This is awesome! Andrew Breitbart in an interview with POLITICO on the sidelines of the Conservative Political Action Conference, blasted Rachel Maddow as an intellectually dishonest, left-wing propagandist who personifies the shortcomings of an antiquated media business model. Maddow, Breitbart said, drastically distorted the arrest of one of the ACORN filmmakers last month during an unrelated attempted exposé of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.).
Asked what he would say if he ran into Maddow, an unabashedly liberal MSNBC host who made a surprise appearance at CPAC on Thursday, Breitbart said, “I hope to see you and give you a lovely hug because you validated my hopes and aspirations and my business model because you’re so bad at what you do.”
Breitbart accused Maddow of being “part of a propaganda campaign to attack the last president … and make him out to be the worst human being that ever walked the face of the earth. And, at the same time, you promoted Barack Obama as the greatest thing that ever walked the earth.”
Plus, he ripped Maddow and other liberal commentators for their treatment of the populist conservative tea party movement and one of its champions, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
“The left’s Alinsky tactics — that’s you Rachel Maddow — of isolating Sarah Palin or her poor children and beating on them, beating on them, beating on them … [won’t succeed] with the tea party movement. …You can call them racists and homophobes. But those tricks aren’t working anymore, because people are saying, ‘This is ridiculous.’”
Alana Russo, a spokesman for Maddow, disputed Breitbart’s accusations. “I’m not sure what he could possibly be referring to,” she said. “I would defy you to find some instance of Rachel launching an ad hominem attack on Sarah Palin or her kids.”