Andrew Breitbart

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Andrew Breitbart (pronounced BRIGHT-bart) (b. February 1, 1969 - March 1, 2012) was one of the most outspoken conservative journalists in America. He is the founder of Breitbart.com, Breitbart.tv, BigJournalism.com, BigHollywood.com, BigPeace.com, BigGovernment.com and, BigEducation.com. His weekly columns appeared in the Washington Times and he was formerly a protégé of Matt Drudge's Drudge Report. He co-wrote a best-selling attack on celebrity culture called Hollywood, Interrupted. Breitbart worked with Arianna Huffington for a time and helped create the Huffington Post. Breitbart was a very visible member of the conservative media, constantly going after the liberal power structure and the mainstream media and was responsible for bringing ACORN to its knees with undercover journalism. Breitbart received the Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award at CPAC in 2010.

He was born and raised in Brentwood, California. In 2011, Breitbart authored the book Righteous Indignation. Opening rank on Amazon.com #10 and #14 on the New York Times.

On March 1, 2012 it was announced that Breitbart had passed away during the night. He was 43.[1]

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ACORN

Main article: ACORN

His greatest success was undercover journalism performed by his employees James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles against ACORN. His associates filmed ACORN giving advice on setting up brothels involving underage prostitution trafficking as well as tax evasion tips at four ACORN offices around the country. In a brilliant strategy, he would release one tape which ACORN would dismiss. Then other tapes to stir the pot. A fourth tape was released that turned into a national firestorm which bypassed the corrupt media who refused to cover the liberal-aligned group. The outrage that followed forced Congress to defund ACORN and Breitbart is credited with having them removed from partnering with the Obama Administration on the 2010 Census. Wade Rathke, ACORN founder, and Bertha Lewis, his puppet CEO had to change the name of the organization because Breitbart's work had sullied their image. State affiliates reorganized under new names in New York and California, others were banned from operating in Ohio and Maryland. Breitbart put ACORN on the defensive which is still reeling from his work and has announced it's closing business, bankrupt. [2] .

2010 Annual NAACP Conference

The day after the NAACP issued a statement calling the Tea Party movement racist, Breitbart showcased the power of conservative media by releasing video footage showing Shirley Sherrod of the USDA addressing a past NAACP conference about how she acted in a racist manner to offer very minimal help to a bankrupt farmer because he was Caucasian. The video went viral and the White House got involved to make Sherrod resign. [3]

CPAC 2010

Breitbart was video taped going after liberal columnist Blumenthall, calling him a "despicable human being" for writing lies, treating James O'Keefe as racist, a now common liberal media attack weapon. He was not afraid to confront dishonest journalists and their corrupt reporting. He gave speeches talking about the mainstream media saying "The Gig Is Up - You’re Not on the American Team."

CPAC 2011

Major conservative groups are backing out of the annual conference to protest the inclusion of the gay group GOProud. Breitbart defends their inclusion and he planned to throw a party for gay conservatives at CPAC. "I'm working on getting a venue," he said. "The first annual Roy Cohn CPAC Breitbart Homocon Welcoming 80's Extravaganza. I'm thinking of DJ-ing." [4]

CPAC 2012

A major speech from Breitbart with many revelations. First, he wants the public not to be afraid to call Barack Obama a "Radical". Next, he described his dinner with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. Third, that he has video tapes from Obama's days at college. Breitbart will expose the radical Obama and his radical ties that the Lamestream media knowingly suppressed from the public. [5]

Congressman Weiner

Liberal Democrat Rep. Anthony Weiner used Twitter to send lewd photos of himself. Breitbart exposed this act, dubbed WeinerGate. Weiner tried to deny it was him, blamed he was hacked by conservative vandals and stated in public that Breitbart was lying. As the story went nationwide, Weiner was pressured to step down. Weiner arranged a conference in New York. Weiner was late to the conference and Breitbart showed up, and took the microphone to denounce Weiner, demanding an apology. Weiner showed up, announced he had lied and was retiring. Also, he apologized to Breitbart.

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References

  1. http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/01/andrew-breitbart-dead-at-43-according-to-his-website/ Andrew Breitbart dead at 43, according to his website, The Daily Caller, March 1 2012
  2. ACORN Closing in Wake of Scandal, FOX News, March 22, 2010
  3. Obama Administration Stands By Decision to Fire Sherrod, BigGovernment.com, July 20, 2010
  4. Some right-wing groups to skip GOP event, LATimes, January 8, 2011
  5. Hmmm: Andrew Breitbart At CPAC, “I Have Videos” of Obama From His College Day…, Weasel Zippers, February 10, 2012

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