Dear Mainstream Media: Andrew Breitbart was not a blogger. He was a political trickster, a serial frame-up artist, a con man, a fraud, a flimflam man. In the Nixon days he would have been called a “plumber.”
A blogger is an independent observer, a citizen journalist. Breitbart tinkered with video to falsify what people said and staged interviews so as to falsify peoples’ views. He generally polluted the information environment with fraud.
Andrew Breitbart was many things, and in Britain would have been in jail for libel on several occasions. But he was not a blogger.
P.S. Mr. Breitbart believed in speaking ill of the dead.