Monday, March 2, 2015
Yesterday marked the third anniversary of Andrew Breitbart's passing. The loss was immense, but his joyously confrontational journalistic legacy is still in action - much to the dismay of the Left.
Hope n' Change isn't sure how many people will still be saying "Je Suis Charlie" in three years, but those who said "Breitbart Is Here" on countless websites meant it.
In many ways, Breitbart really changed the dissemination of news online - giving credibility to a media source which was once seen as the exclusive province of pajama-wearing nutjobs. But that being said, Hope n' Change would like you to consider the following stories which have been making noise on the Internet...
1) Susan Rice, US National Security Advisor, criticized Bibi Netanyahu's upcoming visit and said, "the US will still need to support its best friend in the Middle East, which at this point in time happens to be Iran."
2) US military officials bizarrely revealed details of a plan to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State forces in the April-May time frame, and added that the mission would be accomplished "before Ramadan" - presumably so no big ISIS parties would have to be rescheduled.
3) Millions of parents were outraged when, on a recent episode of Sesame Street, Big Bird ate an American flag.
So, do those stories make your blood boil? More to the point - do you believe them?
Stories 1 and 3 have gone viral, but are complete hoaxes created by satire websites. Story 2 is the only one that is real and actually came from highly-paid government spokespersons. But again - do you believe it?
You shouldn't. Because it now seems (surprise!) that they had no idea what they were talking about, couldn't even begin to pull off the plan they announced, and now are rescheduling the taking of Mosul for sometime in the fall. Maybe.
The point to all of the above (in case you were wondering if we had one) is that Breitbart encouraged people to question everything and look for the truth. That means searching for multiple-source verification of any news story that stirs your passions, especially if you're thinking of passing it along to others.
And when you do get a tasty chunk of truth, by all means spread it as far, wide, and accurately as you can. Because as long as that's happening, Breitbart is here.