Photographs published this week by an anti-racist website show the late Andrew Breitbart, a leading figurehead among mainstream conservatives, and his onetime protégé James O’Keefe - whose undercover videos are credited with causing the demise of the community organizing group ACORN - rubbing elbows with young white nationalists at two different right-wing conferences.
The pictures are noteworthy because Breitbart, who died of a heart attack in March 2012, and O’Keefe had been adamant that they had nothing to do with the conference attendees - and vocally attacked anyone who suggested otherwise.
Instead, the photos published by the anti-racist organization One People’s Project showed O’Keefe posing with numerous members of the white-nationalist group Youth for Western Civilization at a forum organized by the Robert Taft Club. Another shot shows Breitbart hobnobbing with YWC leader Matthew Heimbach, who has recently came out as a full-fledged Nazi, at an Americans for Prosperity gathering.
The biggest problem for Americans, however, is that there can be no victory for tolerance in this scenario. Americans who are apathetic about Sam’s sexuality - people who believe that he will (and should) be accepted without regard to his sexuality — will be castigated as unfeeling simply for stating those views. The media needs Sam’s coming out to be a big deal, because that is how they can continue to portray America as a nasty place in need of leftist cultural and governmental correctives.
The media continually portray America as a place deeply driven by anti-gay bigotry, despite the fact that anti-gay attacks are at historic lows, and high-profile acceptance of open homosexuals is at all-time highs. There’s a reason for that: antipathy for Judeo-Christian views means insisting that those who believe in those views are intolerant buffoons. Someone must be the villain in this morality play.
And that means that Sam must be portrayed as a victim, no matter how things go at the draft. Assume for a moment that Sam, who is projected to go in the third round, goes in the third round: there will be many who claim that he should have gone higher, and that the NFL just wasn’t ready for a gay player. Assume that he goes in the first round: the media will claim he was a potential first round pick anyway, or claim that it’s too early to tell if the NFL is ready for him.
The media continually portray America as a place deeply driven by anti-gay bigotry…
Funny you mention that Ben, as a quick read of the comments to your very article strongly suggests that this is very much the case:
I am straight, have a traditional family and am proud of it.
No media outlet would put me on TV, especially when espousing traditional family, Christian values.
Jesus is no myth, and you know that..He speaks to our hearts. The scripture verifies what is spoken.. you condemn yourself when you deny truth. you chose the smell of an anus over salvation.. you judged yourself.ALL we do is say what GOD says. The power of that WORD convicts you..You dont find Believers on silly farms but you do find a lot of homos residing there come on now.
Comments like yours are par for the course of a flaming kool-aid drinker and sodomite.
What is sad is how many of these grown adults may become homo-sexual because of the viewing of Pornograhy. [sic]
Hey AL, looks like they are in the Brokeback formation.
New name for the redskins… Washington Brokebacks.
Gay pro wrestling. There’s got to be some contact to make it worth the medias attention.
Note to Mr. Goodell….If you embrace this (like you almost did the Redskins idiocy) you will see your empire begin to crumble. A lot of us long time fans are already quite disgusted with the direction the NFL has gone in general, this will be the last straw.
Last one out, turn out the lights. $93.00 a ticket to go watch a Homo.
I think Obama will invite this young man to the White House. They have more than skin color in common!
stupid sodomite.. Christians will always be makin babies.. y’all dont.. one Christian dies at least 2 takes his place.. you are sorely mistaken and have fallen into the pit of stupidity.. HOMOS CANT REPRODUCE!!!!
Then there are these comments to this short story from “Breitbart Sports:” First Lady: Gay Football Player Is ‘Inspiration’:
Well, she is married to a gay. Ol Barry REALLY inspires her!
Why aren’t we allowed to refer to Michelle as Han Solo’s buddy - that tall, hairy creature in Star Wars?
Opposites attract; he’s gay; she’s a dyke. Their big problem is what goes where.
Bath House Barry inspires us, too!!
Barry was known as bath House Barry in Chicago…had a penchant for older white guys.
Only a libturd idiot demoncrap would consider a lifestyle choice of butt licking (salad tossing) as inspirational.
Might give a new meaning to “ground and pound”.
You’re right Ben. This is just a media morality play. Homophobia has gone the way of the Betamax player. No need to make a big deal about the first openly gay football player because clearly, most people don’t care about it….as your thoughtful and insightful public ably proves.
My God these people are sick…
This BLOWS the lid off OBAMA’S FRAUDULENT PRESIDENCY!!!!!!!!11TY
Trust: We know ObamaCare was sold on a lie, but what about the Obama presidency itself? Rumors that Obama’s violent leftist pal Bill Ayers ghostwrote the memoir that launched his political career may actually be true.
