BOOM!! goes the dynamite! After days of alternatively playing the censored martyr and the crusading conservative against the "liberal" media on Breitbart's various online media, ABC News finally gets sick of the progressive pushback and Breitbart's increasingly unhinged antics and tells Andrew Breitbart to go his own way. Cue the right wing blogosphere outrage in 5...4...3...2...1...
ABC News sends over the letter that Andrew Morse, the chief of their digital division, has sent to Andrew Breitbart, pulling the plug on their much-discussed, widely-parsed-over invitation for him to join in their election night coverage:
Dear Mr. Breitbart,
We have spent the past several days trying to make clear to you your limited role as a participant in our digital town hall to be streamed on ABCNews.com and Facebook. The post on your blog last Friday created a widespread impression that you would be analyzing the election on ABC News. We made it as clear as possible as quickly as possible that you had been invited along with numerous others to participate in our digital town hall. Instead of clarifying your role, you posted a blog on Sunday evening in which you continued to claim a bigger role in our coverage. As we are still unable to agree on your role, we feel it best for you not to participate.
You know, ABC, when you do deals with rabidly partisan liars with only a glancing relationship with truth and ethics, this is what you get. It's the same nuttiness that made John Amato refuse your rather lame attempt at "balance" by inviting him.
The question remains, however, what are you going to do about Breitbart's equally dishonest and unethical protege, Dana Loesch?