This New York Times article is nonsense. Andrew Breitbart is not looking for legitimacy. He has legitimacy. He has millions of readers every day.
So why does the New York Times publish such nonsense? Because they have the delusion that they are the ones who grant legitimacy and therefore people need to cater to them.
All of my life I’ve had people saying to me, “Don’t you want to be taken seriously?”
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve known about the power of words and known I have a facility with words, and therefore I don’t have to worry about being taken seriously.
I remember a lot of talk in various industries I’ve covered about who would make me legitimate. Well, I made me legitimate.
I remember people telling me in 2007 that the Jewish Journal cover story on me gave me legitimacy. Heck, I got a lot more legitimacy from having tens of thousands of readers and having millions of people watching me on 60 Minutes and Entertainment Tonight and publishing a widely-reviewed book.
I’ve had more than 43,000 visits to my website today (thanks to the Anthony Weiner story), which is about 13 times my normal amount of 3,000 visits a day (a number that has held steady since the end of 2001).