Obama has always claimed authorship of his bestselling “Dreams From My Father.”
But Ayers is telling a different story. In promoting his new book, “Public Enemy,” Ayers’ publisher, Beacon Press, has written a blurb on amazon.com that says Ayers “finally ‘confesses’ that he did write ‘Dreams From My Father.’”
So he finally confessed!!! I KNEW IT!!!!!11TY
Now of course, Ayers - being the former violent commie terrorist associate of Obama’s who launched Obama’s political career at his house in the mid 90’s and Obama had no trepidations at all about being seen with a former violent commie terrorist - was only playing around when he made the same confession twice before:
The reprehensible former terrorist twice before laid claim to Obama’s book — once during a post-election interview and again during a speech two years ago.
In October 2009, Ayers told an interviewer at Reagan National Airport in Washington that he wrote “Dreams From My Father.” Asked if he meant he “heavily edited” the book for his friend, Ayers insisted, “I wrote it.”
He added that Michelle Obama asked him to help Obama, who had blown deadlines and was struggling with delivering a manuscript.
Then in March 2011, Ayers revealed his role in the book after giving a speech at Montclair State University in New Jersey. During a question-and-answer session, a member of the audience remarked how well Obama’s first memoir was written.
Ayers agreed and offered that Obama’s second autobiography — “Audacity of Hope” — paled in comparison. He said “the second one was more of a political hack book, but the first book’s quite good.”
Then Ayers volunteered, “Did you know I wrote it?”
“What’s that?” the startled questioner asked.
“I wrote ‘Dreams From My Father,’” Ayers asserted.
Obama’s media protectors wrote those statements off as “sarcasm.” But now Ayers is publishing the claim.
See? THE MARXIST FASCIST LIBERAL MEDIA - IN THE TANK FOR OBAMA FROM DAY ONE AS BILL O’REILLY BRILLIANTLY PUT IT - WAS PROTECTING HIM BY SAYING THAT AYERS’ COMMENTS WERE SARCASTIC!!!!!!11TY
But you see, THE THIRD TIME IS A CHARM!!! THAT’S HOW THESE PEOPLE OPERATE!!!!!!11TY
Jack Cashill of World Net Daily exposed this fraud five years ago, and IBD reiterates the stunning facts that Cashill exposed (which the late great visionary patriot Andrew Breitbart believed and promoted), so while Ayers may seem to be “toying” with us, as Breitbart.com put it two days ago, you know that from now on, every time he says it, it’s actually the truth. It’s a confession!!!
And if you don’t believe me, Rush talked about it on Wednesday. So it MUST BE TRUE!!!
God, these people are STUPID!!!!
The Marxist Bill Ayers is a good capitalist - he knows what sells. The blurb for his new book, Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident, comes with this interesting tease:
Ayers reveals how he has navigated the challenges and triumphs of this public life with steadfastness and a dash of good humor—from the red carpet at the Oscars, to prison vigils and airports (where he is often detained and where he finally “confesses” that he did write Dreams from My Father).
What?! He confesses that he wrote Barack Obama’s best-selling memoir Dreams from My Father? Making Obama not just a bad president but a fraud, too? It was too much to disbelieve for some on the Right, with investors.com walking into the trap and Rush Limbaugh following behind, both headlining that Ayers had exposed himself as the original author.
Ayers didn’t discourage the myth: he used it to get publicity for his writing. Confronted by a Right-winger in an airport, he insisted that he was the author of Dreams and at a book event he lamented that he didn’t get any of the royalties for his hard work. In Public Enemy he wheels the idea out again for maximum effect (which has kind of worked) and then plays a merry dance with the reader in the six pages dedicated to the controversy (and nicely analysed by a canny Jerome R Corsi at WND). “A self-described deep-thinking intellectual named Jack Cashill,” writes Ayers, “set out to prove - independent of my denials or affirmations - that I had indeed written ‘Dreams.’ He sought real evidence through a close readings of texts and a brush with the Internet.” When reading Cashill, Ayers jokes, he came to think that maybe it was all true, “that I had been the seafaring Odysseus to Obama’s father-hungry Telemachus.” Ultimately, Ayers refuses to entirely dismiss the theory, writing, “Empirical proof or crackpot confirmation, you decide.”
