The Two Faces of Andrew Breitbart
Enemy of Truth & Traitor to American Values
BACHMANN | RICHARD
M. SCAIFE | JOHN
ENSIGN | MARK
SANFORD | SAM
GARY BAUER | DAN BURTON | | JOHN BARRASSO | DICK ARMEY | LAMAR ALEXANDER | MAX BAUCUS | GARY BAUER | THE BIRTHERS
ROY BLUNT | JOHN BOEHNER | KIT BOND | JIM BUNNING | RICHARD BURR | KEN CALVERT | ERIC CANTOR | SAXBY CHAMBLISS | TOM COBURN
BOB CORKER CHUCK GRASSLEY | SEN. CORNYN | ANN COULTER | JIM INHOFE | JIM DEMINT | BILL NELSON | PAT ROBERTSON | ADOLPH COORS
JAMES DOBSON | LATE JERRY FALWELL SEN. CRAPO | TOM DELAY | RICHARD DEVOS | DICK CHENEY | DOUG LAMBORN | THE FAR RIGHT PURPOSE
GIULIANI | GLENN BECK LINDSEY GRAHAM | JUDD GREGG | JEFF GANNON | REPUBLICAN HALL OF SHAME | SEAN HANNITY | HEALTHCARE REFORM
LARRY PRATT | WALLY HERGER | MIKE HUCKABEE JOHNNY ISAKSON | JEB BUSH | MIKE JOHANNS | JOHN MCCAIN | MITCH MCCONNEL
DICK MORRIS | NEWT GINGRICH | BILL O'REILLY | RUSH LIMBAUGH SARAH PALIN | SEN. RISCH | PAUL ROBERTSON | SEN. ROBERTS
GEORGE ROCHE | MITT ROMNEY | RONALD REAGAN | KARL ROVE | SEN. SESSIONS | RICHARD SHELBY | TOM TANCREDO | TRENT FRANKS
REPUBLICANS WHO VOTED FOR RAPE | LT. GOV. ANDRE BAUER | CHRISTIAN HIJACK | FOX NEWS MICHELLE MALKIN | MARK PRYOR
MIKE MCINTYRE | JOE PITTS | HEATH SHULER | BART STUPAK | CHRISTIAN RECONSTRUCTIONISTS | ZACK WAMP | FRANK WOLF
CHIP PICKERING | TEA BAGGERS | JOHN ASHCROFT | LOUIS SHELDON | WYLY BROTHERS | GEORGE W. BUSH UNOFFICIAL PAGE | THE FAMILY
Presented by: The Religious Freedom Coalition of the SouthEast
To Donate by Credit Card click on the Button Below
Thank You for Whatever you can do.
If you are interested in becoming Spiritually Enlightened...Click HERE or on the Red Dragon Below. You will be taken to a page which will reveal the gateway to Enlightenment.
Click on the below image and read the Quest - you will discover the secret Grail of Immortality. Then click on and read the Way and finally The Word. The three books are available in Kindle format. Go to Barnes and Noble for Nook format.
Go to http://professionalleft.blogspot.com for a treat!!!
between Church and State." Who coined the Phrase? Give up?
Answer: Thomas Jefferson - one of the founding fathers of this
great Nation and a creator of the U.S. Constitution and the First Amendment
to that same Constitution. Thomas Jefferson, in 1802, wrote a Letter
to the Danbury Baptist Association, referring to the First Amendment to the
US Constitution. In it he said:
EXTREMIST (TEA PARTY) REPUBLICANS ARE THE ENEMY AND TRAITORS TO AMERICA by R. Blackbird
Extremist (Tea Party) Republicans are selfish, power hungry, hateful of the poor, disloyal to the nation and its people, dishonest, avaricious, scornful of the nation's history, the dignity of its institutio
Those Extremist Republicans hate the rest of us, which they must, in order to pass away from themselves and onto us, the financial burdens and losses their crimes, schemes and thefts cause. They are prolific, incessant, and destructive liars. They are blasphemers for they insist that their hateful and destructive deeds are the work of God. They are apostates for they gleefully attack the poor, the immigrants, the old and the sick, of whom God has commanded all of us to be mindful.
