Breitbart's Thousands

Andrew Breitbart is offering $100,000 for the full JournoList archives. Ben Smith is amused:

This is a classic case in which secrecy produces wild imaginings. There aren't many good conspiracies involving 400 people, some of them ideologues, some columnists, some mainstream media types like me who enjoyed access to that conversation, as I sometimes enjoy access to private conservative conversations at venues like New York's off-record conservative Monday Meeting.

But that's also a lot of money for a working journalist. I called Breitbart just now with a modest proposal: I'd sell him my own 55 contributions to the list, many of them just copies of blog items, all fairly dull -- for a mere $5,000.

He declined.

Felix Salmon isn't sure that the archives are retrievable, even at that price.