EXCLUSIVE AUDIO: Andrew Breitbart says Occupy has a 'culture of rape' and ACORN is paying 'unsafe people' to occupy

Andrew Breitbart is the Andrew Breitbart of the tea party movement

-Posted on Eclectablog, February 26, 2012-

On Saturday, February 25th, LOLGOP and I attended the Americans for Prosperity forum in Troy, Michigan (home of homophobic tea party mayor Janice Daniels.) We obtained press passes and proceeded to livetweet and liveblog the event. (My liveblog, done entirely on my iPhone, is here: LIVEBLOG: Americans for Prosperity forum in Troy, Michigan 2/25/12.)

For the most part, the people at the AFP forum were very nice to us. Perhaps it's because we had a "Media" badges on but, more than likely, it was despite that, given the sneering way "the media" was treated by speakers such as Andrew Breitbart and Michelle Malkin.

OpEd News: Does Breitbart's Rape Rant Apply to James O'Keefe's Alleged "Barn" Plot?

-By Gustav Wynn

February 24, 2012- Citing at least a dozen incidents, Andrew Breitbart insists that Occupy members shirked a responsibility to report rapes as they are documented. Breitbart however, has made no effort to report on or comment on an disturbing potential rape plot alleged in a criminal complaint by one of his own bloggers, Nadia Naffe.

Ms. Naffe, a relative unknown, contends she was repeatedly urged to spend the night in a barn as she lost muscle control while drinking with Andrew Breitbart's star reporter, James O'Keefe.

Debunking Breitbart's "Occupy Rape List"

-Blogged by Keith Olbermann on the Daily Kos, February 15, 2012-

You saw the video of his mad rant against Occupy, then you saw the "list" cobbled together in far too much of a hurry to rationalize the rant, then the new video from World Net Daily of all people, showing Andy Breitbart drinking before the rant (and breaking, in cartoon fashion, his wine glass).

Full Speech: Andrew Breitbart at CPAC 2012

Posted on the Right Scoop, February 10, 2012-

Andrew Breitbart gave a great speech today, emphasizing his unrelenting fight with the progressive left and their “bulls**t” Alinsky tactics. He even says he has tapes of Obama from when he was in college that will expose how he and his radical buddies plotted while the rest of us slept. Can’t wait to see those videos.

Toward the end of his speech, he made a comment that I think is worth quoting:

I don’t care who our candidate is and I haven’t since the beginning of this. I haven’t! Ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate! …

The Brad Blog: U.S. District Court Denies Breitbart's Attempt to Dismiss Sherrod's Defamation Lawsuit

-By Brad Friedman

February 20, 2012- Last week was a bad week to be Republican con-man Andrew Breitbart. But, really, what week isn't?

First there was his embarrassing, angry, drunken, video-taped "stop raping people" bender outside of CPAC, followed by his sober, but completely debunked, attempts to justify it all on the morning after.

And now comes this...

WASHINGTON (CN) - Former U.S Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod's lawsuit against right-wing blogger Andrew Breitbart survived a motion to dismiss, clearing the way for her to pursue the high-profile defamation suit she filed against him and a colleague last year.

Courthouse News: Right-Wing Blogger Must Face Claim by Sherrod

-By Ryan Abbott

February 17, 2012- WASHINGTON (CN) - Former U.S Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod's lawsuit against right-wing blogger Andrew Breitbart survived a motion to dismiss, clearing the way for her to pursue the high-profile defamation suit she filed against him and a colleague last year.

Sherrod Sued Breitbart and associate Larry O'Connor in February 2011, charging the two men posted a heavily editor clip of her online that led to accusations of racism and ultimately got her fired.

Breitbert filed his motion under the D.C. Anti-SLAPP Act, which provides that if a defendant can show the claim at issue arises from an act in furtherance of the right to free speech - and if the it is also related to an issue of public concern-he can file a special motion to dismiss.

RAW Story: Alec Baldwin calls Breitbart a ‘festering boil on the anus of public discourse’

-By David Ferguson

February 18, 2012- Apparently Keith Olbermann isn’t the only person who thinks Andrew Breitbart’s recent attempt to smear the “Occupy” movement as serial rapists is a bit beyond the pale. Mediaite is reporting that actor Alec Baldwin took to Twitter today to excoriate the Big Government blogger and media provocateur, calling him a “festering boil on the anus of public discourse.”

The dust-up began when a Twitter user asked Baldwin’s opinion as to whether Breitbart was using the so-called “rape rant” as a smoke screen to distract public attention away from the Shirley Sherrod scandal. (Sherrod was a USDA employee whose career and reputation were impugned in a heavily doctored video that was first aired on Breitbart’s website.)

The Young Turks: Breitbart’s filibuster ran 13 of 16 minutes, doubled down on exaggerations

Cenk clarifies one comment he made to Andrew Breitbart on the show last night, a quote that he believed was Bretibart speaking of his own journalism. It was actually in reference to The National Enquirer. Cenk says, “If we get something wrong, we just tell you so we can get to the reality of the matter here. If they get something wrong, they double down.” But Cenk also points out that, despite claims on Breitbart’s website that Cenk was “pleading for a commercial break” mid-way through the interview, the overwhelming majority of the segment — 13 minutes out of 16:15 — was taken up by Breitbart’s filibuster.

Huffington Post: Conservatives At CPAC Search For The Right's Woodward And Bernstein

-By Michael Calderone

February 13, 2012- WASHINGTON -- While Republican candidates score points slamming the media from the stump, prominent conservatives, gathered in Washington D.C. for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, were busy encouraging young attendees to pursue journalism.

Several conservatives, in interviews and on CPAC panels, said that young, right-leaning journalists have the chance to influence the establishment -- or as they say, "liberal" -- media, as well as the ability to launch new sites to broaden the media landscape. They talked about harnessing the potential of the Internet and social media to offer a counter-narrative to the national press, while arguing that the Obama administration and Democratic-aligned organizations aren't being covered aggressively enough. And whether conservatives supported infiltrating the national media or taking a DIY-approach outside the system, there seemed to be a consensus that it's reporting, rather than opining, that will make a difference.

Alternet: Occupy Protesters Mic-Check Palin During CPAC Speech

-By Adele M. Stan

February 11, 2012- Sarah Palin wasn't even a quarter of the way through reading her closing manifesto for the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., when the signal went up.

Palin was just off on a riff, mocking President Barack Obama.

"Hope and change...Yeah, you better hope things change...," she said disdainfully.

"Mic check! Mic check!" went the call-and-response that's become the hallmark of the Occupy movement. There were fewer than 25 protesters. The SRO audience in the the hotel ballroom -- capacity 4,200 -- in which Palin spoke erupted in a unison chant: "U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!" Police and security guards escorted the Occupiers out of the building, as much for protection as apprehension. There were no arrests.


Mark Crispin Miller
Progressive Democrats of America