GOTCHA “journalist”(term used loosely) Jason Mattera is an andrew breitbart protege and Boy is he DUMB!
Recently U2 frontman Bono, warned everyone in America to not let politicians use the poor as a football during the upcoming election season. Standing up for the poor is something that does not sit very well with th far right extreme that these people represent so Mattera was on the case.
Super Journalist Matter tracked down Bono to work his best Gotcha “journalism” on BONO and boy our crack reporter got got:
This is just classic. Last night, the geniuses at Breitbart.com were trumpeting a HUGE EXCLUSIVE STORY, in which their ambush specialist Jason Mattera scored an EXCLUSIVE interview with U2 singer Bono.
Only problem with this BOMBSHELL: it wasn’t Bono. Apparently, Mattera encountered a guy with an Irish accent wearing sunglasses who looked sort of like Bono, and conducted an EXCLUSIVE BOMBSHELL INTERVIEW that blew up in his face: ‘DC’s Bad Boy Reporter’ Ambushes Bono Impersonator by Accident:
When the mini-Breits realized that they had been bamboozled, they just 404ed the page, with no retraction or statement of any kind, and marked the video “private” at YouTube to hide the evidence of their hilarious screw-up. But of course, the Internet never forgets, and now the heirs of Andrew are stuck in a moment they can’t get out of.
By the way – far right hate talker extreme Sean Hannity loved his work:
During an appearance on Sean Hannity’s radio program yesterday, which includes a brief snippet of the Mattera interview with “Bono,” Hannity and Mattera touted “bad boy reporter” Mattera’s impressive ambush interview skills. Asked by Hannity how he managed to get an interview with “Bono,” Mattera replied that it was “basic shoeleather journalism.” (Hannity promised to run the video on last night’s edition of his Fox News program, but said on Twitter this morning that Mattera’s appearance was preempted by election coverage and that they would run the video tonight instead.)