Breitbart.com senior management state Andrew Breitbart never Birther, Tom Ballantyne Jr letter nails Breitbart staff and Arianna Huffington legacy

Breitbart.com senior management state Andrew Breitbart never Birther, Tom Ballantyne Jr letter nails Breitbart staff and Arianna Huffington legacy

“If in the opinion of the People, the distribution or modification of the Constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation, for through this in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed.”…George Washington

 

“Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper.
Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that
polluted vehicle.”…. Thomas Jefferson
“The function of the press is very high. It is almost Holy.
It ought to serve as a forum for the people, through which
the people may know freely what is going on. To misstate or
suppress the news is a breach of trust.”…. Louis D. Brandeis

From The Western Center for Journalism and Tom Ballantyne, Jr. May 23, 2012.

“An Open Letter To The “Senior Staff” At Breitbart.com”

“Let’s get a few things straight here. As much as we all loved Andrew Breitbart’s moxie, he, like virtually every other national Conservative who was or is a part of the “establishment” (read, those who have established themselves financially, and been acknowledged by their peers) had avoided the issue of the Constitutional eligibility of the president of the United States. Much like Sewanee, the University of the South, has avoided gridiron rematches with Texas, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Auburn, LSU, and Ole Miss since beating all eight (along with four other schools) in their 12-0 1899 season. Far better to boast that they had once proved their mettle on the playing field than to have to do it again…in real time.

So, like the mythically-fearless Michelle Malkin, or the once-cocky and courageous Ann Coulter, the “Senior Staff” at Breitbart prefers to live off of past – and in their case, borrowed – glory. And, given their namesake’s own calculated denial of this historic issue, the youngsters at Breitbart apparently believe they can get away with it. But it’s tough trying to be all things to all people – especially when the views encompassed are diametrically opposed.

So here come the princes of political archeology – they can hardly be called monarchs in their own right – and they have a find…but it’s a sticky one. You see, the recognized king of sequestration, the billionaire financier of burying (not excavating) the past, has declared certain digs “off limits.” Those would be any that might uncover relics from the entombed past of the current Occupier-in-Chief. So…to disclose or not to disclose? Such a dilemma! The heady thrill of breaking a story of potentially enormous national interest, as well as consequence…but on an officially quarantined (and hermetically-sealed) topic…. How to proceed?

Ah, the obvious approach…to break the story, but make sure that the purse-strings-that-be know that you yourselves don’t take it seriously. Heaven forbid! Bittersweet, but what could be more important at this point than one’s Arianna-approved “intellectual” (press) credentials – even if such a notion is in its very essence oxymoronic…or, just plain moronic? So here we have it, in their own contortionist’s attempt at simultaneously claiming credit for, and dismissing, the obvious implications of a recently unearthed find:

Note from Senior Management:

Andrew Breitbart was never a “Birther,” and Breitbart News is a site that has never advocated the narrative of “Birtherism.” In fact, Andrew believed, as we do, that President Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4, 1961.
Yet Andrew also believed that the complicit mainstream media had refused to examine President Obama’s ideological past, or the carefully crafted persona he and his advisers had constructed for him.

It is for that reason that we launched “The Vetting,” an ongoing series in which we explore the ideological background of President Obama (and other presidential candidates)–not to re-litigate 2008, but because ideas and actions have consequences.

It is also in that spirit that we discovered, and now present, the booklet described below–one that includes a marketing pitch for a forthcoming book by a then-young, otherwise unknown former president of the Harvard Law Review.

It is evidence–not of the President’s foreign origin, but that Barack Obama’s public persona has perhaps been presented differently at different times.

Wow! Where to begin…? Let’s start with disclaimer #1: “Andrew Breitbart was never a ‘Birther,’ and Breitbart News is a site that has never advocated the narrative of ‘Birtherism.’”

Reading this makes me want to ask in bemused wonder: How old are you? (I could, of course, ask the same question of Anderson Cooper, Bill O’Reilly, Mark Levine, Neal Boortz, or Glenn Beck – who are clearly much older to a man.) But seriously, how immature – or insecure, at least – must one be to be so concerned with what the cultural elites think of them? Young Ben Shapiro (twenty-eight, and reportedly the youngest nationally syndicated writer in the country) went to Harvard Law. One wonders if he had been president of the Law Review if we would have ever seen one of his publications…but I digress. Joel Pollak…sure enough, went to both Harvard and Harvard Law – just as I had expected.

While I must congratulate the two on emerging from that milieu with any non-collectivist values, it seems that neither of them escaped with a penchant for identifying and confronting the Alinsky staple of marginalization…or, they accept the practice so fully that they simply can’t bear the thought of being on the receiving end thereof. Well, grow up, boys! If what Media Matters says about you is a concern (and it clearly is), then perhaps you should choose another line of work.

(I recently observed with some pride that the highly-irrelevant New Times – I believe it was – a radical statist rag, no doubt printed in an abandoned warehouse somewhere near the ASU campus, had called me a “birther.” I wouldn’t have known it except that in checking up on the circulation of some recent video productions I stumbled across it. My point being that it made me laugh…not cry. Why would I – or anyone over the age of, say, thirteen – care? Short answer? He wouldn’t…that is, if he had any sense of his own self-worth; and I thought that was all they taught in school these days!)

So, the timorous teens immediately jump on the pejorative (and proverbial) bandwagon with “Birther” and “Birtherism.” What does that mean, Joel? Are you referring to those who not only profess to believe in the Constitution, but are actually willing to defend it? I suppose we should just cut to the chase then, and call John Jay “the original birther” – rather than Hillary supporter, Phillip Berg. (It was – they were – actually, Lawrence Turley and Gabriel Chin, two highly regarded law professors, from Georgetown and the University of Arizona, who originally raised the issue with respect to Senator John McCain with the full support of the national media…and without derision, just respectful awe for this serious Constitutional inquiry, which they said must be undertaken. According to Chin, nothing less than “the rule of law” was at stake! See Chapter 17: “The Final Word from Professors Turley and Chin,” in the newly-released Oh Really, O’Reilly! – Part I of II.)

Why John Jay? Because it was he who, in a letter penned to Constitutional Convention President George Washington, on July 25, 1787, queried: “Permit me to hint whether it would not be wise and seasonable to provide a strong check to the admission of foreigners into the administration of our national government ; and to declare expressly that the command in chief of the American army shall not be given to, nor devolve on any but a natural born citizen.” (Emphasis added.)”

Read the rest of the article here:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/open-letter-senior-staff-breitbartcom/

Thanks to The Western Center for Journalism and Tom Ballantyne, Jr. for this well written and much needed letter!

39 responses to “Breitbart.com senior management state Andrew Breitbart never Birther, Tom Ballantyne Jr letter nails Breitbart staff and Arianna Huffington legacy

  1. citizenwells

    This takes the words right out of my mouth and smiths them in a superior fashion.

  2. From March interview of Shapiro by Mark Gillar:

    “Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro: We’re Going to Vet Obama Except His Forged Selective Service Registration and Forged Birth Certificate”

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2012/03/breitbart-editor-ben-shapiro-were-going.html

  3. bob strauss

    CW, I love this part of the letter to Breitbart.
    ******************

    Since the absurdity of this has been duly covered ad nauseum elsewhere, I will just conclude with the highlighted word “perhaps.” Perhaps…the aging “Senior Staff” at Breitbart (who have clearly not yet come of age) have engaged in a desperate game of “Please don’t throw [us] in the briar patch!” – except that they were regrettably serious – but in their feeble attempt at supplanting the truth, they can’t even do that with decisiveness. His “public persona has perhaps been presented differently at different times”?

    How about this instead? His “public persona” is so ensconced, and has been so often sealed or falsified, that we know not with any certainty, where he was born; when he was born; who his father was; if his parents were ever married; why his Kindergarten Records are missing; what his real/legal name is (it was Barry Soetoro, among others, at various points in his life); if he ever reapplied for U.S. citizenship – which could or would make him a naturalized citizen, depending on his age at the time- (his Indonesian elementary school application lists his country/nationality as “Indonesia”); how he got into Occidental College, Columbia University, or Harvard; how he paid for it, or who paid for it; what his grades were at any of the three highly-exclusive schools; what he did while in the Illinois State Senate (those records are all inexplicably missing or have been destroyed); and, finally, why both he and First Lady Michelle Obama were required to surrender their law licenses (that isn’t done voluntarily, but is done in order to avoid further legal sanctions).

  4. citizenwells

    Thanks for the video GORDO.

  5. I’m beginning to believe in the CIA Obama Mars teleporting story…..all those photoshopped photos (situation room, etc.) are simply “teleporting” Zero’s image from some golf pro shop or basketball locker room…why he’s always dressed so casually while all the rest in the room are more appropriately attired!!

  6. bob strauss

    Corporate news blackout as Obama designates John Brennan as the sole person in charge of designating people to be assassinated. John Brennan, Obama’s chief counterterrorism advisor was a name that you did not see on the Mainstream media today as the continue to run stories that serve to distract the masses from stories that matter. Most recently he publicly spoke about the drone program calling it moral and ethical and just. According to reports from the Associated Press, John Brennan has now seized the lead in choosing who will be targeted for drone attacks and raids and Obama has delegated…

    http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2012/05/23/media-blackout-obama-appoints-assassination-czar-137181/

  7. bob strauss

    observer,
    Nobody really knows what is real, when it comes to this empty suit.

