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BigGov’s Slanted Take on Why Breitbart Got the Boot

ABC gave BigGovernment.com’s Andrew Breitbart the shaft on being a part of its election night coverage. Strangely, Breitbart wrote nothing on Twitter denouncing the network. But he did receive lashings that he, in typical Breitbart fashion, ran. One person tweeted at him: “I finally got to the bottom of this @AndrewBreitbart story. Turns out ABC didn’t want to give him any work because he’s an annoying prick.” Another: “What, not busy tonight? Oh Great sack of sh*t?”

Read more on the topic from BigGovernment.com here. But be forewarned: The story is clearly slanted in his favor. Breitbart flew to Phoenix Monday on ABC’s dime and then learned Tuesday that ABC had canceled him. The post, written by “Hollywoodland” declared that this was ABC’s attempt at “caving” to the “organized left.”

The story declares that the issue is “far from over” and they are “considering any and all options.”

From ABC:

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.

Sincerely,

Andrew Morse

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