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RNC to re-invite Breitbart to fundraiser

By Matt DeLong

The Republican National Committee will re-invite controversial conservative activist Andrew Breitbart to a rescheduled big-donor fundraiser next month The Washington Times reports.

"I don't know Andrew Breitbart's schedule for after Labor Day, but he certainly will be invited," RNC Communications Director Doug Heye said, reiterating that the event "has been postponed," rather than canceled as CNN reported.

The RNC made waves last week when it announced that Breitbart -- fresh off a racial firestorm ignited by a selectively edited videotape he published about Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod - would be a "special guest" at a fundraiser. The committee later postponed the donor event, raising speculation that the negative publicity might have been to much for the RNC.

By Matt DeLong  |  August 2, 2010; 10:52 AM ET
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I don't think inviting Breitbart to a fundraiser is sending the right message at this time, just before the November show-down, but thats me...

Posted by: edmundsingleton1 | August 3, 2010 4:16 AM | Report abuse

Poor clawrence12, blathering away about the journolist non-scandal.

But if you can show where anyone on that list posted deceptively edited video, with altered audio, like the ACORN or Shirley Sherrod vids, then please do point it out.

And I'm still waiting for Breitbart to back up his BS against ACORN by releasing the unedited videos, with unaltered audio, because every day he cowardly refuses to do such proves what lies he's peddling.

But hey, you want to stick up for such hypocritical, prevaricating swine like Breitbart, that's certainly your right.

Posted by: kingcranky | August 2, 2010 9:27 PM | Report abuse

The RNC endorses racists. End of story.

Posted by: anarcho-liberal-tarian | August 2, 2010 1:26 PM

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yessiree bob.........that leader michael steele sure is a racist endorser. you democrats have nothing anymore but name calling. The democrat party is the party of no jobs and no business.

Posted by: twotimetuna | August 2, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

the GOP needs more muddle-headed, lying, stupid bigots likle Breitbart. Have they really gotten this low?

Posted by: sameolddoc | August 2, 2010 8:31 PM | Report abuse

“The concept of neutral, objective journalism is no longer,” Breitbart says. JournoList, he adds, was a “Watergate of epic proportion in the newsroom.” He also has a theory about why the press is playing down the story: “If they go after Dave Weigel and Ezra Klein, they are going to have to go after the whole list because it is not just the sins of commission . . . it is the sins of omission of the rest of the people on the group to watch that strategy play itself out. These people aided in that crime.”

Posted by: clawrence12 | August 2, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Unbelievable! Have they no shame? No sense?

If the people at RNC are that desperate for speakers, perhaps they should place a call to Lucifer himself. He'd feel right at home!

Posted by: castleb | August 2, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

I'm not surprised the Republican Party would cozy up to a known liar and manipulator. That's all the party and their propaganda partners in the media are.

Posted by: FauxReal | August 2, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

With Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, and Andrew Breitbart the inmates are taking over the (GOP) asylum.

Posted by: chuck8 | August 2, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

I'll have to make up some RNC T-shirts. You know, the ones with the big hand and the pointing finger?

They say "I'm with Breitbart."

Posted by: baldinho | August 2, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

The RNC can't afford NOT to invite one of its leaders, the racist Tea Party leader Breitbart.

Posted by: jjedif | August 2, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Damn, it's funny to read all of the sour grapes here.

The Rs are going to kick tail this fall and again in 2012 and there's nothing you DemocRATs can do about it...except the usual whining.

Posted by: joelinpdx | August 2, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

osmor, did you read the LINK? Dan Rather willfully, knowingly, and deceptively broadcast faked documents to pump up the Dems into believing a lie too. Like I said, at least Breitbart used Sherrod's OWN WORDS!

Posted by: clawrence12 | August 2, 2010 3:16 PM
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NOONE believes that Dan Rather knowingly broadcast fake documents. The irony is that the information in those false documents was probably true, that Bush really did avoid the draft during the Viet Nam conflict, but by using tainted material the real story (Bush did not serve) was lost because of the outroar over the documents.

Aside from all this, Rather apologized and left CBS early because of the uproar. Breitbart has yet to apologize and still blogs away.

Isn't that the real difference between Liberals and Conservatives? Liberals have values, admit their mistakes, are caring and compassionate. Conservatives have no values, no decency and broadcast lies (Fox, Coulter, Breitbart). Yet the Republicans embrace them.

Posted by: nyrunner101 | August 2, 2010 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Just another reason why Abraham Lincoln is rolling in his grave at what his party has become.

Posted by: Sherry91 | August 2, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

A lying vindicative Brightfart's all you need to stink up this already rotting compost pile of a party.

Posted by: GarrisonLiberty | August 2, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

The Republican Party has thrown in with the liars and prevaricators once again. Anybody else not-particularly-surprised?

Posted by: Zino | August 2, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

"Does the GOP have no sense at all?"

It quit making sense about the time it quit being grand. Call it the OP.

