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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.

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Breitbart’s Successors Blow Up His Website, Lose Over 99% Of Site Traffic

Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 8, 2012

Charles Johnson of LGF has the deets:

Check out what happens if you click on any link at Google to articles at Big Government, Big Journalism, or Big Peace.

Yes, it’s true. All the direct links to old articles at all the “Big” sites are broken. They all redirect to the front page of Breitbart.com.

That means no one who’s searching for an article at one of their sites can get to it through Google or Yahoo or Bing or any other search engine. I wonder how long it will take the Breitbart brain trust to notice that their traffic to thousands and thousands of articles has suddenly completely stopped? (Probably not long, now that I’m posting this.)

It’s been this way all week. When they redesigned Breitbart.com (and got rid of its news feed services), they apparently changed their URL schema without even thinking about what would happen to the millions of existing links out there, and completely hosed all of their search results.

And it’s not just search engines; all links to their old articles at all websites are broken. Links at blogs, news sites, places like Digg and Reddit and LGF — all broken.

Know what’s even funnier? Johnson’s post went up at 9:59 am PST today. It’s five hours later, and the Breitbarties still haven’t fixed it.

Don’t tell me that Breitbart was the only one of the bunch that knew how to write code for the Web. Or has Breitbart’s sugar daddy (or daddies?) pulled the funding plug already?

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How Breitbart And Other Cons Gamed The Legitimate Media Into Cowed Submission

Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 7, 2012

The life and career of Andrew Breitbart, and of conservative “journalism” in general, may be summed up thus:

Breitbart knew the shtick all too well: Accuse journalists of contrived groupthink, partisan deception and indoctrination to needle them professionally, while transmitting that rote accusation to your audience. Insult and demonize them on any available level until they strike back like cornered animals, and—suddenly—there’s America’s proof: these liberal journo thugs want to silence an honest voice, and, golly, are they ever mad when they try to.

Breitbart trained the media like dogs, and he was still doing so, on Thursday morning, from beyond the grave. People joked that they didn’t know if his death was a hoax, and it’s a certainty that some asked because they were afraid of telling the truth about someone by then literally incapable of hurting them. It was like watching a sick rerun of a Stalinist apparatchik sitcom, where one functionary was unwilling to believe another that The Leader is really dead, each presuming the announcement might be a trap.

If you beat a dog long enough, it learns to cower before you reach for a switch.

The anemic response wasn’t all wariness. Numerous journalists, even ones on the other side of the ideological fence, were quick to note that Breitbart was generous and warm in private. But Breitbart also destroyed a woman’s career in public. He destroyed an institution that helps poor minorities in public. He called Occupiers rapists in public. He screamed at strangers and loved to talk about kicking their asses in public. Outside of books written by the Aqua Net-shellacked c-minus Sturmabteilung of FOX News, his stamp on history in 20 years will be a Coughlin-esque paragraph about race-baiting and fraud.

Res ipsa loquitor.

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So When’s Andrew Breitbart Going To Sue The Anchoress?

Posted by Phoenix Woman on September 30, 2010

As most of you know by now, James O’Keefe — the guy who is currently on three years’ probation for wiretapping the office of a cute female Senator, Mary Landrieu, and whose creatively and deceptively-edited anti-ACORN hit jobs were heavily promoted throughout the conservative blogworld by Andrew Breitbart — is in trouble again:

A conservative activist known for making undercover videos plotted to embarrass a CNN correspondent by recording a meeting on hidden cameras aboard a floating “palace of pleasure” and making sexually suggestive comments, e-mails and a planning document show.

James O’Keefe, best known for hitting the community organizing group ACORN with an undercover video sting, hoped to get CNN Investigative Correspondent Abbie Boudreau onto a boat filled with sexually explicit props and then record the session, those documents show.

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O’Keefe called Boudreau on August 10. During the conversation, he said he preferred that Boudreau meet him in person in Maryland and asked that she come alone.

“I just want to talk,” O’Keefe told Boudreau on the phone. “I just want to have a, you know, meeting with you, and talk to you face to face about this. Because, I don’t, I feel sort of, let’s just say reserved about, about letting people into my sort of inner sanctum, about letting, letting people sort of take a glimpse into, into, behind the scenes, so that’s why you know, I just feel more comfortable if it was just me and you and we just had a face-to-face meeting before I agree to, to let you guys come out and shoot the video shoot out there.”

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“Getting Closer,” the e-mail states. “Audio attached conversation with Abbie. What do you think of her reaction guys. She said she could do it Monday, Tuesday. Ben, you think I could get her on the boat?”

Most of the right-wing part of the blogosphere and media is avoiding this like vampires avoid sunlight. The two big exceptions: Brent Bozell, who immediately stepped forward to condemn O’Keefe’s scuzzy behavior, and Andrew Breitbart, who immediately tried to change the subject. When Oliver Willis mentioned O’Keefe and Breitbart being on the same “crew”, Breitbart had a Twitter meltdown and threatened a libel lawsuit — though, as Instaputz notes, conservative blogger The Anchoress has also described Breitbart and O’Keefe as being on the same “crew”, as this screen shot of part of an Anchoress post from September 15, 2009 shows:

So when will Andrew Breitbart threaten to sue The Anchoress?

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