Andrew Breitbart (February 1, 1969 – March 1, 2012) was a conservative warrior and icon. Publisher of the news portals Breitbart.com and Breitbart.tv, he launched Big Hollywood, a group blog off of Breitbart.com on Hollywood and politics from the center/right perspective in January 2009. He gained greater notoriety when his second blog, Big Government, broke the ACORN child sex trafficking scandal, and his newest blogs Big Journalism and Big Peace launched in 2010. He played key roles in the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal, the resignation of Shirley Sherrod, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture scandal known as Pigford.
Andrew Breitbart was an American publisher, commentator for The Washington Times, author, and occasional guest commentator on various news programs, who served as an editor for the Drudge Report website. He was a researcher for Arianna Huffington, and helped launch her web publication The Huffington Post. Breitbart co-wrote the best-selling attack on celebrity culture, Hollywood, Interrupted, and his newest book, Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World!, was a New York Times bestseller.
For the past 17 years, Bryan has been a stringer for Bay Area television stations and the national networks. His work has appeared on every major network in the country, including the CBS news program 60 Minutes. He specializes in emergency breaking news stories, from fires to crime to rescues and weather. He grew up in Larkspur and now resides in San Francisco. A sample of his work can be viewed here.
Brandon Michael Darby is an activist who rose to international recognition for his role in co-founding and directing the Common Ground Relief organization in New Orleans' 9th Ward in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Though once a prominent radical who worked with former Black Panther Party members, Palestinian and various other radical groups, his experiences led him to have a deep love for his country and to feel an obligation to support and protect its system. He once again gained international recognition for his role as an undercover operative in the FBI's Informant/Human Source Program, working with the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force and having directly participated in stopping violence against U.S. and Israeli citizens. Furthermore, his public stance of being proud to have served with the FBI and his refusal to be silent and enter the Witness Protection Program has been a source of controversy and outrage amongst radical Leftist groups.
His work and efforts have been profiled in hundreds of print, radio, and television interviews. He has been a subject of numerous documentaries. He currently resides in his home state of Texas and continues with his passion to investigate and expose groups and individuals who intend harm to the United States. He has become a staunch ally and advocate for the FBI's use of informants and for the role they play in the front lines of keeping citizens rights and safety protected.
Brandon Darby worked closely with Andrew Breitbart in efforts to expose the violence of the far Left and he continues to work with Breitbart.com. He teamed up with Andrew Breitbart to start Citizen Patriot Response, a nonprofit that focuses on encouraging Tea Party and other liberty minded groups to provide a better model for helping those in need than the current model offered by government.
Christian Hartsock, 25, is a filmmaker and journalist based in Los Angeles. As a freelance journalist and Breitbart News reporter, Hartsock traveled to Iraq to document the final stages of the war and spent two months investigating union activity in Ohio. His video exposing racist and violent rhetoric against Clarence Thomas compelled members of Congress to petition for a Justice Department investigation into the liberal organization Common Cause. During the Wisconsin Capitol protests, Hartsock exposed doctors committing medical fraud on behalf of unions, leading to an investigation by the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation. His exposure of comical ignorance and shocking anti-Americanism at the U.N. Climate Summit in Cancun earned his video a Grand Prize from the Atlas Economic Research Foundation.
A protege of Andrew Breitbart and long-time collaborator with James O'Keefe, Hartsock produced B-roll footage for the videos that brought down ACORN and directed "Teachers Unions Gone Wild," the video investigations into New Jersey Education Association, earning the accolades of Gov. Chris Christie. He has conducted video interviewswith such MSNBC personalities as Ed Schultz and Al Sharpton as well as several congressmen, senators, liberal professors and labor union officials.
Hartsock was profiled in the CNN documentary "Right On The Edge" as well as a nationally broadcast French documentary on Canal+. A traveling public speaker, Hartsock has been a recurring guest on The Larry Elder Show, his writing and video work has been discussed by Fox News' Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Michelle Malkin and Greg Gutfeld, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz and Cenk Ungar as well as in The Wall Street Journal, National Review, Slate and several others.
As an independent filmmaker, Hartsock directed the Guns N Roses music video "Sorry," wrote and directed the conservative rap music video "Victicrat" and the James O'Keefe-starring music video "Landrieu Dance." He produced the award-winning feature film "The Lives Of Better Men," wrote and directed the short film "Sycophant," and continues to work on film and television projects. He was born in Oakland, California and earned his bachelor's degree in film production from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara.
David Horowitz was one of the founders of the New Left in the 1960s and an editor of its largest magazine, Ramparts. He is the author, with Peter Collier, of three best selling dynastic biographies: The Rockefellers: An American Dynasty (1976); The Kennedys: An American Dream (1984); and The Fords: An American Epic (1987). Looking back in anger at their days in the New Left, he and Collier wrote Destructive Generation (1989), a chronicle of their second thoughts about the 60s that has been compared to Whittaker Chambers' Witness and other classic works documenting a break from totalitarianism. Horowitz examined this subject more closely in Radical Son (1996), a memoir tracing his odyssey from "red-diaper baby" to conservative activist that George Gilder described as "the first great autobiography of his generation."
