Category Archive: Andrew Breitbart

Just What Is "Breitbarting"?

Well, for one thing, it is not journalism. When I wrote “The Pride and Reward of Falsification: Post-Objectivity as Post-Responsibility” for the recent book News with a View (edited by Burton St. John… Continue reading

Breitbart and O’Keefe: The Legacy

Last week, News with a View, an anthology of essays edited by Burton St. John and Kristen Johnson appeared. In it is an essay of mine, “The Pride and Reward of Falsification: Post-Objectivity… Continue reading

Breitbart: Confusion Over Cause and Reasoning

Andrew Breitbart, who really is David Horowitz 2.0, connects his conversion from left to right with personalities and hypocrisy, not with reason or conviction–just like Horowitz 1.0.  Both of them found people on the… Continue reading

The "He Said/She Said" Dodge

Want to avoid controversy yet continue to style yourself as a journalist?  Use “he said/she said,” the surefire way of removing yourself from the debate while retaining a sense of personal gravitas!  Yes,… Continue reading

A Silly Season Upon Us?

Update: Yes, I was wrong about Weiner, and owe McCain an apology.  So, here it is: Robert Stacy McCain, you were right and I was wrong.  I will leave this post here just… Continue reading

Lies, Damned Lies, and Ourselves

The interlocking stories of Andrew Breitbart and James O’Keefe, right-wing agitators who came to prominence during the first years of Obama’s presidency, show how a little expertise with the Web along with video… Continue reading

Drive-by Lying

The cowardice of the drive-by shooter: Never put yourself at risk. That’s what Andrew Breitbart does. With no responsibility to anyone, Breitbart can manipulate anything any way he wants, never caring that he… Continue reading