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Andrew Breitbart now accusing ABC News of lying

You have to wonder if ABC News is regretting its decision to get within a thousand miles of Andrew Breitbart. The guy is now accusing the network of lying about whether they had tapped him to do on-air election night analysis.

ABC News, in a statement sent my way, adamantly denied Breitbart's latest attack. But it appears he will still have some kind of role with ABC's coverage.

This is worth noting, because it shows how insane it is for any serious news organization to play footsie with this guy. He's a relentless self-promoter who's clearly seizing on this standoff to turn himself into some kind of First Amendment martyr, even if it means dumping all over the organization that originally extended him the invite to participate.

As you recall, Breitbart recently announced that he would be "bringing analysis live from Arizona" as part of ABC's "election night coverage." After the ensuing outcry, ABC clarified that he was not offering any analysis and was not appearing on the air.

Now Breitbart has posted private emails from ABC that he says prove ABC did tap him for on air analysis. He also points out that an earlier statement from ABC suggested he would be appearing "on air."

In a statement sent my way, ABC spokesman Jeffrey Schneider hit back. "Any confusion about Breitbart's role is of his own making," he said. "A simple reading of the email he posted makes it quite clear that he had only ever been invited to be a guest on our online town hall." That seems right, though the "on air" statement seems questionable.

Either way, what's remarkable is that the Shirley Sherrod affair wasn't enough to persuade media people that Breitbart is nothing but bad news, and that if you get anywhere near the guy, you're going to get badly burned. It'll be interesting to see if this latest affair is enough to persuade them.


UPDATE, 10:46 a.m.: One of the emails Breitbart posted does suggest that the town hall he was invited to participate in is supposed to be broadcast on the air, but ABC spokesman Schneider clarifies that this doesn't mean Breitbart was asked to appear:

To be clear, the digital town hall may be excerpted during the broadcast. But the only people you'll be hearing from live on the air will be David Muir, the anchor, and Randi Zuckerberg of Facebook, who will share with viewers some of the insights of that digital town hall. That has been our plan from the start.

By Greg Sargent  | November 1, 2010; 10:02 AM ET
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I have a great point about Obama and the democrats' message.

The Tea Party has actually allowed the Republicans to "achieve separation" from the Republican policies of the past.

What has Obama and the democrats been doing the whole year - nothing but screaming TEA PARTY TEA PARTY.


However, that sustained reaction from Obama only helped them.


Obama's reaction also did something else: Obama highlighted that the Tea Party was something new - totally different from the Bush policies. That idea complete defeated the notion that the Republicans want to "return" to Bush's economic policies. Obama's message is a complete failure - and actually CONTRADICTS ITSELF.

Posted by: SummerBreeeze | November 1, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Allow me to be clearer about this point

Obama pointing out the Tea Party - only highlights the fact that the Republicans HAVE achieved separation from the Bush policies.


Then Obama has tried to make the case that the Republicans want to go back to the policies of Bush.

It is a complete contradiction.

It is worse than a mized message, it is a complete contradiction. Obama has actually made the case to go over to the Republicans

Posted by: SummerBreeeze | November 1, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Dear Summerbreeze,

With all due respect, the only difference between the Teaparty and Bush is on immigration. Where Bush agreed with Reagan on the benefits of immigration reform and amnesty, the Teaparty takes a more vindictive view towards people who want to work in America.

As for taxes, foreign policy and the budget (see taxes), where exactly has the Teaparty differed? And if they are so different, why is the Teaparty angry despite the fact that Obama lowered 95% of US citizen's taxes last year, and the deficit has been lowered too?

Basically the Teaparty are ultra-conservative Republicans trying to put a new package on a set of beliefs that go back to Nixon.

Posted by: mediamaimonides | November 1, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

ABC knew he was a snake when they picked him up. They all got what they deserved. I won't be watching ABC news again. ANY connection with this racist lying teabagger makes ABC the same as Fox.

Posted by: solsticebelle | November 1, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

You do wonder why ABC doesn't just cancel his invitation. Sure, Breitbart would go nuts, but anyone more sane that a fake pimp would see thru the bluster and recognize that Breitbart is full of it - well full of himself, which may be the same thing.

Moderates, independents, progressives and Dems would appreciate ABC quickly severing this useless circus clowns relationship with the network.

My guess is that the execs at ABC are, like so many executives, clueless and grabbing at whatever they can to try and stop the loss of viewers to online.

But having liar and manipulator Breitbart on their show won't help at all. ABC has to dig deeper into their own inability to adapt if they want to remain relevant.

Posted by: RalfW | November 1, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Greg,

Breitbart is claiming you never tried to contact him vis a vis the "AK journalist manufacturing a story" issue. Is that true? I'm assuming you tried to contact him to see if there was anymore tape or if he edited it.

http://dailycaller.com/2010/10/31/breitbart-sounds-off-on-miller-tape-critics/2/

Posted by: TrollMcWingnut | November 1, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

The whole Contradiction message - it only proves that Obama has no idea what he is doing.

Obama has no experience - which probably would have helped him in avoiding these kinds of stupid mistakes.

It just proves that the idea that "Obama went to Harvard" should give the country any degree of confidence in Obama's abilities is just wrong. There is every reason to have zero confidence in Obama's abilities to do much of anything.

Let us just hope that the damage to the nation is limited by the time this thing is over with.

Either Obama resigns - or we have two more years of divided government. Sure, with a guy like Clinton, divided government might look good on the surface - however the resulting compromises were the Free Trade deals, Wall Street deregulation and the Subprime Mortgage programs - hardly the stuff of "Unprecedented Glory for History."

Yea.

See, last time - the divided government led Clinton into a search for relevance - the search to achieve something - anything.

However, what Clinton "achieved" turned out to lead to UNMITIGATED DISASTERS on a scale that one American could imagine.


