July 26th, 2010
05:38 PM ET
4 years ago

Breitbart to headline RNC fundraiser

Andrew Breitbart is scheduled to appear at an August event in Beverly Hills.
Andrew Breitbart is scheduled to appear at an August event in Beverly Hills.

(CNN) - Conservative activist and blogger Andrew Breitbart will headline a fundraiser this August hosted by Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele in Beverly Hills.

A Republican National Committee spokesperson confirmed to CNN a report in Talking Points Memo, which also published a copy of the event invitation.

Called "Election Countdown," the event will run from August 12-14 with Steele and Breitbart top-billed for the Friday evening welcome reception at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Breitbart has been under fire for posting an edited video clip that seemed to show then-Department of Agriculture employee Shirley Sherrod talking about how she discriminated against a white farmer looking for assistance. The controversy led to a rush to judgment and Sherrod's forced resignation, only for her to be vindicated once her full speech came to light. By the end of last week, she was receiving official apologies and a phone call from President Obama.


Filed under: 2010 • Andrew Breitbart • Michael Steele • RNC
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  1. AmFem

    "Conservative activist and blogger Andrew Breitbart"... you forgot to add: liar and destroyer of people's lives.

    July 26, 2010 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  2. Solutions and not Rhetoric

    Is this not proof of the Republican Party and their lack of real direction and political ploy to divide the nation? This was their chance to legitimize the Tea Party movement and "Real Conservatism." I am an Independent and I am disgusted. I was leaning towards the Republican Party but now I am done!

    July 26, 2010 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  3. katiec

    Wow, the republicans keep stooping lower and lower.
    How can any intelligent American support these politicians?
    They support propaganda, lies, distortions, anger, fear, hate, hypocrasy while offering nothing constructive or credible.
    And, the media headlines them at every opportunity, thus supporting these irresponsible, unAmerican people who pretend they are politicians, while representing Wall and selling the American people down the river.

    July 26, 2010 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  4. gr

    Called "Election Countdown," the event will run from August 12-14 with Steele and Breitbart top-billed for the Friday evening welcome reception at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

    This is going to be a week full of hate speeches toward the President Obama and his Administration. Lets see if they condemn the racist signs that the Tea Baggers will bring.

    July 26, 2010 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  5. gr

    Conservative activist and blogger Andrew Breitbart will headline a fundraiser this August hosted by Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele in Beverly Hills.

    A Republican National Committee spokesperson confirmed to CNN a report in Talking Points Memo, which also published a copy of the event invitation.

    This just proved the Republican party is so out of mainsteam it is not funny. Why would want some as racist as this guy any where near yu if yu want minority voters. I really believe the Republicans believe they don't need any minority voters to win in Nov.

    July 26, 2010 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  6. Peter s

    I don't know I should call this action laughterable or comical! the action is meant to conceal the real problem! " Who is incharge of RNC" Rush Limbaugh, Hannity, Becks, Palin, Steel or who? Good try Steel!!
    A straw man argument is an informal fallacy based on misrepresentation of an opponent's position.[1] To "attack a straw man" is to create the illusion of having refuted a proposition by substituting a superficially similar yet weaker proposition (the "straw man"), and refuting it, without ever having actually refuted the original position

    July 26, 2010 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  7. Jess C

    One can only imagine the amount of lying that will spew forth from this one!

    July 26, 2010 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  8. FactCheck

    Great, maybe he can give a seminar on how to manipulate and falsify data to carry out smear campaigns. That's pretty much the only thing the RNC has going for them.

    July 26, 2010 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  9. Ned

    RNC proceeed with Steele and Breibart at your own peril...until these two are out of the Republican RNC limielight, we're not cutting any checks.

    July 26, 2010 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  10. The Truth Please...I Just Want The Truth

    So...the Republicans are having yet ANOTHER confirmed liar headlining one of their events...

    GOP=Party AND Propaganda before Country

    July 26, 2010 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  11. mary

    The RNC has lost its damn mine to invite this jerk to speak!! Mr Steele has a tin ear were has he been for the last 8 days. This shows me the Republican party has no morals.How can a party have some one speak who has proven to be an outright liar?

    July 26, 2010 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  12. Republicans is smart in the head area

    Can't wait to hear the Republican apologists tackle this one.

    July 26, 2010 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  13. Ella

    Where is Republican party? Are they crazy for allowing Luniy – Tuniy to run the show?

    July 26, 2010 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  14. dcgonz

    So, this man maliciously set out to ruin another persons life and he gets rewarded by the RNC? The republican party has lost on focus on what needs to be in this country and is dividing it more and more. What has happened to the people in this country? When times were bad during both WW I & II and the depression, people pulled together to help each other out and to make this a great country. I fear that will never happen again in this country to to greed and selfishness.

    July 26, 2010 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  15. T'SAH from Virginia

    Wow – I cannot BELIEVE Steele!!!!!!!!!!!! The few African American republicans the RNC have should 'hit the fan'.... Steele is a disgrace to his own race and any other race and forgot he is BLACK!!!

    If we were still slaves and trying to escape – Steele would be the FIRST to tell and what direction we ran!!!!

    July 26, 2010 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  16. Roscoe Chait

    I'm obviously doing something wrong. As a journalist, I've always tried my best not to defame people. I've always tried to get my facts right. Nobody ever invited me to headline a fundraiser, GOP or otherwise. I suppose I just haven't maligned the right people.

    July 26, 2010 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  17. Brietfart will be in court soon..........

    The Republican's better try and use him as quickly as possible. He won't have time next year around this time. He'll be busy....getting sued over libel and slander.....not to mention perjured testimony.

    July 26, 2010 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  18. Jean2

    RNC Do you have no shame????????

    Are you that desperate?????

    July 26, 2010 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  19. Keith in Austin

    Breitbart is not a good choice for this event! It only gives Liberals another chance to attack him as a racist (which he may well be)

    July 26, 2010 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  20. MR AMERICA

    Heros of the GOP: Add him to the list with Joe the Plumber, Joe "You Lie" Wilson, etc.

    It seems all you have to do is make a complete jackass out of yourself to become a "GOP Rising Star."

    July 26, 2010 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  21. Darth Vadik, CA

    A liar, perjurer and racist raising money for the Republicans and he is welcomed???!!!

    What a surprise, eh?

    You conservatives are disgusting, don't you ever dare talk to Liberals about having hacks as members of the Democratic party. You are the ones who's party embraces people who will do any low life disgusting thing to hurt the opponent, no matter how many people get hurt, and no matter how wrong you are.

    How sad is this? This man should be flogged for all the evil he has done, all the lies he has spread, not embraced by a party that represents 30% of Americans.

    You are the disgusting ones, you are the racist ones, you are the liars (big lies), you are the fear mongers, you are the EVIL ones Conservatives, you are what you fear the most.

    July 26, 2010 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  22. ja

    why don't they just hire bin laden, we do need to take America back, from the lies, and self righteous bigots, that will spread edited video as truth

    July 26, 2010 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  23. David

    So you are embracing the fool that was caught on tape stating that they only way the GOP could win the election was to be dishonest to the people.

    July 26, 2010 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  24. L

    This says much about current politics when they headline someone who eagerly smeared a woman's career just to make a political point.

    It is very sad to see the party embracing this person so soon after this scandal.

    July 26, 2010 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  25. FRANK - LAS VEGAS

    Oh good, more lies and doctored videos. The GOP has turned hard right and having this guy as a speaker proves it.

    Vote NO in NOvember to the party of NO.

    July 26, 2010 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
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