Hey, you can’t blame a guy for trying, right? The “right-wing conspiracy” defense has worked out pretty well for others in the Democrat party. Right-wing blogs have come a long way since 1998, though, and they hold up pretty well against “real journalists” who seem to overlook shenanigans when distracted by a shiny “D” next to someone’s name. Get the FBI involved, though, and things get tricky.

As Twitchy reported much earlier today, the FBI paid a visit to the home of a friend and financial backer of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez.

Kudos to Matthew Boyle of Breitbart.com, who just keeps advancing the story. Boyle says he has obtained emails showing an FBI agent offering to fly the source of the prostitution story to “a location where you can feel safe” to help with the inquiry. Someone needs to tell the FBI this is all being manufactured by a right-wing blog; that would save airfare, at least.

https://twitter.com/OliverBarie/status/296697047812280322

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Update:

This is interesting. A right-wing blog going by the name “NBC News” is reporting tonight that Menendez forgot to reimburse his fundraiser friend, Dr. Salomon Melgen, for two round-trip flights on a private jet to the Dominican Republic in 2010, writing a personal check for $58,000 three years late.

Related:

Sen. Bob Menendez said Secret Service agents who solicited prostitutes abroad should be fired

FBI raids office of Sen. Menendez donor tied to prostitution scandal

Derp: Immigration-and-sex-scandal-plagued Menendez pimps immigration reform

Matt Drudge teases campaign sex scandal; Twitter speculates; Update: ‘Powerful senator’; Update: Menendez prostitution scandal

  • http://twitter.com/Gator_Country Stephen K

    “Right wing blogs” may control the FBI, but the FBI is controlled by Eric Holder. I still say the worst that Menendez will face is a few months (at most) of embarrassing headlines that will be confined strictly to the “right wing blogs” before one of Holder’s henchmen quietly announces at some Friday afternoon news dump that all charges against Menendez are dismissed.

  • http://twitter.com/Gator_Country Stephen K

    “Right wing blogs” may control the FBI, but the FBI is controlled by Eric Holder. I still say the worst that Menendez will face is a few months (at most) of embarrassing headlines that will be confined strictly to the “right wing blogs” before one of Holder’s henchmen quietly announces at some Friday afternoon news dump that all charges against Menendez are dismissed.

  • http://twitter.com/stupid_republic Stupid Republic

    Who knew right wing blogs were capable of forcing sitting United States Senators to commit sex trafficking crimes in foreign nations?

    Sorry Bilderbergs, Rothschilds, Freemasons, Illuminati and Trilateral Commission, you’ve been topped by the greatest shadowy force of all — right wing blogs. Adjust your tin foil hats accordingly, kooks.

  • http://twitter.com/stupid_republic Stupid Republic

    Who knew right wing blogs were capable of forcing sitting United States Senators to commit sex trafficking crimes in foreign nations?

    Sorry Bilderbergs, Rothschilds, Freemasons, Illuminati and Trilateral Commission, you’ve been topped by the greatest shadowy force of all — right wing blogs. Adjust your tin foil hats accordingly, kooks.

  • waltermitty2012

    Menendez paid $58k for two flights, what was the inflight entertainment? Keep that checkbook handy and your lawyer on speed-dial.

  • HARP2

    Wow…..we sure are busy. First we found out we ruined the 4th quarter last year and now we are to blame for his dinky dunking.

  • Jack Deth

    Wow!

    The power of those pesky “Right Wing Blogs” can spur an FBI investigation of a skeevy, slimy, sloppy Senator.

    All without the Bully Pulpit of the righteous Main Stream Media!

    Oh, wait!

  • syvyn11

    Hope you enjoy prison, Bob. Where every night is prom and every night, you’re the prom queen!

    Remember these two words. Segregated Custody.

    • Jim Denney

      Not a chance, remember who is AG. Holder will bury the FBI investigation faster than a gravedigger on speed.

