Breitbarts Inheritors Battle Over his (awful) Legacy


From Anne Laurie from Balloon Juice on the sad sack mess that is what’s left of

One pressing consequence of the company’s organizational challenges: Questions from inside the organization about how the finances are being handled. Shortly before Breitbart’s death, Bannon helped bring in $10 million in capital, which was meant to fund the site’s relaunch and expand its staff. But when Breitbart died, he left a wife and four young children who could benefit from a financial return — and two sources familiar with the situation say the widow has been asking about the money.


“I don’t even call it anymore,” said one staffer. “I call it Wannabe I said at the time, when Andrew died, they gotta shut this thing down or else it’s going to fall apart. I think I was right.”

source: Breitbarts Inheritors Battle Over His Legacy.

That bold, that mine. My question is: why doesn’t Breitbart’s widow want to be means tested and survive from gold spun from her own bootstraps? That 10m is job creatin’ money! 10m so he could perform acts of journalism to expose liberal racists (Gay Activist Ann Coulter told me that all racism is liberalism so that’s redundant). Remember when Breitbart exposed the racists Shirley Sherrod:

“I don’t have it,” Breitbart told TPMmuckraker in an interview. Breitbart said his source sent him just the edited clips at first, but is in the process of sending the full video.

Breitbart said he’ll post the full video, if he can get permission from the video production company who filmed it for a local NAACP chapter. He also maintained that he didn’t edit the clip and that it was sent to him already edited.

Sherrod was the Georgia director of rural development for the USDA until yesterday, when Breitbart posted the video (below) in which she says that, in 1986, she didn’t help a farmer as much as she could have because he was white. Sherrod told CNN this morning she was forced to resign immediately by her superiors in Washington. She contends that, in the March speech to a Georgia chapter of the NAACP, she was telling a story of how she got past her own prejudices.

But even if the full video shows what Sherrod says it does, Breitbart said he’s seen enough.

“I think the video speaks for itself,” he said. “The way she’s talking about white people … is conveying a present tense racism in my opinion. But racism is in the eye of the beholder.”

He also takes issue with how the audience, many of them members of the NAACP, respond positively to her comments — proof, he says, of prevalent racism.

source: Breitbart On Sherrod’s NAACP Speech: ‘I Did Not Edit This Thing’ | TPMMuckraker.

Breitbart was good at making liberals and conservatives in the beltway journalism “village” “jump” when he said scandal. That’s all. He wasn’t a journalist, and the sooner Breitbart’s eponymous propaganda site implodes, the better.