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5/30/2011

DailyKos And The Off The Rails Breitbart Hatefest

Filed under: General — Stranahan @ 8:20 pm

[Guest post by Lee Stranahan]

I’d like to take you on a brief journey to hell.

When I tell people on the right that my friend Andrew Breitbart is consider ‘to be ‘Satan’ by people on the left, they laugh. They know that Breitbart isn’t the most popular guy to liberals – but do they really know? I mean, do they read left wing sites? Get down into the comments? Highly doubtful.

The #Weinergate scandal has provided a good look at how the liberal blogosphere and the mainstream media react to a fishy story from a Democratic Congressman. And it’s been a lab experiment to see the writhing hatred they have for Breitbart. Take a look…I’ll give you some sample although the strong of stomach will actually go and read the site. I dare you.

This article by Stranded Wind quickly turns into an orgiastic victory wank about how the (totally discredited) DailyKos Kommunity has stopped Breitbart in his tracks!

This follows a fairly typical pattern for Breitbart. Some fakery is done, either on his order, or due to some individual taking initiative, and then it promptly runs on his trash news site, Big Government.

     Only this time, unlike ACORN, instead of elected officials cowering before the media they met … us. You, me, Ministry of Truth, stef, and a bunch of other people who are just sick to death of Breitbart’s bullshit.

      We took this ‘scandal’, we ripped it to shreds, and then we rammed the jagged fragments right down Andrew Breitbart’s throat.  This is what a healthy media would have done to him long ago, but they’re as rotted as any institution in this country. Without us they’d have gone for titillation and serving the long term goals of their corporate masters over honest reporting and the public good.

The pud-pounding continues and it eventually turns creepily sexual, too…

Here’s another thing the media won’t touch:  Indict Breitbart. The crimes against ACORN in Baltimore City’s jurisdiction are crystal clear and the only reason there wasn’t a grand jury investigation long ago is the city’s battered financial condition.

    We won’t get financial recovery until we get good policy, we won’t get good policy if we’ve got assclowns like Breitbart trying to bump off a ferocious advocate for the people like Anthony Weiner, and something has got to give.

   We need to turn all our will to Baltimore, and to its newly elected City Attorney, a nice Jewish boy who ran on the Democratic ticket, until the threat to our democracy that Andrew Breitbart represents is removed.

    The evidence is clear. Breitbart, and his accomplices O’Keefe and Giles, will plead out rather than face a jury of Baltimore citizens. They’ll get some small amount of jail time, then probation that will keep them offline until well after the next election. The voter disenfranchisement that was the destruction of ACORN isn’t going to matter – we’re going to carry 2012 in a tidal wave.

   Breitbart will get back online eventually, but he’ll be an irrelevant has-been like G. Gordon Liddy, catering to a small fringe audience. And America will be better for it.

   Come on guys, rec this up – I want to see Dana Loesch, she of the pretty, pouty lips, saying my name on PJTV again. No photoshop, this, I’ll happily share the whole video

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Another example  — on this diary they do some articulate media criticism of the New York Times. Here is one paragraph from what the Times reported about the Weiner story…

The episode unfolded Saturday night when it was reported on the Web site biggovernment.com, run by the conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart. It played out all day Sunday on the Internet, with Mr. Weiner, a Democrat who represents part of Brooklyn and Queens, addressing the matter on his own Twitter and Facebook accounts, and with bloggers from the left and the right arguing about whether this might be the start of a scandal or an example of  how easy it is for political rivals to harm each other’s reputations using new technologies.

So – there is the New York Times, doing a sort of boring factual piece. Not sure what’s controversial in there…oh! Wait! They mentioned Andrew Breitbart. You think YOU don’t like the NYT? Here is the response from DailyKos auteur fromer…

And I quote…(after the jump with a LOT of NSFW language.)


Fuck you NYT and Fuck you MARIA NEWMAN.

Not one word on Breitbart’s lying sack of shit past.  Not one word about his infamous role in the Shirley Sherrod lynching.

Nope.  The fuckheads at the NYT just "report" that "Neither Mr. Weiner, an outspoken defender of liberal positions, nor Mr. Breitbart returned messages requesting comment on Sunday night."

FUCK YOU you pathetic excuses for "journalists."  You give more column space to the lying shit-stirrers, and present all of Rep Weiner’s facts as "he says" or "he claims."

What’s your real agenda NYT?  Reporting the news, or perpetuating the psuedo-conflicts of the rightwing so no one notices the economic warfare being waged on 99 Percent of the country.  Warfare you DON’T report on.

FUCK YOU.

