First Annual Breitbart Awards to be Held Right Here in Little Rhody
… tonight! Thanks to the Providence Journal for the heads-up.
Two conservative organizations will present their first Breitbart Awards on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Providence Marriott, timed to “collide” with the Netroots Nation 2012 convention at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
The awards honor controversial journalist Andrew Breitbart, revered by conservatives and derided by liberals, who died in March. He was 43.
The Heritage Foundation and Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity cite Breitbart’s “monumental journalistic achievements.”
“… no coincidence, said Franklin Center spokesman Erick Telford. “In no way are we taking them [Netroots] on or trying to compete with them head-on. It’s more just serving as a leverage point for contrast.”
Announcement of the summit here. The rumor that Ocean State Current’s Justin Katz will address the summit on Saturday has been confirmed. Presumably, however, unlike That Other Conference, the “Future of Journalism” summit will not harbor a senate candidate who has made an undocumented – and, even if proven, remarkably lame – claim of one thirty second Native American heritage.