Lee Stranahan Re-Hired, Then Re-Fired by Breitbart “News”

Life in the Breitbart “News” sleaze pit
Wingnuts • Views: 23,941
Lee Stranahan, formerly with Breitbart “News”

When Daily Caller wingnuts deliver a smackdown to Breitbart “News” wingnuts, we all win!

The Daily Caller’s Betsy Rothstein gives us a look into the Breitbart sleaze pit, as Texas weirdo Lee Stranahan is first re-hired, then re-fired by the jolly elves who run the site Andrew built.

And these are some very jolly fellows indeed. When Stranahan first tried to get his job back after his snit fit walk-out:

Fast forward five months later. It’s February, Stranahan is broke and looking for work. He’s told through Darby that Bannon says he can possibly return, but only if he comes “bellycrawling” back to the site. Meaning, begging will be required. Stranahan says Bannon now denies ever saying it.

And Stranahan found himself on the receiving end of another bit of editorial pranksmanship:

At most news organizations, if a journalist wants out, your bosses don’t want you there. Who wants to keep someone who doesn’t want to be there? At a place like Politico, they might badmouth you for awhile, whispering that the person was never that good, no big loss. But at Breitbart, whispering would be kind. Here they use legal measures to make you stay until they are good and ready to dump you.

Last week Stranahan was working under Darby, the Texas “bureau” chief. But by the week’s end declared that he would not work with Stranahan. He killed one of his stories - (this one) - and insisted he wouldn’t publish any more. Hours later, Stranahan says, he was fired.

OK, now that’s sounding kind of harsh, wouldn’t you agree? If they’re dishing out this kind of abuse, Breitbart “News” must at least be paying their writers decent fees, right? Why else would anyone want to work with them?

Stranahan is among the old school Breitbartians, the ones who miss Andrew Breitbart desperately and don’t like what the new regime under the site’s “Executive Chairman” Steve Bannon has become. But that’s all a side story. This one has everything do with Darby, Stranahan’s supervisor in the Breitbart “Texas” bureau, where Stranahan had been employed as a contributor since last month, earning $100 per story.

Sure, they may all be complete a-holes who treat employees like serfs, but at least they pay a pittance for the privilege!

Right wing journalism at its finest, folks.

Oh, and on Twitter, I’ve been seeing some tweets like these as the wingnutosphere begins lining up to smear Stranahan (not that he doesn’t deserve it):

What? You mean Lee Stranahan ripped you off by promising a hit piece on … little old me?

Looks like you got played, suckers.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2021-06-05 12:51 pm PDT
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Cash.app Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
Some Religious Groups Want a Say in What Happens to Your Body After You Die - Americans United In some states, a new option is emerging: human composting. Also called natural organic reduction, the process involves placing the body in a container along with wood chips, straw and alfalfa. Over 30 days, the body breaks down and ...
Thanos
Yesterday
Views: 69 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 6 •
Author of the Onion Supreme Court Brief Explains Why Parody Is Worth Defending : NPR The long-running First Amendment case of an Ohio man is suddenly getting a lot of attention, thanks to the satirical news site The Onion. And that's not because it's been spoofed. It's because the publication has gotten involved directly, ...
Thanos
Yesterday
Views: 65 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 •
Indigenous Americans Ruled Democratically Long Before the U.S. DidDemocracy: it was older and more widespread than we thought. At the Oconee site, called Cold Springs, artifacts were excavated before the valley became an aquatic playground. Now, new older-than-expected radiocarbon dates for those museum-held finds push back the origin ...
Thanos
4 weeks ago
Views: 1,757 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 3 •