitter former radio talker, inveterate gossip, bridge burner, and total future Wonkette editorial trainee John Ziegler has a scoop that can no longer be confirmed by his alleged source, late American blogger Andrew Breitbart, and boy is it a doozy! According to Ziegler, Drudge was in man-love with Barack Obama and kept bad stories about him from ever appearing on his massively influential and ratshit-strewn website, “The Drudge Chronicles”; Breitbart and Drudge didn’t talk more than twice in 10 years; and totally way more than that. Read on, Wonkers, for the night of the long knives is upon us!

It’s John Ziegler’s story and he’s sticking to it:

It became very clear to me during the 2008 primary season that, for whatever reason, the Drudge Report was completely in the tank for the Obama campaign. When I addressed this concern with Breitbart, he readily agreed and admitted great frustration at what was happening. He even revealed that on several occasions he had tried to post prominent “negative” stories about Obama on the site but had seen Drudge take the highly unusual step of not only moving them down the page but also taking them off the site completely.

On some occasions, Andrew told me that Drudge even totally cut off his ability to update the web page and completely stopped linking to Breitbart’s site (which he interpreted as Drudge’s way of reminding him who the boss was).

Here is Ziegler’s SHOCKING ACCOUNT of at least one time Drudge was “in the tank” for Obama.

On February 18, 2008, Michelle Obama famously told two different crowds that Barack’s success running for president was the first time in her “adult life” that she was “really proud” of her country. When Breitbart ended his shift that evening the story dramatically led the Drudge Report. However, just a few minutes later when Drudge himself stepped in, the link (along with two others charging Obama with plagiarism) was suddenly nowhere to be found. The story quickly died and never reached the level of “common knowledge.”

Your editrix remembers that, all the people in the media totally refusing to make that a story, and how, consequently, no one ever heard of it at all. And here is a time Ziegler says Breitbart totally called Drudge gay.

Breitbart never really knew why Drudge took this obvious pro-Obama position (interestingly, he told me they had only spoken twice in the approximately ten years he had help run the site at that point). He theorized that perhaps Drudge had become too “Europeanized,” but I personally concluded that Drudge simply knew that having Obama around would be fantastic for business. Breitbart never wanted to divulge any of this publicly out of respect for (and fear of) of Drudge, but the Andrew I knew would have wanted people to know about this after he was gone.

(Our emphasis.) Maybe the best part of all of this, besides all of this, is that little part right at the end there, where Ziegler assures us Ghost Andrew Breitbart would totally want him to divulge the thing he never wanted to divulge. Because that’s how these guys’ brains just work, you know? [Media Malpractice, via OC Weekly]

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205 comments

    1. actor212

      Personally, I'm waiting til Vetting IV: The Vettening Solution comes out so I can find out how Connor MacLeod survived the ozone layer depletion.

      1. Madfall

        I feel obliged to ask if we're talking about Christopher Lambert or the vastly inferior Adrian Paul version now. And I feel dirty with my need to know.

        1. actor212

          Well, I understand your point, but to me, they're nearly interchangeable: two nearly incomprehensible actors.

          At least Lambert had a good reason.

    1. freakishlywrong

      Word. Someone was dropping the soap and someone else was sticking it in the corn hole. (Can we still do butsecks)?

      1. prommie

        Ass-fucking, the traditional wonkette term is ass-fucking, and if that term is now persona non grata, so to speak, then all I can say is the old Wonkette I knew is dead.

      1. SorosBot

        There were no eggs involved; that's where the gays are lucky, they never have to worry about pregnancy from sex.

  1. Barb

    They say Andrew Breitbart died of a "Heart Attack" but the autopsy revealed he didn't have one in the beginning.

    1. memzilla

      I will give Obama props, though, for sending in Seal Team 6 to Breitbart's cardiologist's office, and changing his file from "high risk of heart attack" to "healthy as a horse ('s ass)."

  2. MrFizzy

    Just like W needed Saddam. What's the point of being BMOC if you can't pick a fight with someone?

    1. Banelm

      First Rush is a plant, now Drudge… Well wadya know! The Media really WAS liberal this whole time!

