Category Archives: Citizen Journalism

September 11, 2013

The Bully! Pulpit Show: Mark Joseph Interviews Andrew Breitbart (Video)

Andrew Breitbart (February 1, 1969 – March 1, 2012) was a conservative American publisher, commentator for The Washington Times, author, and occasional guest commentator on various news programs, who served as an editor for the Drudge Report website. He was a researcher for Arianna Huffington, and helped launch her web publication The Huffington Post. He owned the news aggregation site, Breitbart.com, and five other websites: Breitbart.tv, Big Hollywood, Big Government, Big Journalism, and Big Peace. He played key roles in the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal, the resignation of Shirley Sherrod, and the ACORN 2009 undercover videos controversy.


Video: San Diegans eager to sign petition allowing Karl Marx to succeed Obama in 2016

Video journalist Mark Dice published a new man-on-the-street interview Saturday where he took to the Oceanside Pier in San Diego, Calif., asking people to sign a fake petition allowing Karl Marx on the 2016 presidential ballot, “since Obama’s been working with him.”

Video journalist Mark Dice published a new man-on-the-street interview Saturday where he took to the Oceanside Pier in San Diego, Calif., asking people to sign a fake petition allowing Karl Marx on the 2016 presidential ballot, “since Obama’s been working with him.”

The man-on-the-street interviewer and published author received more than a dozen signatures in 20 minutes by people eager to see the deceased German political philosopher succeed the president during the next election cycle.

“Support Karl Marx for president,” Mr. Dice repeatedly said as one person after another signed the fake petition.

“We just want to gather signatures showing that the American people are behind Obama and Karl Marx,” he said as one man signed away feverishly.

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August 26, 2013

Epic: Former US Attorney Snaps on James O’Keefe, Who, Of Course, Gets It All On Video

This video shows the unhinged nature of the left, even in those who supposedly uphold the law. Heck, this guy is the Dean of Tulane Law School. There’s some language towards the end that isn’t safe for work:


July 29, 2013

Video: Breitbart News’ Brandon Darby Exposes Unsecured Border

Breitbart News’ Brandon Darby walks viewers from the Rio Grande River into a U.S. neighborhood, revealing just how unsecured the U.S./Mexico border really is. Darby walks viewers through the unfinished “Border Fence,” which had no gate or security of any kind. The location was west of Penitas, Texas.

Darby, who is on assignment along the U.S./Mexico border investigating cartels and public corruption, stated by telephone:

“The southeastern stretch of the Rio Grande river is where most of Texas’ illegal immigration occurs. The area has many desolate regions and there simply aren’t enough resources being applied to the issue.

“Cartels and street gangs control the human smuggling. The region where I took the video is currently heavily disputed between the Mexican Gulf cartel and the Los Zetas cartel, which is actually an armed insurgency,” said Darby.

“Transnational crime syndicates usually have a stash house just on the other side of the wall. People cross the river and go to these houses. Then they are taken up various highways and let out just before the known immigration check points. They walk miles and miles from that point to the next stash house.”

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July 11, 2013

Taking on the Left With Andrew Breitbart by Andrew Marcus

Andrew’s true legacy lives on in the tens of thousands of people he activated by his example. The everyday people who thrust their cameras into the air in April of 2010 are making their own media and doing the job the mainstream media refuses to do.

Andrew Breitbart always said that if you wanted to expose the true nature of the Left that all you had to do was turn on a video camera, aim it at them, and hit record. And that is precisely what we did during the closing years of Andrew’s life in the making of Hating Breitbart, which was released digitally and in theaters nationwide last month. Time and time again Breitbart demonstrated that the Left is well-practiced at making a lot of noise, but shrinks away at the mildest interrogation – because their positions are, by and large, indefensible.

