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Can Andrew Breitbart Save Hollywood?
Townhall.com ^ | June, 2009 | Ned Rice

Posted on 06/26/2009 12:01:55 PM PDT by khnyny

Yes, the rumors are true. After decades of cowering in the deep-blue (as in Blue State) shadows, Hollywood conservatives are beginning to openly express their political beliefs despite the price they’ve paid—both socially and professionally—for doing so in the past. Some are calling this newfound courage the Breitbart Effect, named for the affable New Media titan who exposed the amoral Superfund toxic waste site of Tinsel Town by subjecting it to the standards of traditional, conservative (read: normal) American values.

Through his pioneering work on news aggregation Web sites such as the Drudge Report and the Huffington Post, Breitbart led the charge away from the take-it-or-leave-it company store of monolithic network news and toward the consumer-driven free market of the New Media. How important was it to break up this monopoly? Before there was a New Media, Dan Rather’s “CBS Evening News” “exposé” about George W. Bush’s National Guard service (complete with forged documents) would have gone unchallenged—and Dan Rather would still have a career. Because of New Media and outlets such as Drudge, Rather’s inept hoax was discovered—and shared with the world—within a matter of hours.

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bigmedia; breitbart; conserative; dnctalkingpoints; hollywood; pravdamedia; rathergate
An interesting read.
1 posted on 06/26/2009 12:01:55 PM PDT by khnyny
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To: khnyny

Funny part...
He is the son-in-law of Orsen Bean...


2 posted on 06/26/2009 12:04:59 PM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: khnyny

Big Media also doesn’t like people leaving the plantation and listening to bands from other countries, other genres, and other labels or eras either. Just as ASCAP wouldn’t publish rock & roll, rhythm & blues, or country & western songs (BMI would), so explains their outrage at downloading and online music discussions.

Big Media - We Decide, You Submit.


3 posted on 06/26/2009 12:12:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: xcamel

Did he contribute to Orsen Bean’s change of politics?


4 posted on 06/26/2009 12:13:10 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: xcamel
This is the same guy who pointed out the ridiculous PC stupidity of his kid's school insisting on calling “St. Patrick's Day” - “Potato Day”. LOL.
5 posted on 06/26/2009 12:13:47 PM PDT by khnyny ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: khnyny
Some of my photos...

MAF Platform
MAF Platform
MAF MCs Melanie Morgan and Andrew Breitbart and guest J.T. “The Brick”
MAF Jon Voight
Jon Voight Poses With Guests
Syncro and Jim hard at work
Director David Zucker and Dennis Preager
Director David Zucker  and Dennis Preager
MAF MCs Melanie Morgan and Andrew Breitbart
Gold Star Mom Debbie Lee Presents the New Total around 2:30pm
Orson Bean (Andrew Breitbart's Father-in-Law)
Orson Bean
Reagan Library Flag
Reagan Library Sign
Reagan Library Front
Piece of Berlin Wall - Eastern Block Side
Piece of Berlin Wall - Western Block Side
Berlin Wall Plaque
Back of Reagan Library, Reagan's resting place (arc), and the Berlin Wall piece


6 posted on 06/26/2009 12:16:20 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (_res__ent of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: khnyny

Everyone should spend at least some part of the day at Big Hollywood.com!


7 posted on 06/26/2009 12:16:45 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: khnyny

Weren’t two FReepers responsible for exposing that forgery right here on FreeRepublic?


8 posted on 06/26/2009 12:19:12 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Character, Leadership, and Loyalty matter - Be an example, no matter the cost.)
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To: Deb
Like Free Republic, Big Hollywood is on my favorites list..great site...
9 posted on 06/26/2009 12:22:49 PM PDT by alaskamomma
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To: Deb
Like Free Republic, Big Hollywood is on my favorites list..great site...
10 posted on 06/26/2009 12:22:54 PM PDT by alaskamomma
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To: alaskamomma

now if I could just stop double posting here...sorry


11 posted on 06/26/2009 12:23:52 PM PDT by alaskamomma
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To: alaskamomma

That’s okay. I get get excited too.


