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Big Mistake: ABC Disinvites Andrew Breitbart From Election Coverage

The network and conservative commentator couldn’t agree on what his role would be


ABC put an end to the debate over whether Andrew Breitbart would appear during its election coverage on TV, online, or both:

He'll do nothing of the sort.

In a tersely worded letter from the network on the morning of Election Day, ABC uninvited the conservative commentator and blogger from its online town hall discussion of election results.

The letter as follows:

Dear Mr. Breitbart,

We have spent the past several days trying to make clear to you your limited role as a participant in our digital town hall to be streamed on ABCNews.com and Facebook.   The post on your blog last Friday created a widespread impression that you would be analyzing the election on ABC News.   We made it as clear as possible as quickly as possible that you had been invited along with numerous others to participate in our digital town hall.  Instead of clarifying your role, you posted a blog on Sunday evening in which you continued to claim a bigger role in our coverage.  As we are still unable to agree on your role, we feel it best for you not to participate. 


Andrew Morse

Now we'll never know what kind of awkwardness was to come from this kiss-and-tell story.