February 21, 2010

Andrew Breitbart Comes Out Swinging at CPAC

Andrew Breitbart had quite the time at CPAC, getting into verbal altercations with a black racist and a serial liar face-to-face, while taking down a another ignorant ideologue at the New York Times during a speech.

As others have noted, Darlye Jenkins of One People's Project is a left wing hate blogger without any expectation of standards or morals, and so he is hardly worth confronting, any more that it is worthwhile going after Amanda Marcotte or Oliver Willis for their wheezings.

Max Blumenthal, the limousine liberal offspring who has made a career out of attempting to destroy the reputations of individuals through lies, distortions, and innuendo also found himself downrange of Andrew, and scurried out in an embarrassed huff after being caught in another lie in the span of a few minutes.

And of course, Breitbart ripped into Kate Zernicke of the Times for lying about Jason Mattera in print, implying that Mattera was a racist for using his own normal speaking voice.

It was an interesting series of vingettes, as we saw progressive journalistic politics practices by dishonest individuals, biased online magazines, and ideologically-driven "news" organizations. All were exposed for using the same sort of tactics. These confrontations expose a simple truth: there is little difference in the ethics of rabble-rousing blogs, new media, and mainstream media outlets, with the only real difference being that the larger organizations have more reach and may face economic penalties if they are caught in a lie and do not retract it in a timely manner.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 21, 2010 08:48 AM

The Big Lie. Told over and over, the Left hope it becomes truth.

Here's the problem: these calumnies go unretracted in the mainstream media, which manages what the majority of people in the US are allowed to hear and thus to believe. Those who dig a bit to uncover the truth are rewarded for their efforts by having arguments with people who only know what Salon tells Jim Lehrer and Chris Matthews to tell them.

People don't think anymore. It's too hard.

Posted by: Jim at February 21, 2010 09:07 AM

Breitbart is en fuego. That is how it needs to be done.

Posted by: Pablo at February 21, 2010 09:20 AM

Andrew Breitbart is THE MAN

An example to us all on the New Media's resurgent Right...

Posted by: Reaganite Republican at February 21, 2010 09:29 AM

Come out swinging. That's the way you do it. The godawful cicadas on the left --- Max Blumenthal, Rachel Maddow, Matthew Yglesias, Kevin Dunn, Oliver Willis --- are in essence weak, snarky, anemic little creeps. Scrape away the veneer of snide and smug superiority (ref Thomas Sowell, Vision of the Annointed) and they got nothing. No real intellectual chops, and absolute zero empathy for real people who live in the Real United States and not its make believe Progressive version.

Posted by: zhombre at February 21, 2010 09:51 AM

Speaking of Rachel Maddow, another great Breitbart moment, at her expense:

Posted by: Pablo at February 21, 2010 10:08 AM

I don't follow Jason Mattera, so I went out and watched the video. Kate Zernicke had to dig real deep to find the racism there. The comments of the Times readers was by far worse.

Posted by: Neo at February 22, 2010 10:50 AM