HOH’s One-Minute Recess: The Force Behind Breitbart

Posted June 7, 2011 at 11:19am

Marcia Kramer, a political and investigative reporter with CBS New York, may be the Rosencrantz (or is it the Guildenstern?) of the Rep. Anthony Weiner scandal.

The New York-based reporter first popped up in this sordid little drama Thursday when she and her camera crew traveled from New York to Washington, D.C., to get “answers” from the embattled Congressman.

Kramer visited Weiner’s Washington office with cameras ready and tried to interview the Congressman’s staff. She finally left after Capitol Police showed up and asked for identification.

Kramer popped up in the story again Monday at Weiner’s mea culpa presser. While reporters waited for the New York Democrat to take the stage, several saw Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger who first broke the Weiner scandal, among the crowd and tweeted as much.

However, it was Marcia (Marcia, Marcia!) Kramer who asked Breitbart to go up to the podium to answer questions. And then for a quarter of an hour, a vindicated Breitbart held the stage.

In a bizarre moment, the stars aligned and bit players Breitbart and Kramer became the stars.

Kramer’s greatest reporting hits also include getting then-presidential-candidate Bill Clinton to admit to smoking marijuana, but not to inhaling the stuff.