That incisive commentary has over 400 tips in the comment jar. All that because the Times mentioned the fact – a fact, mind you – that Breitbart broke the story.

The Kommunity at Kos is sick beyond words. Toxic, stupid and hateful – it’s a mob of savages who sully the name of political debate. These are the people who attack Sarah Palin for the Arizona shooting. They are taken seriously by the media.They need to be exposed, often. They are worse than people know…

photo credit : Scott Kinmartin

– Lee Stranahan

44 Responses to “DailyKos And The Off The Rails Breitbart Hatefest”

  1. Behold the “New Civility” from Obama’s base. Heh.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  2. You’ve got it, daley. And it is we who are uncouth barbarians.

    Dana (4eca6e)

  3. You don’t have to go to the Left to find irrational BREITBART hatred. Just look at Eric “BREITBART indictment coming” idiot Johnson.

    JD (318f81)

  4. It doesn’t get worse than Kos. Even DU is better.

    It’s a place where I’ve seen people just out and admit they are lying, or trying to undermine confidence in something important (like the Prosser election), proudly being dishonest, to a crowd of proud friends who want to lie if it helps undermine democracy that isn’t going their way.

    And then, as soon as they think the facts are on their side, they become the most judgmental and condescending pricks. They aren’t sincere in their crying, but they cry the loudest anyway.

    Dustin (c16eca)

  5. I completely forgot that EPWJ was promising Breitbart would be indicted. Of course, as EPWJ spread lie after lie about him, he claims he was a big fan.

    It’s clear he’s disturbed. Perhaps he’s just the dumbest moby imaginable, but I think he’s actually disturbed.

    Can he name a blog he comments on where he’s not hated? Every one I’ve seen him at is full of people who wish he’d stop lying and leave.

    Dustin (c16eca)

  6. What’s with the evil Frankie Muniz photoshop.

    ian cormac (72470d)

  7. Unfortunately, most commenters and many diarists at Kos are uniformed, brainwashed, and vulgar lemmings. It is outrageous that it is considered an influential blog and that Kos is frequently invited to appear and opine in panel discussions on mainstream television.

    The John Edwards problem festered and was buried for months by the media because it was embarrassing to Dems and because it was from the National Enquirer, after all. The false sense that the left “had his back” made it all the worse for Edwards and his wife when the truth finally came out. Now the same things are happening with this Weiner story–they’re trying to kill it before it can be investigated or vetted, because they don’t like the implications. They especially don’t like one of the the messengers.

    The way news is regularly shaped, filtered and manipulated by the left in this country is shameful and is the truly big story here as far as I am concerned. This is another textbook case of it unfolding right before our eyes.

    elissa (27dee8)

  8. The way news is regularly shaped, filtered and manipulated by the left in this country is shameful and is the truly big story here as far as I am concerned.

    That’s a great point. I’m a lot more interested by this than by whether or not Twitter cares that its verified congressman’s account was hacked to send dirty pictures to some sleazy groupie who calls married men her boyfriend.

    They have done a good job establishing that it’s wrong to treat Breitbart with respect. A lot of people seem to believe Sherrod was victimized by Breitbart somehow. What Sherrod did sounds a lot like what the Pigford farmers won huge settlements over. I’m still extremely annoyed that she’s seen as some sort of victim.

    But here they go again. If Weiner manages to get his way, and no one ever investigates if his IP sent that photo, the MSM will just add this to their list of reasons not to believe someone who keeps telling the truth.

    Dustin (c16eca)

  9. Liberals are fascists.

    They’re tolerant- as long as you agree with them.

    Their idea of diversity is a table at which are seated many people of different races, backgrounds, ethnicities, and sexual preferences, all in total ideological lockstep. But at least everybody looks different.

    They claim to support democracy- as long as they’re winning.

    The difference between liberals and conservatives can be described in many ways, but here’s one to think about. Cons think libs are wrong. Libs think cons are evil.

    Jones (9d9ada)

  10. The scary thing, the Post’s take is almost as bad;

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/weiner_goes_to_great_lengths_pYVTxkxMWs8A3uQwO1yD6I

    ian cormac (72470d)

  11. Extreme? But Ted Kennedy actually made a post there! (and one or two other nationally known pols, IIRC) I’m shocked, shocked to find out what goes on there!

    Those jerks were used and thrown away, just like Cindy Sheehan and Code Pink. They won the battle of getting Lieberman defeated in the primary, intoning solemnly “The people have spoken.” But they lost the war when he won as an independent, and ignoring their previous claim of “The people have spoken”, THEY accused HIM of throwing them under the bus!

    Clueless, hypocritical, evil jerks.