Clinton also spent the 90s pulling our intelligence resources out of the Middle East - Clinton was attempting a policy aimed at ignoring terrorism, hoping that it would go away.

Does that sound EXACTLY like Obama's policy on terrorism? Because it is. Clinton's terrorism policies failed horrible. It is about time the nation makes that assessment, no matter how painful partisans may find it.

___________________________


All this adds up to the bottom line: We need strong leadership which leads to sound policies.

That has to be done, all these little squabbles only hurt us - Obama has to go, he is a complete waste of time going in the wrong direction.


The democrats in Washington would be wise to find a way to allow Obama to resign - that would enable the entire country to avoid all the diversions which Obama is causing.

Sound policies is what the nation needs - not the pile of crap of issues which Obama has presented the nation.


The nation has to move on - Obama has to resign some way, somehow - and we need the leaders in Washington to frame a strong direction to help the ECONOMY.

Posted by: SummerBreeeze | November 1, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

TrollMcWingnut:

As if Greg would ever contact someone he's going to smear to get his side of the story?! LOL!!!

Let's both watch ABC tomorrow night to see the liberals disintegrate into dispair ; )

If you haven't seen this:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-11-01/obamas-morning-after-plan/

Posted by: JakeD2 | November 1, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

mediamaimonides at 10:19 AM


You have tried to make points on the policies of the Tea Party.

The Tea Party wants smaller government - which leads to lower taxes. The Tea Party does not want to raise taxes in the future.


Just because Obama grudgingly threw some tax cuts into the failed stimulus bill - that is pretty insignificant in the face of the massive tax increase which Obama's health care program represents.

Obama's health care plan will raise

1) Federal taxes

2) State taxes because Obama imposes all sorts of mandates on the States, including including increases in Medicaid on the State level

3) Obama's plan massively increase health insurance premium costs - which hurts businesses and individuals.


The Tea Party doesn't want Obama's FUTURE taxes - that is what is wrong with your point

_____________________________


Any person with a brain knows that if a MASSIVE government bureaucracy is created, it will cost billions - and taxes have to be raised to pay for it.

That is exactly what Obama has done with health care - everyday Obama has his people "working" to make the government bigger.

That makes government more expensive, not less expensive, Again, your point is just wrong.


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Posted by: SummerBreeeze | November 1, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Actually, according to the CBO the HCR bill lowers deficits. Additionally, we were losing 300k jobs/month pre-Stimulus, but now we are gaing 80+k.

IOW: you're making a lot of "facts" up that aren't supported by any analysis.

Posted by: mediamaimonides | November 1, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

ABC News is the network I always watched on election night in the past.

No longer. Never again.

Posted by: Nicole9 | November 1, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

My apologies folks: I have been lured into arguing with a troll in WP comments. I might as well be arguing on Youtube.

[FACEPALM]

Posted by: mediamaimonides | November 1, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

My apologies folks: I have been lured into arguing with a troll in WP comments. I might as well be arguing on Youtube.

[FACEPALM]

Posted by: mediamaimonides | November 1, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

@media: "Basically the Teaparty are ultra-conservative Republicans trying to put a new package on a set of beliefs that go back to Nixon."

Really? Are you arguing that Nixon was ultra-conservative? Because I'd like to see you make that argument.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 1, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Clarifying my previous remark.

Any network that hires the likes of Breitbart is not about news.

Posted by: Nicole9 | November 1, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Hey, Greg. Why don't you cover the CBS reporter VM captured where they are plotting against Miller?

TRANSCRIPT OF KTVA AUDIO
FROM OCTOBER 28, 2010
FEMALE REPORTER: That’s up to you because you have the
experience but that’s what I would do...I’d wait until you see who
shows up because that indicates we already know something...
[Laughter
[INAUDIBLE]
FEMALE REPORTER: Child molesters...
MALE REPORTER: Oh yes...Joe Miller’s...uh...get a list of
people/campaign workers which one's the molester
[INAUDIBLE]
FEMALE VOICE: You know that of all the people that will show up
tonight, at least one of them will be a registered sex offender.
[Laughter]
MALE REPORTER: We need to find that one person...
[INAUDIBLE]
FEMALE REPORTER: The one thing we can do is ....we won’t
know....we won’t know but if there is any sort of chaos whatsoever
we can put out a twitter/facebook alert: saying what the... ‘Hey Joe
Miller punched at rally.’
FEMALE REPORTER: Kinda like Rand Paul...I like that.
[Laughter]
FEMALE REPORTER: That’s a good one.

Posted by: illogicbuster | November 1, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

I never watched ABC for election night coverage. If they were promising a little more Breitbart, I might just tune in. ;)

@mediamainmonides: He/she's not a troll, he/she is a performance artist. There is a difference.

However, if you want to avoid troll problems, feel free to use the WaPo Troll Hunter. Designed explicitly for this purpose.

http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/89140

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 1, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

I never watched ABC for election night coverage. If they were promising a little more Breitbart, I might just tune in. ;)

@mediamainmonides: He/she's not a troll, he/she is a performance artist. There is a difference.

However, if you want to avoid troll problems, feel free to use the WaPo Troll Hunter. Designed explicitly for this purpose.

http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/89140

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 1, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

@Greg - "summerbreeze" is the new handle for our whackatroll game.

Some idiot in a suit at ABC was clearly trying to rope in the FOX viewership. I hope Breitbart burns the network on this just to make it even more clear to people who live in opague bubbles that the guy is as scummy as they come.

Posted by: bernielatham | November 1, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Double post! Argh! Now I hate myself.

Sorry, people.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 1, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

This is all just more pity-poor-me mongering from the right. This has become sort of an addiction on the right. When they win, it is in spite of the media. When the lose it is because of the media.

