Where Does Andrew Breitbart Come From?

Lisa De Pasquale, the director of the Conservative Political Action Conference for the American Conservative Union, interviewed online publisher Andrew Breitbart for Human Events magazine, unearthing this telling tidbit:

Tell me about the moment you decided to enter the political arena.

I took a job to help build Arianna Huffington's website back in 1997--back when she was a conservative. The first day of my new job she bait-and-switched me. I was now her "researcher." Oh well, I thought, I'd give it a shot. Within two weeks Arianna got No. 1 Clinton donor Larry Lawrence dug up from Arlington National Cemetery for faking a war hero record. The CNN aerial footage of the event was magnificent, especially watching as the media establishment, Judy Woodruff, Maureen Dowd, et al, naturally defended the fraudster until they could defend him no longer. I decided then and there I wanted to be in the business of disinterring political phonies and shoving it into the mainstream media's face.

Read the full interview at Human Events.

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Garance Franke-Ruta is a former senior editor covering national politics at The Atlantic.

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