Category Archives: Citizen Journalism

July 31, 2014

Citizen Journalists in Mexico Risking Death to Expose Cartels, Corruption and Media Blackout (Video)

In a city overrun by drug cartels, shootouts, kidnappings, extortion, and executions, a group of citizen journalists continues to shed light into what local media will not report and on what Mexican officials continue to deny: the extent of cartel violence and the corruption of officials in the Mexican government.

A team from Breitbart Texas traveled deep into the Gulf cartel-controlled city of Reynosa, Mexico to meet with one of the citizen journalists leading the effort. In a small secret room deep in the heart of this Mexican city, Breitbart Texas spoke with a man who lives under constant threats because of his effort to use social media in alerting his fellow citizens about “situations of risk”. For security reasons, the man known as “Chuy” never shows his face on social media, but his twitter handle @MrCruzstar, has become synonymous with exposing information about the confrontations between the criminal organizations, the cartel members’ names, their locations, and corruption in the government. “Chuy” can be seen only from behind in the Breitbart Texas video and he wore a ski mask in an effort to protect his identity.

Information and photographs about the de facto war-zone immediately south of the Texas border are consistently revealed by “Chuy.” He covers the cartel insurgency and their convoys of gunmen carrying automatic weapons, grenades and rocket launchers. He covers the frequent clashing of cartels with their rivals and with authorities in broad daylight and throughout the night.


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July 25, 2014

Blaine Cooper Banned From Facebook After Producing This Video Showing Drug Cartel Crossing Border

THE LAST VIDEO IS THE ONE THAT REALLY GOT FACEBOOK’S ATTENTION, as it shows the Border Patrol simply watching as narco-terrorists enter America through our Southern border while endangering American citizens in Texas.

See the four videos about the complicity of the Border Patrol in Texas with regard to letting in drug-carrying illegal aliens. These are the four videos which got investigative news reporter, Blaine Cooper, banned from Facebook. His account has been frozen and his videos destroyed as Facebook does its part to support the subversion and treason being committed against the United States by the Obama administration.


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July 22, 2014

Ben Shapiro, Andrew Breitbart’s Heir Is Itching For A Fight

“I am deeply unhappy with the state of the conservative movement in Los Angeles. The problem is, it’s not the state of the conservative movement in L.A. it’s the state of the conservative movement in general. All the money is going to the wrong places,” he said.

It was at a taco stand in Westwood Village fourteen years ago when the writer and political commentator Ben Shapiro and the late Andrew Breitbart first broke bread.

Breitbart, who was living in Westwood at the time working as Matt Drudge’s right hand man, happened upon one of Shapiro’s columns in the Daily Bruin and promptly contacted him. Over lunch, they quickly found common ground: Both were Jews, hardcore conservatives and were born and raised in the backyard of ‘liberal Hollywood,’ which provided an immediate adhesive to their friendship. But that is pretty much where their similarities end.

“It’s hard to think of any two people any more dissimilar,” said Shapiro in a recent interview. “It’s funny that we have become so linked together.”

In the three years since Breitbart died of a heart attack at the age of 43, much has happened on the national political scene and one can’t help but wonder what Breitbart would have made of, say, Eric Cantor’s recent primary defeat and the growing schism within the Republican Party. But locally, what hasn’t happened is perhaps even more noteworthy. Despite the loss of such a vocal cheerleader, the conservative community in L.A. has closed ranks, asserted itself more publicly and has grown its membership. This is due in large part to the emergence of a new generation of conservative activists led by Shapiro who came of age under the tutelage of Breitbart.


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June 5, 2014

Susan Sarandon and her Activism Manager Discuss ‘Secret’ Funding Deal with Middle Eastern Oil Tycoon (Video)

More celebrities and Hollywood dealmakers caught on hidden camera accepting money from “Middle Eastern oil interests”.

May 20, 2014

‘Walk Toward The Fire’: Andrew Breitbart Award Ceremony Remembers ‘Happy Warrior’

Conservative media and movement leaders remembered the fighting spirit of Andrew Breitbart Tuesday night at the Franklin Center and Heritage Foundation “Future of Media Summit” at the Newseum on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Three awards named for Andrew Breitbart were presented to conservative bloggers and media leaders. Charlie Hurt, an editor of the Drudge Report and Washington Times and Breitbart News columnist, was presented with the Professional Media Figure Andrew Breitbart Award. Jon Fleischmann, the editor of California’s Flash Report and a Breitbart California editor, was presented with the Andrew Breitbart Award for Excellence in Blogging. Mark Nugent of Red Maryland, who also is the state coordinator of Franklin Center in Maryland, received the Andrew Breitbart Citizen Journalism Award.

Fox News Channel’s Greg Gutfeld, who delivered the keynote address at the event, noted that Andrew Breitbart stepped forward as a national media leader because there was a need for someone to break through the media class that was not “screwing over each other” anymore but instead “screwing each other.”