Indeed, this obsessive focus on voter fraud is part of the same addiction, the same pathology if you will, that characterizes the conservative mind set. It allows them to wallow in the convenient denial that they never really lose an election or a vote on anything. It presupposes that everyone in America fundamentally agrees with them. Thus any loss has to be explained awa as either the media conspiring against them or voter fraud. It never occurs to a conservative that just maybe the lose because they are loathsome.

Posted by: jaxas70 | November 1, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Must run but a quick note to my compatriots here... I have family stuff which I must turn to with more time and attention. After this week, I'll likely be able to post very little on Greg's great blog.

Posted by: bernielatham | November 1, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

mediamaimonides at 10:43 AM


Obama lied about the health care bill "reducing" health care costs. Now the DNC says that is not the case and is advising their candidates to stay away from that topic.

The health care bill does not reduce any deficit. If you have some numbers laced with accounting tricks, you can go on all day long with your lies.

However, the American People are going to get the bill at the end.

I outlined above some of the objections - they are all valid.


Anyway - there is little sense in arguing with someone who refuses to understand the subject

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By the way, the economy needs to create about 100,000 jobs a month, just to keep up with population growth and all the illegal aliens who Obama is letting in and refusing to deport.

So, your numbers still add up to a horrible economic situation.


_________________________

Being President MEANS TAKING RESPONSIBILITY


Apparenlty Obama has a problem with doing just that.

The country doesn't want to hear "there's nothing the democrats can do about the economy" or "it was someone else's fault"


Obama seems able to have his people hard at work building a MASSIVE BUREAUCRACY to implement his health care bill, but Obama doesn't have time for the economy

Obama has to resign, it is the only way.

If the democrats get Obama to resign, the economy will INSTANTLY REBOUND, AND INVESTMENT WILL START UP AGAIN. That is the quickest way out of this mess.

.

Posted by: SummerBreeeze | November 1, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Greg:

I understand you are in denial about Obama going DOWN tomorrow; by all means, keep posting about Andrew Breitbart today.

Posted by: JakeD2 | November 1, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

bernielatham:

We won't miss you a bit.

Posted by: JakeD2 | November 1, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Look. Breitbart is nothing more than a reeking bit of feces in the street. Why on earth any serious media outlet would get anywhere near this piece of dirt is beyond me. But it is part and parcel of a mainstream media that thinks the route to survival is to kowtow to the slime on the right.

ABC, CNN--well all of them except NPR and PBS are now dominated by breast nibbling infants and we know sho's breast at which they suckle.

Posted by: jaxas70 | November 1, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

mediamaimonides at 10:43 AM and 10:45


Apparently for the democrats "facing the facts" is the same thing as "arguing with a troll."


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Posted by: SummerBreeeze | November 1, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Sorry to go OT, but I missed the earlier thread as all my comments went to some sort of registration error. Anyway, Yves Smith had a very straight forward article in the NYTimes this weekend if anyone's still interested in the foreclosure mess.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"The implications for the economy are serious. For instance, the International Monetary Fund found that the persistently high unemployment in the United States is largely the result of foreclosures and underwater mortgages, rather than widely cited causes like mismatches between job requirements and worker skills.

This chapter of the financial crisis is a self-inflicted wound. The major banks and their agents have for years taken shortcuts with their mortgage securitization documents — and not due to a momentary lack of attention, but as part of a systematic approach to save money and increase profits. The result can be seen in the stream of reports of colossal foreclosure mistakes: multiple banks foreclosing on the same borrower; banks trying to seize the homes of people who never had a mortgage or who had already entered into a refinancing program."

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/31/opinion/31smith.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1

Posted by: lmsinca | November 1, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Kevin:

If you won't watch ABC tomorrow night, how about posting comments on this web site?

http://www.DickMorris.com

He will be liveblogging every fifteen or twenty minutes starting at about 7:30 PM ET. Please log on to hear his analysis of what is unfolding.

As you know, he's been way ahead of the curve in predicting the gathering landslide, and he will bring you insights and thinking exclusively in these posted comments throughout the night. They have beefed up their server capacity to handle hundreds of thousands of visitors at once!

Right now, Republicans are gaining in momentum in virtually every race. We now stand to win 60-80 House seats and 9-11 Senate seats (West Virginia, Washington, California, and Connecticut -- and maybe even Delaware are especially in play).

We've raised close to $5 million for SuperPacUSA.com and are doing tens of thousands of robo calls in each of ten Congressional districts and are expanding that to additional districts.

There is still time to donate to enable us to expand our effort. We are adding districts to our Monday night robo call list as I write this. We closely watch our donations and contract for more and more districts as money flows in. Please donate now at www.SuperPacUSA.com.

Five states have polls that close at 7 p.m. EDT, and 16 more close by 8 p.m., featuring plenty of telling races in the East and Midwest. First up: Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia and Vermont, offering the first hard evidence of just how big a night it's going to be for Republicans.

If the GOP can unseat Democratic Rep. Baron Hill in Indiana's always-hard-fought 9th congressional district, for example, that's a good sign for Republicans trying to take control of the House. And if Republicans can capture all three seats they've got an eye on in Indiana, that could well signal a GOP tsunami.

Posted by: JakeD2 | November 1, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Bernie,

Git 'er Done & y'all come back soon.

GoodLuck&Godspeed.

Posted by: tao9 | November 1, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

All, great Adam Serwer post on why the ABC/Breitbart mess matters:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/11/abc_bails_out_breitbart.html

Posted by: Greg Sargent | November 1, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Good luck Bernie, the old Plumline is virtually gone anyway, but I always enjoy reading your posts so I'll miss you and one has to wonder what Scott will do without you.

Posted by: lmsinca | November 1, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Jake

The democrats have had all summer to prepare themselves for what will happen tomorrow.

I can not understand all this denial going on - these explanations which have little connection with reality.


One commentator just said the voters think "this election doesn't matter very much" so they are voting Republican.

The liberals seem to be extremely confused about what they did wrong.


It makes no sense to impose a massive government health care program on the economy in the middle of an economic recession.

