Big Breitbart

James Taranto profiles our friend Andrew Breitbart and lets Andrew speak for himself in “Taking on the ‘Democrat-media complex.'” Among other things, Andrew is the founder Breitbart News as well as the sites Big Hollywood and, most recently, Big Government.
Andrew is a genius a couple times over, with an instinctive sense of how to turn the power of the left back on itself. Discussing the strategy he employed to roll out the James O’Keefe/Hannah Giles videos of ACORN at work, Taranto quotes Andrew: “This plan wasn’t just a means to defend against the media’s desire to attack the messenger. It was also a means to attack the media and to expose them . . . for the partisan hacks that they are.”
Taranto enters qualifications on Andrew’s “harsh” judgment, but Breitbart’s understanding of the modus operandi of the left in its media extension is one of the keys to his success. Andrew expands on his purpose in rolling out the ACORN story: “If they think that Acorn or the Democratic Party or the NEA or the Office of Public Engagement is the primary target, they couldn’t be more wrong. It is the Democrat-media complex. It is the mainstream media.”

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