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Fri Mar 2, 2012, 09:59 AM

Forbes: Andrew Breitbart Dead: Who Will Slither Forward On His Sleazy Path?



Andrew Breitbart was a successful entrepreneur before he dropped dead Thursday on a Brentwood, Calif. street — possibly due to a heart attack. His means of ascent was the practice of sleaze. And since his allies derived such benefit from that, it’s likely that someone else will fill the void left by his passing.

His money came from selling advertisements to the people who visited his web sites — launched in 2009 – that went by names such as Big Journalism, Big Hollywood and Big Government.

His three sleaziest accomplishments were as follows:

* Weiner. In May 2011, Breitbart posted “salacious” photos sent to women online by former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.). Weiner apologized to Breitbart for his initial claim that Weiner’s Twitter account had been hacked according to the Los Angeles Times. In this case, I’d argue that Weiner was even sleazier than Breitbart.

* ACORN. Video-sting operator, James O’Keefe — posing as a pimp along with a female co-conspirator in the role of prostitute — made an undercover video of Acorn workers “apparently offering advice on how to evade taxes and conceal child prostitution,” reports the New York Times. Breitbart’s “accomplishment” was to publish that video on his web site and it went “viral,” according to the Times.

* Sherrod. In 2010, Breitbart helped get Agriculture Department official, Shirley Sherrod, fired. He edited a video clip to make it appear that Sherrod had discriminated against a white farmer but the full video showed that “she had eventually helped the farmer and that she had learned from the experience — that all people must overcome their prejudices,” reports the Times. In my view, this was the worst of these three claims to fame.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/petercohan/2012/03/02/andrew-breitbart-dead-who-will-slither-forward-on-his-sleazy-path/

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Reply Forbes: Andrew Breitbart Dead: Who Will Slither Forward On His Sleazy Path? (Original post)
spanone Mar 2012 OP
PA Democrat Mar 2012 #1
ProfessionalLeftist Mar 2012 #2
spanone Mar 2012 #3
PA Democrat Mar 2012 #4
PA Democrat Mar 2012 #6
dogknob Mar 2012 #10
Gruntled Old Man Mar 2012 #5
spanone Mar 2012 #8
bullwinkle428 Mar 2012 #7
322Skull Mar 2012 #9

Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 10:09 AM

1. I suspect Breitbart's $10 million anonymous "investors" will determine that.

Breitbart News Network yesterday reported to the SEC that it has raised $10 million in private funding from a pair of unidentified investors.

My initial thought upon seeing the filing was that BNN is the parent company for right-wing activist Andrew Breitbart's myriad of websites. You might remember them from such hits as the edited videotape of Shirley Sherrod or the photo leaks that led to Rep. Anthony Weiner's resignation.

But then I noticed that the incorporation year was 2011, whereas many of Breitbart's online endeavors started years earlier. So either this is simply a new legal entity formed this year to do formalize matters, or Breitbart is launching a different type of platform.

Supporting the latter theory is a checkmark next to "$1 - $1,000,000" in revenue. Brietbart claims more than 20 million pageviews per month, which would mean he's earning less than half a penny in ad revenue per pageview. In industry jargon, that's horrible (particularly when matched up against his available ad positions and rate-card).

http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2011/09/27/breitbart-raises-money-for-something/

A "pair of unidentified investors?" Koch Brothers?

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 10:11 AM

2. Link's broken n/t

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 10:12 AM

3. they pulled it.... it was just there. damn. cowards.

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Response to spanone (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 10:17 AM

6. The story was definitely there. I saw it before they pulled it.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 10:15 AM

5. Good for Forbes!

 

I don't read it, but Im pleasantly surprised by this.

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Response to Gruntled Old Man (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 10:29 AM

8. me too, until they pulled it. chickenshits.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 10:25 AM

7. Thank you, Peter Cohan, for giving us a non-whitewashed obituary.

K&R.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 03:58 AM

9. Sleaz or Porn.....???....

 

Excellllllennnnt......Most Amusing...In the colorful CENTERFOLD of the Constitution..somewhere between the staples......

I wonder if TRUTH can be Sleaz....or should you call it Porn.....Naaaaaa Why would you do that...???...

What the Politicians always seem to forget.....to their dismay....Le public est une bête féroce: il faut l’enchaîner ou la fuir.....[or not]....

1 MAN 1 VOTE....you get what you pay for...... and sometimes you don't even get THAT.......word for word............A fortiori.................322

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