Andrew Breitbart Plays The Victim
Andrew Breitbart whines to Politico that, “I am public enemy number one.” Poor baby. The martyred “journalist” believes he was set up by the Obama administration and its allies in an effort to destroy him.
“I am public enemy No. 1 or 2 to the Democratic Party, the progressive movement and the Obama administration based upon the successes my journalism has had,” Breitbart said in a telephone interview late Thursday morning as he headed to the airport for what he said was a long-planned, three-day vacation.
Breitbart asserted that liberal media outlets are shifting the focus to the misleading excerpting in the videos he posted — as well as his erroneous statement about the context of the footage — to divert attention from what he asserts is a double standard on racist behavior exposed by the video, which he released Monday to push back against a recently passed NAACP resolution expressing concern about “racist elements” in the tea party movement.
“The desire here is to make it about me and not the Democratic establishment and the NAACP vs. the tea party,” Breitbart said, defending the footage he posted as “a self-contained newsworthy video that established the media standard of pointing out that the NAACP countenanced racism in its own award dinner setting. That was the point. That was the point. And the video proves it.”
Breitbart refused to apologize to Sherrod, claiming she has not been held accountable for what she said. Accountability is clearly not a concept with which Breitbart is familiar. And he would not acknowledge that he should have vetted the video he promoted smearing her. Of course, that would require humility. And a conscience.Click here for reuse options!
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