Breitbart Editor: We Had To Defend Roy Moore In Order To Protect Trump From His Own Sexual Accusers

Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow took to their SiriusXM show today to explain why the site was all-in for Roy Moore. Media Matters provides the transcript:

In hindsight guys, look, it’s a — there was no option at Breitbart — and I will try to articulate this over and over. There was no option to throw Judge [Roy] Moore under the bus.

If you set the standard that Roy Moore, who was accused of abusing five women, three of whom — or six women, three of whom were not actually accusing him of doing anything illegal, two of whom either had a massive conflict of interest or were entirely uncredible for putting out a forged yearbook, that left one accuser and it was a he said, she said.

If you make that the standard, the left is going to use it to take out President Trump. There was never any reason to cave unless you have a — unless you would like President Trump to get removed from office, and if not even removed from office, at least have massive distractions from his agenda so that we never accomplish anything for the remainder of the president’s term.

RELATED: Last month Marlow declared that rape “used to have a narrow meaning” but now it just means “sex that the woman regrets.”

  • ben
    • Gustav2

      Trumpy ascared?

      • Todd20036

        He’s too stupid to be scared

        • Steverino

          It’s his GOP co-conspirators who are scared. Follow the money (laundering).

    • bkmn

      He has been agitating against Mueller for weeks. I don’t think they have critical mass to do anything and if they did it would rouse several people who have been quiet so far that do not want to see Mueller gone.

      • Maryxus

        Sadly, the administration’s attempts to discredit Mueller are starting to have an effect. A poll that came out yesterday found that 54% believe Mueller has a conflict of interest in the case, and if that gets too high then the administration (or possibly Congress) has a case for firing him.

        • Todd20036

          Who cares? Mueller doesn’t work with poll numbers

          Besides, I suspect too many republicans who’ve kept quiet will side with Democrats if the Nazis try to fire Murlker

        • bkmn
          • Chucktech

            Most Think Trump Has Illegally Or Unethically Colluded With Russia. Now, what’s for dinner tonight? Anything good on TV?

        • kaydenpat

          And did Kenneth Starr have a conflict of interest when he went after Clinton? I don’t recall that being an issue back then. Why is it an issue now? Democrats better get ready to rumble if Mueller is fired.

        • RaygunsGoZap

          Yes but most of those dipshits have no idea what a conflict of interest actually is. Also, their ill-informed opinions don’t get to decide this stuff. No (credible) senator (who wants to be re-elected) is going to support firing Mueller because of this.

    • safari

      Seems perfectly expected

    • crewman

      Republicans investigated Hillary Clinton for 2 years over an entirely fabricated witch hunt. Republicans investigated Bill Clinton for 3 years in a fishing investigation that resulted in an impeachment over a consensual blowjob. But very credible evidence of treason, subversion of our democracy, and an attack on our electoral process by our biggest enemy? Ten months is way too long to spend! Investigate the intentions of the investigator’s team! Destroy the reputation of the FBI!

      • jerry

        Actually, the Whitewater investigation went from 1994 to 1999 and cost around $80 million.

        • Jonathan Smith

          that’s fine. we shall pay for ti with children’s healthcare……

        • muffler

          That is 110MM in 2017 dollars.

      • Librarykid

        Because right wing money is paying for a right wing takeover of the nation’s government through the Republican Party and this investigation into how one of their tools got elected could lead to more investigations of the money supply of the party which could impede their progress in stealing our nation’s government. This has been their plan for decades which is why my mantra is God Damn the GOP.

      • eddie beskeddie

        and how much time was (and still is) spent on Obama’s birth place?

    • kareemachan

      Translation: They are getting closer to the whole truth, and the repugs are shitting themselves.

    • Boreal
      • Todd20036

        Ugly then, too

      • TominDC

        He totally looks like someone you should trust your kids with.

      • ETownCanuck

        Maybe someone should open a special investigation into how he managed to skate on his DUI charges back then.

    • MikeBx2

      Trump and Republicans are doomed. Shutting down Mueller’s investigation will merely speed up their demise. Perhaps that wouldn’t be a bad thing.

    • Cuberly Deux

      Trump TV and the alt-right are throwing everything they can think of to stop the investigation. All of it based on the fact that an FBI agent had political opinions. No evidence of biased behavior on the job, just his texts.

      By this logic, every single law enforcement official that’s attended a Trump rally should be fired.

      That’s not how it works.

    • Steverino

      This is to be expected when a fascist cult is “attacked.” Think the fury with which attorneys for the Church of Scientology go after anybody who investigates their cult.

    • ??? ummm but Flynn plead, oh forget.