      1. FROTHY

        No, no, no. They're both entities that have to be watered weekly, if not more often. Ain't got nuffink to do wiv no librulz.

    1. actor212

      Well, it certainly bring a new dimension to the whole "…but know, thou noble youth, The serpent that did sting thy Fathers life, Now wears his crown." monologue

  3. Blueb4sunrise

    Absolute copy/paste from Zig….

    Andrew felt an awful lot of quilt or regret ….

    Feeling the quilt……

    1. LesBontemps

      "Feeling the quilt" is the best euphemism of the week. I know I've felt a lot of quilt in my time, and I would have regretted it, too, but for the antibiotics.

  4. memzilla

    Meh. I'm waiting for Breitbart's next big story from beyond the grave, about Bo Obama's secret Alsatian lover.

  5. Baconzgood

    Ziegler,Breitbart, and Drudge….I just have to say -comment deleted by administrator- with a -comment deleted by administrator- and a -comment deleted by administrator- comment deleted by administrator- and a fuck stick with two- comment deleted by administrator- and that's all I have to say about that.

      1. actor212

        It sounds like a Dion DiMucci song from the 60s, only not so good.

        o/~ Anybody here seen my old friend Andy? Can you tell me where he's gone? He peed a lot of people but it seems the good they…well, Andy wasn't good but he died young, so…. o/~

      2. Baconzgood

        I like you Mumble. You make me laugh. I'll kill you last (just joking administrator).

        1. Mumbletypeg

          It's mutual. And no, but really — reviews so far of "Game Change" are so tepid, if no one but Fey can ace a Palin portrayal, then these three stooges shouldn't require *that* much more talent to cast for a script that's practically writing itself.

  6. GuyClinch

    Takeaway: Drudge, NOT OBAMA, killed the Breiitbart, and Drudge has been masturbating into his sad little European hat ever since. Ziegler lives to tell the tale.

    Applying for job at WND now

    1. OhHellToTheNo

      Obviously. That wasn't an ambulance that wisked Breitbart to the hospital, it was a DrudgeMobile.

  7. Goonemeritus

    I have talked to Drudge even less than twice in ten years, that doesn’t prove I love Obama even though I do love Obama.

      1. actor212

        I've always wondered, if Dickens wrote in the 1960s, he'd rename some of his characters more scatalogically.

        Heepa Shit fits nicely here.

    1. carlgt1

      well he got pretty damn close with Barnaby Rudge! He could have had a kid in Fagin's gang called Bright Bart….

    2. Tundra Grifter

      Or Evelyn Waugh – my new totally fave guilty pleasure.

      Just finished "Vile Bodies" – hilarious!

  8. C_R_Eature

    Meh. While these two are publicly slapping each others genitals around I'd really like for us to Liveblog the Funeral.

    I think it would be the Respectful thing to do.

    1. redarmyzombie

      I concur, good chap.

      I'm sure we here at Wonkette are very keen in holding a respectful remembrance of Andrew Brietbart's life with the utmost dignity and class. *snerk*

  9. SexySmurf

    This shit is like a soap opera (I bet that was Obama's evil twin hugging Derrick Bell).

    Except I hope I'm the one who ends up with amnesia.

    1. Tundra Grifter

      Did you know the Pirates paid Derek Bell about $4,000,000 and never played for them!

      And that was back in the day, when a million bucks was really a million bucks, and not the pitiful lunch money it has become.

      1. C_R_Eature

        It's still a mystery just how Bell became a Communist Radical Black Restitutionist with that kind of money. Oh, well, Fred Engles had a fortune too. You can't never tell.

    2. OhHellToTheNo

      This whole thing makes way less sense than "Passions" at it's craziest.

      Also, is that Mitt Romney weeping on Susan Lucci's shoulder at the Daytime Emmys?

  10. SpiderCrab

    Breitbart has become quite a player from beyond the grave. I wonder who his pick was in the Derby?

      1. elviouslyqueer

        Brei-brei would have probably picked any team that sucks the most to win the championship. If you know what I mean, and I'm sure you do.