The response of Obama seems to be - that it is Bush's fault - so by Obama's logic that nonsense now makes sense? It doesn't work that way.


There has been such an obsession on the part of the liberals about THEIR AGENDA - that they refused to take care of the economy.

Are the liberals that disconnected from the American People - that THEIR agenda completely caused them to be blind to what is important to everyone else - the economy?

It is not like this issue of the economy has not been there the entire past two years.


Obama even went in front of Congress - and SLAMMED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE - by saying he "didn't come to Washington" to take care of the economy, he came to do other things, and he went on to talk about creating a massive government program which may or may not lead to a re-distribution of wealth.


Posted by: SummerBreeeze | November 1, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

LOL

The liberal narrative is coming apart

Liberalism went up against Reality and lost big

Democrats are simply antiAmerican, mostly lily white liberal socialists with a hopeful following of welfare wanna-bes

Democrat's attempted Statist conversion will get a National Restraining Order tomorrow

Posted by: georgedixon1 | November 1, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Typical ABC.

People don't realize ABCs local station connections to Fox/Murdoch until they do the public can't understand why ABC would consider using such a dupe.

Posted by: rlj1 | November 1, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

It matters because Breitbart is no more corrupt, and much less so than many (multitudes actually) of you guys in the media.

He's also alot smarter, has created his own platform (after he invented Arianna), and is fearless, which is why he must be silenced.

Posted by: tao9 | November 1, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Back tomNixon? Us TeaBaggers want to take us back to McKinley at least. Maybe Grant. Or Cotton Mathers! Pope Linus!

Posted by: TrollMcWingnut | November 1, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Look. The lesson for ABC News: If you are going to play in the sewer, don't complain about the smell when you get feces all over you. That is what happened here.

And look. It isn't just ABC. CNN, MSNBC and the other two major networks are dabbling with the same sort of inviting a vampire into your house. They deserve exactly what they get. I am weaning myself away from news altogether. Why? Because it isn't news anymore. Let me give you an example of just how this movement to the right has influenced news analysis: Two races, one in California where Barbara Boxer has an 8 point lead, one in Pennsylvania where Pat toomey has a 5 point lead. Same MSNBC correspondent covering both races: California: "Pollsters are still confident that Fiorina can win this seat, not win this seat despite her deficit." Pennsylvania: "Notwithstanding the up and down nature of polls in this state, most pollsters now believe that Toomey has sufficient momentum to put this race out of reach for Sestak."

I point these comments out as an example of just how the mainstream media now plays to the political right and the outcome they want. Why? Because they are the ones that are energized and are watching the media right now. Democrats and liberals are down in the mouth and want nothing to do with the media.

Posted by: jaxas70 | November 1, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Umm, who is Andrew Breitbart? This latest tempest in a teacup swirled up so quickly that I don't even know who ths guy is. I'm sure that by the time I find out, this "controversy" will be over, and the media will have moved on to the next controversy. Guess I'll just sit this one and out and wait for the next one.

Posted by: sonny2 | November 1, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

That guy is not right in the head. He's a fame wh---. Eventually he'll go away.

Posted by: taonima2000 | November 1, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Republicans seem to want to go back to the policies of Hitler, not Bush.

Posted by: daweeni | November 1, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Can't wait to read about this on BigEgo.com

Posted by: mattintx | November 1, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

*yawn*

Did you know a lot of major cities are running out of water?

http://247wallst.com/2010/10/29/the-ten-great-american-cities-that-are-dying-of-thirst/

But we have to worry about overhyhped scary terrorists, trumped-up immigration rubbish, and a bunch of other divisive, goofy BS and he said/he said political reality show gossip. Sorry, massive death from dehydration just ain't part of the corporate-owned media's agenda right now. Ridiculous. Who freaking cares about this nonsense?

I don't need these idiots' "Ballot Bowl" or beauty pageant or horse race coverage. They're all so incredibly irrelevant, selling and twisting this election like it was a trivial sports even, NOT the judgment of the self-governed. They're crapping all over our representative democracy and putting shame to the idea of a "free press," for the sake of cheap tacky, reality TV profits. I refuse to watch ANY of that garbage.

Posted by: TeriB | November 1, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Greg,

Why the rant against Breitbart? He is an investigative journalist, you know, the WAPO used to be know for this his type of professional journalism.

Posted by: davidholt123@comcast.net | November 1, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Breitbart demonstrates the same functional illiteracy as the rest of the tea party mob. No literate person could translate ABC's e-mailed invitation to mean he was being asked to analyze election results. His obscenely inflated ego doesn't increase his IQ, unfortunately.

Posted by: fingersfly | November 1, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Breitbart's a liar. That's a great reason not to have him on. He is not a journalist or anything close to it.

Posted by: cfeher | November 1, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

I got 10 bucks, hell 20 that says SummerBreeze will not be on-line making any posts come Wednesday. Instead Breeze will be crying and shaking, realizing that conservatives/republicans/teaidiots will be the minority for a very long time.

Any takers?

Posted by: strictly_liberal | November 1, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

taonimia and cfeher:

Obama's a liar and not right in the head. Is that a "great reason" not to have him in the Oval Office?

Posted by: JakeD2 | November 1, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

@Jake: "We won't miss you a bit."

Totally low class - even for you.

@Bernie: Good luck to both you and your family!

Posted by: schrodingerscat | November 1, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

ABC really mishandled this. Their previous response to the controversy certainly left the impression that Breitbart would be on-air:

Asked about Breitbart's history of unethical behavior and misinformation, ABC News' David Ford told Media Matters: "He will be one of many voices on our air, including Bill Adair of Politifact. If Andrew Breitbart says something that is incorrect, we have other voices to call him on it."

Perhaps this mess will finally make the media realize that this liar, manipulator, con-man must be shunned and not be given credibility and allowed to contaminate the rest of the media.

