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Quote of the Day: Andrew Breitbart, Creature of the Internet

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 18 2010

I am sated. I am complete in this environment.

-- A reflection upon the Internet by conservative man-about-the-Web Andrew Breitbart, as profiled by the New Yorker's Rebecca Mead. You might know Breitbart from the ACORN video controversy, and his site Big Government was the source of the Google Buzz hubbub that pulled in the Deputy U.S. CTO, as we talked about here. Read Mead's profile for an intriguing look at a man who is drawing considerable oxygen online. Whether or not it's a flattering profile depends on what you make of a person who says things like this: "This is the environment I needed in order to become what I needed to become. With the Internet, I have communication with large amounts of people, in perpetuity. Always having a new war, a new battle."

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First POST: Violations

Hundreds of State Department employees had to know Hillary Clinton was breaking email protocol; if Clinton read the State Department employee manual she should have known better; Axelrod calls the mess a "ball of wool"; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Hotmail

The Clinton email brouhaha continues: Network Solutions, Clinton's domain registrar, was hacked in 2010; faulty encryption left the Clinton system open to hacking; @clintonemail.com a status symbol; "Jeb Bush did it too"; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Master of their Domain(s)

Hillary Clinton's "homebrew" email server; everything else you wanted to know about Clinton's personal email; a Romanian hacker called "Guccifer"; "Nothing is actually private"; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Shemails

Hillary Clinton stumbles on transparency; Jeb Bush chides her but he's too transparent; how Janet Napolitano got around that pesky gov't email rule; meanwhile, New York puts expiration dates on state workers' emails; and much, much more! GO

monday >

First POST: Outings

"Snowdenites" may have the "upper hand" in surveillance politics; ten lessons from the "underdog" net neutrality win; "Europtechnopanic"; ISIS threatens Twitter founder; and much, much more. GO

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