  11. prommie

    What was it that somebody said about the old owner of the Chicago Bears, "he threw nickels around like they were manhole covers?" This, this is that. Insignificant specks of nothing, un-interesting, petty, dumb details of nothing, being announced with sirens and gasping shrieks of "Oh My God, the End is Nigh." Really quite ludicrous, the way these creatures are carrying on.

  12. north_of_moscow

    Just when you thought you thought this story couldn't get more underwhelming…

  13. elviouslyqueer

    Oh man. I was so looking forward to an epic Dynasty-esque catfight throwdown, and what do I get? A bunch of five-year-olds flicking boogers at each other.

  14. Lascauxcaveman

    Breitbart never wanted to divulge any of this publicly out of respect for (and fear of) of Drudge,

    Say what you will of Andrew Breitbart, but don't forget also he was real chickenshit.

    (Among other things)

  15. prommie

    So, when you read "Romney is the worst panderer ever," are you supposed to take that to mean that he panders badly, he has no pandering game, his pander technique is weak, or that he is too shameless about pandering, that he panders more than others pander, that he is a pander-whore? Its exactly the same as when someone says "she is the worst whore," does it mean she is the sluttiest of sluts, or the worst lay, when judged for quality against other sluts?

  16. carlgt1

    I have a theory the ghost of Breitbart walks the earth in anger since his final "smoking gun video" was such a dud.

    1. prommie

      Difficult question, "urban" is dog whistle for "blah," and lately, "brie-sipping elite," too, but most often, just "blah," while "european" usually means "elite, effete, and gayish and cowardly," but lately, is starting to mean "mooslim" on account of all the mooslem problems in Europe. So you have "Black Elite Liberal Faggots" vs. "French Faggot Elite Cowardly Mooslems." Thats bascially every bugaboo there is, to the pigfuckers, everything they fear and despise. But since "european" includes "French," that has to be the worst, nothing is worse than a cheese-eating surrender monkey.

    1. Tundra Grifter

      jz:

      Did you know you can cut the end off an "empty" tube of toothpaste and get like another week's worth out of it?

    2. GuyClinch

      Hey, I remember you from when we were all squatting in that vacant joint in Chicago with Bell and Obama and Ayers and Alinsky and Drudge. You are SO right about the toothpaste thing. Gah, how that annoyed us. Always left his dirty lentil-soup bowls lying in the sink, too!

    3. OhHellToTheNo

      I have a picture of Obama squeezing a tube of toothpaste when he was in law school. I'm risking my life to tell you this.

  17. CapnFatback

    where Ziegler assures us Ghost Andrew Breitbart would totally want him to divulge the thing he never wanted to divulge

    Just like how Ghost Derrick Bell would want Breitbart.com "interpreting" his views on Critical Race Theory.

    1. Generation[redacted]

      Oh yeah. I just got a spam from the corpse of Frightfart. News flash: Critical race theory theorizes that white people might enslave black people.

      This is a shocking new development. Why hasn't the liberal media reported this?

      1. Fare la Volpe

        Who added us to that mailing list? How did Breitfart's corpse get a hold of my e-mail?

  18. zedbot

    Heaven forfend that the video of Mr. Obama just leaving his Walmart shopping cart in the empty parking space beside his instead of in the cart corral EVER GETS OUT!!! Thanks Drudge.

  19. iburl

    You know who else is in sweet love with Obama? Flush Rimjaub, Oily Taints, Glenn Blech, and Sarah Failin.

  20. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    So, the great vetting of Obama includes:

    Revealing a video which PBS showed four years ago: http://blatherwatch.blogs.com/talk_radio/2012/03/

    Revealing a statement that Michele Obama said four years ago and only got played in the media for a couple of weeks back then, and has been in constant hot rotation on FOX News for the last four years.

    What is next? Are they going to reveal that Obama was once a Senator from Illinois? Or that his mother was white? I assume we will get another dose of Jeremiah Wright, because it is not like Obama had to give a major speech about that when it covered up by the main stream press four years ago.

    1. Lionel[redacted]Esq

      I think the greatest thing I have learned in the last week since Breitbart died is that:

      A) PBS is secretly conservative, and,

      B) Drudge is secretly liberal.

