Times Slimes Breitbart

Refuses to defend statement that Breitbart was considered bad for public discourse


The New York Times will not comment on a controversial remark about the late Andrew Breitbart that was leveled by one of its media reporters in a widely-read article.

Reporter David Carr’s recent profile about "the life and death of Andrew Breitbart" included what many observers deemed a puzzling declaration: "For good or ill (and most would say ill), no one did it like Mr. Breitbart."

It remains unclear whether Carr’s observation was based on any interviews or reporting—and the Times has yet to comment on the controversy.

Several calls and e-mails to Carr were not returned and Times public editor Arthur Brisbane also did not respond to requests seeking comment.

Carr, who subsequently promoted several messages on Twitter that were critical of his reporting, later apologized for the line.

Carr, a longtime beat reporter, is perhaps best known for penning a tell-all book about his addiction to crack cocaine and firearms.


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Adam Kredo is senior writer reporting on national security and foreign policy matters for the Washington Free Beacon. An award-winning political reporter who has broken news from across the globe, Kredo’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, Commentary Magazine, the Drudge Report, and the Jerusalem Post, among many others. His Twitter handle is @Kredo0. His email address is kredo@freebeacon.com.

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