Get over it.
It's a pity that the 19th-century Austrian novelist Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach was not still around this week to witness a spectacular vindication of her most famous aphorism: Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.It's people like this who'd rather we return to the days of several media outlets (no doubt including NPR) as our sole sources of information.
That old adage applies to Andrew Breitbart, the right-wing-media hit man previously best known for manufacturing a charge of racism that forced the heroic Shirley Sherrod to resign from the Department of Agriculture and for publicizing a highly edited sting videotape supposedly showing employees at the now defunct community organization ACORN advising a prostitute on how to avoid paying taxes. His track record establishes that Breitbart's grasp of the facts is no firmer than Sarah Palin's command of American history.
But in, er, exposing the eponymously named Rep. Anthony Weiner, Breitbart finally managed to hit his target. It will be a relief when Weiner finally realizes that he should resign from Congress and devote himself to his pregnant wife. He is an embarrassment.
But does bagging Weiner mean that Breitbart has restored his credibility, or that his numerous liberal and journalistic critics owe him an apology for writing him off as a purveyor of sleaze, as some conservative bloggers have maintained? I don't think so.
If it weren't for Breitbart and several others then Anthony Weiner today would likely still be sexting young women, going wild in front of television cameras and spreading misinformation about his political enemies. Instead, Breitbart helped grease the skids to where Weiner is now a national punchline. But no, let's not ever give credit where it's due. Just can't man up and do that. Instead, just more lies about Breitbart. The fact he's using long-ago discredited stales about the Sherrod and ACORN cases just shows he's living in deep, deep denial.