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Breitbart V. Van Jones: “Bring it on Punks”

In Can You Hear Me Now?, Civil Lefts, Disappearing Ink on 24/03/2011 at 20:57

Andrew Breitbart (LIFE.com)

It is a comedic slight of history that Andrew Breitbart grew up on the mean streets of West L.A. rather than those of Flatbush or Dorchester. He has the irreverence of Muggs McGinnis and the cutting literacy of Norman Mailer, although the conservative web mogul is almost certainly not what Mailer had in mind when he thought of The New Journalism.

Nevertheless, Breitbart, a former progressive, is a street fighter, an in-the-trenches journalist provocateur who has become the bane of the New Left. While Glenn Beck received the accolades, it was Breitbart who kneecapped Van Jones, sending Obama’s communist-Truther advisor skulking out of the White House after a midnight resignation.

You gotta love this guy.

While Beck tends toward the “special,” Breitbart gives off at least the illusion that he’ll meet you in the alley to settle the matter — whatever the matter. It was Breitbart who offered $100,000 for even a snippet of footage that would show that tea party activists either spat on black members of Congress or uttered racial slurs at last year’s protest on the Capitol steps. There have been no takers to date.

Breitbart also supported James O’Keefe’s first forays into citizen journalism, resulting in Congress’s defunding of ACORN. He has since supported pro-lifer Lila Rose and another O’Keefe outing in their exposés of Planned Parenthood.

The aforementioned are a mere smattering of incidents that have propelled the Left to target Andrew Breitbart. He is one of the few conservatives in the country who can lather progressives into a vitriolic rage on the level of Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh.

And wouldn’t you know it, Van Jones is behind the latest attack.

Color of Change — don’t you just love these lefto names — an activist group co-founded by Jones, is calling for a boycott against the Huffington Post for publishing two recent entries by Breitbart.

Andrew Breitbart is a liar and a race-baiter,” wrote the organization. “Breitbart targets key people and institutions within our community, in particular those who have dared talk about the reality of racism and race in this country — Shirley Sherrod, the NAACP, President Obama, the Congressional Black Caucus. And he targets those that seek to increase Black political participation, like ACORN.”

By way of outing Color of Change, they are the group who immediately took up the cause of the Jenna Six, the black teenagers convicted of viciously beating white student Justin Barker, at a Louisiana high school in 2006.

Talk about race baiting. This outfit makes Al Sharpton look like the George Jefferson when it comes to fostering racial animus.

Van Jones is the ultimate race-baiter and this latest attack on Breitbart is just one of many in his quest to silence the free press and bring down democracy. While we have no particular love for the HuffPo, we all must resist the Left’s attempts to silence anyone with whom they disagree.

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It’s Starting: Arianna Huffington’s AOL Identifies Murderer as “Border Activist”

In Bowling for Dollars, Disappearing Ink on 23/02/2011 at 09:19

UPDATED BELOW

After taking the helm at AOL, Arianna Huffington promised that she would not pull the Internet provider to the left. Today the Wicked Witch of the Left showed her true character once again. The woman who former Reagan campaign strategist Ed Rollins called one of the most unprincipled people in American politics, has told a real lefto whopper.

In its email news prompter today, AOL boldly and erroneously emblazoned, Border Activist Sentenced to Death for Fatal Home Invasion, in its banner announcing the sentencing of an Arizona home invasion murderer.

The screamer refers to convicted Pima County murderer, Shawna Forde, who formed the Minutemen American Defense, a sham border activist group, for the purpose of locating drug suppliers, so she and her cohorts could raid them for drugs and money. Forde and two others murdered alleged drug smuggler Raul “Junior” Flores, 29, and his daughter, Brisenia Flores, 9.

A second scenario that has been floated is that Forde and her group of less than 20 members were seeking to take the immigration battle to the “next level,” a term whose meaning has never quite been made clear.

Since her arrest, Forde has been widely touted by the Left as a border activist and associated as a member of the legitimate Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. Although she did join that group in February 2007, she was dismissed from the organization the same month as unstable.

Huffington knows this, since her Huffington Post reported the story incorrectly from the very beginning, on at least one occasion linking Forde to the Minuteman Project. No evidence exists that Forde or her cohorts were ever associated with the Minutemen Project.

There of course was never any question that Huffington would take the former Internet giant to the left once she gained control of content; she has always been a leftist, even when she was bearding for ex-hubby Michael, who came out of the closet after his failed Senate bid in California during the 1990s.

But one question remains: will the struggling, heretofore nonpartisan Internet company, fare better with Huffington’s left-wing content?  The last 15 years has seen AOL wither from a near-monopoly-level presence on the net to the place not to be, with email accounts down to between four and five million.

LCL is canceling its AOL account tomorrow.