Actual Headline: 'Anti-Black Journalist Andrew Breitbart Dies Suddenly'
There's been a lot of ugly stuff in the blogosphere as well as various social networking websites such as Twitter since Thursday's shocking announcement that conservative publisher Andrew Breitbart died at the age of 43.
Possibly the most offensive came in a headline from New York Amsterdam News titled "Anti-Black Journalist Andrew Breitbart Dies Suddenly":
Breibart [sic] made his reputation by attacking liberal organizations and public officials as well as people of color.
He was most famous for attacking former USDA employee Shirley Sherrod who was fired from her job by Obama administration officials after he posted a video that implied that she had denied helping white farmers who needed her help. Later it was revealed that Breibart [sic] had skillfully edited the video to leave out additional comments Sherrod made explaining how she ultimately helped the farmers.
For those unfamiliar with NYAN, it is a weekly newspaper whose target market is African-Americans in New York City.
I guess that makes it acceptable to call Breitbart "anti-black."
As the Washington Post's Dylan Byers also noticed, NYAN seems to be confused about Breitbart's gender (emphasis added):
Her other major coup was posting questionable photographs of former Congressman Anthony Weiner, which eventually led to Weiner’s resignation Recently, he was caught on camera acting erratically in an attempt to discredit the occupied wall street movement.
So this publication called Breitbart "anti-black," misspelled his name several times, and is inconsistent about his gender.
The owners of this newspaper must be so proud of their product.