Only one provable lie?

Media Matters for America

The media says, ‘Breitbart lies, Breitbart lies.’ Give me one example of a provable lie,” Breitbart said on stage at the Weiner presser. “One, journalist, one, put your reputation on the line here, one provable lie.”

How about a whole list of provable lies, you scum?


Breitbart coordinated release of conservative activists’ undercover ACORN videos. On September 10, 2009, conservative activist and videographer James O’Keefe posted an entry to in which he revealed that he and fellow activist Hannah Giles had posed as a pimp and prostitute at a Baltimore ACORN Housing office and secretly filmed their meetings with ACORN staffers. As O’Keefe wrote, their intention was to take “advantage of ACORN’s regard for thug criminality by posing the most ridiculous criminal scenario we could think of and seeing if they would comply — which they did without hesitation,” the “scenario” being the “trafficking of young helpless girls and tax evasion.”

Except they didn’t.  Upon viewing the un-edited videos, it was revealed that the ACORN workers did nothing wrong or illegal.  As it turns out, O’Keefe, Giles, and Breitbart are the liars in the ACORN case.

That’s one.


Breitbart eagerly embraced and promoted [Jim] Hoft’s false attacks on [Kevin] Jennings.  Writing for the website Gateway Pundit, Jim Hoft has authored a series of factually dubious attacks on Department of Education staffer Kevin Jennings and the organization Jennings founded and previously led, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). Hoft’s Jennings posts — which he has labeled “Fistgate,” even though many of those allegations have little or nothing to do with the sexual practice of fisting — often draw upon the work of MassResistance, a Massachusetts based anti-gay organization that has been labeled a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

When you lie down with dogs…expect to get up with provable lies.

That’s two.

BIG FAT LIE: claims ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis visited White House. A December 30, 2009, “exclusive” noted that according to recently released White House visitor logs, a “Bertha E. Lewis” had visited the White House on September 5, and alleged that “Bertha E. Lewis” was, in fact, ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis.

Except it wasn’t true.  Bertha M. Lewis was the CEO of ACORN.  Hey, everyone makes mistakes, right?  Breitbart kinda corrected his mistake, but soon began trumpeting the ‘mistake’ again — which makes it a lie.

That’s three.

BIG FAT LIE: “Transvestites, Mao And Obama Ornaments Decorate White House Christmas Tree.” A December 22, 2009, “exclusive” featured photographs of three ornaments adorning the Christmas tree in the White House Blue Room that depicted Obama’s face superimposed on Mount Rushmore, Mao Zedong, and Hedda Lettuce. suggested the White House was “making some political statements” with the ornaments and attacked it for “pegg[ing] controversial designer Simon Doonan to oversee the Christmas decorations for the White House.”

At this point, Breitbart’s lack of understanding of art is understandable.

That’s four.


Breitbart announces “shocking” video of community organizers “praying” to Obama. On September 29, 2009, embedded a YouTube video under the headline: “Shock Discovery: Community Organizers Pray TO President-Elect Obama.” The video included captions reading “Deliver Us Obama” and “Hear Our Cry Obama,” suggesting that the crowd of people — members of the faith-based group The Gamaliel Foundation — featured in the clip was “pray[ing] to” Obama.

Of course, they weren’t praying to Obama, they were praying with Obama.  Trifling detail in Breitbart’s BizzaroWorld ™.

That’s five.

Breitbart lucked out and dug up some nasty truth about Anthony Weiner, but that doesn’t mean he’s not a rightwing hack.

There are more lies documented on the Media Matters list, but you get the idea.  I’m tired of writing about BigScum.

4 thoughts on “Only one provable lie?

  1. I just visited big government and Breibert’s blog is really trash. He has a rant about Patent Act for 2011 in which he accuses Senator Schumer for creating this bill when the bill was sponsored by Patrick Leahy. The bill is co-sponsored by both parties. Breibert does NOT provide any links to support his statements NOR does he provide the number of the Senate bill so that others may read the bill. He is lazy.

    Question about the female that received the indecent photos of Weiner… how did she know to contact Breibert so that she could get paid for these pictures?

  2. Breitbart’s primary strategy in all this hinges on the fact that his conservative readers will never once try to fact-check anything he says. As far as they are concerned, Breitbart is the one with the answers, and that’s good enough for their lazy non-reading asses. If they wanted to be bothered with facts and accuracy, they’d create their own blogs and do their own research.

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