12 posted on 06/26/2009 12:25:56 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: khnyny

From the article...”In a flash of insight, Breitbart realized that the media were the Democratic Party, that the NAACP was the Democratic Party, that NOW was the Democratic Party...”

We, repubs/conservatives, have failed to grasp this insight. We still refer to them as “mainstream media” and such. They ARE the Democrats. The heads of the Democratic Party are not Howard or Nancy and Harry, they are Gibson, and Sawyers, and Williams, and Couric. The agenda of the Democratic Party is devised and disseminated by the heads of their news division before their congressional members can act. We do ourselves a disservice by gracing them with names other than Democrats at ABC or Democrats at CBS. IMHO


13 posted on 06/26/2009 12:27:58 PM PDT by Leonard210 (Tagline? We don't need no stinkin' tagline.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Wow. Beautiful photos! Thank you.


14 posted on 06/26/2009 12:29:55 PM PDT by khnyny ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Yes, I think so.


15 posted on 06/26/2009 12:31:10 PM PDT by khnyny ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: Leonard210
We still refer to them as “mainstream media” and such. They ARE the Democrats.

Precisely! There's no liberal slant to the news. It's the liberal news delivered by liberal democrats.

16 posted on 06/26/2009 12:31:13 PM PDT by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: khnyny
Before there was a New Media, Dan Rather’s “CBS Evening News” “exposé” about George W. Bush’s National Guard service (complete with forged documents) would have gone unchallenged—and Dan Rather would still have a career. Because of New Media and outlets such as Drudge, Rather’s inept hoax was discovered—and shared with the world—within a matter of hours.

The full story, including proper credit to FR, can be found here.

17 posted on 06/26/2009 12:31:49 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: Leonard210

Yep. Imho, astute observation. They’re crafting the “message” for public consumption.


18 posted on 06/26/2009 12:33:44 PM PDT by khnyny ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: khnyny

You’re welcome. Thank you.


19 posted on 06/26/2009 12:35:52 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (_res__ent of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: khnyny

Interesting article, but the author needs to learn what “A-list” means. Angie Harmon, much as we might like her political opinions, isn’t nearly on it.


20 posted on 06/26/2009 12:39:57 PM PDT by cammie
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To: pgkdan

“Precisely! There’s no liberal slant to the news. It’s the liberal news delivered by liberal democrats.”

You and I know this, Andrew knows this, so why do our guys keep assigning them cute pet names like MSM, drive-by, etc? It dilutes the truth, puts a smiley face on it...if you will.


21 posted on 06/26/2009 12:41:54 PM PDT by Leonard210 (Tagline? We don't need no stinkin' tagline.)
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To: khnyny

Why would anyone WANT Hollywood to be saved??


22 posted on 06/26/2009 12:45:15 PM PDT by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: Leonard210
We, repubs/conservatives, have failed to grasp this insight. We still refer to them as “mainstream media” and such. They ARE the Democrats. The heads of the Democratic Party are not Howard or Nancy and Harry, they are Gibson, and Sawyers, and Williams, and Couric. The agenda of the Democratic Party is devised and disseminated by the heads of their news division before their congressional members can act. We do ourselves a disservice by gracing them with names other than Democrats at ABC or Democrats at CBS. IMHO

I read this article in the print version of Town Hall a few days ago, and like you, I felt that ”In a flash of insight, Breitbart realized that the media were the Democratic Party, that the NAACP was the Democratic Party, that NOW was the Democratic Party...” was the money quote. I guess I differ with you a little as to what places Charlie, Katie, Brian, Diane, et al have with The Party. Sure, they are commissars, but I don't think they make the decisions. They are given their marching orders and carry them out like good little Chekists.

23 posted on 06/26/2009 12:51:27 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte
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“Yep. Imho, astute observation. They’re crafting the ‘message’ for public consumption.”

