Dear MoveOn member,
We’ve just unearthed a shocking new video of right-wing activist Andrew Breitbart.
Breitbart is best known for using highly misleading video “hit pieces” to smear progressives, and his videos have been shown widely by Fox and others.1
Given that, you’d think he’d be more careful about what he says on tape. Guess again.
Check out this shocking video of Breitbart that MoveOn has just obtained:
Is this video real? Hey, video can’t lie, right? Just ask CBS, The Washington Post, Fox, and other news outlets who’ve faithfully covered Andrew Breitbart’s videos.
Last week, Breitbart released a highly edited video purporting to show former USDA official Shirley Sherrod making racist comments. He was exposed as a fraud when the full video came to light and it was clear Sherrod was actually making an impassioned case against racism.2
But for 24 hours, the mainstream media covered the edited Sherrod video as though it were real news—just as they’d covered Breitbart’s equally deceptive videos about ACORN that smeared that organization.3
And that’s why it’s so galling that the media is now ignoring MoveOn’s shocking new video of Breitbart himself. Our video, just as truthful as any Breitbart has ever released, deserves equal coverage from the news media.
So please share this video with your friends today on Facebook and Twitter, and forward this email. Here it is again:
Thanks for all you do.
–Kat, Jeff, Anna, Duncan, and the rest of the team
1. “How Andrew Breitbart Hacks the Media,” Wired, March 11, 2010
2. “Shirley Sherrod, scalp for the right wing,” Salon, July 20, 2010
“White House apologizes to Shirley Sherrod,” The Washington Post, July 21, 2010
3. “Walsh: Breitbart should’ve been discredited for pushing heavily edited ACORN videos, yet Fox ran with his Sherrod smear,” Media Matters for America, July 25, 2010
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