January 29, 2011- Two Democrats on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights say the J. Christian Adams, the former Justice Department lawyer at the heart of the scandal over the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case, isn't credible because he contributes to a "race-baiting" website run by conservative pundit Andrew Breitbart.
January 27, 2011- The FBI has begun investigating a series of incidents in which a man told Planned Parenthood clinics around the country that he was running an underage sex trafficking ring, according to a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood.
The FBI has been interviewing people at the clinics -- a total of eight spread out over five states and D.C. -- over the past two days, the spokeswoman tells TPM. She said Planned Parenthood has been giving law enforcement all the information they have.
The FBI did not return a request for comment.
Congressional Research Service report to the House Judiciary Committe, re: ACORN:
The report is 88 pages long, and goes into considerable detail about every federal and local investigation of ACORN that was then underway, including allegations of "voter fraud" perpetrated by ACORN employees. It further lists all sources of federal funding for ACORN and its affillates. Next it summarizes and evaluates conversation interception laws in the states where James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles performed their "ACORN Pimp" stings. The next section is an investigation of ACORN's activities relating to affordable housing. Finally there is an analysis of the legality HR 3221- the "Defund ACORN Act".
By Jake Blumgart-
The Obama era has been kind to crazed conservative commentators—perhaps too kind for their own good. In a market saturated with loudmouth reactionary malcontents it can be tough for a would-be Internet provocateur/entrepreneur to really break away from the pack. To distinguish himself, ultra-right opinion-maker Andrew Breitbart’s favored tactics include picking fights with practically everyone, gaming the media with wily, web-based tactics, and snorting the odd line of red wine powder (“it’s very dry”).
By Bob Braun-
Nov. 14, 2010- Alissa Ploshnick risked her life to save the lives of a dozen Passaic schoolchildren. She threw herself in front of a careening van to protect her students and landed in the hospital with broken ribs, a fractured wrist, a badly bruised pelvis and glass cuts in her eyes. She could have died.
The president of the United States, Bill Clinton then, sent her a letter. It read:
"I recently heard about your act of heroism and wanted to commend you for your selflessness. True heroes are rare in today’s world. And, all too often, those who are really making a difference in our communities go unnoticed and unrewarded. I am delighted to be able to give you the recognition you deserve. You are an example for all of us, and I applaud you for your sense of duty.’’
But that was then, in 1997. This is now.
By Brad Freidman-
July 21, 2010- It's a neat trick. Andrew Breitbart, the pathological liar, race-baiter, propagandist, and rabidly partisan dirty-trickster, posts a deceptively edited video (again), to which media and Democratic officials cowardly knee-jerk in reaction (again), before the video is ultimately discovered to have been a deceptively edited hoax. Then, rather than copping to having been a pathological liar, race-baiter, propagandist, and rabidly partisan dirty-trickster, Breitbart criticizes the media and those others who bought into the hoax that he himself perpetrated.
November 1, 2010- So! Important object lesson for ABC News, here. If you treat professional propagandist and performance artist Andrew Breitbart as a "legitimate" political commentator, you're inviting embarrassment and rewarding behavior that will only serve to discredit you in the eyes of the only people who still actually trust the mainstream media.