Andrew Breitbart and James O'Keefe Ruined Him, and Now He Gets $100,000 - 2013-03-08

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F374.png Andrew Breitbart and James O'Keefe Ruined Him, and Now He Gets $100,000 March 8, 2013, Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic

Several days ago, I said all of this on Twitter, to the delight of many who found the passage as humorous as I do. At the time, I saved a screenshot, fearing that the piece would be changed or taken down, but I needn't have worried. Normal journalistic impulses don't really apply at Breitbart.

No harm done in this instance. But the Andrew Breitbart-inspired, averse-to-correction mode of journalism isn't always so innocuous, as I was reminded yesterday when I saw that Juan Carlos Vera's name was back in the headlines. I haven't written about him for some time, but if you're looking for the most indefensible thing that happened when Andrew Breitbart worked with James O'Keefe, this is worth revisiting.

There's finally good news to report.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Conor | last = Friedersdorf | title = Andrew Breitbart and James O'Keefe Ruined Him, and Now He Gets $100,000 | url = https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/03/andrew-breitbart-and-james-okeefe-ruined-him-and-now-he-gets-100-000/273841/ | work = The Atlantic | date = March 8, 2013 | accessdate = September 30, 2020 }}