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Breitbart Fans Protest Outside White House Correspondents Dinner (Free Republic)
The Hollywood Reporter ^ | Saturday, April 28, 2012 | Paul Bond

Posted on 04/28/2012 10:41:17 PM PDT by kristinn

A dozen conservative activists interacted with dinner attendees including Woody Harrelson and Chris Matthews.

As the nation’s elite journalists arrived at the Washington Hilton to hobnob with President Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, many were met by a small group of protesters shouting "don't believe the liberal press" and holding signs adorned with photos of deceased conservative activist Andrew Breitbart.

A few notable attendees politely mixed it up a bit with the protesters, who also shouted accusations of hypocrisy at the well-dressed journalists and Hollywood celebrities.

Protester Kevin Martin asked MSNBC host Chris Matthews why he wasn't driven to the event in a hybrid vehicle and whether he intended to donate uneaten food from the soiree to the "one percent," a reference to the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Matthews listened politely and even said the protesters "make a good point."

SNIP

Some who walked by the group gave the middle finger, others said things like, "Oh brother, Breitbart people." A smaller number of people, including Republican Representatives Allen West and Tim Scott, offered thumbs up and words of encouragement.

The group of demonstrators are members of Free Republic, a conservative organization. This is their 13th year protesting in front of the annual dinner, but this year the group dedicated their demonstration to Breitbart, who died in March.

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


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Culture/Society; Free Republic; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: andrewbreitbart; breitbart; freepers; freerepublic; whcadinner
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Another photo of the freep was posted at Twitter by Slate's David Weigel here.

We'll have a full report with photos and video sometime Sunday.

In the meantime, here's a link to Stratman1969's video of Trueblackman talking to Chris Matthews here.

1 posted on 04/28/2012 10:41:28 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: Jim Robinson; Angelwood; bevperl; trooprally; stratman1969; Trueblackman; GunsareOK; Fraxinus; ...

Ping-a-ling!


2 posted on 04/28/2012 10:47:05 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn

Brings back memories of Karl Rove doing a rap song with that bunch of clowns. One big happy family.


3 posted on 04/28/2012 10:47:26 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: Tammy Cat

Ping!


4 posted on 04/28/2012 10:48:56 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn

Insomnia bump!

Good work all.


5 posted on 04/28/2012 11:00:04 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: kristinn; Trueblackman

Way to GO, Freepers!!!!


6 posted on 04/28/2012 11:03:30 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: kristinn

Rest In Peace Andrew. :(

I would have loved to have met you. :(


7 posted on 04/28/2012 11:12:26 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Brad's Gramma; staytrue

Thanks!


8 posted on 04/28/2012 11:15:26 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn

That brought back SO many great memories of FR...

You East Coast Freepers absolutely ROCK!!!


9 posted on 04/28/2012 11:17:45 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Tzimisce

We are all Breitbart. I am happy to have been only feet away from him once. RIP.


10 posted on 04/28/2012 11:21:03 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: kristinn

I am Andrew Breitbart.


11 posted on 04/28/2012 11:24:01 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: kristinn

Some more Breitbart related news for those who have not seen this thread:

LAPD: Coroner’s Official May Have Died From Arsenic Poisoning

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2877222/posts


12 posted on 04/28/2012 11:26:28 PM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: kristinn
The group of demonstrators are members of Free Republic...

Nicely played, guys. Very nicely played.

13 posted on 04/28/2012 11:32:02 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Brad's Gramma

I was kind of hoping Free Republic would get back to the way it was in the late 1990s, with more active (large) demonstrations, Freeps, and the like. We had a Democrat president then, worse than the one we have NOW, and we had national turnouts all the time against him, with people like “General Chang” and others......here’s to more “in their faces” but in larger numbers. I also realize that costs some cash, so a good reason to contribute to the FR kitty.


14 posted on 04/29/2012 1:02:25 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Study closely socialist Hugo Chavez' usage of 'popular masses' in the streets to thwart 1992 coup)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
here’s to more “in their faces” but in larger numbers.

I was SO proud to be (from afar) a part of the chanting..."Get out of Cheney's house!"...

15 posted on 04/29/2012 1:08:51 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: kristinn

Nice!


16 posted on 04/29/2012 4:57:57 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Smokeyblue

Breitbart related? The only relation to Breitbart in that thread is some of the conspiracy theories in the comments, which are far-fetched at best.


