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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

American Idiot of the day - Andrew Breitbart

Most people haven't heard of Andrew Breitbart which is probably a good thing. For those who haven't he runs a few right wing websites. His biggest fame to claim is that he was behind the now infamous Acorn videos. In all the hysteria about the videos the aftermath has proved to be far less sensational than at first thought. For one it turned out that the perpetrators of the video dressed up in their pimp regalia purely for a show and tell complete with photographs. When they entered the various Acorn offices they were dressed normally. It also turned out that the videos were heavily edited and when the full uncut videos were shown to judges hearing the various cases all charges were dropped.

His idiot award is a result of the new meme among the right that the term, 'teabagger' is as insulting as the 'N' word. Tea Party adherents were happy to use the term until they found out that it referenced a homosexual act. I won't go into details but those who still don't know what it is can use their imagination.

A few days ago Obama used the term and all hell broke loose on the right wing blogosphere with Matt Drudge leading the charge. Breitbart was among them.

Here's what the Moonie run Washington Times wrote today,
"This remark is the equivalent of using the 'n' word. It shows contempt for middle America, expressed knowingly, contemptuously, on purpose, and with a smirk. It is indefensible to use this word. The president knows what it means, and his people know what it means. The public thought we reached a new low of incivility during the Clinton administration. Well, the Obama administration has just outdone them," ATR president Grover Norquist tells Inside the Beltway.

Here's a headline from one of Breitbart's websites a few days ago.

I'm proud to be a teabagger.

Sometimes it's just too damn easy to find a deserving Idiot of the day nominee. Breitbart is not just a deserving idiot award winner but a hypocrite as well.

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