Washington Post :: One of the wonders of Andrew Breitbart was how many personas he could fit into a single hide. Though a product of liberal west Los Angeles, he became one of the right’s leading crusaders. And when prompted, he could recite the catechism of the citizen-journalism advocates that have crowded every journalism conference I’ve attended.
[Erik Wemple:] Breitbart is right: Anybody can indeed do journalism. That’s one of the glories of the First Amendment — you cannot bar citizens from gathering information and publishing it on their platform of choice. Yet Breitbart’s almost dismissive preaching on journalism skips over an important point that’s very much part of his own legacy.
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