Stupid Question of the Day: What Would Breitbart Do?

Many conservatives totally fail to understand why they did so poorly in last week’s election. Andrew Marcus at Townhall asks a rather ridiculous question: WWBC–What Would Breitbard Do?

The simple answer is that Andrew Breitbart would probably do what he always did before he died. He would spread lies about the opposition. He would do things such as editing video to make it appear that his opponents said things totally different from what they said.

Another answer is that he would remain on the losing side. We saw this year that, despite a spending amount of spending to spread right wing misinformation, Republican ads and false arguments did not fool the voters. People like Breitbart primarily fool other conservatives into believing their false descriptions of Democratic policies and beliefs, putting them at a disadvantage when campaigning in the real world as opposed to the conservative echo chamber.

But I’ve said too much. Let conservative bloggers adopt WWBD as their new mantra. This will just make it more difficult for conservatives to communicate with people living in the real world

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    D.W.Robinson says:

    I’m amazed enlightened thinkers can’t come up with more popular website than Andrew.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    The real issue here is not traffic but the dishonesty of Breitbart’s site. However, if you want to look at popularity of web sites, liberal blogs such as Huffington Post, Salon, Daily Kos, and Talking Points Memo rank in the top 15 political sites, but Breitbart does not make the list. Breitbart.com has an Alexa traffic ranking of 213, trailing many liberal (as well as other conservative) web sites.

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    Hating Breitbart says:

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    Hating Breitbart says:

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    True American says:

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    True American says:

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    Kingsville says:

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    Kingsville says:

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    Michael Legare says:

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    Michael Legare says:

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    MeredithAncret says:

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    MeredithAncret says:

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    D.W.Robinson says:

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    D.W.Robinson says:

    Apparently, intarwebs popularity is collectivist in nature. Who knew tiny blogs could share the wealth of web traffic?
    You use the term dishonesty, yet fail to actually offer any specifics. It’s as if you’ve never actually read the article in question or watched the video you use as some sort of standard of evidence to condemn an entire website.
    It is my belief you’re merely parroting what you’ve heard.
    Funny how that always seems to be the case with the enlightened egotist class.
    By all means, keep right on knee jerking at the sight of Andrew’s name.
    It’s infinitely amusing.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    It looks like you do not understand how blogs work, along with having difficulty in processing information (which would be necessary to follow a blog such as Breitbart.com). You are also easily amused.

    Your previous comment on traffic, besides being irrelevant, was open to two interpretations. I gave you the benefit of the doubt in responding as if you meant the less ridiculous of possible meanings. I now see that you really did mean the more ridiculous interpretation. The amount of traffic to Breitbart in no way presents defense against the dishonesty of the site, but if you are going to use blog traffic as a measure it only makes sense to compare apples to apples. As I pointed out, many liberal blogs are beating Breitbart’s traffic. The only meaningful comparison is to compare large professional blogs with each other. It makes no sense to compare a blog such as mine, on which I can typically devote less than an hour a day, and spend under $100 a year to maintain, to blogs with full-time staffs and a far higher budget. Creating false equivalencies such as this is a very common logical fallacy in the conservative media and blogsophere.

    You claim I failed to offer any specifics but if you had clicked the Breitbart tag in the post you would have seen several specifics. I’m not talking about one video. Fabricating evidence was a common tactic of Breitbart. That is how blogs work–linking to material as opposed to repeating the same data in every post.

    You claim I am merely parroting what I heard, but the facts demonstrate otherwise. Conservatives need to learn that what you imagine in your head and reality are totally different things.

    You also claim I had not actually read the article. This is both false, and something you have no way to know. Again, what you imagine in your head, or parrot from dishonest web sites such as Breitbart.com, have no relationship to reality. Facts and what you imagine in your head (or what dishonest sites such as Breitbart.com post) are totally different things.

    In response to your tweet, it is not a matter of hating him. I normally don’t think of Breitbart, but I found the linked post too amusing to ignore–especially after one of the comments to the post at Townhall wrote about wearing a WWBD t-shirt. It doesnt require hatred to point out the absurdity of this question considering that what Breitbart primarily did was to fabricate misinformation.

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    Debbie Terhune says:

    I wish Breitbart was alive for a few hours to watch election night on Fox.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    It would have been more interesting if he was alive for a longer period to see if he would be one of many conservatives who ignored the objective data in the polls and predicted a Romney victory. For so many conservatives, their fantasy world sure hit reality on election night.

    Incidentally, I had CNN on most of election night but I did periodically flip to other channels. I turned on Fox twice. The first time it was typical Fox, substituting their false narratives for coverage of Obama’s actual beliefs. The second time I watched the anchor was doing a good job of raising meaningful questions. I missed seeing the fiasco with Karl Rove. I should have turned to Fox when I saw comments on Facebook and Twitter.

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    Bob says:

    Seeing the results of the election Breitbart would have died of a heart attack.

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    The Purple Cow says:

    Given that the evil old bastard is dead, and that even as we speak assorted worms, lavae and maggots are munching their way through what remains of his colon, the question WWBD? is all rather irrelevant doncha think?

    He ain’t never gonna do anything but rot. 

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    Ron Chusid says:

    The fact that he is dead doesn’t necessarily make this irrelevant. If someone had valuable ideas to offer during their life, it might make sense to consider what they would have done after they died. In this case it is a poor choice because the perpetuation of the falsehoods in the right wing echo chamber is counterproductive, making it harder for conservatives to deal with the real world.

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    JimZ says:

    Wish it was only conservatives that believed the rubbish – but unfortunately Democrats are about to preside over the dismantling of Social Security because a s___load of D’s believe Peter G. Peterson’s lies about the program.  My own 2 Senators from CO are already in line to do so.  A sad time for the Liberal cause, in fact I would say a tragic mistake about to be made, and this mere days after reelecting a Democratic president.

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    John Sonntag says:

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