Yet again, Andrew Breitbart and his cohorts prove that they have no business running a website called "Big Journalism." Today, in a post titled "You Want News, Go To The Blogs, Not the In-the-Tank MSM," Pamela Geller discusses how you can find real journalism at websites like her own:
In that sense, bloggers are not journalists. The best bloggers aren't shilling for Obama and Pelosi the way journalists are. Instead, bloggers are doing the heavy lifting. Who breaks the stories today? Bloggers. Take my own blog, AtlasShrugs.com, for example. I broke the explosive story of tens of thousands of dollars of Obama contributions from a Hamas-controlled "refugee" camp in Gaza. Did the "journalists" in the mainstream media pursue this story? Not a chance. Obama's odd relationship with Kenyan pro-Sharia politician Raila Odinga? Atlas! Not to mention the numerous revelations I broke on the Rifqa Bary story (here and here and here and here), the story of the young Ohio girl who fled from her family in fear for her life after converting from Islam to Christianity.
While I agree that there is plenty of great journalism being done by bloggers, Pam Geller is certainly not one of them. Here's some proof from just the past few months:
- In a post titled "Flying The Gangsta Colors At The White House: SEIU, The Color Purple," Geller pointed to several blue shirts and ties and called them "purple" to accuse President Obama of sending secret messages to the evil unions.
- While lauding the NY Post for "pointing out the obvious," Geller promoted the ridiculous claim - debunked by Comedy Central - that the Nuclear Summit logo was mimicking an Islamic Crescent.
- Geller regularly smears the President and the administration as anti-Semites over the administration's policies regarding Israel. She has said Gen. David Petraeus is pushing "jihadist rhetoric of Islamic anti-semites" and said Obama "wants jihad to win" and is a "third worlder and a coward" who's "appeas[ing] his Islamic overlords."
- Despite regularly accusing the administration of anti-Semitism, Geller had no problem joining Fox Nation and several other conservative bloggers in borrowing an outlandish Obama smear from a blatantly anti-Semitic website.
But it gets better (or worse, depending on your take on these things). Here's the closing of her Big Journalism piece:
Summing up "journalistic" standards, Tuesday the Washington Post ran a photo of Malcolm X with a caption identifying him as Barack Obama. That's "journalism" for you. You want news? Go to the blogs.
Geller, with her impeccable standards, would never do something like run a photo of Malcolm X and identify it as Barack Obama. However, she did promote a story that alleged Barack Obama was the illegitimate love child of Malcolm X. Seriously.
After numerous progressive blogs pointed out how hilariously insane this was, Geller tried to distance herself from the story that she had reprinted on her website:
The Malcolm X claim is one minor part of this story, and was of interest to me principally as part of the writer's documentation that Stanley Ann Dunham could not have been where the Obama camp says she was at various times. I do not believe that Barack Obama is Malcolm X's love child, and never did -- but there remain many, many unanswered questions about his early life and upbringing.
So, while Barack Obama may not be Malcolm X's love child, Geller still openly speculated that Stanley Ann Dunham and Barack Obama were hiding something about his "early life and upbringing."