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Breitbart in Danger of Losing Capitol Hill Press Credentials

There are concerns it's too closely tied to a GOP advocacy group

(Newser) - Breitbart's temporary press credentials to cover Congress won't be extended, and its application for permanent credentials is no longer being considered, Politico reports. The secretary for the Capitol Hill Standing Committee of Correspondents, which oversees credentialing, tells USA Today that Breitbart simply is "not ready." The... More »

Breitbart Editor Explains His Wiretapping Story

Joel Pollak wrote piece after hearing radio's Mark Levin lay out theory

(Newser) - As the Trump wiretapping hubbub continues to hover, NBC's Chuck Todd has offered some insight on where the president may have come up with his theory. On Wednesday's Meet the Press Daily, Todd chatted with Breitbart News editor Joel Pollak , author of a connect-the-dots piece on the site... More »

Breitbart Releases Old Audio of Ryan Dissing Trump

Move comes amid speaker's struggle to push health care plan in Congress

(Newser) - Breitbart News is going after Paul Ryan as the House speaker tries to push the GOP's alternative to ObamaCare through Congress. The website released audio of Ryan on a call with House Republicans from back in October, just after the leak of the infamous "grab her by... More »

German Police 'in Disbelief' Over False Breitbart Story

Breitbart accused of spreading 'fake news, hate, and propaganda'

(Newser) - German police say they're "in disbelief" over a false story published by Breitbart, which a local publication claims was trying to create "an image of chaotic civil war-like conditions in Germany, caused by Islamist aggressors." The AFP reports Breitbart ran a story titled "1,000-man... More »

Weather Channel to Breitbart: You're Using Our Video to Mislead People

Climate change is real, channel tells conservative site

(Newser) - The world is getting warmer—and just got burned. The Weather Channel laid into the conservative site Tuesday for using one of its videos in what it says was a misleading article , which claimed the "last three years may eventually come to be seen as the final... More »

Breitbart Has Declared War on Kellogg

Conservative site fumes over ad pull

(Newser) - In a development future historians may see as quintessentially 2016, has declared war on Kellogg. The news site's declaration of "#WAR" and call for a boycott came after Kellogg announced that it will no longer advertise on the right-wing site because it isn't "aligned... More »

Kellogg Pulls Ads From Breitbart

Conservative site calls move 'un-American'

(Newser) - Kellogg has announced that it will no longer advertise on, the website formerly run by one of President-elect Donald Trump's top aides, Steve Bannon, reports the AP . The food manufacturer decided to discontinue advertising on the site as soon as it was alerted by consumers to the... More »

Steve Bannon Is 'Terrifying Man' Who 'Wants to Burn It All Down': Glenn Beck

Trump's chief strategist draws fire from all sides

(Newser) - Glenn Beck has joined a chorus of voices expressing deep concern about Donald Trump's appointment of Steve Bannon as his chief strategist, Mediaite reports. Beck, who rose to prominence much like Bannon did—as a fiery, fear-mongering voice in conservative circles—minced no words Monday, calling Bannon "a... More »

Meet Trump's 'Dangerous' New Campaign Chief

Breitbart co-founder 'loves the fight'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has doubled down on Trumpism with the appointment of new campaign CEO Stephen Bannon —and many people, including some who worked with him at Breitbart News, sound pretty worried about where he's going to take the campaign. One thing is clear: It's not a move... More »

Twitter Bans Breitbart Editor Over Leslie Jones Abuse

Site is cracking down on 'targeted abuse'

(Newser) - Twitter has promised to crack down on "targeted abuse and harassment," and it appears to be serious about it: A conservative writer accused of leading a hate campaign against Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones was banned from the site Tuesday, BuzzFeed reports. Milo Yiannopoulos,'s tech editor,... More »

Breitbart Reporter in Trump Brouhaha Quits

Michelle Fields, Breitbart editor quit for site not standing by her amid assault claims

(Newser) - The continuing saga of the alleged assault of Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields by Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski took a new turn with the resignation of Fields and a Breitbart editor Sunday night, BuzzFeed reports. "Today I informed the management at Breitbart News of my immediate resignation,"... More »

Reporter Files Assault Report Against Trump Campaign Manager

She claims he grabbed her hard enough to leave bruises

(Newser) - A Breitbart reporter who claims she was assaulted during a Donald Trump press conference on Tuesday has filed a police report against Trump's campaign manager Friday in Florida, the Independent Journal Review reports. According to Gawker , Michelle Fields claims she was trying to ask Trump a question about affirmative... More »

ACORN Worker Gets $100K, but Still No Story Correction?

And psst, LBJ almost nuked US by accident

(Newser) - James O'Keefe may be paying $100,000 to an ACORN employee who got fired after an O'Keefe video portrayed him as a would-be sex trafficker, but Conor Friedersdorf at the Atlantic points out that you wouldn't know it from looking at The original story is... More »

Journo: Oops, I Started the Hagel-Hamas Rumors

Dan Friedman explains how made-up group he joked about became news

(Newser) - Ever wonder how unconfirmed rumors snowball into political news stories? At the New York Daily News , Dan Friedman offers an example—in which he was the unwitting source of the false story. In the midst of Chuck Hagel's confirmation process, Friedman called a GOP aide to find out more... More »

Conservatives, You Need to Watch Girls

Only by participating in the culture can you change it: Kurt Schlichter

(Newser) - It seems there's nothing about Girls a conservative would enjoy: creator Lena Dunham is a card-carrying member of the Obama faction, and the HBO show features no references to religion or traditional morality (nor any Republican characters). But if conservatives are going to complain about the state of our... More »

Sandy May Delay October Jobs Report

GOP cries foul, Labor Dept. says it's working hard to avoid it

(Newser) - The Labor Department started a brief uproar today when it said it might have to put off releasing Friday's jobs report for October because of Hurricane Sandy. That sent off a firestorm among conservative pundits, who sensed an election ploy, Politico reports. Breitbart News' editor-at-large said it would be... More »

1991 Obama Author Bio Gets Birthers Excited

Promotional booklet claimed he was born in Kenya

(Newser) - "Birther" conspiracy theorists have received a treat from Breitbart . The website has obtained a promotional booklet produced in 1991 by literary agency Acton & Dysel, which describes Barack Obama as "born in Kenya, and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii." Obama, who was one of the agency's... More »

Right Argues Obama Was a Bully, Too!

Conservative commentators focus on passage from Dreams From My Father

(Newser) - Mitt Romney isn't the only one with a history of bullying . In response to the Washington Post piece about a forcible haircut Romney allegedly gave a student, conservative media outlets yesterday called attention to a passage from Obama's 1995 book Dreams From My Father in which a middle-school... More »

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