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GOP/Media Complex Bows Down To Breitbart Lie Machine

Posted by Phoenix Woman on May 5, 2013

NSFW Corporation’s Mark Ames and Max Blumenthal have this must-read story on the Breitbart sleaze factory in the aftermath of Andrew Breitbart’s death. It documents not just the sleaze and lies pumped out both before and after Breitbart’s passing, but also the obscene and corrupt panegyrics written to him by people who obviously know better but also know that right-wing business entities ultimately pay their salaries.

Case in point: Dave Weigel, who toolishly edits a Breitbart quote with the end effect being to disguise Breitbart’s lucrative partisan hackery under a faux-gonzo facade.

3 Responses to “GOP/Media Complex Bows Down To Breitbart Lie Machine”

  1. Charles II said

    Geez. Comparing Breitbart to Abbie Hoffman? Lenny Bruce? Hunter Thompson?

    These people can swallow anything and imagine it’s caviar. I wonder whether in 20 or 30 years it will come out that people like Weigle and Cilizza were on someone’s payroll.

    I wish it were so that Breitbart.com would implode. But as long as there’s money to be taken, there will be amoral people eager to take it.

  2. Jim said

    Here is another one out of the Vatican sleaze factory.

    Head of the St. Luke Institute in Silver Spring Maryland resigns.

    State Investigating Former Manchester Diocese Official For Misuse Of Funds

    Priest who heads top clergy treatment center accused of impropriety

    (RNS) The priest who heads a leading treatment center for clergy suffering from emotional, sexual and addiction problems has resigned in the wake of accusations that he misused funds in his home diocese and that he was engaged in an “inappropriate adult relationship.”

    Saint Luke Institute, located just outside of Washington, said Monday that Monsignor Edward J. Arsenault had resigned as president and CEO of the center.

    • Charles II said

      Thanks, Jim.

      I tend not to post on these topics because they’re well-established and, also, because I think that abuse of children is widespread, not just in the Catholic Church, not just in the Christian Church, and not just in religious organizations in general. Child abuse is a crime of power, so wherever some people exert disproportionate power over others, it will be found.

      When crimes of power intersect with the exercise of power at the highest level, as with Pope Francis, or when they specifically apply to Latin America (one of my particular interests), then I’ll post.

      But I do appreciate the updates, and do read your links. Ironic that Msgnr Arsenault will be investigated for alleged financial crimes, but not for alleged sexual issues which, since it involves such a serious violation of his vow of celibacy, would seem to bear on how he well he did his job at a center to treat sexual crimes.

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