Posted by: FauxReal | November 1, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

strictly_liberal:

Greg just banned "SummerBreeze" but I will be here gloating.

Posted by: JakeD2 | November 1, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

"He will be liveblogging every fifteen or twenty minutes starting at about 7:30 PM ET."

Guess he needs that extra time in-between blogs to get his toes sucked.

Posted by: schrodingerscat | November 1, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

I wasn't planning to watch the ABC election coverage, and I'm still not. But, it still amazes me when a "respected" news organization allows itself to be manipulated by George Soros and his handmaidens like David Brock.

Posted by: JBaustian | November 1, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

You liberals are hilarious, when facts don't suit your purpose, make them up! The CBO numbers on HCR were revised and show a much bigger cost than they originally estimated but who trusts the CBO anyway since their numbers are usually understated? I wish I could find my way to the alternate universe you people call home, sounds like a great place where everything is provided for you and you pay and do nothing. A place where intellect does not exist. A place where everybody who disagrees with you is racist or a liar. A place where tolerance is preached but never shown. A place where biased reports like this from Greg Sargent are taken seriously. A place where Obama is still popular. What a reality you liberals live in.

Posted by: bjandevan | November 1, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

You liberals are hilarious, when facts don't suit your purpose, make them up! The CBO numbers on HCR were revised and show a much bigger cost than they originally estimated but who trusts the CBO anyway since their numbers are usually understated? I wish I could find my way to the alternate universe you people call home, sounds like a great place where everything is provided for you and you pay and do nothing. A place where intellectual debate does not exist. A place where everybody who disagrees with you is racist or a liar. A place where tolerance is preached but never shown. A place where biased reports like this from Greg Sargent are taken seriously. A place where Obama is still popular. What a reality you liberals live in.

Posted by: bjandevan | November 1, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

You liberals are hilarious, when facts don't suit your purpose, make them up! The CBO numbers on HCR were revised and show a much bigger cost than they originally estimated but who trusts the CBO anyway since their numbers are usually understated? I wish I could find my way to the alternate universe you people call home, sounds like a great place where everything is provided for you and you pay and do nothing. A place where intellectual debate does not exist. A place where everybody who disagrees with you is racist or a liar. A place where tolerance is preached but never shown. A place where biased reports like this from Greg Sargent are taken seriously. A place where Obama is still popular. What a reality you liberals live in.

Posted by: bjandevan | November 1, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

jaked2
My guess is you won't be on-line either come Wednesday. But if you are, I'm sure you'll be posting about all of the voter fraud that caused the repubs/teajerks to lose.

Posted by: strictly_liberal | November 1, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

ABC News and Andrew Breitbart, well we all know the coverage we need to boycott folks!

Andrew Breitbart put an innocent woman through hell because he felt like it.

ABC news just threw any kind of integrity they might have had out the window.

Boyott ABC news coverage of he election!

Posted by: rannrann | November 1, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Time for ABC to do what NPR did..

Send all the
Closet and KoolAIDES
infected Racist to FOX.

Just like Democratic Party did when they honored Civil Rights..

Let all the Relentless Hard Edged Bigots and Fascist Greed Monsters collect in the GOP.


ISA

Posted by: vettesport | November 1, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

SummerBreeeze all your entire argument is about is the RICH Refusing to pay a fair share of the Tax Revenue to run the country.

They got all the tax Cuts with the argument they would hire more people.

Instead it went all to Wall Street.
OR
it was corporate arbitrage on successful companies that did not want to send their jobs overseas.

DUDE your job is in danger of being shipped overseas too.

Just a matter of time..

ISA

Posted by: vettesport | November 1, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

You know what I hear? The sound the adults always make on Charlie Brown TV specials- you know- WAAH-WAAH-WAAH-WAAH. that's All I hear......

Posted by: poppysue85 | November 1, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Boycott ABC new coverage of the election.

Including Andrew Breitbart is reason enough.

Andrew Breitbart is a voice not worth hearing anytime, anyplace, anywhere.

He thoughtlessly decided to put an innocent hardworking woman through hell for the fun of it and ABC news thinks we want to hear from him, are they drinking on the job or what?

Posted by: rannrann | November 1, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

bjandevan said; You liberals are hilarious.....
===========================

DUDE
you waited to the second word in your first sentence to validate your Racism..

DAMN...cannot get it out quick enough huh.

ISA

Posted by: vettesport | November 1, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Good lord. Does Sargent ever tire of being wrong?

Posted by: bobmoses | November 1, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Good lord. Does Sargent ever tire of being wrong?

Posted by: bobmoses
====================================
NO BM..

because he is always CORRECT !!

ISA

Posted by: vettesport | November 1, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

oh no, ABC hired a lying propagandist, my heavens. you do remember ABC's little Georgie Stephanoupolis sitting there letting Rudy G. spout that there were no terrorist attacks on Bush's watch? the disdain by the post is disingenuous. they do employ partisan liars George Will, Marc Theissen and the astoundingly illogical Charles Krauthammer. check any of the sunday chat shows guest lists. do you expect anything different from your national media?

Posted by: gravitymike | November 1, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

A great number of the thoughts expressed here mention Obama in a negative light. It all reminds me of the time when Clinton was the devil.
How does Obama fit into a short, short blurb about this idiot, Breitbart?
But, hey, this is Amerika and we always want to hear from the wing-nut brigade. Breitbart is their grand marshal.

Posted by: mikie44 | November 1, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

A great number of the thoughts expressed here mention Obama in a negative light. It all reminds me of the time when Clinton was the devil.
How does Obama fit into a short, short blurb about this idiot, Breitbart?
But, hey, this is Amerika and we always want to hear from the wing-nut brigade. Breitbart is their grand marshal.

Posted by: mikie44 | November 1, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Joke is by far the most immature 76- or 77-year-old man I have ever come across in my life. What a pathetic loser.