  21. smitallica

    Just to make sure I'm clear, the problem is that the media, including apparently the RIGHT WING media like Drudge, was covering up all the bad stories about Obama and NOT that all the bad stuff about Obama was just trumped-up, conspiracy-theory horseshit and therefore not worthy of news coverage? Do I have that about right?

    1. Chichikovovich

      Yes, you are 100% correct. If only the media would have reported about Michele saying she was "proud of her country" for the first time "in her adult life", when BO was nominated, or Obama saying the poorer Republicans "cling to guns and religion" or that Reverend Wright (did you know Obama sat in his church for 20 years?) said "God damn America" and that after 9-11 the "chickens had come home to roost", and that Bill Ayers was part of a plot to bomb the Pentagon and that Obama "kicked off his campaign" [ie. had one of dozens of "meet the candidate meetings"] "in Ayers' living room" and he and Obama were blood brothers, and Tony Rezko was a shady guy that bought a house close to Obama, and Obama is from Chicago which is totally corrupt and Mayor Daley cheated Richard Nixon out of the Presidency in 1960 and Obama went to elementary School in Indonesia which is totally a Muslim country and Obama's distant relatives in Kenya are poor and an aunt is an undocumented alien in New England and Obama didn't write much for the Law Review he was president of, and Obama voted not to ban a type of abortion procedure that wingnuts like to call – preposterously – "infanticide", and Obama's father was friends with some Communist, and Obama took so long to produce "Dreams of My Father" that the publisher was going to take the advance back, and ….

      If only the media had told us all that stuff* that none of us have heard, ever, Obama would have been toast.

      *(In wingnut-speak this means – had told us over and over again, to the exclusion of every other bit of news, sports and weather, a couple thousand more times)

      1. Generation[redacted]

        I just goes to show. You can lead a horse to a fake Kenyan birf certificat, but you can't make him stop laughing at you.

      2. C_R_Eature

        The WAMU radio host Diane Reims has a marvelous way of dealing with the "nobody's reporting on this conspiracy" cranks who call. She lets them spin out a bit and then asks them "So, just how did you hear about this story?" The answer is almost always a sheepish "On TV" or "On the radio."

    2. imissopus

      I saw a piece yesterday, I think by Dave Wiegel, that said the same thing. Basically it's "How dare the media decide what is and is not important to cover!"

  22. OneYieldRegular

    This is the kind of internecine fighting that goes on behind the scenes at Scientology headquarters.

  23. SayItWithWookies

    So these two notorious fabulists can't bear each other, have horrible professional jealousies, think the other one is a hack and yet they can't live without each other? Gayest version of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe ever.

    1. C_R_Eature

      It would be interesting to see this version on the Turner Classic Movie Network. I'd turn it off immediately and go for a walk.

  24. chascates

    Just remember: if you're a Democrat don't forget to set your clock ahead one hour on Sunday. If you're a Republican don't forget to set it back 200 years.

  25. SkinnyNerd

    According to Ziegler, Drudge was in man-love with

    I thought this was going to say Andrew. Did anybody see the obituary Drudge ran on his site for Breitbart? It went something like this:

    It was a warm and sunny day in southern California. I was taking a wispy walk down the beach when the sun's golden rays glistened off the mangod's well lubricated bare chest. It was heaving heavily as he was jogging, as I recall it, in slow motion, headed towards me. I could hardly contain myself. It was . . . it was lust at first sight. After a few obligatory hellos and some perfunctory small talk, we got down to business. I offered him a job in exchange for his love. He told me he was a married man, I said, "Do not worry, our Republicans have legislated the gay away, we can be as in love as a gay day in May and no one would be the wiser." Our bodies soon thereafter formed a pretzel-like embrace. His sweat, the sand, his chest, oh my his chest. A long and loving relationship ensued, as well as a job offer. Oh how I already miss his wild look into my eyes, his passionate conversations, and his devilishly sly linking to his own site. Alas, I shall take another walk down Venice Beach tonight. It would be what Andy would have wanted.

    But I paraphrase.

      1. SkinnyNerd

        Oops, did I post that on Wonkette? That was supposed to go to gaymediatycoonlovestories.com, my apologies.

