When Breitbart bloggers play media critic, it's hard to keep a straight face
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The comedy comes from the fact that bloggers at Andrew Breitbart's sites are completely ill-equipped to judge anybody, let alone lecture people about journalism, because they chronically peddle misinformation and never bother to acknowledge their outrageous falsehoods.
In fact, I'm pretty sure that's how you become a Breitbart blogger -- make up as much stuff up as humanly possible. And then when you're called out and publically ridiculed, you do nothing and refuse to acknowledge your concoctions. That's the form. That's the Breitbart model -- fabricate and then play dumb when the facts actually tumble out into plain sight.
So yeah, when the bright lights from Breitbart World, like Dana Loesch, start lecturing others about fairness and accuracy and journalism, it's kind of hard to keep a straight face. And yes, the laughs have been steady in the wake of Loesch's attack on a blogger from Crooks and Liars.
As the blogger at St. Louis Activist Hub explains [explains]:
Dana Loesch spent a good portion of the last few days viscously attacking the blogger Karoli at Crooks and Liars after Karoli made an error and had to correct her story. Karoli had written that a person, Scott Baker, who paid for a billboard that said, "I need a freakin job. Period." also worked for Breitbart TV. It turned out that they were different Scott Bakers, and when Karoli learned this she updated her post and issued apologies to all of the people involved.
Note the night-and-day difference between liberal and conservative bloggers. When the liberal got a story wrong, she immediately owned up to it and apologized for the mistake. Dana Loesch doesn't hold herself to that kind of standard, yet now she wants to lecture Crooks and Liars about fair play. About who and who is not a journalist. Gimmea break.
Back to the Hub:
But in order to be a real "journalist," you have to have at least some commitment to the truth, and Loesch's recent career has demonstrated anything but that. I don't have time to pay attention to even half of the information Loesch puts out, but I've documented numerous blatant falsehoods from her, which she never corrects. In fact, I'd like to offer a challenge. In order for Dana Loesch to continue to call herself a "journalist," I'm presenting seven false claims she's made that she needs to correct (or explain how they're not false).
You really do have to read the Hub's blog post in full to get a sense of what a pathological liar media critic-wannabe Loesch appears to be. Here's my favorite of the seven lies listed:
Finally, and most recently, Loesch claimed that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has, "never argued a case before the Supreme Court." But this is completely false. In fact, Kagan has argued six cases in front of the Supreme Court. Dana Loesch needs to correct her piece and owes an apology to Kagan.
Breitbart blogger Dana Loesch has trouble telling the truth, which means it's quite funny when she pretends to know what real journalism looks like.
Here's a hint: It's not practiced on any of of Breitbart's sites.