I've been wanting to put together a topic on the National Bloggers Club since it caught my attention as we were just learning who Foster Friess was. Fries, as we have learned, is the money behind much of the right wing media including The Daily Caller. At CPAC he announced a masive fund to set up the National Bloggers Club which is intended to legitimize righty bloggers with press passes as well as endowing them to develop stories a la James O'Keefe.
So when I have scanned my usual souces I sometimes play with the Google and enter a few search terms that sometimes yield results, and National Bloggers Club has stayed on my list even though little has come up on it to this point. I have learned that Blog Bash organizer Ali Akbar is the man at the top of this new organization and it has distributed awards, the most high-profile one going to Breitbart himself for his reporting on the Andrew Weiner story. Now we learn who more of the people behind this group are and in what form they will begin funding righties who bang their fists on their keyboards and try to make newsmakers out of them.Blog Bash & National Bloggers Club Keeps Breitbart Spirit Alive
March 15, 2012
By Lawrence Sinclair
Updated Friday March 16, 2012 @ 12:26 PM ET
Announcing the Scholarship
Washington, DC — The National Bloggers Club, a new non-profit providing a loose association for free market bloggers, has officially announced a grant program for young citizen journalists in honor of Andrew Breitbart’s legacy, the Breitbart Scholarship Fund. The fund has been set up in conjunction with a website, RememberBreitbart.com, dedicated to showcasing Andrew’s fans and showcase his work. Visitors of the website will be able to donate to the fund, apply for grants and submit their own videos to a library of fans memorializing Breitbart.
Prior to his death, Breitbart attended a National Bloggers Club event, Blog Bash at CPAC. There he was given the “Changing the Narrative” award for his work exposing the Anthony Weiner Twitter scandal. Shortly after, Breitbart had indicated he would join the Board of Directors for the National Bloggers Club.
This wasn’t Breitbart’s first Blog Bash event. He had been a supporter for over 2 years.
“Our team has been hard at work doing our best to make sure the scholarship gets off the ground properly. We have received an overwhelming response. Our first batch of shirts have been shipped, and we look forward to receiving the pictures and videos of those who will be taking part in the Vigil. Andrew played an unparalleled role in this movement. It is an honor and privilege to have a part in seeing his legacy live on,” said Devon Wills, Director of Blog Bash.
In the weeks following his passing bloggers and activists have held memorial events across the country including Washington, DC, New York, Michigan and Texas “to honor his legacy and renew the commitment to fight the good fight” according to Tea Party Express Chairman and National Bloggers Club Advisory Board Member Amy Kremer.(More at link)http://www.lsnewsgroup.com/2012/03/15/b ... rit-alive/