• John Honey

    There was no embezzlement. There was only a cover-up by vote of the leadership. But I may be the only person that can explain this. I am the original (1970) CFO of ACORN and am willing to testify. I am also the one and only expert witness.

  • El

    wow — you have once again reached an all new low Rick. Andrew Breitbart brought many issues to light that needed to be brought to light. You cannot possibly single him out for “gotcha journalism” when the lamestream media is fraught with less than half truths, unlimited gotcha attempts, and blatant biased neglect to report and misleading coverage of most political issues today. There are so many instances where the liberal media has taken things out of context and misrepresented the facts.

    Frankly, it is your type of journalism that people are finding reprehensible. So I hear a waking giant?

  • John Honey

    Rick has thoroughly interviewed me from the beginning. He can be trusted. What are your credentials?

  • michael

    Love him or hate him, Breitbart was an American Original. Rough, tough, brilliant, boorish, independent, creative, crude and most importantly…totally fearless of those in power. His handling of the Weiner affair was brilliant by any measure. To let a little drip of the story come out and then sit back for 2 days while [I]respectable journailsts[/I] savaged him as a liar (did NPQ expound on eschewing that type of journalism?).,,,then releasing the rest and exposing the mainstream media as little more than bleating sheep.

    And recall what was without a doubt the most interesting and amazing moment of politcal drama in the past decade… [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIJRyJkQXyc&feature=share youtube]

  • lp2

    It certainly was ok when former news organizations like ABC, NBC or CBS broke a story like Breitbart but they and their surrogate networks now are relegated to regurgitating the identical dose of media matters talking points which I assume is your tolerable standard of “truth”. Journalism is a lost art only practiced by a very few courageous and independent “warriors”. Hard to see that when your vision is so far obscured by intestines.

  • Rick Cohen

    Thanks for the note, John. Glad you commented. Maybe the missing million that Dale helped leave the organization for his own personal expenditures doesn’t qualify someway as “embezzlement,” but it certainly does to me. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines embezzlement as ” to appropriate (as property entrusted to one’s care) fraudulently to one’s own use.” Dale Rathke was entrusted to care for those funds.

  • karen t

    so much for non-profits being a-poitical. was this really necessary. i’m canceling my subscription. you sound like sour grapes dissing a dead guy who can’t defend himself. cowardly.

  • Bill

    Breitbart was a beacon in a world of darkness. He will be missed and I hope others will continue his brand of enterprise journalism.