Breitbart pisses his credibility away

The site that began with the Giles/OKeefe stings is now reduced to publishing empty anti-Ron Paul screeds by Eric Dondero.

Dondero, a self-proclaimed “libertarian Republican”  has for years haunted the libertarian blogosphere with screeds mocking libertarians, arguing that the GOP darling-du-jour (Bush, Giuliani or whomever) is “really libertarian.” Even the mention of his name has become a punch line. In the latest rant, he equates Coakley’s position on the Middle East wars with Ron Paul’s (a stretch; Coakley never met a principle she could hold), and ends “But its [sic] notable that voters of one of the most dove-ish of states, [comma sic] chose to side forthrightly with the candidate of the Bush foreign policy agenda, over Obama/Paul.”

I understand that tomorrow, Big Government will run a debate between Charles Johnson and Andrew Sullivan on the topic “Trig: Sarah’s or Bristol’s?”, with both eventually agreeing that, whoever the mother was, Trig’s father was actually one of the survivors of the Roswell crash.

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9 Responses to Breitbart pisses his credibility away

  1. MTR says:

    Seems you have an angst when it comes to Breitbart and instead of proving your point, you make underhanded snide remarks. Breitbart is well known for its articles that deal with news that affects people on both sides of the aisle. Breitbart deals with news, new government deals with editorials and then there’s new journalism which also belongs to Breitbart. These sites are rather well-revered and was shown with the Giles news pieces that they were very much credible.

    I’m not sure why you don’t like the sites, but you haven’t proven that they lack credibiiity.

  2. jeffreyquick says:

    I don’t have a ‘tude on about Breitbart…he’s done good work. But Dondero? Come on! Having Dondero on Big Government is like giving Fred Phelps a tenured faculty position at the Yale Divinity School.

  3. kishnevi says:

    Brown voted for, and seems to keep defending Romneycare, which is actually more socialistic in terms of individual mandates, etc., than most of the stuff which has been lumbering around Congress, and apparently claimed during the Senate campaign that he was against Obamacare because Massachusetts would not benefit as much as other states because of Romneycare. So apparently he’s okay with government takeover of health care as long as it matches what Massachusetts is doing.

  4. Eric Dondero says:

    Here’s a short list of some of my credentials which you conveniently neglected to cite:

    25+ years member of the Libertarian Party
    Fmr. Libertarian National Committeeman
    Fmr. local Libertarian Party elected official, (County Conservative Board of Supervisors), 1992-94 Tallahassee, FL
    Fmr. Personal Aide to two past Libertarian Party Presidential candidates, Roger MacBride 1976 & Ron Paul 1987/88
    Fmr. Campaign Coordinator, Ron Paul for Congress 1995/96
    Fmr. Senior Staffer, Congressman Ron Paul, 1997-2003
    Top Libertarian Party petitioner, Bob Barr for President 2008, (7 different states)
    Founder, Republican Liberty Caucus
    First National Chair and First E.D. RLC 1991-1995
    Co-Founder, Libertarians for Bush, 2004
    Co-Founder, Draft Sarah Palin for VP, 2008

    and that’s just the tip of the iceburg. I’ve been called America’s top Libertarian Political Activist. Though, I humbly give that title to my friend Paul Jacob, and perhaps Leon Drolet. But I’ll take the Top 5 for sure.

    What have you done for Liberty, Mr. Asswipe? Care to share your Libertarian activism resume?

  5. Jeffrey Quick says:

    K-
    Yeah, but none of that matters to Dumbdero, because Brown wants to go kill ragheads. Here, I was more enthusiastic about the Dems being kicked in the butt than about the kicker.

    Funny, if Eric is so busy for the cause of liberty, what’s he doing bragging up his credentials on this little blog that’s never gotten more than 200 hits a day? Truly, I am not worthy! 😉

  6. André Kenji says:

    I never managed to take Breitbart seriously. Probably because I can´t stand whiners, specially conservative whiners.

  7. Jeffrey Quick says:

    I never saw much whining, and he did break several very important stories. But like every other publisher, he has to keep the content flowing, and some of what’s been on there has been weak tea indeed.

  8. jeffreyquick says:

    The Stewart piece is definitely whiny; the other, notsomuch, though I can see how it could be read that way.

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