ABC News has dropped conservative blogger and commentator Andrew Breitbart from its midterm election coverage.
Breitbart was scheduled to appear as a commentator on the network’s “digital town hall” on ABCNews.com and Facebook. He also said he would appear in a limited fashion on the broadcast network, a claim which ABC News disputed.
This afternoon, the network sent Breitbart the following letter from ABC News Digital chief Andrew Morse:
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.