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Let’s say that you and your friends get accused of being racist. And let’s say there’s nothing in your heart that fits that accusation. You know you’re a celebrator of freedom, a passionate American who wishes all people could enjoy the best that this country has to offer.
You’re white, incidentally.
Still, you’re accused, and your reputation is tarnished, so you elect to fight back. How to go about it? If you’re the late Andrew Breitbart, champion of the Tea Party’s virtue against the likes of Janeane Garofalo, the answer is clear: Point out as often as you can that, no, it’s actually black people who are the racists.
You don’t put it in those words, of course. No. You yell at the media—“You bullshit artists, you hateful bastards!” You say, “You’re going to call us racist? You’re going to call us potential Timothy McVeighs? Well, fuck you.” And you do what you’re best at—you dig up video of black people behaving in ways that any good person would quail at. Government officials, community organizers, the people that you’ve said are out to hurt this country, who collude with the media to destroy lives and stop Americans like you from telling the truth.
To get that footage, of course, you have to fudge some. Maybe you send dickweed James O’Keefe out there to playact that he’s a pimp, soliciting free tax advice from those ACORN people who claim they’re helping poor Americans find housing. (You’re not rich, and you found housing!) And then, when those ACORN bastards fail to say shameful pro-pimping stuff on camera, you can always edit, make that video reflect what you know they’re really thinking. They’ll help criminals, with taxpayer money. There’s got to be a couple seconds in there where those ACORN women—black, of course—look like they might kind of/sort of not be disgusted with O’Keefe, that skinny piece-of-shit talking about importing underage whores from El Salvador while dressed like Superfly.
And—wait, really? O’Keefe didn’t actually wear that pimp costume in the ACORN offices? Well, what’s it matter? There’s footage of him jaunting around D.C. in it, and that’s good enough. Splice that in, and you’ve got proof: Proof that Janeane Garofalo and those virgins over at MSNBC were wrong to call the Tea Party racist or nationalist or whatever, because goddamn it, right here, on video, it’s absolutely clear that black people are the real problem.
Not that you would ever say that, of course. But you do say things like this: That multiculturalism represents an attempt to “pit us against each other.” That Congressman John Lewis, the civil rights leader, is a “liar” because nobody could find video evidence that any Tea Party people ever called him “nigger.” That’s what you believe: Without video, there’s no proof, so how dare Joan Walsh at Salon call your friends racist?
Tommy Christopher, that little shit from Mediaite, says, “To act like we’re never going to report something unless there’s video? That’s idiotic.” If he were here, you’d grab his tape recorder and scream “Fuck you!” into it, like you did David Weigel’s at the Tea Party convention. Nick Gillespie, one of those Reason guys, calls you “the Al Qaeda of media” and you know that’s a compliment, because this is war—war against those racists who dared to call you racist.
Maybe you keep doing this. “You try to destroy people!” you shout at a reporter, and to show everyone how bad guys like him are, you release some more videos, destroy some people yourself. That Shirley Sherrod woman at the USDA, fired just hours after you showed footage of her bragging to the NAACP that she once considered not helping a white farmer. And they call you racist? You tell the press—who never give a voice to people like you—that the NAACP crowd applauded her for “sticking it to the white man.”
You destroy Anthony Weiner, but that one’s cake. Didn’t even have to fudge anything!
And then maybe you die. Lots of people are sad, and lots of others are sad they won’t have you to hate. Fuck them. You did good. You did your best. You never proved you and your friends aren’t racist, but you did pull off something much more grand: You gave everybody something to yell about.
Maybe someday someone makes a shapeless, uncritical documentary about how much fun you had doing all this. You’d be charming in it, because you always had as much charisma in you as you had rage.
Someone is clearly not happy with Breitbart.
So, what does he do? He creates an editorial, not by EXPOSING Breitbart, but rather just filling it with Ad Hominems and including as many people like Breitbart as he can.
This article is NOTHING but a baseless rant.
It's a heartgripping story with a happy ending that the whole family can enjoy. Specifically, the ending on South Barrington Avenue next to South Barrington Place.
