Roger Simon notes that Greg Sergant’s attack on Andrew Breitbart misses the mark, especially given the New York Times’ checkered history, some of which I wrote about just this week at Tatler. The Times even had Soviet agents on the payroll! Andrew Breitbart has been accurate far more often than not, and people like Greg Sergant can’t abide it. Yet Sergant has his own history of publishing inaccurate statements. I should know, because the dismissal of the New Black Panther voter intimidation case saw Sergant repeatedly shilling for the government using half truths and outright falsehoods. His attack on Jennifer Rubin contains one of many:
“There’s no question that civil rights laws cover Americans of all backgrounds — and indeed, the voting section under Obama has intervened on behalf of white voters.”
Poppycock. The Obama administration never intervened on behalf of white voters. The case Sergant refers to, United States v. Ike Brown, was filed in February 2005, by the Bush Justice Department. It was already filed when a fig-leaf motion was filed in July 2010, so no intervention took place. After I predicted that DOJ would not object to a racially discriminatory change in Noxubee County Mississippi in 2010, DOJ proved me correct. Instead, the fig leaf motion tried to extend an injunction against Ike Brown by a few years, a motion they have since lost (as I also predicted would happen) and Sergant has been mute about that defeat. Reporters who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones at Andrew Breitbart.