    • GayOldLady

      I wonder what sort of kompromat Trump has on Matt? I also wonder what Trump knows on Lindsey Belle /s. These folks that hated Trump suddenly becoming chums with him, playing golf with him, riding on AF One with him, must be sweating bullets that their secrets are going to come out.

    • kaydenpat

      And so it begins. This will not end well for Trump.

    • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

      Kaitlan’s tweet underscores something others are noticing. And it’s potentially much worse than we might imagine. A Wonkette post by Evan Hurst ( a well-mannered southern gentleman from TN with a black lab named Lula and a wit that melts steel, but has no apparent boyfriend at at present) should scare the shit out of all of us. He puts together evidence and indications that the GOP may well be putting together a Saturday Night Massacre BEFORE THE END OF THIS YEAR.

      https://wonkette.com/627063/this-is-serious-rep-adam-schiff-just-hit-the-oh-fuck-button

  • bkmn

    “We have NO standards, we are Breitbart.”

    • Judas Peckerwood

      Oh they have “standards” all right, just like Ted Bundy had standards.

  • Gustav2

    Translation:

    Moore is a molester/sexual harrasser just like Trump, neither suitable for office.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • fastlanestranger

    What a tangled web she weave.

  • Gigi

    So rape is just “sex that women regret.” Would he hold that belief if his mother, wife, sister or daughter were raped?

    • Harveyrabbit

      If they were Democrats, yes. If they’re Repubicans he’d have to think about it but yes.

  • Galvestonian

    More convoluted explanations and excuses from a bunch of bigoted dumb ass neo -Nazi’s, elitist and crazed about white power and tearing the country apart just for proof that they can do it.

  • Mike C

    Conservatism: The Fun New Party Game That Twists You In Knots!

  • Jeffrey

    Does he…does he think that makes it better?

    • Tawreos

      For the people that listen to him and his shitty news site, yes all is well now for them.

      • clay

        Their value system can be summed up as “Dear Leader”.

  • Tawreos

    You have had days to come up with an excuse and that pile of shit is the best that the “journalists” from Breitbart along with “kingmaker” Bannon can come up with? A 4 year old could come up with a better obvious lie than that.

  • m_lp_ql_m

    I thought rape was just when women aren’t drunk/drugged enough to not refuse?

  • BeaverTales

    So you guys think children should be protected from gays “because of pedophilia”…then when confronted with a real pedophile, you make up lies to protect him?

    You must be a Catholic. Do you folks even hear yourselves when you feign outrage at society’s morality??

    • kaydenpat

      Transgender women using women’s bathrooms = horror.
      An actual pedophile running for office = endorse.

  • Andymac3

    We had to defend a pedo because we want to protect a rapist, got it.

  • Tomcat

    There seems to be a lot of that kind of thinking all around trumps life.

  • MikeBx2

    “If we turned on one sexual predator, we’d have to turn on the other” is not a conundrum for decent people.

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  • Slippy_World
    • Blake Mason

      i need to re-watch this season… so good.

    • Tawreos

      One would think that the Supreme could come up with something better than a backhand, although maybe it is more satisfying this way.

      • Megrim Twist

        I thought Sarah Paulson’s character ended up revealed as the Supreme(?) although I may be misremembering. I was no doubt extremely stoned when I watched this.

        • Tawreos

          At the end, but Jessica Lange was the supreme through most of it.

          • JCF

            Ooops, here goes some spoiler font.

            And Jessica was stuck in “Knotty Pine” Hell! [Whereas Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates were stuck together, in their mutual Hell]

          • Tawreos

            And I loved it. =)

  • I think you might be missing an option (amongst other things.) Like perhaps you can say that sexual assault is wrong and that goes for the president’s actions as well. I mean that IS an option. You can in fact say that. See I’m typing that right now. Sexual assault is wrong and that goes for the president’s actions as well. See, that wasn’t bloody hard, was it.

    • Tawreos

      A good and decent human being can type that, but a shitweasel just can’t bear the thought of typing something like that.

  • Tomcat

    Hey GOP, the truth will set you free.

    • Jonathan Smith

      too bad.
      looks like they are stuck then

    • matrem

      Or at least set voters free from the idea they should be kept in power.

  • Mike C

    I think it’s very bizarre that they think they get to set the standard for what kind of sexual assault is unacceptable for a politician. They really are that deluded about their remaining influence here. That’s what this statement really says, doesn’t it? “If you make that the standard, the left is going to use it…”.

    • Tawreos

      I think he is trying to say that the standard of evidence is what they don’t want the left to use. He of course goes on to lie about some of the accusers and ignores that it is creepy as fuck to be hitting on teens in the first place, but it is Breitbart, we really can’t expect much from them.

  • ErikDC

    They simply ignore the retired law enforcements officials who corroborated the story and said they were told to keep Roy Moore out of the Gadsen Mall.

    Blue lives matter, but apparently their voices do not!

  • safari

    “Family Values” party having issues?

    • Tomcat

      Again and still.

      • Jonathan Smith

        and eternally.

    • Tawreos

      They have more issues than all the magazines and newspapers throughout history.

  • Karl Dubhe 2
    • Todd20036

      Needs the song “Dig a tunnel “ by the lemers

  • robirob

    Breitbart: Assholes With An Asshole Agenda

  • Bambino

    Yes! On they go to the malls to pick up underage girls. Await at the school yards and lure the students to their cars for a rapey rape. Defend they must!

  • HZ81

    Fuck these assholes, and no one believes sexual assault is getting this clown out of office since it didn’t matter to enough to prevent him from getting in.

    So, Breitbart supported a pedophile out of spite against the left, which seems to be the only reason the right does anything, for nothing. Good job, assholes.

  • JWC

    Weak and severly twisted they are both sexual perverts

  • kareemachan

    So you’re admitting you’re a misogynistic pos.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Boreal

    If you support pedophiles then you are one or aspire to be one.

    • Bambino

      Check his history, I’m sure he is sitting on a few harassment issues.

      • LeeCMH

        Perhaps even a “wide-stance.”

  • bkmn

    Everyone knows that a state-run media is a problem in a democracy but we have a different problem in the US, a media-run state.

  • LeeCMH

    We know Breitbart, we know. tRump said it himself. tRump could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and these folks would still defend him.

    • Boreal

      Trump could be fucking animals in the oval office with pence helping and they would defend him.

    • boatboy_srq

      Considering he’s busy designing a national future where the vast majority starve in poverty outside the gated community walls, shooting someONE on 5th Ave is less egregious than what he’s actually doing.

  • Bambino
    • safari

      Steve Bannon, a man on the move.

      • Jonathan Smith

        see, that’s not really what we meant when we called him a shit stain…………

  • MT YVR

    They aren’t even hiding it. The right is now out in the middle of the room pissing on the cake while laughing and pointing out at least they weren’t shitting in the groom’s mouth.

    Or, you know, Uncle Frank who likes chocolate cake. Which, everyone knows, is just wrong.

    (eyeroll)

  • safari
    • MikeBx2

      Don the Con. Everything about him is one big fraud.

    • Gustav2

      What? Trump lies about how much money he has? Who knew?

    • m_lp_ql_m

      “actual number”– ya, right.

    • BobSF_94117

      Did they run the numbers in base 8 to see if that helped?

    • JCF

      I think even 1/13th may be too high.

  • Chrissy

    God I hate myself cause I think Alex Marlow is attractive.

  • LeeCMH

    Is Breitbart defending these folks? Probably.

    Larry “wide-stance” Craig
    George “carry-my-bags” Rekers
    Ted “slurp-sniff-sniff-Haggard or Ted “Booty-Bump” Haggard
    Tom “turn-a-page” Foley
    Dennis “Wanna Wrestle?” Hastert
    Ralph “Boy-Pussy” Shortey
    Wes “boy-on-my-desk” Goodman or Wes “buckeyes-and-lies” Goodman
    Vitter the Shitter or Diaper Dave
    Blake “duck-pajamas 2-bagger” Farenhold
    Josh “fingers-are-for-sisters” Duggar
    Roy “touch-my-underwear” Moore
    Trent “mother-my-embroyos” Franks
    Donald “grab-em by the pussy” Trump

    • Gustav2

      Well…they all are Republicans, so of course!

  • boatboy_srq

    Are they really convinced that sane US voters want Lord Dampmut evicted from the WH purely for sexual harassment/impropriety? Not for treasonous collaboration with a foreign power, not for being a tool of the FSB, not for being a nouveau riche grifter who’s scammed everyone he ever worked with, not for the sheer incompetence (or diminished capacity), not for wrecking the entire nation just because Obama tried to act to save it and everything the Blah President has to be undone because reasons, but strictly for the p*ssy-grabbing.

    I’m beginning to think Clinton was really impeached purely because only Republicans can get blowjobs.

  • Benny S.

    Something must be fucking wrong with me. I find Alex Marlow to be quite cute.

    • Megrim Twist

      Alex, would you stop posting this under all of these fake names, please? Thank you!

    • architect_tim

      Yea, I get a real rush when I have sex with men who are homo-cons.

      • Boreal

        A rush to the clinic for penicillin.

