House Minority Whip Kevin McCarthy Pulls Column From Breitbart.com
Rep. Kevin McCarthy pulled his column from Breitbart News after the website launched its California site with lewd images of Nancy Pelosi and other notable Democrats.
The Politico reported, via Free Republic:
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy has pulled his column from Breitbart News after the site launched a California version with a lewd photoshop image of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
A McCarthy spokesperson told ABC News the images were “inappropriate,” while another told the Los Angeles Times that the office “didn’t condone them.”
“We thought it was the right thing to do to ask for the column to be removed,” said Spokesperson Matt Sparks, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The brash right-wing conservative news outlet launched its California coverage Monday with an ad campaign featuring a series of image illustrations, including the Pelosi one, which appeared to combine her image with one of pop star Miley Cyrus’s infamous Video Music Awards performance, and a graphic of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s head on the torso of a woman with exposed breasts, save for carefully placed Breitbart logos. Other images included Piers Morgan hopping a fence and California Gov. Jerry Brown’s face on what looks like former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s body from his body building days.