@GeneSiskelcellanemia Another anonymous coward.
It's a heartgripping story with a happy ending that the whole family can enjoy. Specifically, the ending on the sidewalk of South Barrington Avenue, across from South Barrington Place.
@GeneSiskelcellanemia Yes, we can all rejoice over the grave of a nonviolent protestor. That's how we can show the VILE TEA BAGGISTS that they are stupid, for being hateful and intolerant. ONLY THRU HATE CNA WE END RACISM.
And maybe you're an idiot, and maybe you are really stupid and maybe one day you'll realize that the U.S. has become a third-world dictatorship where like maybe the government can sic the FBI and IRS on the average citizen. Like maybe...just maybe...
PS: I like Breitbart and visit his site everyday.
@jack Wow, keep the intelligent discourse coming Jack! At the end of the night, you can feel confident knowing that you've advanced the discussion in a serious way! Because now people know that you think Breitbart had as much value as an STD! Wow!
And thanks for demonstrating how much you despise the Tea Party, due to the fact that you think their intolerant, by being hateful and intolerant yourself!
BECAUSE DOZ RACIST DESEREV TO HAVE IT thrown in their DUMB TEABAGGIST FACES how OFTEN TheY are MEAN right?
It's also instructive to note that you think schizophrenia and mental illness is laughing matter, and that accusations of mental illness should be used as a personal insults. Classy dude!
@jack I see you are using your highly intellectual liberal education in that reply. I for one can control my sexual urges; hence I have never had pus come out of my cock. Sounds like you have though since you can compare the two as a personal expression of dismay.
I love this country and so did Breitbart, I may not agree with everything he said or believed, but he was a true Warrior in seeking truth and justice. He published factual evidence based article's which is more then I can say for most other media puppets today.
I served my country for 8 years, what have you done Jack?
You post anonymously Jack? Typical liberal COWARD I see.
Yes, we already KNOW that ALL Tea Party supporters are racist. They were only pretending to be against higher taxes and expanded government power. They chose not to surround and shame or chase out several vocal racists just to provide them cover, so they wouldn't look quite as racist in comparison. But they didn't fool anyone with a brain!!!!I don't understand how people can be SO BLIND to the racism. It's like when Senator Reid called President Bush a liar (and a loser!) Everyone KNEW that he was just trying to provide cover to latter-day racists who would then call President Obama a liar. He was working with the KOCHSUCKER BROTHERS on the foundations for the tea baggers back then. This is how he also provided cover to Breitbart about Representative John Lewis. It only LOOKS like he was making a statement about the truth value of the statement: "Someone used a derisive, racist term to attack John Lewis." In reality, he was OBVIOUSLY talking about his skin color!!! DUH!! People only PRETEND to not be able to see that, because, RACISM!
But even before that, plans were in motion to provide cover to the SEEMINGLY "non-racist" (HARHAR) Tea BAGGING IDIOTS .. Going back to the early 20th century, we know that the ancestors of the KOCHSUCKRS and GROVER NORQUISTS GREAT GRANDPA was designing the modern day Tea Party, and creating the conditions to support it. See, when lynchings were common, those folks were just trying to provide cover for all of the microaggressions that would constitute our sad era, where people -- even people who "love" black people or consider themselves "colorblind" -- CONSTANTLY assault others ... you know by: looking at people for too long, making vague or naive statements, making innocent jokes that offend, or similar. Because we all know that racism (like sexual assault!) is in the EYE OF THE BEHOLDER. These things get conjured into existence by the interpretation of the victim! DUMB REDNECKS JUST DON'T SEE IT.
AND DON'T GO GETTING HIGH AND MIGHTY about so-called "objective" reality. To that, I say, check your privilege, you rich, white racist rapists. You have NO IDEA how many women, people of color, transgendered people and atheists you offend every day by being dismissive of their horrific fate at the hands of a society that accidentally but largely DESPISES them by mistake, with no ill intent whatsoever! COLORBLINDNESS IS RACISM. AND RACISM IS RACIST. Because RACISM!
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