    1. elviouslyqueer

      Dear Playgirl Forums:
      I never thought anything like this would happen to me, but…

    2. Chichikovovich

      Wow, that's an impressive piece of writing. Reads just like "Death in Venice", if Thomas Mann had been a wingnut media guy. In Venice, California, not Italy. And instead of cholera, people dropped from heart attacks brought on by overindulgence in alcohol, rage and bile.

    3. SkinnyNerd

      Here is the actual comment he put up. I have to say, I was pretty close.

      From here:

      DEAR READER: In the first decade of the DRUDGEREPORT Andrew Breitbart was a constant source of energy, passion and commitment. We shared a love of headlines, a love of the news, an excitement about what's happening. I don't think there was a single day during that time when we did not flash each other or laugh with each other, or challenge each other. I still see him in my mind's eye in Venice Beach, the sunny day I met him. He was in his mid 20's. It was all there. He had a wonderful, loving family and we all feel great sadness for them today.

      1. chicken_thief

        "…a single day during that time when we did not flash each other …"

        Huh?! Drudge couldn't wait for the corpse to get to room temp before outting him?

  26. sbj1964

    Breitbart,was a hater,and all of his follwers are just racist,pathedic,little punks.The right wing loons who add nothing to the content of America but vile hatred.They are all Butt Monkeys!The first time I viewed his sites I left feeling dirty.The world after this human POS is dead is a better place without him.And yet Rush still lives?

    1. commiegirl

      SBJ, while I understand your … passion? … you could switch out the names and the content would be indistinguishable from that on a lot of rightwing sites. You are welcome here, but I urge you to up your game.

      The Editrix

  27. GOPCrusher

    The thing I don't understand is, if everyone is in the tank for Obama, who do these asshats speak for?

  28. C_R_Eature

    If Andrew Breitbart were here right now, he would probably say " *Gurgle* pppppppppttthhhh! *Gurgle*,*Gurgle* Hisssssssssss. "

  29. IceCreamEmpress

    WILL NOBODY RID US OF THESE TROUBLESOME BUFFOONS?

    And yes, if any of my knights want to kill them, I promise to be all Henry II and not confiscate your lands or whatever. Or ice cream. Whatever I have dominion over, I will be looking the other way while you enjoy it.

    1. C_R_Eature

      If it pleases My Liege, might I suggest not killing them quite yet? Watching them now has finally gotten to be Fun. I, for one, cannot wait to see what kind of Madcap Antics will be in store for us in the following weeks.

      Also, you can have my Ice Cream when you pry it from my cold, dead, sticky fingers.

      1. IceCreamEmpress

        "Also, you can have my Ice Cream when you pry it from my cold, dead, sticky fingers."

        How do you think I got to be Empress?

    2. Chichikovovich

      All deference, Your Magnificence, though I suggest that C_R_Eature is correct. Remember the words of Chess Grandmaster David Bronstein: If your opponent makes an inexplicable mistake, don't try to refute it right away: it may be preparation for an even bigger one."

  30. chascates

    I think Drudge and Rush Limbaugh BOTH conspired to kill Breitbart. His media empire was draining money away from their respective media gigs so it would only make sense to off him before he became 'King Turd on Shit Island', if you will.

    And I'm guessing Glenn Beck was the hit man. Now that it's out there let's see if they say anything or just ignore those allegations, which would more than prove culpability.

    ALEX JONES!!!

  31. Toomush_Infer

    Well, the Andrew I knew would have wanted everyone to know that Ziegler was a pissant, "after he was gone"…. but also, would have confessed to being "a total shitturd" in case, you know, Satan….

  32. Tundra Grifter

    Time after time after time, the ONLY explanation for Mr. Obama's 2008 victory is that someone was in the tank for him.

    First it was the liberal, lamestream media. Now it's Sludge?

    Meanwhile, the GNoPee keeps telling us about the knock-down, drag-out primary fight between Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama. I don't remember any really vicious personal stuff like Romney and Santorum and Gingrich are flinging at each other.

