Rumbles of discontent at Breitbart.com, which I’d been hearing from various sources since spring, have finally erupted into actual news, as Dana Loesch has filed a federal lawsuit seeking (a) $75,000 and (b) to be released from her contactual obligations:
St. Louis talk radio host Dana Loesch, also a frequent guest on CNN, alleges in the suit filed in federal district court in St. Louis that the site is refusing to publish her work while “sabotag[ing] her attempts to labor in a similar fashion elsewhere through public misstatements and private threats to sue those who would otherwise employ Loesch.” . . .
Breitbart.com is “binding Loesch to what amounts to an indentured servitude in limbo,” she charges in the suit, which was first reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Dana Loesch, Indentured Servant? : The Other McCain.
In the December 19th edition of TIME Magazine, Andrew Breitbart was honored in the publication’s “Tribute to Those We Lost” for 2012. Andrew was a warrior, a new media pioneer, and a loving husband and father. He is terribly missed by all those here at Breitbart News.
TIME Magazine Honors Andrew Breitbart in End of Year Issue.
Reporters waiting for the daily State Department press briefing were overheard slamming the NRA press conference for content as well as their inability to control the room. “They [The NRA] basically said it’s [the CT shooting] everybody’s fault but ours,” said one reporter as he lamented that the chair did not mention assault weapons. A woman added that Medea Benjamin and the other code pink protesters “did a really good job.”
Hot Mic: Reporters Overheard Slamming NRA Presser, Praising Code Pink Protesters.
Andrew Sullivan: If Virginia and Florida go back to the Republicans, it’s the Confederacy, entirely. You put the map of the civil war over this electoral map you got the civil war.
Stephanopoulos: You’re rolling your eyes, George. [He says to George Will]
Sullivan: Right? Am I wrong?
George Will: You are and I’ll show why. Democrats have been losing the white vote constantly since 1964. So, that’s not new.
Nicolle Wallace: John Kerry lost the white vote.
Will: That’s right. Here’s what we’re trying to talk about. 2008, from Obama, gets that many white votes. This time, the polls indicating they get this many, we’re trying to explain this difference. Now, there are two possible explanations. A lot of white people who voted for Obama in 2008 watched him govern for four years and said, “not so good, let’s try someone else.” The alternative, the Confederacy hypothesis, is those people somehow for some reason in the last four years became racist.
Sullivan: No, that’s not my argument at all, George.
Will: It sounds like it.
It sure does George, it sure does. And I guess I am extremely racist because I didn’t vote for him the first time. And it’s all because I live in Louisiana.
Operation Fast and Furious whistle blower is suing Time, Inc for libel because of an article Katherine Eban published in their Fortune Magazine. He’s suing for $75,000.
Fast and Furious was a gun walking operation that allowed over 2,000 high powered weapons to land into the hands of already dangerous Mexican drug cartels. They are connected to the deaths of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and over 300 Mexican citizens. No one within the Department of Justice has been held accountable for the operation.
Her article made the actual people responsible for the operation, especially Agent David Voth, very sympathetic characters and the whistle blower Agent Dodson, as bitter and angry. In his lawsuit, Dodson said Ms. Eban “falsely reported that the Plaintiff initiated gun walking activity based on a grudge he had with his superior.”
Ms. Eban claimed to know the truth about Fast & Furious despite all available evidence. Agent Dodson alleges “the article is fictitious in the sense that it contains facts that Defendant knew to be false prior to publication. Further, the contentions made in the article have [SIC] eviscerated in the public domain.”
The Department of Justice’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his report last month and it undermined Ms. Eban’s article. She claims he reached a different conclusion than she did.