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Old 10th January 2018, 05:01 PM   #1
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Smile RationalWiki article about Breitbart

RationalWiki says:
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Andrew Breitbart (1969–2012) was a media personality created by Steve Bannon American right-wing media critic, webmaster and "Internet entrepreneur."
https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Breitbart.com

What is it implying by saying that A.Breitbart was created by Bannon? Was Bannon an entrepreneur responsible for A.Breitbart's success?

Do you think that Breitbart.com underwent a "purge", as it says that if Andrew Breitbart
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could do one thing well, it was digging up actual dirt. His successor organization gave up that line a long time ago, to the extent that employees who actually write about issues get hounded out of the organization...[7]

Re-branding
More recently, Breitbart and its London affiliate has become a darling of the Alt-right crowd for its "breaking" coverage of Gamergate's war on women.

7. Gold, Hadas, "Steve Bannon’s ‘tough love’", Politico (Updated 09/02/16 12:16 PM EDT).
So Breitbart was responsible for promoting "Gamergate" as a major scandal, which weirdly turned "social justice" into a bad word among the Alt Right?
Gamergate was a ridiculous scandal over a girl making a game about depression called "Depression Quest". Here is the RationalWiki article on "Gamergate" (https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Gamergate#Brief_summary).

His string of "Big" sites does not seem to make much sense. I take terms like "Big Business" and "Big Government" to refer to large, bureaucratic business interests and inefficient government projects. But he adds new names that don't seem to make sense. Rationalwiki says with a touch of humor:
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First out of the gate was Big Government, opened in September 2009, which was conspicuously silent about the single Biggest share of our Big Government's discretionary spending, the military.[48] This was followed (with far less fanfare than the first two) by Big Journalism in January 2010. The fourth site, Big Peace, rolled out on July 4th, 2010. He had many more blogs planned, including Big Education, Big Tolerance and Big Jerusalem.[49] Poe's Law.
https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Breitbart.com

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Big Jerusalem:
“If you think it’s bad to be a conservative in the mainstream media or Hollywood, think what it must be like to be a small democracy in the Middle East and challenge the postcolonial approach.

Big Peace:
“This will be my national security blog. Its mission is to try and force national security issues back on the front pages of the newspapers, in an era of ‘progressive pacifism.'”
https://www.mediaite.com/online/andr...ng-new-sites/2

So peacemaking and "postcolonialism" are "big" special interests compared to, say, arms manufacturers?

Poe's Law says:
"Without a clear indication of the author's intent, it is difficult or impossible to tell the difference between an expression of sincere extremism and a parody of extremism."

The entry ends with:
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See also...
Astroturfing
Is Breitbart astroturf?
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Old 10th January 2018, 06:14 PM   #2
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The OP reads like disjointed, scattered scribblings and gatherings of 'stuff' from which I can discern no coherent point.
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Old 11th January 2018, 12:19 AM   #3
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I cringe every time I see the name of "RationalWiki".
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Old 11th January 2018, 10:27 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Tsukasa Buddha View Post
I cringe every time I see the name of "RationalWiki".
I don't. I like it a lot, especially for good info on various forms of woo. But this article is far from one of their better efforts.
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Old 11th January 2018, 07:23 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
I like it a lot, especially for good info on various forms of woo. But this article is far from one of their better efforts.
I like it when they use a sense of humor. What are some of your criticisms on the RationalWiki article?
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Old 12th January 2018, 04:14 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by rakovsky View Post
RationalWiki says:

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Breitbart.com

What is it implying by saying that A.Breitbart was created by Bannon? Was Bannon an entrepreneur responsible for A.Breitbart's success?

Do you think that Breitbart.com underwent a "purge", as it says that if Andrew Breitbart

So Breitbart was responsible for promoting "Gamergate" as a major scandal, which weirdly turned "social justice" into a bad word among the Alt Right?
Gamergate was a ridiculous scandal over a girl making a game about depression called "Depression Quest". Here is the RationalWiki article on "Gamergate" (https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Gamergate#Brief_summary).

His string of "Big" sites does not seem to make much sense. I take terms like "Big Business" and "Big Government" to refer to large, bureaucratic business interests and inefficient government projects. But he adds new names that don't seem to make sense. Rationalwiki says with a touch of humor:
https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Breitbart.com


https://www.mediaite.com/online/andr...ng-new-sites/2

So peacemaking and "postcolonialism" are "big" special interests compared to, say, arms manufacturers?

Poe's Law says:
"Without a clear indication of the author's intent, it is difficult or impossible to tell the difference between an expression of sincere extremism and a parody of extremism."

The entry ends with:

Is Breitbart astroturf?
No, just ass turf.
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Old 12th January 2018, 08:15 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by rakovsky View Post
I like it when they use a sense of humor. What are some of your criticisms on the RationalWiki article?
Dunno, actually. Just don't seem to like it as much.
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