There is no reasoning with them, for all their logic is built on false premises. There is no appealing to them for honor's sake for they have lost all sense of shame and have no honor, there is no appealing to them for the nation's sake for that it what they hate the most.
Extremist (Tea Party) Republicans are the enemy.
Andrew J. Breitbart was born February 1, 1969. He is an American publisher, commentator for the Washington Times, author, an occasional guest commentator on various news programs. He may be best-known for serving as an editor for the Drudge Report website. He was a researcher for Arianna Huffington, and was employed by her as "the primary developer" of her website, the Huffington Post. He currently runs his own news aggregation site, Breitbart.com, and five other websites: Breitbart.tv, Big Hollywood, Big Government, Big Journalism, and Big Peace. Keith Olbermann has called Breitbart "scum" and a "pornographer of propaganda". He is a Shill for Fox News and a very devious and dishonest person
Origins and Personal Life
Breitbart grew up in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Both he and his sister Tracey were adopted. His biological father was a folk singer. His adoptive father was a restaurateur, his mother a banker. He worked as a pizza deliveryperson and car washer. He graduated from Tulane University in 1991. He says he "grew up in Brentwood a secular liberal Jew" who celebrated his bar mitzvah and "has the tape to prove it," but had "an interesting epiphany" during the Clarence Thomas hearings. He now describes himself as "a Reagan conservative" who has "sympathies towards the libertarian side of issues."
In 1995 he saw the Drudge Report and was so impressed that he emailed Matt Drudge. "I thought what he was doing was by far the coolest thing on the Internet. And I still do." Matt Drudge introduced him to Arianna Huffington, when she was still a Republican, and Breitbart subsequently assisted Huffington, after she became a "Progressive", in creating her website.
He is married to Susannah (Susie) Bean, the daughter of actor Orson Bean, and has four children.
Before the launching of Big Government, Breitbart's highest profile venue was the Drudge Report. Breitbart, who once described himself as "Matt Drudge’s bitch," selected and posted links to other news wire sources. Mr. Breitbart has guest-hosted the Savage Nation talk radio program on several occasions. He also regularly fills in for Dennis Miller as host of Miller's nationally-syndicated radio show.
Breitbart co-wrote Hollywood, Interrupted: Insanity Chic in Babylon with Mark Ebner, a book that is highly critical of U.S. celebrity culture. The publisher's description says, "celebrities somehow believe that it's their God-given right to inflict their pathology on the rest of us. Hollywood, Interrupted illustrates how these dysfunctional dilettantes are mad as hell.... And we're not going to take it any more."
Breitbart's work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, National Review Online and the Weekly Standard Online, among others. He writes a weekly column for The Washington Times, which also appears at Real Clear Politics.
Breitbart has appeared as a commentator on Real Time with Bill Maher and Dennis Miller. In 2004 he was a guest commentator on Fox News Channel's morning show and frequently appears as a guest panelist on Fox News's late night program, Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. Breitbart also appeared as a commentator in the 2004 documentary Michael Moore Hates America.
On October 22, 2009 Breitbart appeared on C-SPAN's Washington Journal. He gave his opinions on the mainstream media, Hollywood, the Obama Administration and his personal political views, having heated debates with several callers.
In February 2010, Breitbart received the Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award during the CPAC conference in Washington, D.C. During his acceptance speech, he responded directly to accusations by New York Times reporter Kate Zernike that Jason Mattera, a young conservative activist, had been using "racial tones" in his allusions to President Obama, and had spoken in a "Chris Rock voice." (Because Mattera is from Brooklyn, he was actually speaking in his own dialect.) From the podium, Breitbart called Zernike "a despicable human being" for having made such allegations about Mattera's New York accent.
Breitbart currently runs his own news site at Breitbart.com; it is frequently linked to by the Drudge Report and other websites. It features wire stories from the Associated Press, Reuters, Agence France-Presse, Fox News, PR Newswire, U.S. Newswire, as well as direct links to a number of major international newspapers. Its Blog & "Network" links tend to run to the right within the U.S. political spectrum (e.g., National Review, Instapundit, and Townhall.com). The site also features a search engine powered by Lingospot and a finance channel powered by FinancialContent. In 2007, Breitbart launched a video blog, Breitbart.tv.
