‘Ambush’ journalism seems to be a particular favourite of conservative websites and media and it has failed before, like when someone walked straight into a light pole.
New star ‘Breitbartian’ right-wing ambush reporter Jason Mattera thought he would do his stuff on the liberal Bono, lead singer of U2 and anti-poverty campaigner, in order to promote his book on ‘Hollywood Hypocrites.’ So at an event where he found Bono, he pretended to be a fan, and then asked him questions about allegations that he’s a tax dodger.
After releasing the tape and it being promoted on the front pages of Breitbart ‘Big’ websites, he went on Sean Hannity’s radio show in advance of an appearance on Hannity’s TV show. It was only after that radio appearance that someone realized that Mattera had interviewed a Bono impersonator and the video went private.
Bizarrely, because the guy really doesn’t look much like Bono, and has no Irish accent, Mattera’s editor would not admit that they screwed up saying: “We went through a vetting process on this and appropriate questions were raised and appropriate answers were given.”
Watch the video:
These are the same people whose ‘vetting’ of the President is their big thing and legacy of the recently deceased Andrew Breitbart and is getting big play on Fox News shows like Hannity’s — which isn’t going so well itself if by ‘vetting’ they mean discovering that Obama hugged a black man.
To review, here are the big ‘reveals’ in the Breitbartian media world. Let us see if there might be a theme emerging:
Obama sides with black man against cop who arrested him for being black.
Obama invites black musicians to the White House.
Obama gives British Queen an iPod loaded with Motown (black) music
As a child, Obama was mentored by a black man who wrote a naughty novel.
Obama and First Lady exchange terrorist (black) fist bump
Obama wants to give pills to our white women so they can have lots of sex.
Black Obama USDA official hates white people if she’s edited patriotically.
Obama’s uncle is a homeless black man.
Obama’s black mother-in-law practices black voodoo magic in the White House.
Picture of Jason Mattera by Wikipedia