      • fivebyfive

        F.B.I. has its own agenda, they don’t answer to holder. These clowns will be GONE in 4 years.
        F.B.I. is here forever

      • syvyn11

        Letting a child molester skate? Not even Holder is that low.

        What am I saying, OF COURSE HE’S THAT LOW!

        • TheOriginalDonald

          no he isn’t!-Jerry Sandusky

          • syvyn11

            Holder didn’t prosecute Sandusky.

            He will have to prosecute Menendez.

          • syvyn11

            Holder didn’t prosecute Sandusky.

            He will have to prosecute Menendez.

        • TheOriginalDonald

          no he isn’t!-Jerry Sandusky

  • fivebyfive

    How can 1 half of 1 third of the goverment have SO MUCH power, They should run the country if they’re that good!

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Announcer: “The serial abuser of underage prostitutes is grabbed by authorities and it’s apparent that he’s wearing a mask. It’s pulled off to reveal….”

    Everyone: “BOB MENENDEZ?!”

    Menendez: “And I’d have gotten away with it if not for you meddling right wing bloggers!!”

    Ace of Spades: Hee hee hee hee!

    Sooper Mexican: Ruh Roh!!

    • TheOriginalDonald

      no no no it’s supposed to be…

      blonde Sean Hannity “Now let’s see who the REAL Creeper is…….”

    • TheOriginalDonald

      no no no it’s supposed to be…

      blonde Sean Hannity “Now let’s see who the REAL Creeper is…….”

  • YERMOM182

    ummm… no your problems are that you like to fuck little girls it has nothing to do with the internet

  • David Shrock

    Something tells me the witnesses and gathered information will disappear in a veil of smoke.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

    And he would have gotten away with it, if not for those pesky meddlesome kids!
    (channeling the Scooby Doo of my youth)

  • dwsmokin

    Hmm, the Dems control the White House, the Senate, won the election in November, and the Prez supposedly has his highest approval ever! And a little conservative blog can cause all this? Darn those pesky conservatives, they keep getting in the way.

  • Ntr

    The right-wing owns the more intelligent side of the political blogging ‘community’ and also the more trusted, informed side of Twitter. This ground should never be ceded at all. The ‘vast right wing conspiracy’ has only grown in the last decade and i love it. While the left-leaning blogosphere (to bring in 2006 term) keeps short attention of their mindless hoards with shock aka “gun nut” this, “birther” that. We offer facts and the future of online media, across the board, belongs to the more right minded. Because we’re more about informing and not only entertaining.

  • ratizbad

    The right again when will it stop…..

  • ratizbad

    The right again when will it stop…..

  • Robert Boni

    Bush caused menendez’ problems

  • $29561723

    As an escaped inmate of New Jersey, I can verify that Menendez is typical of NJ liberals. They are depraved, corrupt, and perverted. New Jersey Republicans, however, are simply Democrats that haven’t been caught yet

    • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

      e.g. Chris Christie, aka Crispy Creme.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    I am currently creating a right wing website that will have a blog on it, where do I get the FBI credentials? I guess that payment for the flights to his favorite prostitute site was also a vast right wing conspiracy or something……….

  • Martha Washington

    Finally Right-Wing BlOGGERS are Running the Federal Bureau of INVESTIGATION! Now when are they going 2 VET the FOREIGN BORN guy PRETENDING 2 be PRESIDENT? We would like his SEALED RECORDS to be UNSEALED-

  • Guest

    It is a “right wing conspiracy” if the FBI investigates allegations against Menendez, of being a sexual predator..?
    Presumably, normal standards of prima facie evidence persuaded the FBI,
    to begin an expensive and controversial investigation, in the first place.

  • AdoEdem

    But! Are right wing blogs controlled by…. THE JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS?

    Someone had to ask, you know. Or is that heckling?

  • lainer51

    Depends on what your definition of “right wing blog” is?

  • Herman LaClair

    “That 16-year old girl could be my daughter”, said Obama…not.

  • Herman LaClair

    “That 16-year old girl could be my daughter”, said Obama…not.