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BREAKING NEWS @ NETROOTS NATION #NN11

Bloggers confront Andrew Breitbart at Netroots Nation with tough questions until he leaves like a coward.

Tough Questions included:

Did an employee of yours get arrested last night for harassing young Muslim women in the streets of Minneapolis?

Have you ever done Cocaine? Yes or No?

Have you ever slept with a prostitute? Have you ever slept with a male prostitute?

You ask a lot of tough questions - Why can't you answer them?

The crowd chanted "Coward!  Coward!  Coward!" until he left.  Watch Breitbart leave the conference out the back door with his tail between his legs.

Good riddance.

Video at tinyurl.com/breitbartcocaine - sharing is caring.

(Stay tuned to 100ProofPolitics.com for updates on this story and a longer video explaining whole story, including the video of the guy who harassed the muslim women, will be uploaded here soon.)

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    •  not quite. technically.... (4+ / 0-)

      .... if you wanted to give him a taste of his own medicine, you would have dosed him with adrenochrome (produces sensations of fear and paranoia, with hallucinations) or perhaps PCP.  But we don't go dosing people, even people as vile as Breitbart.  Because inflicting a bad trip on someone is violence, even if they've inflicted a bad trip on everyone else.

    •  The only way he could get a taste of his (0+ / 0-)

      Own medicine would be if Mr. Kos would pay for private investigators to dig up some dirt on Breitbart like Shirley Sharrod's lawyers are doing right now. People should put out a bounty like when Keith Olbermann wanted information on Glenn Beck.  The NAACP sould cough up some money on this too, he tried to eliminate them too. It's one thing to do a 60 Minutes style investigation and be a muckraker, it's another to eliminate Civil Rights and take America back to the mid 50's.

      Think...It ain't illegal yet ! George Clinton

      by kid funkadelic on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 11:57:52 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  TINS has a very different take on this (4+ / 0-)

    on the wreck list

    "Maybe there's only one revolution, since the beginning -- the good guys against the bad guys. Question is: Who are the good guys?" ("The Professionals," 1966; Bill Dolworth (Burt Lancaster) to Hans Ehrengard (Robert Ryan).

    by brainwave on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 02:52:39 PM PDT

  •  Btw, it would help... (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    MKSinSA, Pam from Calif

    If you offer more links to the stories you based your questions to Breitbart on. And here's the video embed:

    •  Breitbart almost punched (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Judge Moonbox

      the questioner. It would have been great if he had (not for the victim, but because it would expose what he is).

      There is no substance to the claims in the TINS diary, this was perfect. Turnabout is fair play, we should do more of it.

      So the voyeur pervert is closeted and a coke head? That explains quite a bit.

  •  Arg! (3+ / 0-)
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    FiredUpInCA, missliberties, Louise

    Don't.

    Feed.

    The.

    Troll.

    Please.

  •  Brilliant!!! n/t (5+ / 0-)

    "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

    by rubyr on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 02:57:15 PM PDT

  •  He's a rat Bastard (11+ / 0-)

    For all the B.S. he's pulled, what he really deserves is to become a laughinstock of monumental proportions.  If only we could rely on the media to start asking, "Consider the source," instead of fanning the flames....

    Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe -- Albert Einstein

    by ccyd on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 02:57:40 PM PDT

  •  I'm at Netroots and I didn't know this happened. (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    MKSinSA, JVolvo, SLKRR, Judge Moonbox

    Thanks for posting this.

    I'm just never there when something exciting happens. pouts

    For relevant sci-fi and fantasy, go to http://www.betty-cross-author.net/

    by Kimball Cross on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 03:42:20 PM PDT

  •  Andrew Breitbart can't afford a $140 ticket (3+ / 0-)

    was the only thing I took from that video.

    Unless you could confirm that the individual who verbally assaulted the Muslim woman was actually affiliated with him, it seems a bit disingenuous to try to hold him accountable for that person's actions.  By that low standard, any progressive journalist or Democrat can now be held accountable for the actions of agent provocateurs.

    That said, if you're going to pursue the cocaine angle of attack on Breitbart, please insist that he provides a hair sample for a drug test.

    I'm not saying "Don't feed the troll", but if you're going to feed a narcissist like Breitbart, it would behoove you to use bait that doesn't provide him nourishment.

    ---
    I look at you all; see the love there that's sleeping. - G.H.
    I really love a lot, but I fight the one's that fight me. - M.I.A.

    by hey mister on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 03:43:05 PM PDT

    •  the question is... (0+ / 0-)

      ... is it violence to casually snip a small lock of his hair for the purposes of drug testing?  

      Seems to me it's not violence because a) it doesn't cause pain, b) it doesn't cause harm, and c) it will grow back quickly enough.  