But anyone with eyes can decide fairly swiftly. The timing between the first meeting of Obama and Ayers and the publication of Dreams was far too small for Ayers to be the author, and their relationship doesn’t seem to have evolved into anything serious. They served on a board together and worked on the same community project. Theirs was a small social circle but not an overly friendly one. Explained Ayers, “I was a guy around that neighborhood and so was he, and we would run into each other at the supermarket or the bookstore or the park. That’s the kind of neighborhood it is.” Politically, Obama turned out to be far to Ayers’ right and Ayers has largely been critical about his presidency. In fact, Ayers has argued on his latest book tour that the Right’s obsession with the idea that Obama is a Marxist helped convinced swing voters in the 2008 Democratic primaries that he was far more liberal than he actually was.
So what do we learn from the scandal that never was? We learn something about the Right, that it focussed too much on deconstructing Obama’s personality during his ascendancy and not enough on deconstructing his ideas. The latter is now happening thanks to the screw-up that is Obamacare - but this grand reckoning with the substance of Obamarism has come too late. Barack has his two “historic” terms and, as a consequence, AMERICA HAS ITS SLIDE TO SOCIAL DEMOCRACY!!!!!!!11TY.
See? There are even wingnuts who know this is a crock!
By now, it has become clear that in the months before his death, Breitbart had constructed a journalistic Doomsday Machine and programmed it for an apocalyptic episode of self-destruction. Perhaps it was convenient that Breitbart’s heart exploded when it did; as a martyr, he did not have to witness the implosion of his media empire or bear the responsibility he deserved for its rapid demise.
In the year after Breitbart’s death, his heirs and associates produced a string of grotesque episodes that have embarrassed even their own impossible-to-shame allies on the right, including:
Spreading the lie that Chuck Hagel took money from a non-existent group called “Friends of Hamas.” What began as a New York Daily News reporter’s burlesque joke-hypothetical question to a Senate staffer was recycled by breitbart.com editor-at-large Ben Shapiro [see below] and reported as fact from “Senate sources.” From Breitbart, the reporter’s joke traveled onto the Senate floor and nearly sank Hagel’s confirmation as Obama’s new Defense Secretary. Even after the story was completely debunked and disavowed even by fellow right-wingers, breitbart.com remains the only media outlet in the world that continues to stick by its debunked story;
In mid-March, Breitbart published a straight news story claiming that Paul Krugman had filed for bankruptcy. The story was sourced from an online news parody site, The Daily Currant;
Also in March, Breitbart’s most famous protege, video smear-artist and convicted criminal James O’Keefe, wasforced to pay a six-figure settlement to one of the victims of his heavily-edited ACORN videos, which was deceptively re-edited to give the impression that ACORN employees were willing to participate in sex trafficking. ACORN was once a powerful community activist organization working in mostly poor minority communities. O’Keefe’s video, which was heavily promoted by Breitbart, helped destroy ACORN and ruin the careers of many of its employees. Other lawsuits against Breitbart associates continue, including one filed by Shirley Sherrod, an African-American employee of the Department of Agriculture who was fired after Breitbart pushed a heavily-edited video manipulated to make Sherrod appear as if she was anti-white. O’Keefe’s work has been underwritten by everyone from billionaire libertarian Peter Thiel to the billionaire Koch brothers and the billionaireFoster Friess;
At the most recent CPAC conference in 2013, breitbart.com’s sponsored panel bashing Muslims was considered too hateful and extremist by CPAC’s organizers and banned from the official CPAC agenda — despite the fact that Breitbart News Network is a major sponsor of CPAC.
As the Department of Health and Human Services prepares to implement the Affordable Care Act, they are hiring people to help uninsured Americans find health insurance in the state exchanges that law sets up. Would you believe this has something to do with ACORN and voter fraud? Let’s peek into the dark, festering mind of the wingnut to find out just how, starting with breitbart.com, which declares “HHS RESURRECTS ‘ACORN’ THROUGH OBAMACARE!”
ObamaCare provides millions of dollars in grants to hire community activists and others as “navigators” to assist individuals enroll in health insurance provided by state or federal exchanges and, according to recent reports, register people to vote. In a new rule proposed Wednesday, HHS lays out numerous guidelines for these “navigators”, including paying them up to $48/hour for their work. The rule, guidelines and voter registration effort are a potential vehicle to resurrect ACORN or an ACORN-like entity.
Only days after “Friends of Hamas” went the way of ACORN and Shirley Sherrod (no correction, no retraction, and definitely no apology from breitbart.com), Ben Shapiro was invited to appear on Megyn Kelly’s America Live on Fox “News” to discuss Bob Woodward’s comments on the sequester…as if he had some sort of gravitas:
A couple more appearances like this (I bet the next one will be on Sean Hannity’s “Great American Panel”) and the whole “Friends of Hamas” affair will be scrubbed from the memory of the American Right.
Kind of like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind if you think about it.