If you had asked me last week to list the things the world wants least of all, after I got through with “nuclear holocaust,” “a multi-drug-resistant ebola outbreak” and “another Adam Sandler movie,” I probably would have quickly gotten around to something on the order of “Breitbart field offices.”
Nevertheless, the New York Times tells us, that’s exactly what we can expect: Breitbart going global. Yesterday, Stephen K. Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News, announced that the site named after the man whose idea of confrontational journalism was getting ass-faced on tequila, then flipping off a protest march against forced child-soldiers in Africa would be “adding at least a dozen staff members as it opens operations based in Texas and London.” Bannon also told the Times “that those offices were the beginning of an expansion that would add a new regional site roughly every 90 days. California, Florida, Cairo and Jerusalem have already been chosen as expansion sites.”
I will say this, though: you have to hand it to the mighty-mites over at Breitbart’s Little-Hate-Machine-That-Could: they certainly seem secure in their conviction that what the world really needs is more reporting of the caliber that brought you the Friends of Hamas story.
Well…good luck with that, fellas. Spend a lot of money. Heck, spend it all!