Your email is not valid
Recipient's email is not valid
Submit Close

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another

thescroll_header

Being Andrew Breitbart

Conservative impresario prepares a Mideast site

Print Email
Andrew Breitbart.(Wikipedia)

If you like reading the Internet, and particularly if you like reading about politics on the Internet, you probably know that Andrew Breitbart is the guy who used to work for Matt Drudge, the elusive mastermind behind the Drudge Report, and now appears as a regular on Fox News and operates his own site, breitbart.com, along with a recently launched cluster of blog-based, citizen-journalist-y offshoots about the media, Hollywood, and government that together constitute, basically, the conservative response to the Huffington Post. [Deep breath.]

Moreover, you’re probably about to know even more about him: He plans to launch a site called Big Jerusalem, focused on Israel, sometime this year. As he told Mediaite last winter: “If you think it’s bad to be a conservative in the mainstream media or Hollywood, think what it must be like to be a small democracy in the Middle East and challenge the postcolonial approach.” Yes, that probably is worse, although in one case you are a person and in another you are a country.

But who is Breitbart? The New Yorker sent Rebecca Mead to find out, and it turns out that Breitbart, who was adopted, is a Jewish boy from L.A.’s Westside, specifically in Brentwood. There he attended the exclusive Brentwood School, which is the kind of place that turns out the people who run Hollywood’s machinery—the Ari Golds and the producers and the lawyers and the managers. But Breitbart tells Mead he was, even as a high-schooler, turned off by “the industry” and instead fascinated by the theatrics of Washington, D.C. His politics, he reports, emerged from his exasperation with the “deconstructive semiotic bullshit” first introduced to the American cultural scene by emigré members of the Frankfurt School—radicals, almost all of them Jews, exiled by the Nazis in the 1930s.

But what we begin to suspect, as we witness Breitbart making plans for a Vegas road trip from New York with Ann Coulter, and addressing a Tea Party rally in Washington, is that Breitbart is inspired less by a desire to overturn one political legacy or trumpet another than to engage an audience: He is a born emcee. “I love judgmentalism—it’s a sport,” he tells one fan in New Orleans. “I like judging! Let me judge.”

Rage Machine [New Yorker]
Earlier:The Real Michael Savage Stands Up

Print Email
jerry says:

Breitbart is standing on the shoulders of such giants as Jack Abramoff.
Both are truly misunderstood “patriots” of the lowest order.

Dani Levi says:

This will be interesting. Wether you like breitbart or not he is smart. I’d like to see Big Jerusalem take on some of the radicals at 972, mondoscheiss and of course EI. The danger being that Israel may not be a place for Breitbarts m.o..

Hands down, Apple’s app store wins by a mile. It’s a huge selection of all sorts of apps vs a rather sad selection of a handful for Zune. Microsoft has plans, especially in the realm of games, but I’m not sure I’d want to bet on the future if this aspect is important to you. The iPod is a much better choice in that case.

Great articles and great layout. Your blog deserves all the positive feedback it has been getting.

thanks for the useful info. I appreciate it.

If you’re still on the fence: grab your favorite earphones, head down to a Best Buy and ask to plug them into a Zune then an iPod and see which one sounds better to you, and which interface makes you smile more. Then you’ll know which is right for you.

I’ve said that least 1187576 times. The problem this like that is they are just too compilcated for the average bird, if you know what I mean

I haven’t any word to appreciate this post…..Truly i am impressed from this publish….the individual who create this post it was a excellent human..thanks for shared this with us.i found this informative and interesting weblog so i think so its very useful and knowledge able.I would like to thank you for the efforts you’ve manufactured in writing this article. I am hoping the same best work from you inside the future as well. In fact your creative writing abilities has inspired me.Definitely the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Your write up is fine example of it

I would like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this web site. I’m hoping the same high-grade website post from you in the upcoming as well. Actually your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own site now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Your write up is a good example of it.

Thanks for another informative blog. The place else could I am getting that type of information written in such a perfect way? I’ve a challenge that I am simply now running on, and I’ve been at the glance out for such information.

I really like assembling useful info, this post has got me even more info!

Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but instead of that, this is great blog. An excellent read. I’ll definitely be back.

2000

Your comment may be no longer than 2,000 characters, approximately 400 words. HTML tags are not permitted, nor are more than two URLs per comment. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.

Being Andrew Breitbart

Conservative impresario prepares a Mideast site

More on Tablet:

Henry Roth Slept With His Sister and His Cousin

By Adam Kirsch — Now that you know the novelist’s incestuous secrets, is his newly reissued ‘Mercy of a Rude Stream’ quartet worth reading or not?