      However I may be mistaken, so I'll gladly leave the floor open to debate, as we all might learn something...

      •  That would be assault. (2+ / 0-)
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        G2geek, Had Enough Right Wing BS

        I don't think you can make an argument that touching a person and then removing a piece of their body isn't assault.  And what exactly would our response be if Breitbart's minions started clipping the locks of Kossacks?

        That said, anything that Breitbart sheds is fair game, but I wouldn't want to be the poor soul tasked with collecting a hundred strands of Breitbart's mane.

        ---
        I look at you all; see the love there that's sleeping. - G.H.
        I really love a lot, but I fight the one's that fight me. - M.I.A.

        by hey mister on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 04:21:38 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  oooh, *shedding*! (0+ / 0-)

          OK, here's what to do about that:

          Let's say you bumped into him from behind, purely by accident, because you just happened to be walking behind him and he stopped short.

          Let's say some of the hair that he's shed on the back of his shirt or jacket, just happened to stick to your shirt or jacket.

          Seems to me that would be fair game.

          Now if you were wearing or carrying something with a sticky surface, more of his hair might end up sticking to it.  

          A sticky surface such as a piece of cardboard or a sign that was coated with a double-sided sticky material, for example:  

          http://www.amazon.com/...

          Those are sticky pads for home flea traps, that work by having a small night light bulb above the sticky surface so fleas think there's a cat there and hop onto the surface and get stuck.   Speaking from experience with a friend's cat, they work splendidly.  

          I wonder about this though:  bribing someone on the hotel cleaning staff to bring you whatever hair might be swept up from his bathroom floor, or pulled off his hair brush?  Legal?  Illegal?  

          (The boundaries for gray ops are, a) no violence, b) nothing more illegal than a sit-in, and c) hacking for publication is considered nonviolent civil disobedience with potential high risk and high gain.)

          •  I think the best course of action is as follows: (2+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            G2geek, Had Enough Right Wing BS

            1) Buy a drug test from a pharmacy,
            http://www.amazon.com/...

            2) Buy a USPS express mail envelope and the appropriate postage.

            3) Confront Breitbart on camera in an area where a USPS mailbox is in range so that he has no way of claiming that the sample was tainted.  He can volunteer to have his hair clipped, put in an envelope, and sent for the delivery, all on camera.  Or he can run away with his escorts, in which case,  I have no reason to believe that his paranoia and angry outbreaks aren't symptoms of a cocaine-damaged brain.

            He'll try to divert the situation to a talk about President Obama's past cocaine usage, but we have no reason to believe that President Obama is currently using any drugs; Breitbart's paranoia and angry outbursts need to be looked into.

            ---
            I look at you all; see the love there that's sleeping. - G.H.
            I really love a lot, but I fight the one's that fight me. - M.I.A.

            by hey mister on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 04:56:14 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

            •  Nice! Excellent in fact! A+ for Gray Ops design! (1+ / 0-)
              Recommended by:
              Had Enough Right Wing BS

              Folks, that's how to do it.  

              Exactly correct.  

              Just perfect.

              OK, so now someone needs to set this up and try to make it happen.  

              And be sure to be taking videos with high quality cameras from a number of angles.  And be damn sure to get good audio.  Test all equipment in advance to be certain it is working properly.  Do test runs and role-plays to anticipate contingencies.  

  •  Why did he even show up? n/t (0+ / 0-)
    •  to cause trouble (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Louise

      It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision. ~ Helen Keller

      by Pam from Calif on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 04:00:07 PM PDT

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      •  Which he certainly did (3+ / 0-)

        Because some people leapt to his bait like a rainbow trout  teased with the perfect fly.

        He got just what he wanted. He's rubbing his hands in glee over it now. This event isn't as much of a triumph as the poster seems to think it is.

        They say "cut back" - we say "fight back"!

        by Louise on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 04:45:31 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  It would be nice (2+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          Louise, hey mister

          if the activists would at least not scream hysterically in this guys face, whether AB deserved it or not.

          The guy seemed frankly hysterical but maybe the sound on the video was just bad.

          Turn the tables and ask yourself what would be reported if a liberal was treated like that at a conservative convention.

          ~a little change goes a long way~

          by missliberties on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 04:48:34 PM PDT

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          •  He isn't just a conservative (1+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            Judge Moonbox

            He lies. Over and over. If a liberal with Breitbart 's MO crashed a HateAmerica rally, he would deserve the same treatment.

          •  Absolutely agreed. (0+ / 0-)

            Breitbart deserves to be publicly mocked and held accountable for his actions, but half-assing it only gives him fodder.

            He'll be able to cut the above event into an attack about how the Netroots -- who pretend to be wholly righteous LGBT advocates -- will take any opportunity to toss "homosexuality" charges as an attack on the character of their enemies.