Posted by: mattintx | August 2, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

The GOP just keeps getting further and further out into the radical extremes. Of course they'll invite this serial liar Breitbart to join them. Maybe they'll give him a medal of honor. This type of bizarre cretin is now of heroic stature to the dregs that the Republican Party has become.

Posted by: wilder5121 | August 2, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

This one needs no explanation, the loons invite Mr. Loonie to their party again. They all deserve each other, they are all a few bricks short of a load.

Posted by: ronjeske | August 2, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

This one needs no explanation, the loons invite Mr. Loonie to their party again. They all deserve each other, they are all a few bricks short of a load.

Posted by: ronjeske | August 2, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Pay the Lady.


No, sorry, I meant Breitbart.

Posted by: gannon_dick | August 2, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Come on folks. Let's be real here. Brietbart ruins Sherrod and ACORN with misrepresentation bordering on racism, well I don't even know if I could call it that, but now Steele is going to a fundraiser with him?? I never heard of a person who misrepresented the truth and gets credit for it since Al Gore. Now let's get down and dirty. Steele is a patsy. He is being used by the republican party to placate this race-tugging strategy the GOP is implementing. Now I thought I was crazy until I came across an article that describes exactly that:

http://apleblog.com/2010/08/02/gop%E2%80%99s-political-strategy-mirrors-blackface-theatrics/

Posted by: republicanblack | August 2, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Oh, BTW, Rather didn't know some of the records about Bush were not entirely true. And I say SOME. Most of the unflattering information of Bush in the reserves was true.

Posted by: lddoyle2002 | August 2, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Why on earth would anybody want Breitbart around? Does the GOP have no sense at all? I guess he'll be there with his hat out as he'll need the money to pay for the Sherrod lawsuit against him.

Posted by: lddoyle2002 | August 2, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Why would the RNC ever NOT invite Andrew Breitbart? Hate speech and slander never go out of season for the RNC.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | August 2, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

lighgrw, do you really think that the majority of "journolists" on journ-O-list were "neutral"?

osmor, did you read the LINK? Dan Rather willfully, knowingly, and deceptively broadcast faked documents to pump up the Dems into believing a lie too. Like I said, at least Breitbart used Sherrod's OWN WORDS!

Posted by: clawrence12 | August 2, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

This kind of nonsense is why, even though I hate both parties, I despise Republicans more.

On one hand they run around yelling about the "liberal bias" they see everywhere and on the other hand they blatantly print and run lies without ever apologizing for their actions. Instead of even believing they were wronged by these people, Republicans turn them into heroes!

It's ironic that so many of the people crying "liberal bias" actually help raise money for the Republican Party. At least the majority of journalists try to remain neutral, the right-wing members of the media are full-blown operatives...

Posted by: lightgrw | August 2, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Whose really surprized? The GOP just keeps shrinking the tent. It's a pup tent now.

Posted by: jckdoors | August 2, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

lets hope breitfart brings along his boyfriend james o'keefe, along with the other gop criminals it should be a complete rogues gallery.

Posted by: calif-joe | August 2, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

The Republican Party has to be the most arrogant, obtuse group of right-wing fanatics the world has ever seen. They really don't care a rodent's gluteus maximus about facts, truth or fairness in their remorseless quest to slime back into power.

Posted by: ejs2 | August 2, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

clawdude,

Rather's actions were exactly like the VP and the SecDef during their bogus push for the Iraq war. They willfully ignored, even fired generals who spoke the truth about the serious obstacles to be encountered. AND, they gleefully believed and touted the WMD claims.

Breitfart, on the other hand, willfully, knowingly, and deceptively doctored a video to pump up the goobers into believing a lie. He and his bosses knew it would work. The Repub leadership has openly acknowledged they do not respect the intellect of their followers. You are proving them right.

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Posted by: osmor | August 2, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

DCSteve1, did you even READ the report I linked to as to said faked documents?

Posted by: clawrence12 | August 2, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

I'm not surprised. Brightbart is a hero to the republican racist, hypocrit scum.

Posted by: wiz_fan | August 2, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

In the last fortnight:

1) The NAACP called the tea party racists; 2) Andrew Breitbart called the NAACP racist;
3) Shirley Sherrod called opponents of Obamacare and Breitbart racists - just before her husband surfaced with a racist video of his own;
4) Secretary Tom Vilsack called Shirley Sherrod racist;
5) many in mainstream media called Breitbart racist;
6) Howard Dean called Fox racist despite being told Fox DID NOT publish the Sherrod video or ANY commentary attacking Sherrod.
7) It was revealed that liberal journalist Spencer Ackerman proposed calling Fred Barnes and Karl Rove racist.

Thus the vicious act of falsely accusing people of racism became a laughing stock.

By weeks end… even the mainstream media got the picture... Media superstar Sherrod vanished from the Weekend talk shows – not one mention !