For example, when members of organized labor were bussed in to protest Glenn Beck’s presence at a Republican fundraiser, Breitbart walked along the line of protesters and simply asked them to explain the meaning of the signs they were waving. Easy enough, right? After all, you’d think that somebody would know what they were thinking when they made the sign, so they should be able to explain it. One gentleman was holding a relatively straightforward sign that read “Beck = Coward.” Breitbart asked him, “How is he a coward?” The poor man, who obviously had not made the sign he was holding, stumbled, rambled, and was finally escorted away by an event organizer.

Breitbart next turned his attention to one of the event leaders and asked him, “What are you here for?” The event leader, Eugene Winkler, answered, “I am here to stop the hate that Glenn Beck is promulgating in this country.” Breitbart followed up, “Like what? One thing that he’s said that’s hateful. One. Not a hundred. One. One!” Mr. Winkler, taking a moment, responded, “I’m not going to fall into your trap.” Breitbart retorted, “It’s a trap. Truth is a trap!”

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July 9, 2013

The Shady Lane Latino Resentment Wall (Video)

The mainstream media has long suppressed the plans of the radical Latinos. It’s time someone started calling them out and making corrections. Featuring Andrew Breitbart and Pat Buchanan.


July 4, 2013

How to win a culture war: a review of Hating Breitbart

Breitbart’s success was not as a journalist, but in how he impacted the field of journalism. Hating Breitbart reveals how he eschewed the Old Media information channels for New Media information channels, channels of his own creation that directly challenged the public narrative.

When Andrew Breitbart collapsed and died near his Los Angeles home on March 1, 2012, his abrupt passing rocked the conservative world like little else could. Fox News host Greg Gutfeld said Breitbart’s death was “like a fiery planet going dark.” Film producer Jason Jones called him “a white plume over the battle.” Commentators of every stripe offered memories of Breitbart’s passion and personality. And then came the hatred—vitriol boiled thoroughly in white-hot rage stirred up by Andrew Breitbart’s devastating success in attacking the Left, from the journalistic sting operations on the left-wing organization ACORN to the infamous “Wienergate.” They were glad he was dead. They wished it had happened sooner. They were, in death as well as life, hating Breitbart.

That, of course, is the title of a new documentary released after Breitbart’s death, detailing his bombastic, no-holds-barred fight with the institutional Left in the United States. Hating Breitbart gives us an intimate look at the pioneer of New Media, from his confrontations with protestors outside Tea Party rallies, to his speeches at CPAC that often amounted to disjointed but fierce war cries, to revealing interviews with his father-in-law, Orson Bean.

The Left hated Breitbart for many reasons, but perhaps the foremost of these reasons was that he was sure that he was right, and he wasn’t afraid of them. This is a dangerous combination for people who, generally speaking, often make their point by planting doubt, ridiculing their opponents, and declaring premature cultural victory and telling the rest of the “throwbacks” (or “Teabaggers,” as the media often referred to Tea Party supporters) to go home. And most people do—afraid of being called racist, or homophobic, or perhaps just stupid, many conservatives choose to go home, raise their families, and hope that they will be left alone. Andrew Breitbart didn’t get intimidated. He got angry, he got loud, and he got even. And the Left hated him for it.

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June 28, 2013

James O’Keefe’s Rules for Radicals

The right-leaning provocateur has a new book out.

William F. Buckley Jr. wrote over 40 years ago that “conservatives, under the stress of our times, have had to invite all kinds of people into their ranks to help with the job at hand.” Among the diverse types conservatives might find fighting on their side, Buckley cited radicals, noisemakers, and pyrotechnicians.

James O’Keefe does not identify as a conservative, but many conservatives claim him as a fellow traveler. It is easy to understand why. At just 28 years old, O’Keefe is a self-described “radical” whose video stings have helped to bring down some of the conservative movement’s biggest bugbears: top executives at National Public Radio, the community-organizing group ACORN, and careless staffers at Planned Parenthood clinics across the country.

O’Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas, an organization devoted to investigating and exposing “corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct,” can now add “author” to his colorful résumé. His book, Breakthrough: Our Guerrilla War to Expose Fraud and Save Democracy, is a combination biography and do-it-yourself guide for the would-be activist. It is organized according to “Veritas Rules” that he has learned through hard knocks.