Posted by: Observer691 | November 1, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Breitbart needs to return to his sty. And perhaps Sarah will join him.

Posted by: Freethotlib | November 1, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Greg:

I understand you are in denial about Obama going DOWN tomorrow; by all means, keep posting about Andrew Breitbart today.

Posted by: JakeD2 |
________________________

Oh poor dear, delusional, dumb jake. President Obama will still be President of the United States and your president after tomorrow.

My what a big dissociative break you have, my dear.

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Posted by: adfjsfsfg | November 1, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Andrew Breitbart is "pond scum"; and Sargent you are correct when you say that any legitimate media organziation that allows Breitbart to get within a thousand of miles them is asking for trouble.

The guy has an elephant sized ego that has no limits.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | November 1, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Greg Sargent is an embarrassing hack.

Posted by: danredmondfootball | November 1, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

strictly_liberal:

The only reason I wouldn't be here Wednesday would be Greg banning me for pointing out the truth.

arancia12:

That assumes that Obama is legally President of the United States.

Posted by: JakeD2 | November 1, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Anybody who chooses to associate with Briebart, Palin, O'Donnell, Angle, Rove, Cheney, know what they're getting into. They just want to see if they can get away with it with the public viewers.

Posted by: lddoyle2002 | November 1, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Et tu, ABC?


Posted by: tony_in_Durham_NC | November 1, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

I can't even figure out what Andrew Brietbard has to offer ABC's election coverage. Straight shootin'?

Posted by: SoCal | November 1, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

ABC is almost as overtly biased in favor of the GOP as Fox News. Just watch Jake Tapper's biased election coverage of the White House. ABC's association with Breitbart makes a lot of sense. They are both purveyors of GOP propaganda.

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tony and PepperDr:

TWO WORDS: George Stephanoupolis

Posted by: JakeD2 | November 1, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

This whole Breitbart thing is boring.

I wish something interesting would come up.

The best thing out there is the possibility that the old, wicked witch of the west, Nancy Pelosi is about to have a house dropped on her head.

And, might retire!

Posted by: battleground51 | November 1, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Surely Fox News will snap up Breitbart. Controversy is THEIR schtick, no one has to prove anything being said is true, all is opinion.

Posted by: amelia45 | November 1, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

ABC and Breitbart, more of that leftist media . LOL . Someone once said that the American people are too ignorant and dumb to govern themselves ( vote responsibly and intelligently and have a Democracy ) . The fact that the Republicans may now be winning again only two years since they all but destroyed this country , who since then have only sabotaged , obstructed and undermined , literally trying to prevent a recovery and prevent this country from getting back on it's feet , proves we are too stupid to govern ourselves . Angle being in the running , possibly winning ? What more proof is needed ? This country is in deep deep trouble .

Posted by: Koom | November 1, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Come on. Why on earth would any reputable real news outlet even consider having this guy on? He's already been involved in not one but TWO hoax "expose" videos that have ruined people's lives. People, do you want real news, or do you want right wing fantasy stuff? If it's the latter, you already have Fox "News", which is really a propaganda arm of the party they donated $2 million to.

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Posted by: adfjsfsfg | November 1, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Since when is it the job of liberals to try and silence any person or media form because you personally don't like it? Ever heard of turning the channel or not watching other than using your own coveted spot in a paper to preach your opinion on how the rest of us should react or get others to threaten boycotts. It is funny how democrats/liberals screamed about republican boycotts over Goldberg's jokes that got her fired from Slimfast, or Glover's comments that lost him his advertising role yet now are one of the biggest pushers of threatening media and people with boycotts just as you did with Target, and now ABC. I never watch ABC but think I will now for a little while that you have said I shouldn't.

Posted by: justmyvoice | November 1, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

"First Amendment martyr?" For the one thousandth time, "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press..." Where in this discussion is there any mention that the government is going to enact legislation abridging Mr. Breitbart's free speech? There is none, therefore he cannot be a martyr for the first amendment.

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Posted by: adfjsfsfg | November 1, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

If there's a possibility that the two parties are just using different wording to express the same event, perhaps having a title with the word "lying" in it is a bit extreme.

Why is this news, anyway?

Please blog about something worth reading.

Posted by: Benson | November 1, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone remember Rush Limbaugh on Monday Night Football (on ABC, too). That worked out well, didn't it?

Posted by: motogp46 | November 1, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

It doesn't matter what ABC does now; just announcing they would hire Breitbart, for anything, has already trashed their reputation as a news org. The assumption now is that they thought this would be good for ratings and that alone speaks loudly about their priorities.
Good-bye ABC News, it's over!

Posted by: michael5 | November 1, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

mediamaimonides - Wow you are funny. Obama lower the taxes for 95% of people, in what country you live. Obama the only thing that he do was spend 4 trillions and create three jobs (Obama, Pelosi and Reid jobs), also wait until January to see what the taxes are. Every taxes and service (local) has been up big time from Obama take office, and in January the income taxes will follow course.

Posted by: josetuero | November 1, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

SummerBreeeze ::::::::

What the hump does your's and others' similar comments have to to with the ARTICLE ?
Geeze!

Posted by: lufrank1 | November 1, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

mediamaimonides - Are you serious? The CBO two months ago said that the new healtcare will not do was supposed do in the first place and the stimate were too optimistic. By the way my health insured in the last two years has been up for more than 25%, more than last eight years together. I'm not know what ObomoCare will do to lower that. We are in a big troubled here.

Posted by: josetuero | November 1, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

bjandevan said; You liberals are hilarious.....
===========================
vettesport said: DUDE
you waited to the second word in your first sentence to validate your Racism..
============================================

Only in your world is the word "liberal" racist. Thanks for proving my point.

Posted by: bjandevan | November 1, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

What are the policy differences between the tea party and republican party?.

Posted by: JillCalifornia | November 1, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

lufrank1 - This is a free country yet, so the people comment about whatever they want to.