Posted by: Petras123 | August 2, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Replying to:

"Sure, kingcranky, just as soon as Dan Rather apologizes for faking GWB's service records. Posted by: clawrence12 | August 2, 2010 11:45 AM"

Clawrence, is it REALLY too much to ask that you check the facts before you post garbage like this? Dan Rather did no such thing, as even a cursory Google search reveals. But I suspect you knew that full well, and were just desperate for a rejoinder to Kingcracky's lucid comment.

Posted by: DCSteve1 | August 2, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Breibart's site intends to defame people he considers "liberals," he put up a doctored tape defaming Sherrod. Words were true but edited to create the lie. She will win the defamation suit. Hope she takes him for everything he is worth. Other victims of the right wing hate machine should do likewise. These jerks don't understand a lot but they do understand money.

Posted by: orange31 | August 2, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

As if kathlenec and pkbishop are offering positive posts? They both are using the same "stooping to new lows" talking points. I take it that journ-O-list is up and running somewhere again!

Posted by: clawrence12 | August 2, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

The RNC endorses racists. End of story.

Posted by: anarcho-liberal-tarian | August 2, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

It is time for the media to air some of the videos of Brietbart confronting critics that have been circulating around the internet. His behavior has been appalling and childish. Calling people punks while being supported by a crowd of sycophants is the behavior of a playground bully. It is time for the adults in the room to tell him to grow up.

Posted by: CMAN27 | August 2, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

It is appalling to us to see how low the Republican Party will stoop for anything negative. Republicans brought this country into a recession with their corruption and they still continue to use anyone or anything, no matter how ugly or deceitful, to try and further their agenda. They have nothing to offer Americans that is positive for Main Street.

Posted by: pkbishop1 | August 2, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

It is appalling to us to see how low the Republican Party will stoop for anything negative. Republicans brought this country into a recession with their corruption and they still continue to use anyone or anything, no matter how ugly or deceitful, to try and further their agenda. They have nothing to offer Americans that is positive for Main Street.

Posted by: pkbishop1 | August 2, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

At least Beitbart didn't FAKE the video (he simply played an excerpt that was arguably out of context).

Posted by: clawrence12 | August 2, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

"to much"

Posted by: brian_away | August 2, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Awesome, if there was any question that the Southern strategy of the 60's isn't still alive and well in the RNC, let this finally answer that question. The RNC keeps playing zero sum politics with it's base. If the blacks don't take what you have, then certainly the illegals will.
White people be afraid, reverse racism.

Posted by: stevepj | August 2, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Did Dan Rather "have no shame" as well?

Posted by: clawrence12 | August 2, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Dan Rather worked for CBS, and did not engage in funding raising for one of the Political Parties. Breibart is a political operative, and the fact that the RNC admits that they plan on using him again, at their fund raising events, is clear proof, that Breibart is a Republican Propagandist, who tells: "The Big Lie" for his Republican Party bosses.

Posted by: Liam-still | August 2, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

How fast and far the Republican Party has fallen from intellectual rigor and decency. Now they need to "energize the base" with Breitbart. Have you no shame?

Posted by: humbleandfree | August 2, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

You can read the whole report right here:

http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/complete_report/CBS_Report.pdf

Using your own logic, now, please explain why your side support a person of Dan Rather's (lack of) integrity. Keep in mind that I don't claim that Dan Rather is a "traitor" or part of the "Axis of Evil." It is simply amazing that any American would compare Breitbart, Rove and Drudge to the dictators of Iraq, Iran and North Korea.

Posted by: clawrence12 | August 2, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

So you have proof the Dan Rather faked the records of Bush's drug abuse and AWOL status? Gee, the way I remember the story, there was ample evidence of said behavior, all of which was destroyed by Bush lackeys in Texas just before he was appointed president.

And as for Breitbart, of coruse the RNC wants him. He comes up with their best talking points and essential lies. They would be lost without him, Rove and Drudge, the true axis of evil.

Posted by: pblotto | August 2, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

The fact that the republicans support a person of Breitbarts (lack of) integrity shows once again how low they have stooped.
They continue to think of the American people as fools, willing to accept their hypocrasy, lies, fear mongering without a question.
They have totally lost the respect of many with their unethical actions, lack of caring about us and our welfare.

Posted by: kathlenec | August 2, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Breitbart is the poster boy for the ugly side of conservatism; the lying, cheating, scare tactics, diversions for the sake of winning elections over the good of the country side. If the right continues to support this or look the other way they will continue to flounder. Do they not have anyone in their ranks who is intelligent and thoughtful enough to articulate the REAL solutions the REAL problems we face?

Posted by: valerie14 | August 2, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Sure, kingcranky, just as soon as Dan Rather apologizes for faking GWB's service records.

Posted by: clawrence12 | August 2, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps the RNC can show those unedited ACORN videos, with unaltered audio, that the liar Breitbart still refuses to release publicly.

Nah, that would take integrity and spine, qualities the Republicans, and far too many of their corporate milquetoast Dem colleagues, lack.

Posted by: kingcranky | August 2, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

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