Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Slate: Christopher Beam is messing with you

Andrew Breitbart is messing with you.
By Christopher Beam

The videos serve as the ultimate Breitbart Rorschach test. To the left, they expose Breitbart once and for all as a blubbering, red-faced freakazoid. To the right, they're the testimony of a telegenic hero finally standing up to the liberal media.
Now watch this brown nosing.

Of course, it's the prerogative of the Times to decide what's published in the Times. Maybe it just didn't think the ACORN scandal was that big a deal. (Shane said as much to Hoyt.) Plus, when the publication breaking the news is itself fresh-faced and unproven, as Big Government was, the big dogs are always skeptical. Breitbart doesn't buy it. "It's one of the biggest stories ever," he says, comparing it to Watergate and Abu Ghraib. "It's a big-ass story."
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The best measurement of the ACORN videos' impact may be the lengths to which Breitbart's opponents have gone to discredit them. Follow the back-and-forth closely, and you'll quickly find yourself deep down a rabbit hole of charges, countercharges, and counter-countercharges over such details as whether O'Keefe went into ACORN's offices dressed as a pimp or in business casual.
That's right, it doesn't matter whether the prosecution has any evidence, what's important is that the accused WAS FORCED TO HIRE A LAWYER!ONE11!
Still, to placate his critics, Breitbart has offered to release the complete, unedited video footage—but only if Boehlert or Podesta agrees to watch it with him in public, followed by a Q&A. (Breitbart has already released the complete transcripts and audio.) Breitbart knows they won't take him up on the offer.
SADLY, NO!

Stay tuned for more B.S. from Andy:



And go to hell, Slate.
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8 comments:

Kathleen said...

so glad I gave up on Slate a long time ago.

Also, "the plethora of evidence against him just proves his point" is in the Pantheon of Ultimate Trolling.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I always liked his brother Jim better!

Substance McGravitas said...

Breitbart did seem pretty fucking nuts in that article, so it wasn't all cocksucking.

Smut Clyde said...

a rabbit hole of charges, countercharges, and counter-countercharges

Quite apart from the "Some say the earth is round, some that it is flat" aspect, this is a really crap metaphor.

Smut Clyde said...

The best measurement of the ACORN videos' impact may be the lengths to which Breitbart's opponents have gone to discredit them.

Also, I would have thought that the best measurement of the videos' impact was their feckin' impact, i.e. the response from Congress of voting to defund ACORN for fear of being seen as excessively sympathetic to dark-skinned voters. Also. Remarkably mush-mouthed writing, is what I'm saying.

Another Kiwi said...

Breitbart's meltdown on twitter was the nutso gold standard, IMO.
How anyone is supposed to take him seriously after that is beyond me

commie atheist said...

So, did I miss the Breitbartocalypse? Are these the smoking ruins of the Institutional Left? I thought at least this place and Sadly, No! would be gone for sure.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

You all got Breitbart wrong.

He said "Institutionalized" Left.

So all the liberals in asylums, they are history. You can check it.

Breitbart WIN!!!11!