Well, that didn’t take long. Andrew Breitbart has officially been kicked off Huffington Post‘s front page. Breibart’s arrival on HuffPo had not been very well received by the site’s liberal base–and Breitbart saying some nasty things about Color of Change‘s Van Jones gave HuffPo the pretext it needed to relegate the conservative blogger to some less prominent real estate on the site.
Writes HuffPo spokesman Mario Ruiz in a statement:
The Huffington Post is committed to fostering a lively and often provocative debate about the issues of the day and encourages a wide range of voices from all perspectives to participate. Andrew Brietbart’s ad hominem attack on Van Jones in The Daily Caller — right down to calling him a “commie punk” and “a cop killer-supporting, racist, demagogic freak” — violates the tenets of debate and civil discourse we have strived for since the day we launched. As a result, we will no longer feature his posts on the front page.
He is welcome to continue publishing his work on HuffPost provided it adheres to our editorial guidelines, as the two posts he published on HuffPost did — guidelines that include a strict prohibition on ad hominem attacks. Our decision today recognizes that placing posts on the front page is an editorial call that elevates some posts over others, and is an indication of how seriously we take these judgment calls.
Breitbart has been whining like Valley girl with a hangnail ever since the announcement was made. He’s been particularly pathetic on Twitter.
Gotta back Breitbart up on the Nazi reference. We all know it’s a slippery slope from having your reactionary blog pushed to a less prominent page of a predominantly liberal website…to the enslavement and subsequent extermination of entire races of people.