They are the daily face of the Democratic Party yet no one refers to them as such. Our news should begin with statements like, “Democratic leaders Sawyers and Couric today said that President Bush was presiding over a failed policy in Iraq. Our investigation indicates that contrary to assertions by the Democrats at ABC and NBC, civilian deaths in Iraq are far below those in our most populous cities with Los Angeles and Chicago leading Iraq in year over year figures. We contacted ABC and NBC and tried to get a comment from their Democratic spokesmen but have not received a reply. Back to you Andrew.” Yes?


24 posted on 06/26/2009 12:51:32 PM PDT by Leonard210 (Tagline? We don't need no stinkin' tagline.)
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To: khnyny
“When you walk on stage for ‘Real Time’ or the ‘Daily Show’ or even a debate and the booing starts before you speak—and people are shouting out ‘Racist!’—something is obviously, drastically wrong. The United States was founded on the free exchange of ideas. Democracy can’t survive where people can’t express ideas openly.

Ummmm, he doesn't know liberals are closed minded bigots? Liberals don't believe in the "free exchange" of ideas unless it's their ideas being rammed down our throats - - that, they'll "freely" do...

25 posted on 06/26/2009 12:55:07 PM PDT by GOPJ (Iran's leaders have the same values as ACORN & Alinsky- no wonder they assumed Obama wouldn't object)
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To: khnyny

Is Hollywood worth saving?


26 posted on 06/26/2009 12:57:39 PM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: Sans-Culotte

“Sure, they are commissars, but I don’t think they make the decisions. They are given their marching orders and carry them out like good little Chekists.”

Thanks for the dialog, but you’re correct that we see this a bit different. I believe that the Democratic agenda BEGINS at ABC, CBS and NBC and is followed by the Democrats in congress. If ABC, CBS and NBC began a series on the horrifying aspects of partial-birth abortion, how many minutes do you think it would be before congressional Democrats would have legislation on the floor?

ABC, CBS and NBC are a constant, congress fluctuates. The agenda must be set from a non-fluctuating source. IMO


27 posted on 06/26/2009 12:58:36 PM PDT by Leonard210 (Tagline? We don't need no stinkin' tagline.)
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To: Sans-Culotte

One more thing. We have an example in Global Warming. It was entirely media manufactured and media driven. Today, however, it is on the floor of congress. It did not start on the floor, it started at ABC, NBC and CBS.


28 posted on 06/26/2009 1:03:08 PM PDT by Leonard210 (Tagline? We don't need no stinkin' tagline.)
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To: Leonard210
We have an example in Global Warming. It was entirely media manufactured and media driven.

As was:

The Viet Nam war is lost

Bush lied people died

Iraq is a quagmire

Etc

After the media started these and many other “conventional wisdoms” the dems followed suit often shifting their positions 180 degrees from their previous positions and votes.

29 posted on 06/26/2009 1:30:50 PM PDT by usurper (Spelling or grammatical errors in this post can be attributed to the LA City School System)
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To: usurper

“After the media started these and many other “conventional wisdoms” the dems followed suit often shifting their positions 180 degrees from their previous positions and votes.”

I guess you and I have been watching this stuff for too many years and therefore we’ve come to a different conclusion from others. I used to believe that the media was simply parroting the Democratic congressional leaders, but history indicates that is no longer the case.

Many years ago there was a hint that congress was being controlled by the media and not the other way around. Our guys recoiled at the suggestion claiming that it was simply unthinkable. Wild-eyed conspiracy talk. The leaders of the Republican party in both the media and congress have continued the tut-tutting of what is painfully obvious to you and I by granting them the independent sounding honor of calling them “the main stream media” rather than the Democrat Press Corps.

The Democrats, on the other hand, have no problem calling Fox the Republican network!


30 posted on 06/26/2009 2:01:42 PM PDT by Leonard210 (Tagline? We don't need no stinkin' tagline.)
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To: khnyny

I read Big Hollywood but the format sucks.


31 posted on 06/26/2009 2:52:27 PM PDT by FTJM
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