Andrew Breitbart's Jesus Christ Pose
Andrew Breitbart does the Jesus Christ pose. Like the Son of God, Anne Frank, and Gandhi before him, Breitbart has suffered an unimaginable indignity. Breitbart's posts will no longer be on the front page of the Huffington Post.
Andrew Breitbart’s ad hominem attack on Van Jones in The Daily Caller — right down to calling him a “commie punk” and “a cop killer-supporting, racist, demagogic freak” — violates the tenets of debate and civil discourse we have strived for since the day we launched. As a result, we will no longer feature his posts on the front page. He is welcome to continue publishing his work on HuffPost provided it adheres to our editorial guidelines, as the two posts he published on HuffPost did — guidelines that include a strict prohibition on ad hominem attacks.
Arianna Huffington and Andrew Breitbart have a long history together. They hang around the same Hollywood circles. Huffington hired Breitbart to help build the HP web site when it was still a start-up. It isn't surprising that Huffington would feel comfortable with Breitbart. Unfortuately, no one who worked for Huffington had the courage to tell her that having Breitbart blog at the Huffington Post was the dumbest business move since New Coke.
I would have more sympathy for Breitbart if he didn't post a misleadingly edited video of Shirley Sherrod, that resulted in her termination. Breitbart's ACORN videos were also found to be bogus. Breitbart constantly plays the victim but never fesses up to his false character assassinations. Thou doth protest too much.