17 posted on 04/29/2012 5:15:49 AM PDT by alnick
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To: AmericanInTokyo; kristinn
We had a Democrat president then, worse than the one we have NOW...

Those words are shocking!

This POTUS is the worst ever and FReepers attacking other Freepers is more common than fighting Obama.

Thanks to kristinn for contining the good fight of the good old days on FR.

18 posted on 04/29/2012 5:29:51 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: kristinn

BTTT


19 posted on 04/29/2012 5:37:29 AM PDT by defconw (RIP ANDREW!)
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To: kristinn

Haha try the dog its delicious.


20 posted on 04/29/2012 5:46:40 AM PDT by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: nutmeg

Ping


21 posted on 04/29/2012 5:56:13 AM PDT by evilC
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To: kristinn

Whoo Hoo! bttt


22 posted on 04/29/2012 6:02:11 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("Andrew loved the battle and he knew the stakes." ~ Mark Levin 3/2/12)
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To: kristinn

Testimony........

I once had the opportunity to join the DC chapter standing in the street greeting those coming to the event. It was one of the best times ever.

Later, we convened inside the Hilton at several tables and had a great time listening to the meeting just down the hall. To be in the company of FReepers at such and event is very very hard to beat.

Grub up some $$$ and go have a great FReeping experience.


23 posted on 04/29/2012 6:16:23 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: kristinn

Thanks for the warm up to the actual AAR. Looking forward to it.

Liberals reaction to Breitbart’s death are typical hateful.

[Mr] T


24 posted on 04/29/2012 6:29:57 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: FlyVet

The DC Elite are one big happy family indeed.....

Eat the DC Elite!!!! We’re well on our way back to feudalism with all the debt they are creating.


25 posted on 04/29/2012 6:30:07 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: kristinn

Thanks for the ping, and great to be with everyone last night. Here’s more photos and video, along with the Chris Matthews video and “Who Let The Dogs Out?”:

http://maroonedinmarin.blogspot.com/2012/04/breitbart-is-here-dc-chapter-of.html


26 posted on 04/29/2012 7:07:22 AM PDT by stratman1969 (Anyone but Obama, Romney or Paul in 2012)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Yes, I remember you guys on that one. CLASSIC. Really made the news, too. Andrew must have been proud of it. I know I was.


27 posted on 04/29/2012 8:25:14 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Study closely socialist Hugo Chavez' usage of 'popular masses' in the streets to thwart 1992 coup)
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To: lonestar
Easy does it, please. My bad. Sheesh, give me the benefit of the doubt (?).

Simple mistake in wording, I meant every bit of Obama being worse than Clinton (not the other way around), but my writing had it come out the opposite of what I intended. And I don't believe I attacking any other Freepers, I think perhaps unfortunately you read too much into my post.

Of course, I don't stand by my earlier mis-type and I duly correct it here for all. Obama is much worse than Clinton. Both terrible, but one definitely is the "yokzuna" while the other is an "ozeki" when it comes to overal reprehensibility.

28 posted on 04/29/2012 8:29:05 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Study closely socialist Hugo Chavez' usage of 'popular masses' in the streets to thwart 1992 coup)
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To: kristinn

Why is Woody Harrelson still on the “A” list?


29 posted on 04/29/2012 8:39:34 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
We had a Democrat president then, worse than the one we have NOW

No - Bill Clinton was actually better than Barack Obama which is hard to believe. Even Hillary Clinton or Jimmy Carter would have been an improvement. No - Obama is the worse I've seen in my lifetime.

30 posted on 04/29/2012 9:13:52 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: kristinn
OMG LOL!!! I can't believe he came over and talked to you guys. I'll give him credit, most libs wouldn't run from you as fast as they could!!!

Great Job!!!

31 posted on 04/29/2012 9:20:33 AM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go White Sox!!!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

gotcha! :)


32 posted on 04/29/2012 9:45:20 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: stratman1969

LoL! Well done.


33 posted on 04/29/2012 9:47:44 AM PDT by ironman
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To: kristinn

bttt


34 posted on 04/29/2012 10:18:15 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

>>Of course, I don’t stand by my earlier mis-type and I duly correct it here for all. Obama is much worse than Clinton. Both terrible, but one definitely is the “yokzuna” while the other is an “ozeki” when it comes to overal reprehensibility.

Very few people get the sumo reference, but I’d classify Clinton as just “makuuchi” level. I just wish someone would get a kinboshi against Yokozuna Obama. And then quickly force him to retire.


