Breitbart on Breitbart: Polarizing Blogger Speaks

The videos appear to show ACORN officials counseling O'Keefe, who was posing as a pimp, on how to run a brothel and evade the law, and how to smuggle underage girls into America to be prostitutes.

"And so, when they came to me with their videos, they had concocted the strategy, they had done everything, they had even edited the videos when they came to me and put it on a platter to me," Breitbart said. "And I said to them, 'Here's what I can do for you. And here's my strategy on getting this story out there. I don't want it to be housed on my site. ... I don't have a proprietary piece of software where you can only see it on my site. I want to put it on YouTube, I want everybody to be able to dissect this thing however they want.'"

Andrew Breitbart on Journalism

And everyone did. And that might end up being the beginning of the end of ACORN.

But it's not the end of the story. Once again, Breitbart had put out a heavily edited version of the tapes that omitted some key information -- like the fact that an ACORN employee called the police after talking to the supposed "pimp."

We asked Breitbart if he told the audience that ACORN employee had called the police.

"I'm-- I actually don't know," he said. "But I-- We were-- I don't think he called the police. ... He called his cousin."

His cousin -- who was a police officer.

"There was no-- it doesn't matter. They didn't issue a police report," Breitbart said. "This is the first I'm finding out that there was anything ... other than that he called his cousin."

Andrew Breitbart isn't about journalistic standards or mainstream debates.

He's a provocateur, a rabble-rouser, a master manipulator of the media's appetite for controversy -- real or fake.

And his time has come.

We asked him about the assertion that he's part of a culture of extreme angry rhetoric that some people think is poisoning the political well.

"I'm fighting back against years and years and years of the cultural and the political left telling people to sit down and shut up," he said. "And I'm finally telling a bunch of people, whether it be a conservative or a libertarian on a college campus, whether it be an actor or a director in Hollywood who wants to make movies that represent his world view, I'm sayin' I'm gonna lead the charge. And you want to follow me? Fine. And there are people who are followin' me. I want to make things equal. I want people to have a free and open voice."

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