    That much is real.

  8. just wondering,

    Now that the State of Hawaii has sent an official conformation to the State of Arizona, this government to government document transfer is duly noted and supported as evidence.

    My question is that since this official government exchange happened, can the State of Arizona now use it for further verification for backing up this document? Can Arizona now request from the hospital records to support this legal document, microfilm, ect…?

    Or is this considered at face value? I forgot the legalese when a government official verifies something, its something like weighted value on its face and should be considered factual without further verification.

    thinking,

  9. bob strauss

    U.S. Government Questioned Obama’s Citizenship When He Was 5
    May 23, 2012 By Breaking News 27 Comments
    inShare13

    Barack Obama between flags SC 300×168 U.S. government questioned Obamas citizenship when He was 5

    President Obama’s literary agent is not the only one who was confused over the politician’s birthplace.

    The U.S. government is on record questioning President Obama’s citizenship status as early as when he was 5 years old, stating it lacked documentation to determine his citizenship.

    The citizenship inquiry dated back to 1966, when Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was attempting to secure a waiver so her second husband, Indonesian citizen Lolo Soetoro, could return to the country after his visa had expired.

    Dunham separated from her first husband, Barack Obama Sr., in 1963 when the future president was 2 years old. Dunham and Obama Sr. are reported to have divorced in 1964.

    In 1965 in Hawaii, Dunham married Soetoro, an Indonesian, and moved to Indonesia in October 1967.

    Read More at Klein Online.

  10. bob strauss

    Here’s the link to Kline Online.

    Online.www.westernjournalism.com/look-else-confused-obama-birthplace-us-government-questioned-citizenship-president-5/

  11. William | May 24, 2012 at 10:05 am |
    just wondering,
    __________________________________
    If I were one of the Tea Party members who were supposed to be placated by this so called “verification” I would simply let Bennett know that this is nothing different from all the other non-foundational past HI official “verifications” which have actually differed from one another…..like the past DOH official stating that what she knew and witnessed was half written and half typed! The very wording used in this accepted verification….”A birth certificate” and “indicating” is even more wishy washy and non conclusive and should never have been accepted by Bennett. Hopefully the tea party is letting him know that this does not pass the smell test and demand more for placing the guy on the ballot. They should also demand that he investigate the “probable cause” fraudulent Selective Service application. No person with “probable cause” for fraud hanging over his head should be allowed on any ballot. BTW, who is the AG of Arizona….because that is who Arpaio will probably have to go to with his probable cause evidence. If that person is also a coward or able to be threatened or bought then where could he go after that? Better he just hold onto evidence and keep getting it out to the public via youtubes, etc.

  12. bob strauss

    I believe what they are saying is, Obama is a dual citizen, British / USA, at this point in his life, soon to add Indonesian.

    http://www.westernjournalism.com/look-else-confused-obama-birthplace-us-government-questioned-citizenship-president-5/

  13. Donald Trump Thinks the Best Choice for Romney’s Running Mate Would Be –
    DONALD TRUMP.

    http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/trump-romney-vice-president/2012/05/23/id/440112?s=al&promo_code=F006-1

  14. bob strauss

    I love the drama.

    It was almost as hard for AZ SOS Bennett, to get a verification from Hawaii DOH, as it was for Obama to get the long form birth certificate. lol

  15. Our Wise Overlords Are Just Here to Serve Us | Thomas E. Woods. Jr.

    Excellent speaker, outstanding delivery and made some good points.

  16. bob strauss

    Also, isn’t the verification signed by Onaka worthy of the official seal of the Hawaii Dept of Health?

    Where’s the seal?

    Another forgery?

  17. Here is something Trump COULD do and do it well:

    Trump to Newsmax: I’m Mulling Own Super PAC to Defeat Obama

    (quote)
    “This year China‘s going to make $350 billion from us, and they take our jobs and they manipulate their currency. What they do is unbelievable, and they laugh at us. They think we’re stupid. They think we’re led by a group of fools.”
    “You come back to this country and you land at La Guardia or Kennedy or in Los Angeles and we’re like a Third World country. We go to other countries, you see their airports, they’re incredible. So when I heard numbers like that I’m actually surprised. We are doing very poorly as a country and we’ve become a laughingstock for other countries.”