    Nate Whilk (d9e903)

  12. I don’t get it. KosKidz think Breitbart is Satan? Michael Moore wonders WWJD? Did I miss something? When did libs find religion?

    JR (dc08fc)

  13. The John Edwards problem festered and was buried for months by the media because it was embarrassing to Dems and because it was from the National Enquirer, after all. The false sense that the left “had his back” made it all the worse for Edwards and his wife when the truth finally came out.

    elissa- the minute the truth came out about Edwards, Kos gave Elizabeth a platform to dissemble and obfuscate. At that particular moment, I think the goal was still to make it so Elizabeth, at least, would get to speak at the Dem National Convention.

    I don’t think Kos ever apologized to Stranahan, either.

    MayBee (081489)

  14. Every Democratic candidate, including Hillary and Obama, had a Kos diary, I don’t forget how Markos
    cheered the charred bodies of Helvenstone, and Zovko
    at the bridge over Fallujah, that propelled him to
    the top,

    ian cormac (72470d)

  15. I don’t get it. KosKidz think Breitbart is Satan? Michael Moore wonders WWJD? Did I miss something? When did libs find religion?

    Comment by JR

    No one beats their bible harder or hollers sermons louder than a democrat politician. They get away with it because it’s not seen as sincere. If a republican even merely wears a cross, or says an honest prayer, that’s seen as sincere, and therefore awful.

    A socialist will tell you Jesus is the authority on all things so long as he thinks you believe that means socialism / Obamacare / whatever. I believe this is called ‘taking the lord’s name in vain’. My guess is that God doesn’t spend too much energy worrying about US politics. We are morally entitled, like all creatures, to realize the consequences of our choices.

    Dustin (c16eca)

  16. MMZ and his blog have been beneath my contempt since April 2, 2004. Happy Memorial Day.

    Beldar (7c0dd5)

  17. that’s what I was referring to Beldar.

    ian cormac (72470d)

  18. Liberalism is an abused word.

    DohBiden (15aa57)

  19. So, the story so far is that this 40-something guy sent a picture of his underwear-enclosed wank to an adult woman.

    Of course, the fact that he is a Dem Congressman adds to the hilarity.

    He then alleges that some sort of prankster hacked his Internet accounts, presumably to cause him ridicule and to distract from his duties in Congress.

    Yet, he doesn’t call the cops or the FBI to investigate the prank despite the fact he is a sitting member of Congress.

    He does hire lawyers, though, for some reason.

    And the left goes berserk with their mad intertube skills to prove that Breitbart is undermining democracy.

    And the rest of us are thinking: middle-age crazy is a bitch in the age of the Internet.

    Have I missed anything?

    Ag80 (1bc637)

  20. It’s all about the hate.

    Icy Texan (5238a0)

  21. There still is a DK?
    Why?
    Are they going to criticize “their” president?

    AD-RtR/OS! (061d78)

  22. http://www.iowntheworld.com

    URGENT — Internet Cache files may prove @RepAnthony Weiner is lying, RETWEET!

    post by @JoeBrooks

    This is an urgent call to action to anyone who saw the original yfrog image of Congressman Anthony Weiner’s expanding underwear. If you were among the few who were able to view the image on the yfrog page then you might have valuable data on your computer that can definitively prove the photo was taken with Weiner’s Blackberry phone.

    The Congressman deleted his entire yfrog account but mysteriously a couple of the photos have survived the purge including these two of President Obama:

    These photos are important because Congressman Weiner uploaded them using his blackberry and published them to his Twitter followers:

    http://twitter.com/#!/RepWeiner/status/66184425863512064

    Why is this important? Even though Congressman Weiner deleted the majority of his yfrog images, including the x-rated shot there is the possibility someone was able to view the image prior to the purge and can resurrect the file from their Internet cache. There are several ways to do this as shown in this LifeHacker article.

    http://lifehacker.com/385883/resurrect-images-from-my-web-browser-cache

    FireFox users have an easier time when resurrecting images because of the plugin “CacheViewer.” You can use this plugin on the latest builds of FireFox if you chose the option to ‘install anyways.’ Once installed you’ll need to launch it from under the Tools menubar. Then it’s just a matter of browsing through the cache files until you find the urls that look like this:

    (PHOTO ON ORIGINAL LINK)

    Right click on the URL and chose the option to save it to your computer. Then check the properties of this file.

    If the meta data matches the preview tweets from Rep Weiner then we have definitive proof at least the photo was taken by the same model of Blackberry that the congressman uses.

