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Breitbart movie’s director blames Congressional Black Caucus for ‘R’ rating

By Stephen C. Webster
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 11:19 EDT
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Conservative media provocateur Andrew Breitbart. Photo: Screenshot via YouTube.
 
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The director of a film promoting the late conservative media provocateur Andrew Breitbart said that his movie’s anticipated release date has been pushed back after the Motion Picture Association of America gave it an “R” rating for vulgar language.

Oddly enough, he’s blaming the Congressional Black Caucus.

The film was originally scheduled to debut on October 12, but had to be pushed back until October 19 to give the producers additional time to appeal its rating. “Hating Breitbart,” which focuses on the blogger’s vocal critics and his passion for pranking the media, is apparently quite vulgar.

“If anything the ‘R’ rating should be a result of the gutter behavior of the Congressional Black Caucus and their enablers in the progressive institutional left media,” director Andrew Marcus told conservative gossip blog The Daily Caller. “The hatred aimed at Andrew and the tea party was pornographic!”

The Congressional Black Caucus was a frequent target of Breitbart’s after tea party protesters harassed and shouted racist slurs at members of Congress, including civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA). Breitbart reacted to charges of racism by vowing to donate $100,000 to the United Negro College Fund if any proof of racist behavior ever surfaced, but he did not follow through with the donation after video was published showing a protester spitting on Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO).

The media provocateur often chided for frequently absconding with the facts claimed a pivotal role in the resignation of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) after the congressman allegedly published a photo of his genitals on Twitter.

At the time of his death, Breitbart was also facing a defamation lawsuit filed by former U.S. Department of Agriculture employee Shirley Sherrod, who Breitbart tried to depict as racist against white people by publishing a deceptively edited video of a talk she gave to the NAACP. That lawsuit is still ongoing, although Sherrod said in September that she’s forgiven him.

Breitbart, who helped create both The Drudge Report and The Huffington Post, died suddenly on March 1. A coroner later attributed his death to heart failure stemming from coronary artery disease.

“Hating Breitbart” was originally scheduled to debut on the same weekend as “Atlas Shrugged II,” a film based on the writings of the atheist libertarian author Ayn Rand. Both movies are part of a torrent of partisan conservative films enjoying a small renaissance at the box office this election year, thanks much in part to President Barack Obama’s status as an incumbent Democratic president and the runaway success of liberal films in prior election years.

Other right-wing films this election season include Herman Cain’s “Runaway Slave,” Dinesh D’Souza’s conspiracy-laden “2016: Obama’s America,” and “Last Ounce of Courage,” a fictionalized film about a mayor who governs his town as a theocracy.

This film trailer was published to YouTube on October 2, 2012.


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Photo: Screenshot via YouTube.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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