            If anyone is going to take on Breitbart, they can't let the adrenaline rush of the act cloud their narrative (assuming they've take 10 minutes to actually craft a narrative.)

            This diary gets a D+ for effort.  We can do better, and we should do better to knock Breitbart off of his platform.

            ---
            I look at you all; see the love there that's sleeping. - G.H.
            I really love a lot, but I fight the one's that fight me. - M.I.A.

            by hey mister on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 07:56:17 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

            •  He already has it posted on his (2+ / 0-)
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              hey mister, Louise

              blog page. The story about how the crazy mad progressives came after him.

              In other words he got what he wanted. We didn't.

              I swear to god liberals are their own worst enemy.

              It would be great if they wouldn't add fuel to the fire that creates the stereotypes.

              I am quite disenchanted with many of the headlines and actions as they are being portrayed in the news.

              Chui the gay activist is an idealist but his criticism could at least  be half way constructive.

              The convention may as well have a paper mache cut out of the President so they can tear it in half and light it on fire.

              These people want what, a dictator? They could at least attempt to be fair and realize that the President does not have supernatural powers, and that he is what he is. He has quietly been more liberal than any President in decades. But for the nets it's the cry of 'never enough'.

              ~a little change goes a long way~

              by missliberties on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 08:02:17 PM PDT

              [ Parent ]

              •  This movement discourages me to say the least. (2+ / 0-)
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                missliberties, Louise

                I'm left with the impression that the Netroots views itself as being a lot more mature than it actually is: it was forged during the years of an aggressive Republican executive and congressional branch, and now finds itself to be a newborn infant with few ideas about how to engage a Democratic administration.

                I'd be more inclined to be more involved if I didn't feel like every other progressive is a liability just waiting to unintentionally self sabotage any progress.

                ---
                I look at you all; see the love there that's sleeping. - G.H.
                I really love a lot, but I fight the one's that fight me. - M.I.A.

                by hey mister on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 08:11:37 PM PDT

                [ Parent ]

                •  Nice to find a soul mate (1+ / 0-)
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                  hey mister

                  I totally agree.

                   Activism is good, but it needs to constructive and effective.

                   You can't express common sense here without getting troll rated these days! :-)

                  ~a little change goes a long way~

                  by missliberties on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 08:23:04 PM PDT

                  [ Parent ]

                  •  It honestlt makes me despair for next year (2+ / 0-)
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                    missliberties, hey mister

                    The Right is so well organized, so well-funded, as has its act down pat.....We can't even decide on the enemy. Some days it seems like more than half the people here truly do believe that there is no real difference between Obama and the Republican Candidate. It's like the horrors o the Bush = Gore equivalency all over again.

                    There is so much tht is going exactly the wrong way, and the only tactics truly espoused here seem to be pitchforks-and-torches. I guess that having a furious demo is easier than building a coalition that can take over Congress. It's surely easier to stay on a friendly website like Kos and insult people you don't feel share your tactical approach then it would be to actually approach the Republicans in any way, or attempt to make the makeup of Congress.

                    The real problem is that we re going to get so rolled by the Republicans next year unless we are ready. If they ever get the Presidency back, it is the end of every Democratic program instituted in the last century. People who get excited about getting caught by Breitbart's sneak attack on the "crazy Liberals" simply seem to have no idea of the damage that their adolescent stunt - yes, stunt, in spite of trying to disguise it as some great "freedom of speech moment," "taking it to The Man" - - will do. It's almost as if they are trying  to throw the entire country under the juggernaut of fascist totalitarianism.

                    The worst part is the horrid spectacle before our eyes, as the United States begin to combine the worst aspects of modern-day Russia and China with a Christian fundamentalism all its own. The new Christian Dominionists who take the reins of government will have no compunction about using our military and our nuclear weapons to advance their causes. You think Obama's bombing of Libya is obscene? Wait til you see the nuclear incineration of a city like Guangzhou or Monterey or Zahedan. The GOP President will bomb first and dare you to do something about it - which won't happen, because the Congress will be GOP.

                    It seems to me that we have an obligation to try to stop a GOP Presidency by any legal means, because the lives of millions and millions depend upon preventing the world war that the GOP will surely start to disguise its complete and utter failure as a government, and theft of American wealth.

                    .

                    They say "cut back" - we say "fight back"!

                    by Louise on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 11:40:58 PM PDT

                    [ Parent ]

            •  Obviously I can't speak for anyone else (0+ / 0-)

              but I don't think (well, perhaps I just hope) that most of us on Daily Kos could care less if Breitbart is gay or not. No, "homosexuality" is between him and his lover(s)--should he happen to prefer men.

