Violent, Vicious Fight Breaks Out Between Breitbart And GOP Consultant
Shit just got real on Twitter Monday morning after a weekend of volatile media nastiness.
Over the weekend, GOP consultant Rick Wilson, who has been a staple on CNN lately, went after Breitbart News, saying the site was in the tank for Donald Trump, which, ahem, it is. After the first GOP primary debate, the right-wing site even attacked Fox News on his behalf. When RedState coldly disinvited Trump from attending its conference, despite the fact that its leader Erick Erickson has spoken of women as inferior human beings who should be making sandwiches, there was talk that Breitbart News editor Alexander Marlow had internally put a halt on coverage.
Breitbart News didn’t take Wilson’s accusations lying down in Trump’s helicopter or relaxing on his golden airplane.
Like the drunk guy at the bar who picks a a fight with anyone who looks at them wrong, Breitbart blasted Wilson, saying he appeared to be “out of control” and “repeating himself.”
“I get that you guys are all in — I get that, Alex,” Wilson told Breitbart editor Marlow on CNN. “I get that you guys are all in on Trump. Alex, I get it. I get that you guys are all in on Trump. I get it. I understand that — I understand that.”
On Monday morning, Twitter turned into third world warfare.
The Fighters: Wilson and Breitbart News editor John Nolte are engaging in Twitter warfare. RedState‘s Erick Erickson and Breitbart News Texas Bureau Chief Brandon Darby also jumped into the fray.
WILSON: “I seriously could not give less of a fuck what you say about me, or how you try to go after my clients, but the fact that you stoked your readers to the point where they threaten my children would make people with a moral center pause and reflect.”
WILSON: “People who know me in person, and there are quite a few of them, understand the consequences of bringing threats down on my kids.”
NOLTE: One of your fans just threatened to chainsaw my whole family! Unblock me so we can discuss this!!!
WILSON: What, @noltenc? No witty rejoinder for your readers making rape threats on my daughter? I’ll take your silence as assent to their views. More