In 2008 Breitbart launched the website "Big Hollywood," a "group blog" driven by Tinseltown, with contributions from a variety of writers, including entertainment-industry professionals who politically lean right.
The site, an outgrowth of the column "Big Hollywood" that Breitbart wrote for the Washington Times, addresses issues facing conservatives who work in Hollywood.
In 2009, the site accused the National Endowment of the Arts of encouraging artists to create work in support of Barack Obama's domestic policy agenda. The claim was based on excerpts of a secretly recorded conference call, and resulted in the resignation of Yosi Sergant, the agency's Director of Communications.
Andrew Breitbart gave notice that he would produce a new blog, entitled "Big Government," to premiere on September 10, 2009. He hired Mike Flynn, a former government affairs specialist at Reason Foundation, as Editor-in-Chief of Big Government.
The site started by airing footage of ACORN staffers in Baltimore who gave unethical advice concerning underage prostitution and tax-evasion on-tape to Hannah Giles and James O'Keefe. Within 24 hours of the video's release, the two women featured on the hidden camera were fired by ACORN over the incident. After the release of the second in the tape series, which targeted the Washington D.C. ACORN office, the U.S. Census Bureau severed its connection with ACORN, which had been scheduled to assist in the 2010 census. Five "sting tapes," with Hannah Giles portraying the "prostitute" Kenya, and O'Keefe acting as her boyfriend/pimp, have been released; these feature the ACORN offices in Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Brooklyn, New York, and both San Bernardino and San Diego, California.
Breitbart has vowed to "continue exposing" the ACORN organization; on November 22, 2009 he broke a story on Burbank's KFI AM radio about a "document dump" by the National City, California ACORN office. His story claimed that thousands of allegedly incriminating documents were thrown in a public dumpster in the wake of California Attorney General Jerry Brown's investigation of ACORN, only to be recovered by local private investigator Derrick Roach. Breitbart said that he intended to "drip" the documents out in a serialized story, in a fashion similar to the O'Keefe videos. Brown released a report on April 1, 2010 saying that O'Keefe's videos were "severely edited" and contained no evidence of criminal conduct on the part of ACORN employees. On March 22, 2010 ACORN announced that it was disbanding due to insufficient revenues, attributable in great part to the effects of the controversy ignited by Breitbart's investigations.
In January, 2010, Breitbart launched Big Journalism. He told Mediaite:
Big Journalism is edited by Michael A. Walsh, a former journalism professor and Time magazine music critic. One of Breitbart's aims for the site is to shame "traditional media outlets ... into telling the truth." The site has a fictional contributor named "Retracto, the Correction Alpaca" who posts items requesting corrections from the traditional media.
BigPeace.com debuted July 4, 2010, with eight blog posts. The site covers military operations of the world.
Breitbart often appears as a speaker at fiscally conservative Tea Party movement protests across the U.S. For example, Breitbart was a keynote speaker at the first National Tea Party Convention at Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville on February 6, 2010.
On March 20, 2010, before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Bill was voted on by lawmakers, it was reported that protesters against the bill used racial and homophobic slurs at a rally at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.. Black congressmen lawmakers John Lewis, Andre Carson and Emanuel Cleaver said that demonstrators shouted "nigger" at them. Breitbart stated that the Congressmen had taken photographs during their walk but not produced any videos of the alleged abuse, suggested they were trying to "manufacture the false appearance of" racism, and offered to donate $10,000 to the United Negro College Fund if Rep. Lewis provided any evidence of his claims. Later he raised his offer to a $100,000 donation "for any audio/video footage of the N-word being hurled at Congressmen John Lewis and Andre Carson" and said that Nancy Pelosi also walked through the crowd "looking to provoke a negative reaction. They didn’t get it. So they made it up." He added, "Nancy Pelosi did a great disservice to a great civil rights icon [Lewis] by thrusting him out there to perform this mischievous task. His reputation is now on the line as a result of her desperation to take down the Tea Party movement."