Posted by: josetuero | November 1, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

How come you guys don't know Breitbart is not only a white-racist pig...but a convinced neo-narzi!

Posted by: hariknaidu | November 1, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

When I first read that Andy was going to do election night commentary on ABC I was excited and thought I would be watching ABC for a change. Hmmm, they are trying to build an audience by finally picking up a non-establishment conservative -- sure, I'll give it a try. I posted the news online on several sites and the response was pretty much the same. Then ABC came out and basically said they were going to marginalize his participation and bury him under the usual hacks. So now we're all going to watch Fox instead so we get some diversity of opinion and actual news. Might sneak a peak in to watch the libbies crying and carrying on though. Too bad ABC is so chickensheet.

Andy is a hero and one of the best and most interesting journalists (as opposed to Journ-o-listers) out there today. ABC blew it.

Posted by: DaMav | November 1, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Well, it sure is a good thing that ABC is sticking with Arianna Huffington.

Because she is nothing if not a paragon of journalistic integrity and objectivity.

On second thought, I take that back. She's simply nothing.

What a joke.

Posted by: etpietro | November 1, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

I have a great point about Obama and the democrats' message.

The Tea Party has actually allowed the Republicans to "achieve separation" from the Republican policies of the past.

What has Obama and the democrats been doing the whole year - nothing but screaming TEA PARTY TEA PARTY.


However, that sustained reaction from Obama only helped them.


Obama's reaction also did something else: Obama highlighted that the Tea Party was something new - totally different from the Bush policies. That idea complete defeated the notion that the Republicans want to "return" to Bush's economic policies. Obama's message is a complete failure - and actually CONTRADICTS ITSELF.

Posted by: SummerBreeeze
****************************************
It's not a "great point". It's BS.

As soon as the Tea Party actaully has to confront dismantling SSI and Medicare to achieve their smaller government and lower taxes, they will immediately settle for half a loaf - lower taxes.

They won't be able able to achieve any real saving by going after other programs and they probably wouldn't touch defense anyway.

It's almost a lock that the GOP is going to revert to Bush's policies, and the Tea Party will be right on board with them.

Posted by: st50taw | November 1, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

I cant' believe ABC would even invite Andrew Breitbart for election night coverage, that guy has proven time and time again he has no credibility.My household nor any of my friends will be watching ABC

Posted by: bward40 | November 1, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

I cant' believe ABC would even invite Andrew Breitbart for election night coverage, that guy has proven time and time again he has no credibility.My household nor any of my friends will be watching ABC

Posted by: bward40 | November 1, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Well.. If you try to accomodate scum & garbage journalism, then you are going to get some on you and stink.. ABC just realized that.

Posted by: tktez | November 1, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

conservatives are so lame...they will point the finger at others all day long and lecture about personal responsibility, etc. but when they themselves fail or are exposed for the frauds they are, they start whining and blaming someone or something else; POTUS, climate change conspiracy, the Press...you name it, they will use it as an excuse...every try arguing w/one? as soon as you make a long list of zingers, they will only respond by attacking your delivery, never will they acknowledge your content, because they are in denial and cannot admit when they are wrong...i have said it before, conservatives are just alcoholics in denial who need a twelve step program...(or in some cases, even more than twelve steps)

Posted by: Not2Late2Change | November 1, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

On the eve of a historic mid-term election day, and this is what you want to discuss? Andrew Breitbart? For real?

Posted by: girlnextdoor | November 1, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Holy cow, BatSargent! Do you mean to say that ABC is treating Brietbart like most of the campaigning Democrats are treating Obama? How horrible!!

Posted by: MDDem1 | November 1, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

The SANE AND REASONABLE thing to do would be:
A. Tell him thanks ,but no thanks and pay him what they offered.
B. Let him go on the air.

ABC should stand by the offer and deal with the ratings drop and learn from their decisions.
There really is no conflict here, but it can only be SOLD if there is.

Posted by: ripper368 | November 1, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Okay so I am reading this forum and seeing Summer Breeze posting in talking points / Glennisms on Obama and the economy.

First up, thanks SB. It's important you have a voice. Unfortunately your voice, and that of your ilk, in today's media landscape is the loudest. Which is a shame because I feel you're not that informed.

Health care was about increasing the pool of people within it so if someone did get mega sick the size of the pool meant everyone paid a little bit to support them. It tried to end medical bankruptcies. It also stopped companies from excluding people on the basis of genetics. Yes, that's right, genetics. Because if you had a pre-existing condition you didn't get coverage.

Free market rocks, don't it.

And if you're clinging to the idea that lowering taxes will suddenly cause an economic desert to bloom flowers, you're mistaken.

The global local of Manufacturing has left the US shores. The US was, like Britain was, the factory of the world. This allowed a vast chunk of society to be lifted from poverty into the ranks of the lower middle class.

However machines grew more efficient and the skill base needed to operate them dropped. Now factories, 21st century efforts, are being built from scratch in developing countries where the wages paid are 1/10th that of the industrial west. India can make a decent modern car for 3k.

That should scare you.

The US needs to re orientate its economy to smart industries and use the bedrock of its educated populace to create next generation tech. The next frontier for this is clean energy - especially if combined with cultural and political shifts to promote it.

The other place where jobs still exist in the US is in infrastructure - where the stimulus went. Because to support a population you still need roads, bridges, rail, power, schools, hospitals and all that. So in addition to improving the lives of those in communities the infrastructure maintenance / increase creates jobs which cannot be outsourced overseas - though can and do get staffed by cheaper foreign workers.

I guess the point I am making is this. The world is a measure far more complicated than even 10 years ago. The idea that ridding America of Obama is a panacea for your ills is utter fallacy. Indeed you should thank your lucky stars he was on deck to manage the crisis when it truly washed across America.

Unfortunately complex reality does not drill down to Beckisms. And there in lies the problem for the democrats.

