Kevin Pezzi

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  • Andrew Breitbart's dope-a-dope

    Blog ››› ››› SIMON MALOY

    I noticed with no small amount of amusement and pity that Andrew Breitbart, after the Shirley Sherrod fiasco put a sizeable dent in what little credibility he enjoyed, changed the background on his Twitter profile to a photo of the 1974 bout between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Kinshasa, better known as The Rumble in the Jungle. The fight became famous for Ali's use of what he dubbed the "rope-a-dope" -- leaning back on the ropes and allowing the stronger, slower Foreman to throw punches at will, sapping his strength as Ali simply blocked and dodged. Once Foreman had tired himself out, Ali sent him to the canvas. The implication was not subtle: Breitbart may have appeared to be in trouble, absorbing blow after blow, but he's really in the middle of a devious strategy to prevail in the end.

    Now that he's suffered yet another very public embarrassment -- that of the inimitable sex doctor/racist fraud Kevin Pezzi -- Breitbart is even more committed to the Ali fantasy. Responding to my colleague Eric Boehlert's many tweets regarding the added shame Dr. Pezzi brought to an already shameful BigGovernment.com, Breitbart tweeted: "For posterity sake: Do you think you are winning this round? To be revisited at appropriate time in future... Keep punching."

    There are several reasons why Breitbart's boxing metaphor is woefully misguided, and not least among them is that he's comparing himself to perhaps the greatest athlete the world has ever known. But more than anything else, in boxing, whatever injuries you sustain are usually the fault of the other fighter. All the damage that's been done to Breitbart, however, has been self-inflicted. He posted the edited video of Sherrod, and he signed on Pezzi as a contributor without doing a bare minimum of due diligence.

    But if he's intent on sticking with the boxing theme, fine. Yes, Andrew, the round is over, and you lost. Right now you're sitting in your corner, dazed, with a rather sizeable cut over your right eye. And that's because you spent the entire three minutes standing alone in the middle of the ring punching yourself in the face.

  • What the Pezzi saga tells us about Breitbart

    Blog ››› ››› BEN DIMIERO

    Earlier today, we pointed out that Andrew Breitbart's Big Government published posts from Dr. Kevin Pezzi smearing Shirley Sherrod as a racist.

    Pezzi is rather overtly racist, and has repeatedly used racial epithets like "Japs" and "Chinks," and claimed Native and African Americans should have been grateful for their subjugation by whites. Additionally, Pezzi is a doctor/"sex expert"/author/inventor/huckster, who, among other things, says he has "beaten Bill Gates" on a math aptitude test, is "bigger than some porno stars," and stumbled upon a cure for cancer. Pezzi has also apparently created a series of at least six fake MySpace profiles of women claiming to be big fans of his sex books.

    In response to our posts, Big Government has now disappeared Pezzi's articles. If you attempt to visit the pages for his posts and bio, you are greeted with an error. While Big Government has disappeared Pezzi from their website, they posted the following "Editorial Note" from "Publius," which doesn't mention Pezzi by name:

    Earlier this week, we read an on-line column which provided one of the most thorough and well-researched examinations of the many controversies surrounding former USDA employee Shirley Sherrod. We asked the author of the column for permission to reprint his article. Since publishing the articles, we have been made aware of other writings from this author which do not reflect the principles and values of this site. Because of this, we have removed the articles from Big Government. While we stand by the information contained in the articles we published, we do not wish to see the underlying issue confused or diminished by other work the author has done. We regret the error.

    So, let me get this straight: After Breitbart and his "Big" websites became the focus of well-deserved criticism and national ridicule for posting a misleadingly edited video and smearing Shirley Sherrod as a racist, their defense was that Breitbart merely posted the video he was given, and he didn't bother doing any extra research. (Breitbart later conceded that the video was out of context and that he "should have waited for the full video.")

    Yet in the wake of this embarrassment, Big Government sought out posts from a guy smearing Sherrod as a racist without doing any research into his background. Notice a pattern here? Breitbart and co. are so eager to cover their tracks and somehow "prove" that Sherrod is a racist that they have long-since abandoned any pretense of responsible behavior.

    Big Government would not have had to do anything more than read the bio he posted on their website to realize something was amiss. Among other claims, Pezzi claimed that he was "making a robotic chef."

  • Big Government pulls posts from Dr. Kevin Pezzi

    Blog ››› ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF

    Big Government has posted the following "Editorial Note" from "Publius":

    Earlier this week, we read an on-line column which provided one of the most thorough and well-researched examinations of the many controversies surrounding former USDA employee Shirley Sherrod. We asked the author of the column for permission to reprint his article. Since publishing the articles, we have been made aware of other writings from this author which do not reflect the principles and values of this site. Because of this, we have removed the articles from Big Government. While we stand by the information contained in the articles we published, we do not wish to see the underlying issue confused or diminished by other work the author has done. We regret the error.

    Big Government does not mention Pezzi by name in its posting.

    Andrew Breitbart's site has also removed Pezzi's biography.

    Previously:

    Meet Breitbart's Sherrod writer: Racist sexual "expert" and inventor (who cured cancer)

    Breitbart writer Kevin Pezzi's sockpuppet MySpace harem

    Breitbart writer absurdly accuses Sherrod of violating the Hatch Act

  • Breitbart writer Kevin Pezzi's sockpuppet MySpace harem

    Blog ››› ››› SIMON MALOY

    If you haven't yet become acquainted with Kevin Pezzi, the racist doctor/sex "expert"/robot chef builder who now writes for Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, you'd be well served to click over to Media Matters' profile and explore the many bizarre and disturbing facets of Pezzi's background. The man is quite clearly a huckster, and basically everything he does is aimed at selling copies of his e-books, which deal largely with sex. To that end, he's apparently created at least six fake MySpace profiles of women -- most of them featuring badly photoshopped stock images of models with large breasts -- claiming to be enthralled with Dr. Pezzi and his sex books.

    Let's run them down in alphabetical order:

    "Annie": Claiming to be from New York, "Annie" devotes most of her bio to gushing about "'Love & Lust in the ER' by ER doc Kevin Pezzi." She encourages people to visit Pezzi's website and download the book: "If you don't read it, I'll assume that you are lazy or don't like such stories -- bad news for you, because I'm a nurse."

    If "Annie's" face seems a little... off, that's because it's been crudely photoshopped onto a stock image of a model:

  • Meet Breitbart's Sherrod writer: Racist sexual "expert" and inventor (who cured cancer)

    Blog ››› ››› ERIC HANANOKI & BEN DIMIERO

    In two posts on Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment website, Dr. Kevin Pezzi smears Shirley Sherrod as a racist, claiming that "if someone deserves to be put on a pedestal for overcoming racism, it isn't Sherrod." The racism criticism is ironic coming from Pezzi, who has repeatedly used racial epithets like "Japs" and "Chinks," and claimed Native and African Americans should have been grateful for their subjugation by whites.

    Pezzi, who says that "Breitbart asked me to write for BigGovernment.com," has a peculiar self-described history. Pezzi claims to be responsible for "over 850 inventions" and schemes such as a "magic bullet" for cancer, a "robotic chef," and sexual inventions like "penile enlargement techniques" and "ways to tighten the vagina" (because "men like women with tight vaginas"). Pezzi has started multiple websites, from term paper helpers to a sexual help site that answers "your questions about sexual attraction, pleasure, performance, and libido" (Pezzi is qualified to do so because "No doctor in the world knows more about sexual pleasure than I do").

    Pezzi also claims to have "beaten Bill Gates" on a math aptitude test, turned down a blind date with Katie Couric, and says he's "bigger than some porno stars."