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Breitbart News Names Executives Who Will Run Company in Wake of Founder's Death
The Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 19, 2012 | Paul Bond

Posted on 03/19/2012 5:47:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Breitbart News Network announced Monday the group of executives who will run the company in the absence of founder Andrew Breitbart, who died unexpectedly this month at age 43.

Laurence Solov, one of Breitbart's closest friends and the company's legal counsel has been elevated to president and CEO, positions that Breitbart had held. Solov, a Stanford University and UCLA Law School alumna, has served on the company's board of directors since its inception.

"Our goal in 2012 is to continue Andrew's project, 'The Vetting,' which examines the president, his rivals and the mainstream media," Pollak said. "We will continue to drive the national debate by promoting the 'citizen journalism' that was Andrew's unique vision and his enduring legacy to American media."

Stephen Bannon, the filmmaker responsible for the pro-Sarah Palin movie The Undefeated, has been named executive chairman. Bannon, a former naval officer with masters degrees from Georgetown University and Harvard Business School, was a mergers and acquisitions investment banker at Goldman Sachs and has also been a Breitbart News board member since its founding.

Ben Shapiro was named editor at large. Shapiro, a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law School, was once the nation's youngest syndicated columnist. He's the author of Primetime Propaganda, a book that tries to make the case that liberal political agendas are inserted into TV shows.

Joel Pollak, a Harvard Law School graduate who once worked for famed attorney Alan Dershowitz, was named editor in chief. Pollak recently generated controversy during a CNN discussion about "critical race theory" with Soledad O'Brien, an episode that led the news anchor to ask viewers to stop Tweeting her on the topic and to Wikipedia locking down her page for a few days.

Breitbart News also named as its managing editor Alex Marlow, a four-year veteran of the company and a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.

Breitbart News employs 20 people nationwide, primarily at its headquarters in West Los Angeles.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Politics
KEYWORDS: breitbart

1 posted on 03/19/2012 5:47:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All I wanna’know is where are the tapes that were going to be so horribly damaging to the grifter who lives in our White House? Hannity was bragging about how he was going to play the FULL tape, teasing his audience on the day of the showing, and then I heard that he showed a cut version instead of the highly damaging one. In other words, Hannity lied.

So, Brietbart is “murdered” a day before he is supposed to have released these tapes, he gets murdered, and everything stops.

So far, I’ve seen and heard nothing that would appear to be a final knife in the political back of this impostor in our White House.

So what gives? What’s the status of these dozens of tapes?


2 posted on 03/19/2012 5:52:22 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Still hard to believe. I really liked him


3 posted on 03/19/2012 5:57:39 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: laweeks

Chill... its coming...


4 posted on 03/19/2012 6:02:00 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

It looks as if those in his organization will carry the franchise forward.
Good luck to them.


5 posted on 03/19/2012 6:02:00 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: goseminoles
Chill... its coming...

What's coming? Piecemeal, full unedited tapes? Enough to crush the head of this disgusting Kenyan-born illegal alien?

6 posted on 03/19/2012 6:09:31 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: laweeks

Boy I hope so. The first tape was unimportant..


7 posted on 03/19/2012 6:23:44 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: laweeks

Come on now. Andrew Breitbart died ‘unexpectedly’. You should just accept like everyone else apparently has. and yes...this is somewhat /s


8 posted on 03/19/2012 6:47:24 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: laweeks

No one outside the Breitbart org. knows, but what we all do know is if what they have is any good... it needs to be held until just before the election.

Patience Grass hopper.


9 posted on 03/19/2012 7:14:53 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (No Romney vote from my family!)
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To: goseminoles
unimportant? wow!

I am the least sophisticated of all here on this forum and yet even i believe I get how critically important that tape and revelation was.

Critical in laying the foundation and connecting the dots between his administrations Marxist philosophies and the actual programs being put in place to further those ideology.

If most, as you believe, that tape was irrelevant, then surely the cause of democracy as we knew it in America years ago is lost forever.

10 posted on 03/19/2012 9:19:37 PM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I haven't heard anything recently about autopsy results. I was wondering if any one had heard anything additional?

I saw a headline in the supermarket, the National Examiner had a picture of Obama and Brietbart and the headline contained the word murder.

So I thought maybe the autopsy had been released.

11 posted on 03/20/2012 12:37:37 AM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: saywhatagain

Unimportant was a poor choice of words. It wasn’t earth shattering. It will take more than that to change peoples opinion of the Won.


12 posted on 03/20/2012 12:34:27 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: laweeks
Hi, laweeks,

Before Breitbart’s sudden death, I thought more tapes were supposed to come out in 7 -10 days.

I can imagine that with Breitbart’s death, there has to be a period of time where everyone gets back on their feet.

Undoubtedly, they are mourning even as they have to restructure the company.

Sad days....difficult days.

13 posted on 03/20/2012 3:57:53 PM PDT by hummingbird
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
“Still hard to believe. I really liked him.”

Me, too. And, its hard to lose a warrior like Breitbart.

14 posted on 03/20/2012 4:00:41 PM PDT by hummingbird
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To: goseminoles
Hey, goseminoles,

I like your homepage! I think mine says “Hello
there” but I haven't checked up lately.

15 posted on 03/20/2012 4:03:18 PM PDT by hummingbird
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To: hummingbird

I just think its unimportant is all.. ;0)


16 posted on 03/20/2012 4:05:56 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: saywhatagain

“Critical in laying the foundation and connecting the dots between his administrations Marxist philosophies and the actual programs being put in place to further those ideology.”

I’m hanging my hate on this, too


17 posted on 03/20/2012 4:06:20 PM PDT by hummingbird
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To: goseminoles
Your homepage? N’ah, not unimportant - it made me laugh and that's good enough for me!
18 posted on 03/20/2012 4:10:13 PM PDT by hummingbird
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To: All

I’m very happy that Bannon is taking the Helm as Breitbart’s Chairman. He’s not some sissy, mushy-mouth, pencil pusher.

He’s got a sharp mind and a quick tongue. A fine addition to the team.


19 posted on 03/20/2012 4:11:02 PM PDT by ak267
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To: hummingbird

I look at homepage when I see moron statements on occasion. But, its irrelevant when it all comes down to it. I like to see if someone is a newbie. I lay off long time freepers for a slip of the tongue. I’ve had things misinterpreted and haven’t always been the sharpest tool in the shed. But I joined in my late 20’s, and am still here.. by the grace of god... lol


20 posted on 03/20/2012 4:21:39 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

Still here by Grace of God as well.


21 posted on 03/21/2012 8:41:52 PM PDT by hummingbird
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