On April 13, an Associated Press report claimed that "Rep. Heath Shuler of North Carolina, who is white" had also heard the slurs and that Breitbart was relying on a video shot at least an hour after the walk. The AP report regarding Shuler was quickly corrected: "Shuler was not walking with Cleaver and did not hear the 'N-word'". Shuler did hear the slurs made against Barney Frank. Breitbart says he "was not relying on the one video for proof", and says he emphasized that to the AP writer. Breitbart also says he was relying on the fact that two people with the Democrats had video cameras held over their heads during the walk but have never produced any footage of racial abuse. David Weigel, blogging for The Washington Post, noted that Breitbart and others appear to have won a new media victory about whether the slurs happened, concluding "that the March 20 story will be remembered by conservatives as evidence of how the media accepts attacks on conservatives without due diligence".
On July 19, 2010, after the NAACP had criticized the Tea Party movement for alleged racism days earlier, Breitbart posted two videos which he said showed the NAACP condoning racism despite publicly opposing it. The videos showed brief excerpts of a speech by Shirley Sherrod, an official with the United States Department of Agriculture, at a NAACP fundraising dinner in March 2009, in which, Breitbart later said, "she expresses a discriminatory attitude towards white people [and] the audience responds with applause". During the ensuing controversy, Sherrod was forced to resign.
Breitbart claims that he posted the clips as he received them from an unnamed source. The NAACP posted the complete video of the speech the next day (as did Breitbart), revealing that the speaker was in fact making an argument against racial discrimination, and said that the editing of the video was deliberately deceptive and that it had been "snookered" by Breitbart and Fox News into believing that it showed a racist comment. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack later "apologized to ousted employee Shirley Sherrod and offered her a unique new position at the agency".
Sherrod said she "would definitely consider" legal action against Breitbart. "As much as he's saying it was about the NAACP, he had to know that it was about me," Sherrod said. "He was willing to destroy me to get to what he thought -- to try to destroy the NAACP." Many media outlets offered their views on Breitbart’s actions: conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called it "great work" whereas ABC News' Nightline program called Breitbart a "provocateur, a rabble-rouser, and a master manipulator". CNN called the episode a "smear campaign" and news anchor Keith Olbermann called Breitbart "scum" and a "pornographer of propaganda".
An unrepentant Andrew Breitbart told POLITICO on Thursday that the Obama administration and its allies have manufactured a controversy over the video he posted of Shirley Sherrod’s speech to the NAACP as part of an orchestrated effort to take him down.
“I am public enemy No. 1 or 2 to the Democratic Party, the progressive movement and the Obama administration based upon the successes my journalism has had,” Breitbart said in a telephone interview late Thursday morning as he headed to the airport for what he said was a long-planned, three-day vacation.
Breitbart asserted that liberal media outlets are shifting the focus to the misleading excerpting in the videos he posted — as well as his erroneous statement about the context of the footage — to divert attention from what he asserts is a double standard on racist behavior exposed by the video, which he released Monday to push back against a recently passed NAACP resolution expressing concern about “racist elements” in the tea party movement.
“The desire here is to make it about me and not the Democratic establishment and the NAACP vs. the tea party,” Breitbart said, defending the footage he posted as “a self-contained newsworthy video that established the media standard of pointing out that the NAACP countenanced racism in its own award dinner setting. That was the point. That was the point. And the video proves it.”
He offered no apology to Sherrod but said that she has not been held accountable for the racial overtones of what she said.
"If anybody reads the sainted, martyred Sherrod’s entire speech, this person has not gotten past black vs. white," he said.
Asked whether he would have more thoroughly vetted the original video if he had it to do over again, Breitbart wouldn’t say.
“Let me think about that,” he said. “You’ll have to ask me (later). I am right now about to get out of the car to go to the airport, and I’ll think about this for another time, because I’m being inundated with falsehoods left and right that are making it impossible for me to have a 40,000-feet-above-it-all perspective of what’s going on. All I’m seeing is people right now seeing blood in the water and coming after me. And the amount of half-truths and falsehoods that are out there in the pursuit of taking me down because they perceive that I’m a threat, it’s astounding.”
He did say “I believe that I’m held to a higher standard. If this video showed a picture of a Caucasian talking in the exact same way but talking about a black person with an audience affirming and clapping that behavior, the reporter would be getting a Pulitzer Prize right now.”
