ABC News Fires Andrew Breitbart For Overstating His Position
Greg Sargent has the letter Andrew Morse, head of ABC’s digital division, sent to Andrew Breitbart ending their relationship. ABC received much pushback when it announced Bretibart’s role in election coverage on its digital platform. Breitbart bragged about his role as an election analyst for ABC News, a contention with which ABC disagreed.
Dear Mr. Breitbart,
We have spent the past several days trying to make clear to you your limited role as a participant in our digital town hall to be streamed on ABCNews.com and Facebook. The post on your blog last Friday created a widespread impression that you would be analyzing the election on ABC News. We made it as clear as possible as quickly as possible that you had been invited along with numerous others to participate in our digital town hall. Instead of clarifying your role, you posted a blog on Sunday evening in which you continued to claim a bigger role in our coverage. As we are still unable to agree on your role, we feel it best for you not to participate.