Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Guest of Dishonor

Remember how I said that Breitbart wouldn't suffer one bit from the humiliation and castigation heaped on him by the general public following the Shirley Sherrod non-story?

I rest my case.

AP: GOP Invites Breitbart To Fundraiser/7.26.10

It was always pretty much guaranteed that Breitbart's stock with the Wingnut Nation wasn't going to drop, given that he never had any respectability to lose and it doesn't concern itself with things like reality anyway. But the fact that he continues to be embraced by the official Republican power structure is fucking repugnant. For the record, this is my issue with the modern GOP: It's not that I vehemently disagree with the fundamental principles Republicans believe in and therefore rail against them; it's that they make their party nothing more than a joke by willfully aligning themselves with the lowest common denominator and least credible on the right.

By welcoming Breitbart with open arms, they prove that the GOP and the dumb-ass fringe are basically one and the same.


Trixi said...

I think Jon Stewart pretty much nailed it. The media, the White House, the NAACP shouldn't be so goddamned knee-jerk.

Stewart: First of all, Fox News is too busy with their black panther hard-on to bother much with this. And Andrew Breitbart, the guy who leaked the edited tape, may be the most honest person in this entire story. This is what he said five months ago:

Bretibart (from file footage): I want to be in the history books saying I took down the institutional left.

Stewart: See he didn’t say “I want to be in the history books a aparagon of honesty,” he didn’t say “I would like to be in the Museum of Broadacsting, and to be known by children around the wold as Arnold B. Truthington of Accuracy Lane.”

No ,he said out loud “I want to bring down the institutional left.” So if you are on the institutional left, and you see the package from him, watch the whole (bleep) tape. How is that snookering?

Chez said...

Yeah, I said that last week just not as articulately. Breitbart's never tried to hide what he is -- although he does tip his hand to the fact that, even for him, reality has to be a consideration by calling what he does "journalism." Which it absolutely isn't. It's nonsensical dogshit.

VOTAR said...

The mistake is calling them a joke. They know exactly what they are doing.

Breitbart will be applauded at that fundraiser; he's the mavericky "journalist" who had the red White and Blue Guts to take on the lame-stream media and embarrass the Obama administration. He's a hero -- not to the clever conservative operatives orchestrating the event, but to the millions of dumbshit hicks who think these people are their saviors. The millions of dumbshit hicks who are going to vote republican, no matter what. Dismissing the GOP is the biggest mistake that liberals can make right now.

Remember that scene in Starship Troopers: "We're in this war for the species, boys and girls. It's simple numbers. They have more."

SteveR said...

... or political advocacy masquerading as journalism?

Chez said...

Oh I understand completely, Votar. As the saying goes, never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.

Anon said...

This kind of behavior is pretty much what drove me from the GOP too; instead of appealing to intelligent people with passion and logical arguments in their case, they appeal to the lowest intellects with naught but crude emotion and talking points.

Jester said...

He has to be there. He's this month's recipient of the Larry Craig Memorial Lightning Rod Award.