    • KnownDonorDad

      Don’t feel bad. I’m attracted to Laura Ingraham.

  • safari
  • boatboy_srq

    If “rape is ‘sex the woman later regrets'”, then Marlow has likely raped every woman he’s been with.

    Which might actually be true regardless of the definition.

  • GayOldLady

    Who’s going to be surprised when we find out that not only Trump has been bought and paid for by the Kremlin, but not a few Republicans are also in bed with Russia? The kompromat must be thick in the Kremlin Files.

    • Joe in PA

      Hey GOL…this is O/T…but we woke up to 10F temp this am…we had to move Jerry’s bed closer to the fire. (Notice my pussy hat on the shelf). 😉

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fc15e30044f56fe0d6ee5a0fbb8ad93d8376e0316475b5de5b402ee7576d3a7e.jpg

      • GayOldLady

        That’s a beautiful pic of Jerry. He looks so cozy. It was cold this morning when I took Bella out and when she came in she ran right to the electric fireplace. So, like an obedient human I turned it on for her. You and I know exactly who owns who.

      • JCF

        Now that’s a Happy Holidays pic!

    • Boreal

      The politburo must be obeyed by all good republikans.

  • safari
    • Joe in PA

      He needs a “buy this hat” sign for his lapel.

      • paganguy

        Or maybe just have hats imprinted with “I’m with stupid” and an arrow pointing down.

    • BobSF_94117

      I thought he hated it at Camp David.

    • Megrim Twist

      He looks like an idiot in that cap with the suit and overcoat. Idiot.

      • The_Wretched

        He doesn’t like sitting to have his hair did. the cap is for the same reason college students wear them. they just got up and ran to class.

    • lymis

      Can we just return him?

    • Michael R
  • BearEyes

    Deja-moo
    I’ve seen this bullshit before.

  • John

    So, he just admitted that they believe that Trump is a predator and not fit to be president, but, they will never say that they were wrong to support him, because cowards never admit to mistakes.

  • Hank

    HYPOCRISY

  • kaydenpat

    Shorter Marlow: “He had an R beside his name so he’s all good”.

  • Snarky

    I love all the post-loss explaining of why people supported Moore. Like Trump’s tweet on Wednesday morning, they can’t handle how bad this loss was for them and they’re just trying to spin, spin, spin.

  • Patrick

    “had to” really mmmmm OK

  • netxtown

    OT:

    Speaking of sex…

    https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/15/andrea-ramsey-candidate-kansas-withdraws-sexual-harassment-297782

    A woman has finally been identified as the aggressor in a sexual harassment case. The case was eventually dismissed with a settlement.

    BUT!!! She was never named as a defendant in the case! Now what the fuck is that??!! It’s Kansas and them rethugs are digging deep!

    • Reality.Bites

      If I work for deep-pocketed Company X and you wish to accuse me of sexual harassment (rightly or wrongly), it makes sense for your lawyer to go after the deep-pocketed company that doesn’t want bad publicity and couldn’t care less about my reputation. They’ll settle quickly, while I might fight with everything I’ve got.

    • Pip

      JFC No one ever said women don’t sexually harass or rape. I love the scramble required to show that the movement is null because they can find a couple cases to hold up as proof that women aren’t innocent. No one said they are.

      • The_Wretched

        Standard obfuscation techniques. We saw it today on the Fox and Friends saying, “we have email so we didn’t need net neutrality”. Irrelevant and no one said email working was the point of Net Neutrality.

  • Michael R

    Maybe if you all go out and molest children it will stop being such a big deal .
    ( or some fucked up logic )

  • KnownDonorDad

    Man, that’s a whole paragraph devoted to victim-blaming.

  • Phil2u

    Well that makes a whole lot of sense…. NOT!

  • Nic Peterson

    Wow. He is just a few steps away from talking about the presidunce in the past tense. Even they know the light at the end if this miserable tunnel is a train.

  • -M-

    So my take away is they’re saying he’s guilty.

  • leastyebejudged

    Why no articles today about how much cops love Trump ?

    End the USA.

  • The_Wretched

    Nice to see them admit that you can’t defend Trump if you have any standards.

  • Mr. M

    Party of Morality! Party of Christian Values! “Values Voters”! LOL

    • Gianni

      The Republicants claimed all those titles for themselves, didn’t they. Interesting how they couldn’t live up to any of them. You forgot: “Character Matters”.

  • Gianni

    Breitbart’s ridiculous ploy didn’t work. The accusations against Trump have floated to the top all over again. This time one can only hope that he gets shot down but good.

  • Ann Kah

    Reply to Breitbart editor:
    Duh.