Andrew Breitbart destroys Rachel Maddow at CPAC

56494490This 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.”

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  • plooger

    Breitbart really *doesn’t* seem to be speaking from a factual basis if he’s positing that Maddow “promoted Barack Obama as the greatest thing that ever walked the earth.” At no point has Maddow been a huge fan of Obama’s, owing to her knowing that he was far too likely to be an accommodating corporatist.

    p.s. If the Tea Party wants to be truly productive, they should coordinate with the Green Party and FairVote.org on pushing for Instant Runoff Voting and Proportional Representation. Until such fundamental changes are made to our electoral system, third party movements will have limited ability to affect real, long-term change.

  • Uncle Slam

    “Breitbart really *doesn’t* seem to be speaking from a factual basis if he’s positing that Maddow “promoted Barack Obama as the greatest thing that ever walked the earth.” At no point has Maddow been a huge fan of Obama’s, owing to her knowing that he was far too likely to be an accommodating corporatist.”

    And Rachel Madcow is a flaming socialst, hence he really doesn’t have that large a following. This Maddow dude is a far left wing nut who appeals to the nuts who think Ed Shultz isn’t radical enough.

    • kent

      Rachael has a PHD of ignorance. How anybody stomachs the crap that MSNBC spins and LIES about  is unbelievable!!!   Anybody with moderate intelligence can find the truth in politics any given day and if they could stomach the nut jobs at msnbc they could see an agenda that is so untruthful and vile it is SAD!!!  Bush was not perfect but did more good for the country than this Hope and Change prophet.. It’s amazing Biden can’t say anthing without putting his foot in his mouth. Obama can’t talk without a picture screen, but Bush is a idiot??  If a republican went into a room and farted and a democrat went in and took a crap,/ Maddow, Shultz and the other idiots would have a news alert about the fart but you will NEVER KNOW about the crap in the middle of the room, probably because you are what you report or should that be what you DON”T report!!!

  • telling it like it is

    Maddow just played the unedited ACORN tapes. If anyone is a fool its Breibart and Fox News. Acorn is no angel, but the unedited tapes show a very different story than what Fox and Breibart portrayed. They ought to be ashamed of themselves for the way they sliced and diced the video.

    No wonder Fox News ignored James O’Keefe’s recent claim that he uncovered corruption at the census bureau. After realizing how badly they were played by the edited Acorn videos given to them by Briebart and O’Keefe, they are now ignoring them both and want nothing to do with them.

  • Betty

    Anyone who gives Maddow any credit is a fool
    She has spewed more negative than most
    I saw a video clip of her and the guy on her show that I think looks like howdy doody but the poster refered to them as Potsie Webber and Ralph Malph EXACT
    Maddow is no more of an intelligent being than Fat ED
    These are nobodys that MSNBC throws in a time slot and leaves them there util they find a new schmuck to take their place Maddow thinks shes funny and witty but NOT
    She had a hissywhen Biden said Bush cared about the troops well what does that say Pure hate is all she knows Kind of creepy when she talks about Obamas built body, which way is it Rachel

    • Eric1939

      Sorry Betty! You need to site some facts. You are spewing your share of vitriol with no facts alt all. How can you be taken seriously. Ratchel has a PhD I suspect you do not. I am basing this on your lack of logic. Furthermore, generalizing about MSNBC without any detail, just paints you as being very angry –but why? Calling Ed Schultz Fat Ed is nothing more than being mean spirited. Likewise, calling someone a howdy doody look-alike instead of refuting his information is just way too cute.

  • Nate

    Uh, this is pathetic. Monologuing into the camera isn’t destroying someone. To do that, you need to actually confront them to their face, where they have an opportunity to respond to you.

    Maddow (pronounced ma-DOH, not ma-DOW … but, hey … conservatives can’t pronounce “nuclear”, either) exposed the fact that Breitbart has been making a living off of distributing doctored video recently. That’s not a propaganda issue. It’s not an opinion. It’s a fact. Google “Sherrod” and see for yourself.

    But, I guess Andrew did sing the praises of New Media creativity and means of distribution. He’s certainly done some creative editing.

    I weep for the sheeple who’re led by people like Breitbart.

  • michele

    Andrew Breitbart???

    Sorry to jump on the band wagon here but as an American who has been struggling for the past 5 years, I can tell you the scariest part was holding my breath hoping Bush would extend unemployment benefits–and he never did. Was not until Obama that all changed and I was able to stay in my home. So, yeah to me Bush is the worst President I have experienced in my 43 years. Not sure why there is a big chunk of folks who stick up for this fool.
    I voted Obama because there was no other choice I thought. I voted for change cause we need it but Obama seems like a tool for the GOP and I am pissed about that. Assuming liberals are mindless Obama supporters is like accusing all republicans of like Bush, jr. And that can’t be true.

  • Jbohara42

    Breitbart is obviously a Republican idiot. If you really want to the truth always listen to Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, and Lawrence O’Donell. Fox News is like the Enquirer but instead of reading, the audience can sit their on their coach and listen.

    • Panterafan8888

      If you want the TRUTH, don’t listen to Fox news or MSNBC.  They are both full of biased, propagandist, partisan, hacks.  I prefer to look things up for myself, instead of relying on some talking head on TV to tell me how to think.

  • Golfer

    anyone ever notice how Breitbart looks an awful lot like Lithgow’s “Dr Lizardo” character in the movie “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai”?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3WE5QWEJVPDKCGQ6QDEBCECIVA rightyteatard

     Breitbartis dead dead dead! Chuckle…..