    REPOSTED FROM:
    https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1qayoqi9TQTHSkhgEst4xMh3aaiA__Yq-9l1gfyJ2GHw&pli=1

    charlotte (fc1c75)

  23. We need to turn all our will to Baltimore, and to its newly elected City Attorney, a nice Jewish boy who ran on the Democratic ticket, until the threat to our democracy that Andrew Breitbart represents is removed.

    Removed from what? The world? Some people just have too much time on their hands.

    Terrye (7c855d)

  24. “Some people just have too much time on their hands.”

    Like know-it-all, condescending, coddled congressmen with enough time to play with Twitter? hee hee

    dfbaskwill (c021f2)

  25. I blame Breitbart. He should be indicted any moment now.

    JD (85b089)

  26. If you want an explanation of why the left is the
    way it is, go to Dr. Sanity:

    http://drsanity.blogspot.com/2011/05/political-left-and-seven-deadly-sins-of.html

    Jack (f9fe53)

  27. There’s insanity, but there’s another reason they are behaving the way they do,

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/05/30/groups-target-thomas-wife-seek-ouster-high-court-rulings/

    ian cormac (72470d)

  28. For all of the lefts supposed civility I have to wonder how many conservative really understand what Kos means to someone who is an online gamer. Of course it’s a reference to to its founder but it’s also a double edged sword, no pun intended. Kos also means, Kill On Sight. Don’t believe me, just ask anyone who plays Warcraft or Everquest.

    Moe (d2310f)

  29. Of particular interest is the call for a prosecution explicitly designed to silence a media voice they don’t like.

    Rhymes With Right (7711dd)

  30. I was reading and commenting on Lee’s posts on the subject on his site over the weekend. The discussion was why no investigation. We had – at the time – at least one person who came to the site making adhominem attacks against the posters. We were called names — apparently, honest questioning is not allowed. Although no one said a word against the young lady involved, we were accused of “attacking the victim”. It was almost comical in the commentator’s hate-filled predictability. I also responded to a tweet by someone who also was questioning why no investigation, I was attacked by several people: apparently, I am not human, blah, blah, blah. It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad they cannot see their own hypocrisy.

    lovedinthekeys (4e2587)

  31. Feed your hate, liberals. Feed your hate. You rise every day to destroy your own souls.

    And, the people you seeth against don’t even know you exist.

    P.S. Make sure you give away a lot of your money to Barack Obama. He’ll fix everything.

    Frederick (4fdf99)

  32. Sorry folks, but any Congresscritter with a Twitter or a Facebook account can safely be graded as “low-grade moron”, in my less-than-humble tech opinion.

    LowKey (8096f2)

  33. ==at least one person who came to the site making adhominem attacks against the posters. We were called names — apparently, honest questioning is not allowed== lovedinthekeys

    Yes, I noticed. Unfortunately you encountered the ever persuasive and always cogent jharp. A user name well known and unbeloved here on Patterico as well.

    elissa (f1910a)

  34. Palin is not perfect IMO.

    DohBiden (15aa57)

  35. Liberals[A hijacked word] think Breitbart is worse tan hitler.

    DohBiden (15aa57)

  36. The Kos story is laugh out loud funny and self-fisking. They have “ripped” the story on the Big sites to shreds through assumptions which require a willing suspension of disbelief and then admit at the bottom they need the the assistance of the FBI or some other investigative agency to prove their allegations.

    Are conservative sites saying anything different, that they want an investigation to find out what happened? NO.

    Have the Kos diarists actually ripped anything to shreds? NFW.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  37. than*

    But they aren’t that smart.

    DohBiden (15aa57)

  38. are you clowns actually arguing that the same kind of toxic hatred doesn’t also exist in the right-wing world? there are a dozen conservative websites where you could find the same, or worse. it’s certainly not unique to kos, or even to the left.

    wiggum (09b2d3)

  39. wiggum not wigger?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  40. “there are a dozen conservative websites where you could find the same, or worse.”

    Names please.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  41. You’re not going to find anything worse than DKos that is respected by major politicians.

    Every major democrat in recent memory has endorsed DKos, and yet it’s horrible. You don’t see Sarah Palin or Tim Pawlenty giving attention to this mythical conservative version of Daily Kos.

    Dustin (c16eca)

  42. So… are the Kosies saying Weiner was lying when he claimed he was hacked? Or are they saying he’s too stupid to know he wasn’t hacked, and just believed he was hacked, and so foolishly deleted his entire Yfrog account…?

    Just trying to get my lefty-cover-story straight here.

    Jewels (c7b6c5)

  43. I think I can summarize the Kos narrative thusly: Brietbart did it, it was a hoax, it was a prank, he was hacked, we need a federal investigation to prove that Brietbart did it and why are you attacking that poor woman you racists.

    Pious Agnostic (6048a8)


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