In 1988, Horowitz created the Center for the Study of Popular Culture (CSPC) — renamed by its board of directors the David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC) in July 2006 — to institutionalize his campaigns against the Left and its anti-Americanism. The DHFC's mission is to defend the principles of individual freedom, the rule of law, private property, and limited government. It further seeks to defend free societies in the war against their enemies, and to reestablish academic freedom in American schools. The DHFC is supported by 100,000 contributors and publishes FrontpageMagazine.com, an online magazine featuring articles on "the war at home and abroad," which receives approximately a million visitors per month. Another DHFC website, DiscoverTheNetworks.org, is an encyclopedia of the political Left and its networks.
Horowitz has devoted much of his attention over the past several years to the radicalization of the American university In 2003, he launched an academic freedom campaign to return the American university to traditional principles of open inquiry and to halt indoctrination in the classroom. To further these goals he devised an Academic Bill of Rights to protect students from abusive professors. In the same year Horowitz founded Students for Academic Freedom (SAF), which now has chapters on 200 college campuses. Asserting that, "You can't get a good education if they're only telling you half the story," Horowitz called for inquiries into political bias in the hiring of faculty and the appointment of commencement speakers.
David Horowitz has spoken at over 300 colleges and universities and continues to visit more than 30 campuses a year. He has appeared on Nightline, Crossfire, Today, Hannity and Colmes, the O'Reilly Factor, Good Morning America, C-SPAN, CNBC, Fox News Channel and MSNBC. He gives hundreds of interviews yearly on radio and television.
Pamela Key has a long and consistent record of exposing what others in the media seem to miss or be afraid to report on. From President Obama discussing the positives of the redistribution of wealth, to Obama admitting his energy policies will cause energy prices to skyrocket, to a congressional black caucus member claiming the Tea Party wants to lynch black people for the last four years first as Naked Emperor News then with the Blaze and now at Breitbart News. Pamela Key has been a leading source behind thousands of news breaking video and audio clips. Pamela Key was a professional artist in Los Angeles deeply involved in the leftist world when she decided to expose what was not being reported in the Main Stream Media. Key quickly became known for her blog Naked Emperor News' smoking gun video that have had major impact like helping to cause President Obama to hold the Healthcare Summit live on CSPAN when Key's video of his broken promises to do so became a breaking news Drudge Report link.
Mandy Nagy is a writer, researcher and activist whose political views might best categorize her as a Libertarian or Constitutional Conservative. She is also a researcher and blogger for Andrew Breitbart's online publications, covering primarily labor unions and the institutional Left. Mandy's work is featured on many libertarian and conservative blogs, and has been referenced by mainstream outlets such as FOX News, the Washington Examiner, Rush Limbaugh (Rush's Total Stack of Stuff), John Stossel and the Glenn Beck Program.
A LibertyLinked partner, Anita MonCrief is an advisory board member of True the Vote and is the Editor-in-Chief of Emerging Corruption, but she is best known as the ACORN/Project Vote Whistleblower. Anita attended the University of Alabama where she majored in political science and history and was one of the founding members of the Alabama Model United Nations.
Anita began her advocacy and human rights career as intern for the American Bar Association Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (ABA CEELI), where she assisted with the creation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Assessment Index. In 2002, Anita partnered with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on their mission to Macedonia as an election observer. She has also worked with the International Crisis Group and the Grameen Foundation. In 2005, Anita joined the Strategic Writing and Research Department of ACORN Political Operations and its affiliate Project Vote.
In 2008 she came forward as the confidential source of the New York Times and then publicly to expose the damage that ACORN has done to the impoverished and marginalized communities, as well as its rampant voter fraud, and gained notoriety as the ACORN whistle blower. She also began to blog about fraud within the ACORN/Project Vote network of corporations.
In June 2009, Project Vote/ACORN filed a lawsuit in an attempt to silence her. But Anita has appeared on numerous radio and television programs including The O'Reilly Factor, The Laura Ingraham Show, The Sean Hannity Radio show and Fox News programs. In March 2010, the ACORN/Project Vote lawsuit was dismissed. Anita is a regular contributor to Big Government, RedState, Hot Air, NetRight Daily, NewsReal Blog and other Conservative news websites.
Inspired by Andrew Beitbart and James O'Keefe, Dan Sandini is an independent citizen journalist working out of Portland, Oregon. He is a staunch advocate of the First Amendment. In 2010 he was assaulted by Democrat thugs for having the temerity to record a speech by then gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber. He produced a video of the Orwellian experience, which has received almost 70,000 views. Following the 2011 Tax Day TEA Party he produced videos detailing the hateful rhetoric and behavior of the Left, including homophobia, racism, anti-Americanism, and threats of violence. These videos have been seen by over 1 Million people and were featured on The Glenn Beck Program,The O'Reilly Factor, and Sean Hannity.
Lee Stranahan is a writer, reporter and filmmaker whose work has been featured on CNN, Time, Newsweek, The Huffington Post and Breitbart.com. After years of working in liberal media, he became the friend and protege of Andrew Breitbart while working on the story of corruption in the Pigford settlement and ended up moving from left to right, Lee is also an author with a currently untitled book on Occupy due for release on Amazon.