Monday, June 27, 2011

Breitbart: Citizen Journalist or Sabotage?

You may know Andrew Breitbart as that guy who spoke right before Anthony Weiner emerged to give his press conference. You may remember his role in the ACORN scandal or even the way the Obama administration and others mishandled the case of Shirley Sherrod.

As Jeremy Peters points out in an article in today's NYT, depending upon your political point of view, Breitbart is either a pioneering citizen journalist or a master of sabotage (think Beastie Boys circa 1994).

Regardless of your perspective on Breitbart -- your respect for or distaste for the man -- he may well be a force to reckon with this election cycle, especially if you're a Democratic congressman with a flair for photography or inappropriate online behavior.

Mark my words -- Breitbart -- just like his mentor Matt Drudge of The Drudge Report -- will be an important "source" to watch over the coming months.

No comments:

Post a Comment