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‘Journolist’ and the banality of detail

Gawker’s Journolist reveal is unlikely to find a liberal conspiracy. In any case, the media must expect its conversations to be public When the Journolist story broke in 2010, it provided fodder for the always-hungry conservative outrage conspiracy machine. A bunch of journalists! Colluding! Planning coverage! Killing stories! To that…

CNN contributor Dana Loesch: Women ‘get raped’ for supporting the left

CNN contributor and blogger Dana Loesch said Monday at the Tea Party Tax Day rally in Chicago that women “get raped” for supporting liberals and progressives like the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. “What did women receive for supporting the left?” she asked the crowd. “You’ve seen it here with your…

Damning with faint praise

The right-wing blogger of note, Andrew Brietbart, I thought I’d heard, has apparently written from the Beyond this recent week to make comment that The Raw Story, our hospitable host site, is a “left-wing fever swamp.” But, of course, Andrew Brietbart hasn’t written that, because he’s up in Heaven. He…

Coulter: Breitbart’s death is ‘like John Lennon dying’

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter says the untimely passing of Andrew Breitbart compares to the assassination of famed musician John Lennon. In an interview with The Daily Caller, Coulter asserted that there was no telling what Breitbart could accomplished if he had not died suddenly last week at the age of…

Autopsy conducted on conservative activist Andrew Breitbart

Coroners conducted an autopsy on the body of conservative activist Andrew Breitbart on Friday but deferred a formal finding on the cause of his death until toxicology and lab tests are completed, officials said.…

Santorum: Breitbart ‘a huge loss for our country’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday reacted with shock to the news that conservative internet provocateur Andrew Breitbart had passed away at the age of 43. “Wow,” Santorum told CNN. “That’s a big shock. What a powerful force. It’s almost — I mean, you think of anybody out there…

Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart dead

Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart is dead, according to a post on his Big Journalism website published Thursday morning. Raw Story was not immediately able to obtain independent confirmation of Breitbart’s death, but Big Journalism editor Joel Pollak said in an email: “It is, sadly, true. There isn’t much more to say.”…

Judge admonishes Breitbart for late filing in defamation suit

In a court filing (PDF) last week, a U.S. District Court judge explained that he refused to dismiss a defamation lawsuit against conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart in-part because the dismissal motion was filed much later than what the law allows. Breitbart’s initial motion to dismiss was filed April 18, 2011…

Alec Baldwin calls Breitbart a ‘festering boil on the anus of public discourse’

Apparently Keith Olbermann isn’t the only person who thinks Andrew Breitbart’s recent attempt to smear the “Occupy” movement as serial rapists is a bit beyond the pale. Mediaite is reporting that actor Alec Baldwin took to Twitter today to excoriate the Big Government blogger and media provocateur, calling him a…

Keith slams Breitbart and anti-Occupy ‘propagandists’ for ‘exploiting rape victims’

Keith Olbermann on Wednesday night blasted conservative publisher Andrew Breitbart for claiming that the “Occupy Wall Street” movement condoned rape. “The subject of rape itself is no laughing matter,” he said. “The allegation that a political or cultural group condones or encourages rape and sexual assault, against anyone, is virtually…

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