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How Andrew Breitbart decided to create Breitbart News
08-13-2017, 07:46 AM
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How Andrew Breitbart decided to create Breitbart News
From Wikipedia's biography page:
Quote:Breitbart later said of his profession: "I'm glad I've become a journalist because I'd like to fight on behalf of the Israeli people...

During a stay in Israel, Breitbart and Larry Solov conceived of the idea of founding Breitbart News Network, with "the aim of starting a site that would be unapologetically pro-freedom and pro-Israel. We were sick of the anti-Israel bias of the mainstream media and J-Street."[28]

Solov has written:

One night in Jerusalem, when we were getting ready for dinner, Andrew turned to me and asked if I would de-partner from the 800-person law firm where I was practicing and become business partners with him. He said he needed my help to create a media company. He needed my help to "change the world." ... We were blown away by the spirit, tenacity, and resourcefulness of the Israeli people on that trip. Andrew could be quite convincing, not to mention inspiring, and I decided right there and then to "throw away" (my Mom's phrase) a perfectly good, successful and safe career in order to start a "new media" company with Andrew Breitbart.

Wikipedia's article on Breitbart News says:
Quote:Conceived by Breitbart during a visit to Israel in mid-2007 as a website "that would be unapologetically pro-freedom and pro-Israel",

Breitbart News was described by the Anti-Defamation League as "the premier website of the alt-right" representing "white nationalists and unabashed anti-Semites and racists."[69] The Zionist Organization of America rejected accusations of anti-semitism, saying that Breitbart News instead "bravely fights against anti-Semitism" and called for the ADL to apologize.[70][71] ... An article by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach in The Hill disputed the allegations, arguing that Breitbart defends Israel against antisemitism.[73] Alexander Marlow denies that Breitbart is a "hate-site", stating "that we're consistently called anti-Semitic despite the fact that we are overwhelmingly staffed with Jews and are pro-Israel and pro-Jewish. That is fake news."

Breitbart London

Breitbart London announced that it would have a staff of 10 along with hundreds of contributors covering Israel and the Middle East from the London office.

Breitbart Jerusalem
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Logo for Breitbart Jerusalem

On November 17, 2015, the website launched Breitbart Jerusalem, which covers events in Israel and the wider Middle East. It is edited by Israel-based American reporter Aaron Klein.[116] Rabbi Shmuley Boteach has been an occasional columnist.

"Friends of Hamas" story

On February 7, 2013, Ben Shapiro published an article on Breitbart News reporting allegations that former Senator and nominee for United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (R-Nebraska) may have been paid to speak at an event sponsored by a group called "Friends of Hamas."[140] Breitbart News said that the story was based on exclusive information from U.S. Senate sources. ...

An investigation by Slate reporter David Weigel failed to confirm the existence of the purported group.[145] On February 19, New York Daily News reporter Dan Friedman said that the story had originated from a sarcastic comment he had made to a congressional staffer. "Friends of Hamas" was one of several groups which Friedman considered to be so over-the-top as to be implausible and obviously fictitious. He was investigating rumors that Hagel had been paid for speaking to "contoversial organizations", and asked sarcastically whether he had addressed "Friends of Hamas." Friedman followed with an email to the congressional staffer asking if Hagel had received a $25,000 fee from "Friends of Hamas" for his speaking engagement. No reply to the email was received, and the next day, Breitbart News ran a story with the headline "Secret Hagel Donor?: White House Spox Ducks Question on 'Friends of Hamas'."[146][147]

Breitbart News maintained that the report was accurate, posting articles defending the website and criticizing Weigel and Friedman.[148][149] Writers for The Washington Post,[150] New York magazine[151] and The Daily Beast[152] criticized Breitbart News for the "Friends of Hamas" story.

Conspiracy theories about President Obama

According to the New York Times, Breitbart News promoted the falsehood that President Obama was a Kenyan-born Muslim.

False report of Muslim mob in Germany

On January 3, 2017, Breitbart News's Virginia Hale wrote that "[a]t a New Year’s Eve celebrations in Dortmund a mob of more than 1,000 men chanted ‘Allahu Akhbar’, launched fireworks at police, and set fire to a historic church"[172] giving the impression of "chaotic civil war-like conditions in Germany, caused by Islamist aggressors" according to The Guardian.[173] The story was later shown to be false;[174] St. Reinold's Church is neither the oldest church in Germany nor was the church set on fire. While 1000 people did gather, which is not unusual on New Year's Eve in a public place, video footage from the scene does not show a "mob", and no policemen were targeted.


Can Breitbart's politics and goals be explained by his connections? In the Middle East, the Israeli state sees the Muslim world as opponents. It's to their advantage for the US to feel the same way about the Muslim world and to have a "Clash of Civilizations". As a result Breitbart may want to focus its anti-Muslim message to the "alt-right" and conservatives in US politics in order to ramp up anti-Muslim hostility. The "Alt-right" may have been identified by Breitbart as the biggest potential source of anti-Muslim fervency and Breitbart may have a goal to activate the Alt-Right as a domestic constitutiency that could push America into greater conflict with the Mideast.

This desire can explain the anti-Muslim prejudices in the stories Breitbart promotes, like Barack Obama being supposedly Muslim and a "mob" in Germany burning down a church, which didn't happen.

So rather than being a legitimate "Alt" news source, it is really a politically well-connected outlet repackaging and pushing well-known post-911 Neocon anti-Muslim policies onto conservatives who are disillusioned with the normal Establishment politics.

Other headlines from the IsraelNationalNews website reflect this:

Quote:Bannon: Breitbart pro-Israel, not anti-Semitic
Donald Trump's chief strategists denies allegations of anti-Semitism and bigotry, says Breitbart represents more than just alt-right.
JTA, 11/20/2016, 7:48 PM

Bannon backed by Republican Jewish Coalition board member
RJC board member Bernie Marcus defends Trump's new chief strategist from accusations of anti-Semitism, says he is very pro-Israel.
JTA, 11/15/2016, 9:38 PM

Breitbart News editor: Bannon is a 'defender of Israel'
A senior Breitbart News editor rejects allegations that Trump Chief Strategist is anti-Semitic. 'Steve is outraged by anti-Semitism.'
Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/15/2016, 5:35 PM
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08-13-2017, 01:11 PM
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Great info
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08-14-2017, 01:58 AM
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It's amazing how they always paint alternate news sites as racist or anti-semite. I guess they only want you to eat at their table.
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