Thursday, March 08, 2012


I'm not going to retrace the flight trajectory of the lead balloon launched yesterday by the Breitbart Gang -- for that you can read my last post, or you can go to just about any lefty site in America. I do want to point out that one particular passage in David Frum's Breitbart obituary, which Zandar called out at the time and I also discussed, is not looking particularly wise today:

Because President Obama was black, and because Breitbart believed in using every and any weapon at hand, Breitbart's politics did inevitably become racially coded. Breitbart's memory will always be linked to his defamation of Shirley Sherrod and his attempt to make a national scandal out of back payments to black farmers: the story he always called "Pigford" with self-conscious resonance.

Yet it is wrong to see Breitbart as racially motivated. Had Breitbart decided he hated a politician whose ancestors came over on the Mayflower, Breitbart would have been just as delighted to attack that politicians with a different set of codes. The attack was everything, the details nothing.

Yup, Breitbart was just grabbing at whatever happened to be at hand -- it could have been anything! And yet -- astonishingly! -- we get the first big thing he was working on at the time of his death, the thing he was so proud of he teased it and telegraphed it in a big speech weeks before his death ("'I have videos, this election we're going to vet him,' Breitbart disclosed to raucous applause. 'We are going to vet him from his college days...'") -- and guess what? It was about race! Amazing! Hey, what were the odds?

This is what he was going to use to inaugurate his big site redesign. This is what he was so proud of he sacrificed the element of surprise in that speech. BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK.

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