    It's kind of like gaining weight when pregnant. Gain the lbs. eating good, healthy food, and they come off after the baby is born. Just give in and balloon up on crap food and you'll be packing those pounds the rest of your life.

    1. Chet Kincaid

      Well, let's not forget that it did get chippy between Clinton and Obama, with her suggestions that he couldn't take the 4 a.m. call, was a Christian "as far as she knew", her husband basically saying he was a fraud and a "Jesse Jackson candidate", getting surrogates like Ed Rendell to question Obama's manhood (an odd vector of attack for Hillary, I think) and some of her PUMA supporters losing their minds in anger and practically turning into conservatives after she lost, if they weren't wingtard plants to begin with. But all's well that ends well!

  33. ElPinche

    Oh man, but time is running out! Ziegler's "movie" is only showing in one "theater" in Texas, the Studio Movie Grill/Texaco Kippered Beef Stop in Plano on March 11 !!!!!

  34. imissopus

    I recall once when Jon Stewart interviewed then-Senator Obama during the '08 campaign and asked him, "If elected, sir, will you in fact enslave the white race?" And Obama simply laughed and laughed and mentioned that he is half-white himself, but he never denied it! And Drudge didn't give the story so much as a mention. His radical plan is right out there in the open, he's just waiting for a second term! Wake up sheeple!! He's just waiting for his second term!

    1. NellCote71

      But Sarah Palin is wise to Obama's plan for enslaving the entire country (c.f. earlier post on Honey Grifter's [hat's off to whoever for that moniker] exegesis on the socio-political and economic constructs of pre-Civil War America).

  35. annettaj

    John, get your ass back in the house you ain't took
    your meds yet and you have to finish bathing mama and cooking the
    mush and pigs feet.

  36. Naked_Bunny

    I'm very confused about all these vet stories. Did Breitbart die because he was being treated by a veterinarian? Presumably one specializing in vermin?

  37. Deportably_Jose

    He theorized that perhaps Drudge had become too “Europeanized,”

    Wait, "Europeanized" is a euphemism for homosexuality? All this time, I was under the impression that it was a euphemism for socialism, and syllogistically, implicitly also for Jews.

    Because the wingnuts haven't actually moved all that far from what they thought 70 years ago.

    1. C_R_Eature

      II thought this year's Code Phrase for "People who laugh at us and piss us off" was"Coastal Elites." I'm Confused, now. I must have missed a Memo, or a meeting or something.

  38. ingloriousbytch

    Do we have any details on Breitbart's funeral? I want to know who delivered the fuckyoulogy.

    1. Naked_Bunny

      O'Keefe will be videotaping it and sending the edited product to cable news stations afterward.

    2. ttommyunger

      I understand they've buried him several times, but various Wonketeers keep digging him up to poke fun at him…..Makes sense to me.

  39. lulzmonger

    Actually, Ziegler's run-down on Breitbart's MO seemed dead-on to me. He never promo'd his real nasty pieces beforehand, but he sure the hell pimped this weak "VETTING" shite at CPAC like a hippie desperate to get rid of his last (& skimpiest) dimebag. At a guess I'd say he knew damn well Obama's odds of a second term were (& are) excellent … & for him that outcome was fine & dandy, since he could then look forward to bilking MOAR easy money from the rubes.

    This "Vet Obama" horseshit isn't meant to convert anyone to voting GOP – it's a naked ploy to buck up steadily imploding voter enthusiasm on the right … & I think it's arriving about three or four months early. In politics as in comedy, timing is king – & these goobers aren't going to be playing BeBop any time soon.

    Of course the REAL "Media Malpractice" happened in Kentucky in 2008, when a local news station gave John McCain a box of free donuts … but WITH NO SPRINKLES … which is the real reason he later lost the election.

  40. valthemus

    "According to Ziegler, Drudge was in man-love with Barack Obama…"

    He's into black guys? Yesss!!

    (If wanting sexytime with Matt Drudge is wrong, JUST SHUT UP AND LEAVE ME ALONE, BITCHES!!)

  41. poncho_pilot

    O. M. F. G. was that a goddamn Highlander reference? if it was i might be in love. or drunk. they don't seem too different to me usually.

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