Posted by: Mikey6 | November 1, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Since online sessions can take place over Wi-Fi, they can be on-air.

Posted by: Bitter_Bill | November 1, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Who is Andrew Breitbart, and why does this, whatever it is, make a news story? The author explains nothing. Who is Greg Sargent? Who watches network news anymore?

I'll make sure not to read anything by Greg Sargent again. Don't they have editors at WaPo anymore?

Posted by: llrllr | November 1, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Andrew Breitbart is awesome and a true American. Sargent is a socialist.

Posted by: Jsuf | November 1, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Breitbart is a celebrity...whatever draws viewers...we love junkies and junk news!

Posted by: judithclaire1939 | November 1, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

A tailored video used to incite ended his aspirations to appear on election night. It is as simple as that.

Posted by: jameschirico | November 1, 2010 7:22 PM | Report abuse

ABC is pure entertainment - now news. I don't watch it. I am quite sure that invited that bigot, not they are sorry because of the criticism.

Posted by: truth1 | November 1, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

FEAR AND CHAOS SPREAD AMONG DEMOCRATS! BACKSTABBING CLINTONS UNDER SUSPICION!!
DEMOCRAT PARTY TOTALLY DEMORALIZED!!!!
DEVELOPING....

Posted by: stinkingtuna | November 1, 2010 8:34 PM | Report abuse

How low has ABC sunk to invite a self-promoting blowhard like Breitbart. Today's journalism is just another Reality show.

Posted by: cile92 | November 1, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Summerbreeze aka SaveTheRainForest aka NowPostThis aka 37th and 0, or as we at the Fix comment board call him 'the Corner'. He was banned from the FIX site quite awhile ago, and has been hanging out here ever since. JakeD2 is another "banned from the Fix" alum.
the Corner can be especially annoying, so we try not to engage him, and ignore his double spacing spam...good luck!

Posted by: katem1 | November 1, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Once more, the liberals in this den of self-flagellation known as "election coverage" throw out the "Republicans are racists, man!" meme.

So, which party can claim a WHITE ex-president that goes to Fla. to help a WHITE Senate candidate by asking the BLACK guy to drop out of the race, so that the HISPANIC guy doesn't win? Sure sounds like a "racist" Republican maneuver doesn't it? Well, yeah, if Bill Clinton is a Republican. Except that he's not.

I know, the sound of multiple synapses misfiring can drive you crazy, can't it?

Posted by: bitterlyclinging | November 1, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

What was ABC thinking? That they even considered an unstable racist who was the sponsor of the clown who faked the ACORN videos, shows the worst kind of judgment. Are they trying to be as low as Fox "News?"

Posted by: revbookburn | November 1, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

To Mikey6:

It sounds like you're prescribing MORE government spending, MORE government involvement in the private sector.

Let me tell you, if 21st century manufacturing, if clean energy, etc. are truly our panacea, the market WILL figure it out without any assistance from the government as long as the government doesn't actively hinder that innovation through taxes and regulations.

But to suggest that the government should be calling the shots on what industries should be the winners? No thanks. I'll take the collective wisdom of the market over the prescriptions of a few government bureaucrats any day.

Posted by: bitterlyclinging | November 1, 2010 9:52 PM | Report abuse

I wasn't planning on watching the coverage on abc anyway but now i'll make sure i won't accidentally turn to abc.

Posted by: thor2 | November 1, 2010 11:05 PM | Report abuse

"Greg,
Why the rant against Breitbart? He is an investigative journalist, you know, the WAPO used to be know for this his type of professional journalism.
Posted by: davidholt123@comcast.net | November 1, 2010 11:47 AM"

Talk about epic fail.

Still waiting for Breitbart to release the unedited video, and unaltered audio, of the ACORN videotapes.

The ones where Pimppunk O'Keefe was NOT dressed as a pimp inside the ACORN offices, the ones where the original audio isn't replaced with a voice over, and in which the original audio had Pimppunk O'Keefe asking for help in getting Hannah Giles-in her seemingly natural element, playing a prostitute-away from an abusive pimp.

No criminal charges were brought against any of the ACORN personnel Pimppunk O'Keefe tried to sucker with his blatant BS.

So, why is Breitbart still unwilling to release the unedited videos and unaltered audio regarding his and Pimppunk O'Keefe's bizarre, irrational hatred of ACORN and poor people taking part in the political process?

Oh, that's right, because like all bullies, Breitbart's a coward at heart, hence his refusal to prove his smear/hit job on ACORN, a group that's been far more positive for this country and our Constitution than a knuckle-dragging parasite like Breitbart ever could, or will, be.

There's no way the teabagging sheeple can spin Breitbart's refusal to release those unedited ACORN videos with unaltered audio in any kind of a positive way.

Too bad, so sad.

Posted by: kingcranky | November 1, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

kingcranky (indeed), just as soon as Greg, Adam, and Ezra release full unedited copies of journ-O-list.

Posted by: clawrence12 | November 2, 2010 1:55 AM | Report abuse


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Posted by: alvinreid02 | November 2, 2010 5:14 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for proving my point better than I ever could.

"kingcranky (indeed), just as soon as Greg, Adam, and Ezra release full unedited copies of journ-O-list.
Posted by: clawrence12 | November 2, 2010 1:55 AM"

"There's no way the teabagging sheeple can spin Breitbart's refusal to release those unedited ACORN videos with unaltered audio in any kind of a positive way.
Posted by: kingcranky | November 1, 2010 11:06 PM"

And since the "journolists" don't own the media, and weren't hired, with ever shifting explanations by ABC News, your comparison is another epic fail try at false equivalency.

I know, expecting conservatives to use logical consistency is like expecting water to be dry, or the sun to be cold, it's a logical consistency that just doesn't exist in conservative bizarro world.

Too bad, so sad.

Posted by: kingcranky | November 2, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

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