    Read more:
    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/trump-super-pac-obama/2012/05/23/id/440107?s=al&promo_code=F006-1

  18. CabbyAZ…………..
    The allegation that we are “LED BY A PACK OF FOOLS” is in reality …………the TRUTH.

  19. All we really know is that we don’t know.

  20. ……..however as an afterthought I would like to add the words “Chicago criminal slime” to my last comment.

  21. It is really sad that not one news reporter/journalist has mentioned the liar..first, there is NO long-form BC…and then, it ‘appears’ online??
    Did no one catch this??

  22. When politicians talk they us their own political language………BULLSHI#!

  23. GORDO

    Thank You…for the video. After listening to it I came away shaking my head! Maybe the people at Breitbart that were trusted to fulfil Britbart’s passion for the truth are stabbing Brietbart in the back! Brietbart was PASSIONATE these people are not! This so called Ben Shapiro is not acting in the best interest and defending the good name of Brietbart and leaves me with the opinion that Britbart was decieved!

    Every thing about that occupier in the White House should be vetted! Excusing the Birth Certificate, Passport, Selective Service as unemportant is a total cop-out!

    Just my opinion!

    Never Give Up!

  24. J2J2……………
    Now we know how the poetic little saying “Liar liar pants on fire” originated.

  25. Ginger………………
    The apparent truth is that the ALLEGED staff of Breitbart are acting to enhance their own interests…….such people ALWAYS leave themselves a VERBAL ESCAPE ROUTE.

  26. Afternoon all. At least the Globe will report on Obama’s Kenyan birth bio in every supermarket checkout line.

    http://www.globemagazine.com/story/835

    Final Proof Obama Was Born in Africa

    Barack Obama is reeling from a devastating revelation that threatens to end his presidency. Alarming new documents prove that he REALLY was born in Kenya. And insiders say his marriage is in a shambles. Read all about the damning 1991 documents that reveal Obama’s true birth and why his wife Michelle has had it with him – only in this week’s GLOBE.

  27. …….Further because the name Barack H Obama name appears on a printed list does NOT mean that he actually attended Columbia. It only means that his name is on a “PIECE OF PAPER.” If this is ALLEGEDLY PUBLIC INFORMATION it would have long since been found. I believe that the list needs to be CERTIFIED,as actual…..which nobody will be able to get.

  28. Ben Swann vs. Obama’s AfPak Lies, & Covers Vets’ “Medals over the Fence” Protest @ Chicago NATO Summit!

    Reality Check: 10 More Years and 100 BILLION Dollars An “End” To Afghanistan War

    Ben Swann takes a look at the NATO summit in Chicago where President Obama announced plans to keep forces in Afghanistan until at least 2024.

    Published on May 22, 2012 by BenSwannRealityCheck

    Check out Karzai’s response: Doesn’t want Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) meddling in Afghanistan’s affairs, but wants ‘our’ dollars, and apparently doesn’t consider the continued US occupation itself as ‘meddling!’

    Spinning, spinning, spinning… getting dizzy keeping up with all the cognitive dissonance and lies.

  29. RONY 2012! The video is finally here!

  30. Zach………………..
    I have said all along that the sort of power which will ultimately bring down the usurper is the power of PUBLICITY. It is great to know that we still have at least one SCANDAL SHEET that is NOT AFRAID to print what they think,and/or know. When I said PUBLICITY this is exactly what I meant! GO GET EM GLOBE………SIC EM!

  31. ………this was sometimes found engraved on the backstrap of Colt .45 single action “PEACEMAKERS”……”Be not AFRAID of any man no matter what his size, for you only need to call on me and I will equalise”.

  32. OldSalt, isn’t it something when the real news about Obama has to be spread to the masses by the newsstand tabloids? More power to them!
    Even people at the checkout lanes can’t miss the headlines regardless of whether they actually buy the rags. This is a way to reach the uneducated masses.

  33. ……..Perhaps Globe publishing is the “PEACEMAKER” that will prevail in this shootout.

  34. CabbyAZ……………
    ……….and blow up the empty gourds of the LIBERAL overeducated wordsmiths.

  35. bob strauss

    Official document?

    Where’s the seal, of Hawaii Dept of Health?

    This is bogus!

    Click to access Obama-Verification.pdf

  36. citizenwells

    *** Edwards Trial Update ***

    From the throngs of media gathered outside the courthouse in Greensboro, NC:

    Apparently there will be no verdict soon.
    The defense has requested 20 items of evidence & the judge said give them everything.

  37. I have been searching for the Maggie Williams interview, after Clinton released the Obama in traditional garb photo. I can’t find it. I think it was on CNN.

    Any help would be appreciated.

  38. Swan, that is the incident. What I am looking for is a video interview Maggie Williams did where she said something along the lines of “What is wrong with Obama wearing the clothes of his native country?”

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