Today, conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart showed two radio hosts what is likely the lewd photo Rep. Anthony Weiner admitted tweeting to his online hook-up.
After Sirius XM’s Opie and Anthony were shown the picture, they of course leaked it onto Twitter.
Opie wrote in a tweet, which included a link to the photo:
“Opie’d eye – this is a pic from @anthonycumia phone of the infamous weiner.”
“Lots of you confused how the pic got out there. Myself and Anthony will explain in a bit right here on Twitter.”
This afternoon, Breitbart released the following statement regarding the photo leaked by Opie and Anthony:
Earlier today, a photograph resembling one that I had withheld from publication in the Weinergate saga was released without my knowledge or permission.
Prior to the publication of our story on BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com this past Monday morning, it was necessary to show the pictures I had received from our source to several news producers, including several at major news networks, to prove that the additional material I described really did exist, which some have continued to doubt.
This morning, I showed a photograph, which our source claims Weiner sent her, to radio hosts “Opie and Anthony” of the Sirius XM radio network on my mobile device. Somehow, without my knowledge or permission, apparently a picture was taken of my mobile device, and subsequently published by Opie (Gregg Hughes) on Twitter.
His co-host, Anthony (Anthony Cumia), stated today:
“In regards to the photo of Anthony Weiner that was leaked by members of The Opie And Anthony show on 6/8, I want to make it clear that Andrew Breitbart had no knowledge that this photo was being made public. A phone with the photo was being displayed and a camera in the studio caught it. It was then uploaded to twitter [sic], again, without Andrew Breitbarts [sic] knowledge.”
I regret that this occurred.
OK, so now you probably want to see Anthony Weiner’s lewd photo, right? Well, I can’t bring myself to embed it, so you’ll just have to look at it here (NSFW).