[PODCAST] #477: What Breitbart Knew: Lessons In Media Literacy

Play

Five years ago this week, Andrew Breitbart passed away very suddenly and, as some have argued, rather suspiciously. It was just weeks after his energetic CPAC speech where he told the crowd about his plans to "vet" Obama in the 2012 election by releasing damning videos from his Harvard days. This timeline raises questions for sure, but Breitbart's threat to the media, political and academic establishment extended well beyond this incident.

Today, the focal point of Breitbart's legacy is the very pro-Trump website Breitbart.com. The more I learn about Andrew and what he stood for, the more I see this as an unfair association. Breitbart was a man ahead of his time, and he viewed himself as pied piper of citizen journalism and a new and more effective check against leftist propaganda.

Fellow Podcastmaster Gardner Goldsmith joins me to discuss Breitbart's mission, his impact on media and political culture, what libertarians can learn from his work...and Pizzagate.

Brett's Full Notes: Breitbart Show - Evernote

Please Support School Sucks

Our Amazon Wish List
Donate With Bitcoin
Or Join the A/V Club
Support Us On Patreon
Shop With Us At Amazon

Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio and video.

If you are a regular consumer of our media, please consider making a monthly commitment by selecting the best option for you...

A/V Club - Basic Access - $8.00/Month AP Club - "Advanced" Access - $12.00/Month Sigma Sigma Pi - Full Access - $16.00/Month









 

Check Also

[PODCAST] #510: Lessons From Summer That We Can Apply To the Fall (With Thaddeus Russell)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadProfessor Thaddeus Russell returns to discuss cause and effect, ...

Leave a Reply