Andrew Breitbar is too controversial for the Huffington Post’s front page, or rather, he offended former Obama Czar Van Jones. According to the online mag, Breitbart made “ad hominem” attacks apparently deemed to be untruthful about Jones, a co-founder of Color of Change.
Two specific posts on HuffPo outraged Color of Change and they vigorously lobbied to, at the least, move Breitbart to the nether-parts of the site:
The first entry by Breitbart was featured prominently on the site. The March 11 post, titled “NPR Is Collateral Damage in Battle to Brand Tea Party,” addressed tension between the mainstream media and the Tea Party. It also stated that there was no evidence that the Tea Party was racist.
The other post by Breitbart, from March 22, criticized the White House for being insufficiently transparent in the posting of visitor logs.
Breitbart’s post about NPR and the Tea Party infuriated Color of Change. In a Wednesday alert to supporters, the organization said that its prominent placement on The Huffington Post “shows a lack of journalistic integrity, and it’s frankly an insult to our communities.”
Color of Change went all the way back to the Shirley Sherrod expośe to dredge up their multiple attacks on Breitbart, whose site, Big Government is credited with bringing down ACORN.
“Bring it on, punks.”
“Van Jones is a commie punk,” Breitbart told TheDC. “He was exposed to a great extent because of the hard journalism that was done at my website, that exposed him as a guy who was an unvetted liability to the Obama administration. He was forced to step down because of my journalistic work.”
About racism charges:
Breitbart told TheDC that he is a strong supporter of black conservatives, naming Florida Republican Rep. Allen West as “the best possible candidate for the conservative movement.” He also made the point that he exposed racist speech against African-American Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas at a recent anti-Koch brothers protest.
“The Tea Party movement is filled with the strongest voices from the conservative black movement in this country. I am their number one proponent,” Breitbart said. “My goal is to eradicate the term ‘Uncle Tom’ that the left and the media use to frame conservative blacks.”
The Color of Change founded Stop the Witch Hunt, which was organized to attack Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Lou Dobbs and others. WorldNetDaily’s Noel Sheppard found links to Van Jones to the Center for Media Justice (think about that name – chilling isn’t it?): justice for liberals, no justice for conservatives, justice for minorities, no justice for whites, Jews or Asians?
Jones appeared on tape promoting the idea that the U.S. government played a part in the 9-11-01 terrorist attacks. Excuse us if we take exception to him hanging around the White House thinking George Bush killed 3000 people that day.
Not only did he promote the “truther” agenda but he signed a petition, lending his name to the World Trade Towers conspiracy theories.
Poor Mr. Jones. Calling Republicans “a**holes”- got a few of us hot under the collar – a mere nothing next to saying the U.S. government played a part in terrorizing New York City and the rest of the country.
Van Jones is quoted in the Daily Caller piece saying Breitbart “targets those that seek to increase Black political participation, like ACORN.”
Breitbart said. “The number one reason why they want to bring up race is because I am the one who exposed the lie that the ‘N’ word was hurled at [Democratic] Congressmen [Andrew] Carson [of Indiana] and [John] Lewis” of Georgia at a Tea Party rally in front of the Capitol.
Huffington Post readers lose.