35 posted on 04/29/2012 10:28:16 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: kristinn

Love your Obama-Dog poster! Great to see this kind of activism. That’s what FR was all about in the early days....


36 posted on 04/29/2012 10:33:11 AM PDT by Fu-fu2
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YOU GUYS ROCK!

THANKS!


36½ posted on 04/29/2012 1:33:54 PM EDT by Andrew (I AM HERE!)

To: 3D-Joy; 50mm; AGreatPer; Bockscar; calcowgirl; cindyTrueSupporter; concretebob; Disco Dave; ...
ping!

If you want off my ping list get over it!


37 posted on 04/29/2012 10:34:21 AM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." --Kool-Aid)
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To: kristinn
A smaller number of people, including Republican Representatives Allen West and Tim Scott, offered thumbs up and words of encouragement.

Sweet!

38 posted on 04/29/2012 10:37:01 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama's father, grandfather and great-grandfather were polygamists.-ALL,including Obama ate dogs!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma; neverdem; Liz; LucyT; sickoflibs

You’re right - WAY TO GO, FREEPERS!!!


39 posted on 04/29/2012 10:39:19 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama's father, grandfather and great-grandfather were polygamists.-ALL,including Obama ate dogs!!)
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To: kristinn

Way to go you guys!


40 posted on 04/29/2012 10:40:59 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I actually understood your first post. What that says I’m not sure.

BUT, I think the comment about attacking other FReepers was a non-sequitor, not directed at you but at the overall tone FR has taken in the recent past where there is more intra-mural fighting than attempts to take on Obama.

It’s just awfully hard to sustain the spirit of the early days of FR or any organization for that matter. One thing this Administration has done so craftily is to create so many ‘crises’ that no one can keep up with them, they’re just exhausting.


41 posted on 04/29/2012 10:46:14 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: kristinn

Awesome.


42 posted on 04/29/2012 10:52:08 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: kristinn

Makes me sooo proud of you guys! Great job! Carrying Breitbart posters was an outstanding idea!


43 posted on 04/29/2012 11:00:09 AM PDT by caww
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To: stratman1969
LOL...your video at the bottom (debate with food stamp veteran) is priceless!
44 posted on 04/29/2012 11:30:08 AM PDT by what's up
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To: kristinn

Thank you, FReepers! So proud of you!

I wasted a few hours of my life watching that horrid show last night. I can see that the audience felt like they wasted their time, also. In my heart, I wanted that show to fail...and it did. That’s the only reason I watched.

There were so many groans when there used to be laughs and standing ovations with George W. THOSE White House Correspondence Dinners were really funny! He poked fun at himself rather than others. Okay...I know it’s a roast, but how dare anyone make fun of how someone looks. What about what he stands for? Newt...you still look GOOD to me. I had so wanted him to president, and I had felt that way for so many years.

I have spent time on the internet looking for copies of those dinners with George W. I haven’t had any luck.

Once again...thank you, FReepers! RIP Andrew Breitbart!


45 posted on 04/29/2012 11:45:10 AM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: kristinn

A good report by Hollywood reporter. A good time. We had a few more than a dozen. Missing pictures of Frax, Kristinn, Buford and several others. It was rainy and a little cold but we persevered. I have never been inside but I think outside is just as much fun. Shook hands with Cong Tim Scott, SC as he greeted us. Cong Allen West also stopped and spoke to us.Join us next year.


46 posted on 04/29/2012 12:52:26 PM PDT by rongkirby
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To: hattend

A is for holywierd A$$holes.


47 posted on 04/29/2012 1:06:58 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: AmericanInTokyo

The money that is sent to FR does not go to local freeps. They were financed and organized by the chapters. We could use new organizing talent, though, you are right about that.


48 posted on 04/29/2012 1:13:32 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: kristinn

49 posted on 04/29/2012 2:33:41 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: kristinn
Way to go! Well done. One of the comments from the article on THR was head-scratching:

Kudos to this group for graciously and with class making their point and kudos also to the Hollywood Reporter for this well-written, interesting piece. Strange I've never heard about this group before, but the article says they've been protesting at this dinner for 13 years in a row.

Oh well, better late than never

50 posted on 04/29/2012 3:55:03 PM PDT by buzzyboop (I (still) am Sarah Palin. And I'm also Breitbart)
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