Breitbart expressed doubt that Arianna Huffington would give in to the demands of the Color of Change campaign.
“Arianna can do whatever she wants. But Arianna Huffington has known me for close to 15 years, I have worked in her house around her children,” Breitbart told TheDC. “She knows that I’m not what they are accusing me of. And she knows that these are the tactics of many on the left, because when she was on the right she was the object of this type of Alinskyan attack as well.”
“My prediction is that she’s not going to be threatened by this,” Breitbart said. “I don’t think that she is going to acquiesce to the obnoxious and transparent tactics to shut up dissent.”
Breitbart noted that he had a long history with The Huffington Post, despite the recent attention drawn to his articles. “I was one of the co-founders and co-creators of The Huffington Post. My stated mantra at the time was that I believe in more voices, not less,” Breitbart said.
“I have the exact opposite view on free speech that these left-wing freaks at Color of Change have: More voices, not less,” Breitbart added. “They’re totalitarians, and they don’t like that I call them for what they are: totalitarians.” He said that the campaign organizers adhered to an ideology of “free speech for me, not for thee.”
“Van Jones is a cop killer-supporting, racist, demagogic freak. And a commie. And an eco-fraudster,” Breitbart said. A few kind words were volunteered for Jones: praise for being “spectacularly well-dressed.”
Mario Ruiz, The Huffington Post’s senior vice president for media relations, told TheDC that Breitbart will not be censored in response to the campaign.
“From the beginning, The Huffington Post has welcomed voices from all sides of the political spectrum, including conservatives,” Ruiz wrote in an email. “The idea being that dialogue — from a wide range of perspectives — is preferable to silence.”
“The fact that Andrew Breitbart’s first post on our site drew over 1,635 comments, conducted in a civil manner, seems to validate the premise and the decision to publish his blog post,” Ruiz wrote.