“What happens, then? You get a Breitbart. An explosion of hilarious outrage,” Gutfeld said. “That’s what Andrew Breitbart did. He went out and he spoke to the people as opposed to his peers in the media.”


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May 19, 2014

Remembering A Legend At The Andrew Breitbart Awards (Video)

Not only a fitting tribute but a timely reminder. It is important for each of us to keep in mind that Andrew wasn’t merely talking about replacing media lies with truth, or combating their spin or complicity in the aims of the “progressives” in America, but also challenging them directly on their own turf. We cannot be just about correcting the record, though that is important. We must hold them accountable, call them out by name, and show them for the hucksters and charlatans they really are.

This week, the Heritage Foundation and The Franklin Center joined together to put on the third annual Future of Media Summit. The conference is a perfect way for bloggers and journalists to get together and discuss carrying forward the work that Andrew considered to be so important. On Tuesday evening, as part of the conference, the Andrew Breitbart Awards dinner was held to honor individuals who are making a difference in these fields and are honoring Breitbart’s memory and mission. Here is the tribute video aired by the Franklin Center and Heritage as part of the ceremony.


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May 13, 2014

Citizen Journalist Benghazi Blog

It is now the duty of ordinary Americans to gather and report the truth because both the government and the media will not do so.

The American establishment media have defaulted on their watchdog responsibility to protect the public from incompetent and corrupt officials by exposing those who violate accepted legal, ethical or performance standards.

Like Pravda in the days of the Soviet Union, the American press has become the propaganda arm of the political elite. They do not report the news in an accurate and impartial way in order to inform the public, but distort or suppress what was said or done by presenting a knowingly misleading version of events.

It is now the duty of ordinary Americans to gather and report the truth because both the government and the media will not do so.

This blog will report information about Benghazi supplied by citizen journalists and worthy of further investigation.

09 May 2014 – Was the US Navy conducting anti-piracy operations nearby Libya on September 11, 2012? Were Navy SEALs part of the operation and were they ready, locked and loaded that night to go in and assist, but were told to stand down?

10 May 2014 – Did Secretary of State Hillary Clinton more than once either directly or through surrogates contact medical personnel caring for Benghazi casualties to inquiry about the names of the people who were trying to talk to the patients?

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April 10, 2014

Video: Sen. Mike Ellis (R-WI) Caught on Tape Plotting Potential Felony

Wisconsin State Senate President Mike Ellis (R-19) was caught on tape potentially coordinating how to disguise attack ads against Assemblywoman Penny B. Schaber by arranging his own allegedly independent Political Action Committee (Independent Expenditure), which could be a felony according to Wisconsin State election law.

April 6, 2014

Breitbart News Network Announces Launch of Breitbart California

Breitbart News’ Joel Pollak Tapped as Breitbart CA Editor and Flash Report Founder and Publisher Jon Fleischman Named Politics Editor.

Following the February launch of Breitbart London and Breitbart Texas, the Breitbart News Network announced today the latest in its ongoing multi-year national and international expansion with the launch of Breitbart California. Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Joel Pollak will become Editor of Breitbart California. Jon Fleischman, the founder and publisher of the 2013 National Blogger Association State Level Blogger of the Year, the Flash Report, will serve as Breitbart California’s Politics Editor.

“For years, California has been written off by conservatives as too far past the point of return, but the truth is every single day there are stories worth telling about the successes of the conservative movement in California and the failures of the left-wing establishment,” said Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon. “Breitbart California is about telling not just those stories but showcasing the impact and influence the Golden State has in our culture, technology, and economy. From the growing libertarian movement at the heart of Silicon Valley to a Republican win at City Hall in San Diego, there is a fundamental shift taking shape and Breitbart News will be here to chronicle it.”


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March 25, 2014

The fear and politically-motivated ambition behind American journalists (Video)

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, president and founder of Project Veritas James O’Keefe explains why he believes that the mainstream journalism community in America has failed to hold those in power accountable.

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, president and founder of Project Veritas James O’Keefe explains why he believes that the mainstream journalism community in America has failed to hold those in power accountable.

“For what ever reason, journalists are not willing to do the things that we at Project Veritas do,” O’Keefe said. “It might be because they are afraid. I think that is the number one thing. People are just generally afraid of what happens to them when they take on those in power. They are afraid of retribution; they are afraid for their reputations. Citizens I talk to are very scared to be audited by the IRS. In many ways we are just trying to demonstrate that you can do this and survive, which is hard, but you can do it.”

O’Keefe also points to the very cozy relationship that many in the media have with people in power: “I think there is also ambition. Journalists want to be part of the club, go to the parties, have their sources like them. I think there is shared politics, there is a belief amongst many reporters and people in the media that they support the government, they support the state, they think it’s well-intentioned and we are here to show you the reality of things that maybe some of these programs are not as altruistic as people think. Maybe they are not doing what they say they are doing. Maybe they are doing the opposite of what they say they are doing.”


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