Those knocks include a few nights in federal prison. The enfant terrible, who looks every bit the Irishman and seems constantly to bear a mischievous smirk, finished a three-year probation sentence last month for what he calls a “bullsh** crime.” In 2010, he was charged with a misdemeanor for entering federal property under false pretenses. At the height of the national fervor over Obamacare, he and two accomplices attempted to enter Louisiana senator Mary Landrieu’s New Orleans office to determine whether she was avoiding calls from angry constituents. (After constituents complained they couldn’t get through, Landrieu said her phone system had been gummed up by an influx of calls.)

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June 18, 2013

Hidden camera catches wireless company employees passing out ‘Obama phones’ to people who say they’ll SELL them for drugs, shoes, handbags and spending cash

One company told MailOnline it will fire a salesperson who laughed uproariously when a woman said she would sell her phone to buy shoes. Conservative firebrand James O’Keefe sent undercover actors to pose as ‘Obama phone’ seekers aiming to sell the goods; no one turned them down.


‘If you’re interested in learning — wanting to know how much the phone’s worth, [I] recommend you go to any pawn shop,’ this Stand Up Wireless worker told conservative activist James O’Keefe’s undercover plant. ‘They’ll be more than happy to tell you, OK?’

Undercover video shot in May by a conservative activist shows two corporate distributors of free cell phones handing out the mobile devices to people who have promised to sell them for drug money, to buy shoes and handbags, to pay off their bills, or just for extra spending cash.

The ‘Obama phone,’ which made its ignominious YouTube debut outside a Cleveland, Ohio presidential campaign event last September, is a project of the Federal Communications Commission’s ‘Lifeline’ program, which makes land line and mobile phones available to Americans who meet low-income requirements.

Lifeline was a $2.19 billion program in 2012.

Recipients most commonly demonstrate their need by flashing an Electronic Benefits Transfer card to verify their eligibility for welfare payments, or by bringing tax statements to a phone provider.

The phones’ legitimate purposes include poverty-level job applicants’ use as contact numbers for job interviews and emergency contacts for children of single parents.

But when James O’Keefe, whose Project Veritas is a perennial thorn in the side of progressive policymakers, sent an undercover actor into a Stand Up Wireless location in Philadelphia, the man’s stated purpose was to buy drugs.

‘Once you guys give me this phone, it’s my phone?’ he asked an employee inside a Philadelphia brick-and-mortal Stand Up Wireless location. ‘I can, like, sell it and stuff?’

‘Whatever you want to do with it,’ the worker replied.

‘So I’m [going to] get some money for heroin,’ he offered.

The employee coolly responded, ‘Hey, I don’t judge.’

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June 5, 2013

News shark ‘disrupted like a nuclear bomb’

The behind-the-scenes story of Matt Drudge.


Matt Drudge, creator of the Drudge Report

“The Internet is going to save the news business.” – Matt Drudge, June 2, 1998

Today, on the 15th anniversary of visionary Matt Drudge’s speech to the National Press Club, his prophetic words haunt once-flourishing segments of the news industry.

According to the Pew Research Center for People & the Press, more Americans now get news from the Internet rather than radio or newspapers. Likewise, Pew notes that TV news is “increasingly vulnerable, as it may be losing its hold on the next generation of news consumers.”

It’s been almost two decades since Drudge crashed the news scene and turned the Old Media on its head – causing many mainstream newshounds to sneer at the thought of an amateur with wild instinct and an unpretentious news website threatening their media empire.

Drudge, occasionally dressed in only his underwear, rocked the news world from a small Hollywood apartment accompanied only by his black stray feline, aptly named “Cat.”

Mainstream Media gatekeepers have groaned and scoffed at the mere mention of his name, even calling him the “devil of journalism incarnate.” Once dubbed the “country’s reigning mischief-maker” by the New York Times and “Sludge” by former President Bill Clinton, Drudge scours the Web for intriguing stories and breaking news to post on the Drudge Report, the mega-hit website he launched in 1995.

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