Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Grand Ham Breakfast

The New York Observer's Daily Transom column sat down for breakfast with Andrew Breitbart two mornings ago and got -- not surprisingly -- the figurative equivalent of my daughter, at the age of one-and-a-half, angrily hurling her oatmeal across the room. The gist of the conversation was that there's apparently no honor among demagogues, with Breitbart still being sore at his ex-BFF Glenn Beck for "throwing him under the bus."

The most noteworthy line of the interview is one that reveals maybe a little more than Breitbart had hoped:

"According to Mr. Breitbart, fellow Tea Partier Glenn Beck first joined him in editing and eviscerating Ms. Sherrod's 2010 N.A.A.C.P. speech on the radio, before publishing the unedited version on his Web site, discrediting Mr. Breitbart on television and calling for his apology... 'Next thing I know, I'm under complete attack without the support of Glenn Beck, who I thought was somebody I could count on.'"

In other words, Breitbart once again admits that he -- ostensibly with the help of Glenn Beck -- edited the infamous Shirley Sherrod tape to "eviscerate" her and make her appear racist, and he felt that he was screwed over by Beck when the unedited tape was released which exposed what he'd done. This is the point I made on Monday; it's this kind of unconscionable horseshit that separates Andrew Breitbart from your average partisan blowhard.

By the way, the rest of the interview is basically a lot of Breitbart howling about the "Marxist... nihilist... leftist" education system. Feel free to take a look if that sort of thing interests you -- or you can just hit yourself in the face repeatedly with a phone book since it's pretty much the same thing.

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