              I thought the focus was more on another "h" word, "hypocrisy."

              Of course we all like to spin the truth in ways which we think are beneficial. Some are fairly honest about it, others--like Breitbart like to act as if they are beyond reproach. This disingenuous jerk can try to sell this story anyway he wishes, but many of his supposed allies will never be able to think of him in the same way again in the future. They may go through the motions of embracing him, but he will forever be considered less in compliance with their parched world view.

              I'm not above a bit of divide and conquer, myself. Let the other side worry that maybe Breitbart is a troll in their movement. He can spend a good bit of effort assuring them that he isn't. That will (mostly) be energy which isn't used to attack us.

              An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out? Rene Descartes

              by Had Enough Right Wing BS on Sat Jun 18, 2011 at 03:03:15 AM PDT

              [ Parent ]

        •  His "coverage" would have been (0+ / 0-)

          fair and balanced but for this confrontation.

          Damn, there is a reason that we are losing our country.

  •  The next time this biethart guy or any of them (0+ / 0-)

    come to an event, don't allow them to push people around or put their hands on anyone. No one put their hands on them.

  •  Never Wrestle With A Pig (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Louise

    "Never wrestle with a pig because you'll only get muddy and the pig enjoys it."

  •  What an evasive weasel (0+ / 0-)

    I'd love for Keith Olbermann to do a segment on how to handle Breitbart and his hordes the way he did on how to handle O'Reilley and his Fox assistants.

    "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." -Mohandas K. Gandhi

    by alaprst on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 04:36:23 PM PDT

  •  Have you ever done cocaine? (1+ / 0-)
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    BarackStarObama

    That should have been a simple one for Andrew to answer!

    "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." -Mohandas K. Gandhi

    by alaprst on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 04:37:11 PM PDT

  •  Only one thing to ask him (1+ / 0-)
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    hey mister

    "Why do you look like you got rode hard and put away wet? Look up the word "dipsomaniac" in the Encyclopedia, and find this shot: Breitbart, greasy haired, sweaty, unshaven, wild-eyed.

    It could have been such a easy "fail" for Breitbart, appearing in his inebriated, aggressively blowhard stance ... but someone at NN had to give in to their angry child and shout at him. Now he's the one who walked away with the lip-smackable video.

    What a shame.

    They say "cut back" - we say "fight back"!

    by Louise on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 04:50:54 PM PDT

    •  Seriously. (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Louise

      Andrew Breitbart is a walking mugshot; he's not exactly a difficult character to deconstruct.  It's a shame that this is what a Netroots version of activism looks like, and it would've been nice if Markos planned and prepped people for this type of interaction.  Did anybody think that the Breitbart wasn't going to show up?  He's a pathological narcissist, and any confrontation with him needs to be planned accordingly.

      ---
      I look at you all; see the love there that's sleeping. - G.H.
      I really love a lot, but I fight the one's that fight me. - M.I.A.

      by hey mister on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 08:02:00 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  I'd sure like to ask him (0+ / 0-)

    "Why are you such an asshole?"
    "Why do you get such pleasure out of hurting others?"
    "Was your childhood so miserable that you grew up to be like THIS?"
    "We can refer you to a good psychiatrist.  That might help."

    Something like this...just so we can have some understanding of why he is okay with being such a putrid piece of feces.

    If you don't know why GREED and GLUTTONY are two of the Seven Deadly Sins, just look at the Republican Party and their Corporate Masters to understand why.

    by Shaking the Tree on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 05:03:21 PM PDT

  •  OMG.....LOL funny! (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    lgcap, Had Enough Right Wing BS

    Whoever the blogger was who kept asking Breitbart questions deserves a huge thank you.  His delivery was rapid fire & relentless.  The time for being courteous to Breitbart & the right wing is over.....long over.  

    Brilliantly  done!.  Loved every second of this video.  Breitbart dishes it out......he should be able to take it.   Instead he got run off.....& rather deftly, at that.  

    He didn't pay.  He has no night to be there.  Just the thought of anyone giving this muckraker "press credentials" is an affront to actual journalists everywhere.

    I think he's under stress.  He's looking tired & rather portly here.  He really ought to take better care of himself.....the poor thing.  

  •  tipped for being the best poll EVER! (0+ / 0-)
  •  Love it. (0+ / 0-)

    I have a confession to make.  Last night, we were out on the Nicolette Mall looking for one of the parties and as we strolled by an outdoor restaurant, I saw Breitbart.  I said to my husband that's "Andrew Breitbart" then looked right at him and said "you suck".  I don't like to cuss, but that's what came natural when I saw him, plus I had a couple of glasses of sauvignon blanc.  My bad.  C'est la vie.

    Adam had warned us about getting on their level, so I'll blame it on the parties.

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