Yesterday The Five was all up in arms over a Rolling Stone column by Matt Taibbi called “Andrew Breitbart: Death of a Douche.” Taibbi gave Breitbart a send-off not unlike the one Breitbart gave Senator Edward Kennedy when he died: full of invective, essentially dancing on his grave. This was too much for Breitbart’s strongest defender, best friend Greg Gutfeld, who used Fox “News” airtime to retaliate. The usual four suspects piled on to defend Breitbart, who must have lived a life beyond reproach. However, one must always remember that to Fox “News,” defending a Conservative really means attacking the Left—all of the Left. After about 3 minutes Bob Beckel had had enough: He tried to make the point—which he should be making daily, if you ask me—that you can’t blame all Liberals for the actions of one. That’s when Andrea Tantaros proved she not only has a tin ear, but will never get irony. [Video below the jump]
BB: 4:58 […] It’s one guy, on one rag, and you can’t paint the whole left—Will you stop doing that?!?!?
EB: No, no, Bob!
BB: You gotta listen. But nothing!!! But,—Breitbart: I gave him credit yesterday. He was a general. I tell ya: He was a guy that I wouldn’t want to be up against. But the idea of suggesting that the Left is happy he’s dead is bull—bull—
EB: What if—what if, uhhhhh, let’s say Michael Moore dropped dead, mysteriously—
AT: [Or] Ted Kennedy? When Ted Kennedy died we were all respectful.
No, Andreas, not all. In point of fact your St. Breitbart of Fox tweeted out invective after invective immediately after the death of Senator Ted Kennedy. This act—which The Five whitewashed in order to attack Taibbi—was just one of the many beyond-the-pale things Breitbart did in his short lifetime that earned him the enmity of the Progressives everywhere. I’ll give Matt Taibbi the last word from an update on his original article:
UPDATE: Well done, Breitbart fans, well done! In less than 24 hours you’ve hacked into my Wiki page, published my telephone number on Twitter, called the Rolling Stone offices pretending to be outraged “advertisers” (anonymous ones, who hung up before we could figure out which “ads” to pull), and then spent all night calling and texting my phone with various threats and insults, many of them directed at my family. “Better grow eyes in the back of your head,” was one; “I’m going to take a shit on your mother’s grave,” was another; a third called my wife a “piece of shit like you,” and many others called me a “pile of human excrement.”
Those last ones to me were the most interesting because that quote is lifted directly from Breitbart’s own obit of Ted Kennedy, which like me Breitbart ran just hours after his subject died. So that means the writers of these letters knew that what I did was exactly the same as what Breitbart had done, and yet they still found a way to be unironically outraged on Breitbart’s behalf. I thought: “These people don’t even get their own jokes.”