Chris Faraone, our fabled staff writer, embedded Occupy correspondent, and author of the newly-published 99 Nights with the 99 Percent
-- out now, get a copy tonight when he reads at Brookline Booksmith --
was sparring with WRKO's Tom & Todd this morning when they called in
reinforcements: for the last ten minutes of an hour-long talk-radio
battle over the Occupy movement, Faraone went mano-a-mano with
right-wing provocateur and all-around awful human ANDREW BREITBART,
last seen outside CPAC screaming at Occupy protestors to "stop raping
people." Faraone gave Brietbart a taste of his own medicine: when the
Big Government publisher once again attempted to paint Occupy protesters
as thugs for protesting outside CPAC, Faraone mocked him by asking, "What are you willing to do [for your beliefs], walk around with a
couple of bodyguards?" He also called Breitbart out for having grossly misrepresented an article by Phoenix staffer Liz Pelly -- her piece looked at Occupy's attempts to create safer spaces for women; last week one of Breitbart's stooges tried to twist it into his ongoing narrative of Occupy as a hive of rampant crime.
After a heated exchange, the two agreed to meet for a rematch next week -- which we'll bring you details on when we have them.
If you're near a radio or an internet, you can also hear Faraone on Callie Crossley's show today at 1 pm.
Listen to the full 10-minute exchange with Breitbart below, or download here: