Did food celeb Anthony Bourdain blow whistle on Secret Service kegger?

Did food celeb Anthony Bourdain blow whistle on Secret Service kegger?

If food shock jock Anthony Bourdain has demonstrated one thing, it is that he is not afraid to mince words when it comes to government employees, past and present. He was unflinchingly candid earlier this year—perhaps too much so—when he described the manner in which he would torture former Vice President Dick Cheney, First, he explained in graphic language to an outdoor gathering in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park that included young children, he would perform perverse sexual acts on Cheney. Then, he added, he would “deep fry [the] head” of the man who for eight years had been a heartbeat away from the president.

According to The Daily Caller, Bourdain was nearly as unguarded last Sunday, when he tweeted:

The guys who rented our phones in #Myanmar before us were Secret Service. They should really have deleted their texts. #Kegparty!

Bourdain, who was in Myanmar to film an episode of his new weekend food and travel show on CNN, says he rented cellphones for use by his production crew. He claims the phones had been used previously by U.S. security personnel and that undeleted text messages suggested they had strayed from their appointed rounds to kick back and party.

During a press briefing on Monday, a reporter asked State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland about Bourdain’s claims of references to keg parties. Nuland is reported to have initially laughed before replying: “We will have our embassy follow up on that one, for sure.”

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Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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