The video excerpts Breitbart posted Monday on his Big Government website appeared to show Sherrod, until recently an Agriculture Department official, recalling during a March 27 appearance at an NAACP banquet in Georgia her discriminatory attitude against a white farmer, though - contrary to Breitbart's assertions - there is no evidence of the audience applauding her ostensibly discriminatory sentiments.
The original footage sparked wide condemnation of Sherrod — including from the NAACP — and she was forced to resign from the Agriculture Department.
But, when the NAACP released the full video of her speech, it showed her describing that she actually had set aside her racial assumptions and helped the farmer, while concluding that "there is no difference between us” — prompting apologies from the NAACP, President Barack Obama and others, and an offer to have her job back.
The incident took place while she was working at a nonprofit group — well before she went to work at the Agriculture Department in 2009. It was this issue that Breitbart’s correction addressed.
“While Ms. Sherrod made the remarks captured in the first video featured in this post while she held a federally appointed position, the story she tells refers to actions she took before she held that federal position,” the correction read.
Breitbart described the correction as stemming from “misunderstanding the timeline of the thing based upon (Sherrod’s) after-the-fact (explanation) of when this transpired” so “I offered a correction. Journalists offer corrections.”
Asked if he regretted the error, he said “anybody that issues a correction is offering a regret — it’s manifestly obvious.”
Breitbart insisted that he received only the video excerpts he posted, not the full speech, and he refused to answer questions about the motivations or identity of the source, saying only “I’m protecting that person’s identity.”
On Tuesday, he told Fox News’s Sean Hannity the video came from “an individual in Georgia who is worried of — worried about being exposed and attacked like Joe the plumber reached out to me,” and asserted in an interview with CNN’s John King that he has more similar video, which he asserted shows “even more racism.”
He wouldn’t answer POLITICO’s questions about whether he had doubts about that additional video or intended to post it.
But he did assert that the footage missing from the Sherrod video that he posted didn’t substantively change the story and said that he posted some footage in which she said she realized class was more significant a factor than race.
“The media is misportraying me — deceptively editing this story to make it appear that the video that I put out there, I edited — it’s false, and that’s malicious,” Breitbart said. “They’re also saying that I kept out the exculpatory stuff. The exculpatory narrative is not only in the tail end of the excerpt, but it’s reasserted in my text description.”
Breitbart was equally defiant when asked whether it counted against him that he had to clarify or correct aspects of both of the major stories he’s broken — the Sherrod saga and a video expose of the liberal community organizing group ACORN.
The ACORN videos, which played a major role in the group's demise, left the false impression that Breitbart protégé James O’Keefe was dressed in a cartoonish pimp suit while secretly filming ACORN employees offering advice on how to set up a brothel for underage girls — a claim Breitbart echoed, though he later admitted he “did not know that there was a discrepancy” between O’Keefe’s dress during an introductory sequence in the videos and what he wore during his secretly filmed discussions.
Referring to both the ACORN and Sherrod exposes, Breitbart told POLITICO Thursday “they were extensive stories where the lion’s share — 99.99999 percent was accurate — and that which wasn’t, we corrected the record. And none of it affected the material aspects of the story.”
Below are Links to Enemies of Religious Freedom:Big oil | Baucus | Barrasso | Barbour | Bachus Are You Going to Hell | Apocalypse | Anatomy of Religious Right | American Action Republican Hall of Shame | Sean Hannity | Health Care Reform How to Fix Bush's Mess | Huckabee | Senator Inhofe | Iraq War | Johnny Isakson Bill O'Reilly | Paleoconservative | Patriot Movement Risch | Senator Roberts | George Roche | Romney Christie Rand Paul | Paul Ryan
|For information on all
individuals and organizations listed in this website, or the name of a
contact person in your area that can give you further information on the
Religious Freedom Coalition of the Southeast, or the First Amendment
Coalition, contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org Let us hear from you!
You may call also call us at 000-000-0000 If you access our voice mail, we will call you back collect if long distance.
Or, you can write to us at: RFCSE, P.O. Box 673206, Marietta, GA 30006-0036
There have been visitors to this page since January 1, 2009
|This site created by Georgia First Amendment
Coalition and Religious Freedom Coalition of the Southeast
design copyright 1998 an associate